Other Chornobyl+20 Related Links and Activities from Our Partners

>> April 15th - April 26th 2006: For Mother Earth, the Flemish member of Friends of the Earth International, organises a 150 km anti-nuclear walk across Belgium from the nuclear power plant (NPP) of Tihange (near Namur) to the NPP of Doel (near Antwerp) to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. The walk will draw attention to the many problems related to the use of nuclear energy. It will also draw attention to viable renewable energy projects which demonstrate that nuclear power is not necessary.

Website: http://www.motherearth.org/tour/


One Million Europeans against nuclear power One Million Europeans say NO THANKS to nuclear power
More than 150 European organisations have joined hands to challenge the political leaders of the EU and European countries - will they end the use of nuclear power and abolish the nuclear promotion contract, Euratom, if 1 Million Europeans demand it with their signature? Help us to collect 1 million signatures, join our action days, help distribute new campaign materials and encourage your friends to become active as well.
Nuclear power is the problem, not the solution! STOP NUCLEAR POWER!

Website: http://www.million-against-nuclear.net


Chernobyl - Twenty Years, Twenty Lives Chernobyl - Twenty Years, Twenty Lives is a photo documentary journey through the countries of the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Sweden, France, and UK. It follows twenty people in their daily lives nowadays and reflects on how they changed after the Chernobyl catastrophe twenty years ago on 26th April 1986.

Their opinions on the significance of the accident are as different as the groups that they represent. Nevertheless all the participants irrespective of their position in the society and education have an equal opportunity to express their attitudes towards the events in Chernobyl.

The exhibition will be shown in a number of countries during April 2006 and online at www.20lives.info


Chernobyl exhibit by Vaclav Vasku The pictures of Vaclav Vasku (Czech Republik) give some impressions on how the area around the nuclear power plant in Chornobyl looked like after the accident. More information: www.fotomat.cz



Chernobyl 20th annuversary commemorative photo-projectChernobyl 20th anniversary (04/26/2006) commemorative photo-project

Through the eyes of some of the world’s top photographers, the CHERNOBYL::20 exhibition emphasizes hope and dignity. The show assembles compelling documentary images of life over the last twenty years across the most affected regions. The main goal is to illuminate the human stories behind the catastrophe, which we hope will encourage increased international cooperation in dealing with Chernobyl's ongoing consequences.

The exhibit will premiere on Capitol Hill on April 26 at a Congressional event. It will then move to the UN for an opening ceremony on April 28, 2006 to coincide with the special commemorative meeting of the General Assembly on Chernobyl. The images will also be presented as a slide show on a CHERNOBYL::20 fundraiser music CD.


poster 1 minuteA photographic installation based on Chernobyl at the Ukrainian National Library Vernadskiy: “You will be given one minute” [facing Chernobyl catastrophe]. Starts on April 24th, 2006. Artist: a French painter Christophe Bisson. E-mail: Christoph.bisson@club-internet.fr. Click on the picture to download the exhibition’s poster (big file! 2Mb).





poster campaign The international poster campaign of IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War), EUROSOLAR (European Association for Renewable Energy) and WISE International (World Information Service on Energy) shows how untenable the industry’s prophecies are. 8 posters use concise arguments that succinctly illustrate why.


>> April 7-9, 2006: IPPNW congress on Chernobyl in Bonn.

>> March 23-25, 2006: conference entitled Chernobyl: Here and Now, sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and Friends of Chernobyl Centers, U.S., Inc. (FOCCUS). Keynote speakers include historian David Marples, and Lousia Vinton of the United Nations Development Programme. The conference, which will include panels and speakers on a wide variety of Chernobyl related issues, is free and open to the public.

Website: http://www.wisc.edu/creeca/chernobyl2006/index.html

Contact Details: Lara Kain Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia 210 Ingraham Hall 1155 Observatory Drive Madison , WI 53706-1397 USA Tel: 608.265.6298 Fax: 608.890.0267 outreach@creeca.wisc.edu

>> 28th February 28, 2006: „20 years since the Chernobyl disaster - facts and connections“. Organized by South Bohemian Mothers Association and Heinrich Boell Foundation, together with RNDr. Jitka Seitlová, Senator of the Czech Parliament