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.
Alternative Civilian Service in Russia – a Choice of Last-Ditchers?
An opinion piece on alternative civilian service and conscientious objection in Russia by Yuri Ledenyov, coordinator of the Conscentious Objectors’ Movement
Prevent not Fill Up – A Perspective on the Waste Disposal from France
[ + ] 1. ↑ For more information on the Shies landfill, see https://eu-russia-csf.org/the-north-is-not-a-landfill-stop-construction-works-at-the-shies-landfill-and-pressure-on-activists-address-by-the-working-group-environment-of-the-eu/
Sea Watch: Whose Guilt It Really Is
Elena Belokurova: “During the ‘Autumn Talks’ in St. Petersburg We’ll Be Discussing How the School, Higher, Further and Civic Education is Changing in Europe”
Interview with Elena Belokurova, Head of the Board at the German-Russian Exchange (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Olga Sadovskaya: “In the Last 20 Years, the Problem of Torture Has Completely Stepped Out of the Shadow and Stopped Being Latent”
Interview with Olga Sadovskaya, vice-president of the Russian public organisation Committee Against Torture and member of the EU-Russia Civil Society Board
No Technology Comes As “Climate Shadowless”
Martin Fielko: “In Times of Tension between the EU and Russia, It is the Task of Civil Society to Stay in Dialogue and Enhance Collaboration”
Interview with Martin Fielko, Collective Leadership Institute (Germany)