Board of the Forum is Dismayed at the Trial for the “Set’” (Network) Group
The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is dismayed at the trial for the “Set‘” (Network) group, which was labelled by the Russian authorities a terrorist community – without any plausible ground. Besides, the trial was marked with numerous law violations, including torture, and followed by the inhumane verdict, […]
Deepest Condolences to Families and Friends of Those Killed in Tehran
On 8 January, shortly after take-off near Tehran (Iran), a Ukrainian Boeing 737 crashed killing all 176 on board.  We express our profound condolences to the families and friends of those who perished in this horrible accident. [ + ] 1, 2. ↑ https://www.dw.com/en/ukrainian-passenger-plane-crashes-near-tehran-killing-all-on-board/a-51924389
MEPs Approach EC on the Matter of Adding People in Need on the List of Undesirable Organisations
Defence of the civil society and expanding its space in the EU as well as the Russian Federation has been a long-term priority for the Advocacy Group of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. Therefore, the Group welcomes the initiative of a number of MEPs, led by a Green MEP Markéta […]
Call for Applications: Legal Dialogue Journalism Fellowship
EU-Russia Civil Society Forum’s Legal Dialogue programme offers a journalism travel fellowship aimed at covering the selected legal topics in the European Union and Russia between 1st February to 30 April 2020. We are looking for a journalist of 35 years old or younger from the European Union or Russia, who […]
Dekabristen in 2019
Can social entrepreneurs become the key players of civil society? How does volunteering contribute to regional development? What can be done to revitalise post-Soviet dormitory suburbs? How to combine activism and art? These topics were the focus of the Berlin organisation Dekabristen in 2019. Dekabristen e.V. is an association of […]
World AIDS Day: Helping Communities in Order to Help Everyone
Although HIV/AIDS affects the whole of society, it will be impossible to stop the epidemic without large-scale programmes for prevention, diagnosis and treatment for the key populations. Aleksey Lakhov, deputy director of the St. Petersburg charity foundation Humanitarian Action, writes about the current state of HIV prevention in Russia.
Fridays for Future: We Need to Act Together – Now
On 29 November, a new round of protests organised by the Fridays for Future movement took place in different cities all over the world. On behalf of the Solidarity group of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, Anna Fomina, a lawyer from St. Petersburg specializing on climate issues, and Anna Wågen, intern at the Forum, observed the climate strike in Berlin.
Call for Applications: Legal Dialogue Fellowship at the International Commission of Jurists
EU-Russia Civil Society Forum’s Legal Dialogue programme offers a two-month fellowship at the International Commission of Jurists (Brussels office) during the first quarter of 2020 (the exact date will be agreed with the selected candidate). We are looking for legal professionals from civil society organisations or engaged in civil society […]
On the Addition of Czech NGO “People in Need” to the List of “Undesirable Organisations” in Russia
Statement by the Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum
Protests in the Czech Republic: A Perspective From Russia
Last weekend, on 16 November 2019, dissatisfied citizens gathered for large-scale demonstrations all over the Czech Republic, demanding the resignation of the sitting Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. The biggest demonstration took place in Prague, where about 300 000 people took to the streets. As a part of the Forum Solidarity Group’s mission, the Russian activists Evgenia Kulakova (St. Petersburg Memorial) and Miroslav Mishinov (Movement of Сonscientious Objectors to Military Service, St. Petersburg) came to observe how the Czech citizens exercise their right to peaceful assembly.