6th GENERAL ASSEMBLY | 7-9 December, Budapest, Hungary

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SUNDAY, 6 DECEMBER

Informal Gathering

MONDAY, 7 DECEMBER

EU-Russia Civil Society: Trends, Big Ideas, Cross-Cutting Issues

Introduction of the Forum, the Steering Committee, Working Group coordinators.
Presentation of the agenda and cross-cutting themes of the 6th General Assembly.
Announcement of the voting procedure.

Speakers:
István Íjgyártó Minister of State for Cultural and Science Diplomacy, Hungary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Vladimir Sergeev Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Hungary
Vygaudas Ušackas Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation

Moderation:
Anna Sevortian, Executive Director, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum
Simon Papuashvili Project and Advocacy Coordinator, International Partnership for Human Rights, Member of the CSF Steering Committee (SC), Brussels, Belgium

Discussants:
Eszter Hartay Legal Advisor, European Programs Officer, European Center for Non-Profit Law, Budapest, Hungary
Maria Chertok Director, CAF Russia, Moscow, Russia

Moderation:
Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, Director, Agency for Social Information, Moscow, Russia

Speakers:
Veronika Móra Director, Ökotars Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
Péter Krékó Director, Political Capital Institute, Budapest
Márta Pardavi Co-Chair, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Budapest
Lilla Hárdi Psychotherapist of refugees, Cordelia Foundation, Budapest
Máte Szabó Programme Director, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Budapest, Hungary
Szilvia Suri Co-Founder and President, Roma Press Centre, Budapest, Hungary
Questions and Answers

Moderation:
Katarzyna Batko-Toluc, Director, NGO “Watchdog”, Forum’s SC member, Warsaw, Poland

Two speakers – from the EU and Russia – present cross-cutting topics of major importance for the civil society action

Rule of law
Kirill Koroteev Senior Lawyer, Human Rights Centre Memorial, Moscow, Russia
Kate Levine Lawyer, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, London, UK

Migration
Ekaterina Klimenko Lecturer, St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, participant of “Europe Lab”, St. Petersburg, Russia
Claudio Tocchi President, Trepuntozero Association, Torino, Italy

LGBTIQ
Valery Sozaev Director, “Action” Social Initiatives Centre, Petersburg, Russia
Anastasia Smirnova Programmes and Policy Officer, ILGA-Europe, Brussels, Belgium

Climate
Tatiana Chestina Development Director, EKA Green Movement of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Nikolai Pushkarev Policy Officer, European Public Health Alliance, Brussels, Belgium

Moderation:
Ralph du Long Spokesperson, UNITED for Intercultural Action, Member of the Steering Committee of the Forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Questions

Moderation of the Open Space Session:
Anna Skvortsova Director, NGO Development Centre, Member of the Steering Committee of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, St. Petersburg, Russia

WEDNESDAY, 9 DECEMBER

Session A: World Anti-Corruption Day and the EU-Russia Fight with Corruption

Participants:
Mark Fodor Expert, Bankwatch, Hungary, Budapest
Grigori Pasko Director, 19/29 Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Moscow, Russia
Alison Coleman Coordinator, Corruption Observatory Projects, EU Liaison Office, Transparency International, Brussels, Belgium (TBC)
Gergo Saling Expert, Direkt36, Budapest, Hungary
Paulius Murauskas Expert, Transparency International, Lithuania
Konstantin Rubakhin Coordinator, Khoper Movement, Russia

Moderation:
Andrei Kalikh, Independent journalist, Coordinator of the Trans-border Corruption Expert Group at the Forum, St.Petersburg, Russia

Session B: Helsinki 40+. New Challenges and Opportunities for Security and Cooperation

Participants:
Olexandra Matviychuk Chair, Centre for Civil Liberties, Kyiv, Ukraine
Andrei Yurov Founder, Crimea Field Mission, Member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, Moscow, Russia
Tim Bohse Board Member, German-Russian Exchange, Berlin, Germany
Peter Wittschorek Outreach Coordinator OSCE Chairmanship 2016, Berlin, Germany
Volha Karach Founder and Leader, Civic Initiative “Our House”, Vitebsk, Belarus – Vilnius, Lithuania

Moderation:
Harry Hummel, Director, Netherlands Helsinki Association, Member of the Steering Committee of the Forum, the Hague, Netherlands

Session C: Innovation as a Way to Modernise Communities in the EU and Russia

Participants:
Anastasia Gulyavina Programme Director, ImpactHub, Moscow, Russia
Anastasia Moskvina Project Manager, NGO Development Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia
Oleg Sharipkov Head, Civil Unity, Penza, Russia

Moderation:
Svetlana Makovetskaya, Director, GRANI Centre, Perm, Russia

Closing remarks:
Stefan Melle Director, German-Russian Exchange, Member of the Steering Committee of the Forum, Berlin, Germany
Anna Sevortian Executive Director, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum

End of the General Assembly

Moderation:
Sergei Tereshenkov, Senior Coordinator for Public Relations, CSF Secretariat, Berlin, Germany