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.
Stop the Attacks on the Rights of Transgender People in Russia, Hungary and Other Countries
Download the statement The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is deeply concerned about the recently proposed amendments to the Russian Family Code and Law No. 143-FZ “On Civil Status Acts” that would result in a drastic worsening of transgender persons’ life conditions and undue restriction of their rights. […]
“Different Wars: Talking about WWII with teachers and societies”
In 10 and 11 July, 2020, an online seminar took place in the framework of the history programme of the Forum. The project called “Different Wars: Talking about WWII with teachers and societies” is a continuation of a successful exhibition “Different Wars: National School Textbooks on WWII”. The exhibition tackles […]
The Nation-Wide Voting on the Amendments to the Russian Constitution and Its Aftermath: No Fair Procedure, No Observance of Citizens’ Rights
Download the statement The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is dismayed at numerous violations prior and during the nation-wide voting on the amendments to the Russian Constitution – beginning with the very process of introducing amendments and culminating in a dubious procedure, which lasted from 25 June 2020 […]
To Brussels… Virtually
We continue to experiment with new online formats and services and are grateful to our stakeholders for their open-mindedness and flexibility. So, on 23 and on 25 June 2020, a virtual visit of Russian civil society actors to Brussels took place. We planned multiple meetings in person in March 2020 […]
Stop Liquidation Case against the Human Rights Organisation “Man and Law”
Download the statement The Board of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is outraged by the new attacks on independent non-profit organisations in Russia. The Supreme Court of the Mari El Republic is hearing the case of the “Man and Law” – a Forum member organisation. This trial may lead to the […]