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.
“Arts as a tool of civic education“: Working Group on Gender Equality Organises a Study Tour
From 27 September to 2 October the working group on Gender Equality organises its second Study Tour on the topic „Arts as a tool of civic education“. The project host is the Berlin-based organisation of Russian speaking LGBTQ* people Quarteera e.V. The study tour aims at improving group members’ skills […]
Webinar “Organisational Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty – A Balcony View”
Single Voting Day 2020 in Russia: Legal Arbitrariness, Electoral Fraud and Bans on Broadcasting
The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is dismayed at numerous cases of violations of the rights of voters, observers and members of election committees, aggression, as well as electoral fraud, bribing of voters and forced voting during the so-called Single Voting Day in Russia, which was held on […]
After Moria: Need for an Urgent Reform of the Common European Asylum System
Download the statement The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is shocked about the news coming from the site of the former Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece, which burnt down on 9 September 2020 leaving some 13,000 people without shelter. As a consequence, they had to camp in […]
75 Years Since: How We Remember World War II in Europe
On 2 September 2020, the globe celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II (WWII). This war remains one of the most painful and conflicting episodes in common European history. To mark this date, the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and its history programme “Different Wars: Remembering the […]
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.
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. […]