On 10-13 March 2015, the Working Group (WG) “Citizenship Education” of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum met in Brussels to discuss the current developments within the group and plan its future cooperation as well as to visit a number of European institutions.
In the course of the meeting, participants visited the European Commission, the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning. Furthermore, the group members listened to the presentation on the current EU Russia Relations by Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU Russia Centre. The participants took part in the parallel planning session of further steps in the groups of the EU-Russia Society Forum and cooperation programs of Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg.
During the meeting participants decided to prepare an appeal on behalf of the Forum to the EU and Russian authorities in order to express concern about the isolation of Russia as well as to stress the need and possibility to alleviate tensions through the development of civic education, including cooperation in this sphere at the official level.
During the discussions the WG members unanimously elected the new coordinator – Andrey Suslov (Center for Civic Education and Human Rights, Perm) replacing Annegret Wulf (MitOst Association, Berlin).