General Assemblies of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the Forum. General Assemblies are held once a year and unite Forum members, observers, official representatives and guest participants from EU countries and Russia to address recent developments, assess and discuss Forum activities and future projects.
The 6th General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum was be held on 7-9 December 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.
The 5th General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum took place on 27-29 November 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia. It was opened by the President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves and the Plenary Session "EU and Russia - Together or Apart?"
10/2013: The Hague
On 5-7 October 2013, more than 100 civil society actors gathered in The Hague for the 4th General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. The Assembly addressed the recent EU-Russia dynamics and concentrated on relevant issues both for EU and Russia civil societies. At the meeting, participants assessed the activities of the Forum since the St. Petersburg Assembly (October 2012), announced the creation of two new Working Groups, elected a new Steering Committee, discussed the Forum's future structure and short- and medium-term strategies.
10/2012: St. Petersburg
The third meeting of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum was held on 9-10 October 2012 in Saint Petersburg. Following the previous conferences in Prague and Warsaw the assembly discussed various topics relevant to civil society actors in both Russia and the EU, evaluated the recent developments of the Forum as well as worked on the further consolidation of its agenda.
A second Meeting was held on 1-2 December 2011 in Warsaw. During the meeting, Working Groups finalised their recommendations to EU and Russian governments to be officially handed over to the political leaders during the EU-Russia Summit in Brussels in December 2011 and discussed cooperation plans for 2012.
03/2011: Prague - Founding Meeting
On 28-29 March 2011, 57 representatives of the civil societies of Russia and 16 EU member states and a number of observers came together in the Czech Foreign Ministry for the Founding Meeting of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum.