“Europe Prykhystok” (“refuge”, “shelter” in Ukrainian) is a regional effort initiated in April 2022 to support the most vulnerable victims of the war in Ukraine, especially children. The conviction behind the project is that there is an untapped potential for local actors to develop a decentralized regional governance to more thoughtfully and more creatively respond to the emerging challenges relating to large movements of forcibly displaced populations in the world. The demand-driven program constantly listens to the evolving needs of the most concerned people and initiates and coordinates short- or long-term refuge by brokering new and evolving partnerships with local actors, in cooperation with national governments. The multi-actor European governance system that the program has been developing is aimed at being used in the future for people displaced by wars, from Ukraine and other parts of the world. In the summer of 2022, 266 children from 3 Ukrainian Regions (Lviv, Khmelnytska and Cherkasy) were welcomed in over 15 locations across France.