CIPR backs Ukraine Communications Support Network

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is pleased to announce its support of the Ukraine Communications Support Network (UCSN), a network to support volunteer communications activity in support of the people of Ukraine.

The network, hosted by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), is inviting PR professionals around the world to submit proposals for voluntary communications activity.

How to help

Communications professionals are invited to submit proposals across the following 12 categories. Proposals can be submitted here.

  1. Secretariat Support for UCSN - Provide ongoing strategic, administrative and content support for UCSN activity, including proposal management and reporting, web and social media support, media relations.
  2. Ukraine Government Support- Provide daily strategic support on messaging, crisis response, media relations support  to related resources in Ukraine.
  3. International Media and Journalist Support - Assist journalists with content, interview support, access to reporting assets.
  4. Promote Independent Journalism In Ukraine - Campaigns to promote independent journalism resources in Ukraine as trustworthy information sources. Activities could include communication efforts to assist the raising of financial support or other means of support. 
  5. Promote International Refugee Support - Campaigns to aid recognised international refugee support organizations and efforts to promote fundraising, volunteering, public policy or other areas of technical support.
  6. Promote Domestic Refugee Support -Campaigns to aid domestic refugee support organizations in efforts to promote fundraising, volunteering, public policy and other areas of technical support.
  7. Legal Aid Support - Efforts to promote and collaborate with legal assistance programs to promote resources and policies for refugees. 
  8. Public Awareness -Projects for raising / maintaining public attention, including vigils, demonstrations and other events.
  9. Business Continuity Support - Campaigns to support businesses, cultural institutions, and other communities in Ukraine or in exile. 
  10. Digital, Web and Developer Support
  11. Social Media and Content Production Support 
  12. Credible Information / Counter Misinformation - campaigns and resources to promote credible sources of news and information; projects and resources to counter misinformation/disinformation. 


Find out more about how to support the Network at this event on April 12.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

We are proud to lend our name to this initiative and encourage members to consider putting their experience and expertise to support efforts. We know this war is being fought on many levels and the role of communications and information is a key area where professionals can add real value whether in finding solutions in the short term or building for the long-term.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
  • Read the CIPR's statement on Ukraine online.
  • Read the Global Alliance's statement on Ukraine online.



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