// Збірник матеріалів третьої міжнародної наукової конференції «Щастя та сучасне суспільство», 20 березня 2022 р. – Львів : СПОЛОМ, 2022. – C. 15.
Dear colleagues and friends, on behalf of the entire team of the Ukrainian Institute for Happiness Research, we would like to say that we are very happy to meet again with the incredible international community of happiness researchers from around the world which is growing every year! Unfortunately, our Third International Scientific Conference is being held now during the most tragic period since the proclamation of the Independence of Ukraine 30 years ago.
On the 24th of February 2022 russia started an unjust and brutal war against Ukraine, against the Ukrainian nation. Russian war criminals have killed thousands of Ukrainian civilians and, as of yesterday, more than 110 children. Let’s honor the killed victims with a moment of silence.
We are grateful to you, the international scientific and academic community, for the incredible support you express in your daily communication with us.
We are grateful to all our Ukrainian colleagues who found the strength to meet today despite these unjust and cruel circumstances in order to bring our common message to the world: we, the Ukrainians, have the right to happiness and freedom – and we will fight for it until we win!
We appeal to the international scientific and academic community to make every effort to defeat our common enemy – the Russian aggressor – on all fronts (military, economic, cultural, scientific, informational) for the happiness and flourishing of the free democratic world!
Roman PURII, Director of The Ukrainian Institute for Happiness Research
Uliana LUSHCH-PURII, PhD, Associate Professor