EU-Russia Civil Society Forum Marks GivingTuesday with #GivingxForum Campaign in Solidarity with Russia-based Human Rights Defenders
In the run-up to this year’s GivingTuesday, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum launches a solidarity campaign in support of human rights defenders in Russia. With #GivingxForum, the association aims to raise 3,500 Euros to provide a Russia-based rights activist with a fellowship at a safe destination within the Forum’s Solidarity Programme. […]
The blue envelope goes into the red envelope, Or how to organise elections Berlin-style
Barbara Anna Bernsmeier, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum It was in late March when conversations about “election workers” (so called Wahlhelfer*innen) first appeared within my circle of friends. And the word popped up more and more in the following months. The reason? The Berlin senate had announced that people signing up […]
Working Meeting of the HERstory Project Team in Yerevan
At the beginning of October, nine members of the HERstory Project Team met in Yerevan (Armenia) to look back on what we have achieved during the past six months and to look forward to what we want to achieve in the future. Many local and online events are planned for […]
10 Years of the EU-Russia Relations: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Way Forward
On 12 October 2021, the Association for International Affairs (AMO) held an Anniversary Event on the EU-Russia relations during the past ten years and how the next ten years could look like. Different stakeholders, politicians and representatives of civil society organisations, think-tanks and different media outlets took part in the […]
Confronting Memories: Autumn School, Krzyzowa 2021
On 19-23 September 2021, a unique meeting took place as part of the project “Teaching History: See, Acknowledge & Respect” organised by the Confronting Memories programme of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (CSF). Around 20 teachers and non-formal educators from five countries – Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine – […]
How the results of the Russian elections showed not what it really is
On 17-19 September, 2021, parliamentary elections were held in Russia. According to official data, the United Russia party received about 50% of the votes on party lists and won an overwhelming majority of single-mandate constituencies — the party will again have a constitutional majority in parliament.
Elections in Russia 2021: An Agony of the Democratic Process
Download the Statement The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is dismayed at the continuous degradation of the electoral process in Russia, as well as numerous cases of violations at the elections of various levels held on 17-19 September 2021. We demand from the Russian authorities and the Central […]
None of Us Can Ignore Climate Change
Human activities are changing the climate unprecedentedly. On 9 August, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report warning that many changes are irreversible. Russia is the world’s fourth largest greenhouse gas emitter but so far it is not ready to start the necessary energy transformation.
Stop the Massive Attack on Independent Voices – One Year after the Presidential Elections in Belarus
The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum condemns the massive attack on independent voices in Belarus. We demand from the Belarusian authorities to immediately release all unlawfully detained citizens.
Colonialism, something from a faraway past only?
To many of us colonialism is something from a faraway past. But is that true? Let us have a close look at our world today and see how (traces of) colonialism still define our worldview and also the way we relate with each other.
Internship Announcement at the EU-Russia CSF
The Forum is looking for two interns who will be working at the Communications Department at the CSF Secretariat. The appointment will be from 15 September till 14 December 2021 and from 3 January till 31 March 2022 respectively.
Saving Bodies and Souls: The Lawyers Standing Up for Women’s Rights
We’re fighting a good fight but not even close to winning yet — that’s the way Lucie Ottinger described the current situation with women’s rights in Czechia at yesterday’s discussion taking place following the publication of our Legal Dialogue Playbook.