Women’s Face of the Opposition
Women’s face of the opposition — this issue has not been on the agenda until the election campaign in Belarus. And then we suddenly saw them — strong, stylish, beautiful, and, most importantly, exuding love not hate.
Study tour of the Gender Equality Working Group was held in a hybrid format
Last month against all odds we managed to organise the Study Tour we had been planning since December 2019. The idea to gather the working group on Gender Equality and study together the subject of creative arts as a tool of civic education was born out of our first group meeting in Bulgaria.
“Siberia Without Torture” teaches digital security
From August to October 2020, “Siberia Without Torture” carried out activities to strengthen organisational resilience and create a safe space for promoting activist and human rights initiatives. 16 webinars were held with the involvement of experts in integrated security.
Audience: The Whole World
On 9-10 October 2020, the online conference “The Problems of the Russian Society and Media during the Pandemic“ took place. This conference is part of the “Media Hub“ Project by the Regional Press Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum.
Salon Europa: New Public Event Programme of the Forum
The idea of our new event series “Salon Europa” is to discuss migration issues from various European contexts under the lens of the situation under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Belarus on Its Way from Dictatorship to Democracy
In August 2020, during the presidential campaign, a peaceful electoral revolution unfolded in Belarus. At the final stage, it was headed by female leaders with the slogan: ‘We love! We can! We will win!’ («Любім! Можам! Пераможам!»). A Belarusian civil nation began to rapidly form. The Belarusian people refused to […]
Joint Statement ahead of the Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers, 27-28 August 2020
Download the statement Alexander Schallenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Austria Philippe Goffin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defence, Kingdom of Belgium Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic Gordan […]
Stop Repression and Threats — Solidarity with Belarusian Civil Society
The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is dismayed at the unprecedented scope of crackdown on Belarusian citizens and civil society leaders ahead of the presidential election on 9 August 2020.
The New Russian Constitution as a Pandora’s Box
Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation were proposed by the Russian President in his message to the Federal Assembly on 15 January, 2020. A total of 206 amendments were proposed to the Constitution, and all of them were submitted to the so-called all-Russian vote as a package.
Five years of Europe Lab: Sharing memories, discussing the present, dreaming of the future
In July 2015 almost 100 young people from 18 countries in Europe gathered in the small town of Raseiniai, Lithuania. It was the continuation of what started in Perm during the legendary “Pilorama Lab” and still a new beginning. Since the opening edition, a “Europe Lab” has been organised every year in different locations in Europe, all connected to the topic of Historical Memory.