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.
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.
Stand with Perm Memorial – Protect the Memory!
Joint statement by the Solidarity Group and the “Historical Memory and Education” Working Group of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum
D’EST Association hold its 10th Ateliers in France
This September, the D’EST Association organised the 10th Ateliers for the exchange of experience between representatives of Russia and France. Eight school teachers, social educators, NGO heads and representatives of local administrations and regional ministries from Moscow, Krasnogorsk, Yekaterinburg, Kaluga Region, and Yakutia took part in the Ateliers. The Ateliers were […]
Appeal to the Council of Europe on the violations of electoral rights of Russian citizens
FAO: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe In connection to violations committed by the Moscow executive authorities in providing access for independent candidates to the election to the Moscow City […]
‘Russian North Is Not a Dump!’ – Stop the Construction Works in Shies and the Pressure on Activists
Project “Think critically!”: Workshop in Vilnius
On June 4-5, 2019, a workshop “Think Critically in the Context of Global Civic Education” was held in Vilnius. This workshop is a part of the “Think critically!” project, which is initiated and implemented by the Forum Working Group “Civic Education” in the framework of Partnership Projects grants scheme. A total number […]
Civic Education Lab: Workshop in Tallinn
Representatives from the Working Group ‘Civic Education‘ participated in a study tour in Tallinn that took place on 15-18 May. The event was supported with the Forum’s grant. 17 different NGOs from Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany and Poland took part in the event. The study tour was organised in partnership […]