On July 8, 2017 representatives of Kurdish associations and organizations met in the premises of the KOMKAR association in Cologne, Germany. The participating organizations first presented themselves and their objectives. After that the discussion on the upcoming referendum on the independence of South Kurdistan (Northern Iraq), which was chaired by the President of the Kurdish-European Society Kahraman Evsen, began. The discussion focused mainly on the question of the extent to which Kurdish organizations in the European diaspora can support the referendum on 25.09.2017. It was amongst other decided to issue a joint declaration shortly.