Berlin, 19 May 2022: We’ve experienced the benefit first-hand of what it’s been like to help our Ukrainian colleagues by offering them free workspace while they get their lives in order. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s the least we can do.
Not only has the gratitude we received warmed our hearts, but many have also generously offered their time to help us in the areas where we suck and they excel (say hello new Social Media team!).
We were also never 100% at ease with the fact that only displaced Ukrainians could take us up on our free workspace offer, when other displaced persons were not afforded the same opportunity.
The number of refugees in Berlin has obviously grown since Putin’s war began. Indeed, as of 5 May 2022, Germany has taken in over 600,000 Ukrainians. But what shouldn’t be overlooked is that in 2021, according to the UNHCR’s figures, there were already some 26.6 million refugees worldwide.
With that as background, as of immediately, we’ve decided to offer refugees of all nationalities free workspace membership in our coworking areas for a maximum of three months.
We’ll need some proof of refugee status and, as mentioned before, the offer is dependent on how much space we have. So if you, or someone you know, wants to take us up on our offer, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tuesday coworking team
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