Europe and democracy - that's what we have to defend - through gestures and actions!

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On 26 May 2022, the Belarusian activists Maria Kalesnikava, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Veronica Tsepkalo had been awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. On this festive day, many people as possible came together at the market and the Katschhof to greet the courageous women from Belarus and to declare their support by wearing a blue hat: BLUE KARLA colour for Europe in peace and freedom. Knit yourself a BLUE KARLA hat and show your colours (

Europe and democracy - that is what we must defend - through gestures and actions!

We are committed to the RWTH's motto of excellence "Knowledge - Impact - Networks".

Under this motto, we at the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University are happy to help make this strong message visible and knit BLUE KARLA hats. Equipped with a QR code, these caps lead directly to the website

We would especially like to thank the Fraas company for their generous support with yarns.