On 10-13 March 2015, representatives of 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 co-operations 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 on further steps in the group of the EU-Russia Society Forum and co-operation programs of the Theodor Heuss Kolleg of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the MitOst Association.
The participants decided to prepare an appeal 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 co-operation in this field on the official level.
During the discussions, the WG members unanimously elected a new Co-ordinator – Andrei Suslov from the Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights (Perm, Russia), who replaced Annegret Wulff from the MitOst Association (Berlin, Germany).