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University Women's Representative

Ukrainian Women and Families in Würzburg - Arrived?

Because of the war situation in Ukraine, millions of people have become refugees and have been warmly received by various countries. According to theCentral Register of Foreigners (AZR) Germany has taken in about 1.02 million Ukrainian refugees until November 2022. 115,000 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Bavaria. Women with children and elderly parents make up the largest part of this group of people. They all have to start a new life in a foreign social and cultural context. Ukrainian women face several challenges: their own personal and professional development, the organisation around the care and education of their children, social and health problems of their families, or the bureaucracy of the host cities and countries shape the time of arrival.

The Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, in cooperation with the City of Würzburg, has organised an event for Ukrainian women and their families, as well as all interested people from the city and district of Würzburg, in order to draw the attention of the city's inhabitants to a group of new arrivals from Ukraine whose number has reached 1,000 people. This is a meeting with discussions, rounds of talks, exhibitions of Ukrainian artists as well as information offers around the topic "Arriving in Würzburg".

The Office of the University Women's Representative of JMU has tried to initiate a dialogue between Germans and Ukrainians about art, which is the most expressive background for further cooperation between Ukrainian artists and local initiatives. The event is supported by various translators so that everyone can exchange in German, Ukrainian, and English. 



"Ukrainian Women and Families in Würzburg - Arrived?"

An event for Ukrainian women and families as well as all interested parties from the city and region of Würzburg: Invitation to a get-together with discussion rounds, exhibitions by Ukrainian women artists as well as information opportunities on initiatives around the topic of arriving in Würzburg.

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Place: Felix-Fechenbach-Haus, Würzburg

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please register by email to

Here you can download the event programme as a PDF

All information about the event can also be found here in our Event Calendar.


Information & Contact Points

Initiatives and counselling centres on the topic of "Arriving in Würzburg" for Ukrainian women and families.

At the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

Website „Support the Ukraine“ of the JMU

Office of the University Women's Representative of JMU

Family Service of JMU

Service Centre InterNational Affairs of JMU (Incoming Services international students)


Welcome Centre JMU (International Incoming Scientists)

Alumni Association of JMU

Further information

Integrationslotsen Stadt und Landkreis Würzburg

Foreigner's and Intergration Advisory Council of the City of Würzburg

Youth Migration Service of Paritätischen Unterfranken

Job Centre Würzburg

Mrija e.V.

Municipal Educational Counselling Centre

Amnesty International Würzburg


Breaking Silence

The Office of the University Women's Representative (UFB) is also the point of contact for sexual harassment in the area of studying and teaching. We have listed further information and contact points on our Information Page. Please also make use of these services outside of the month of action on the topic of violence against women if you or your environment are affected.