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.
HERstory: making women in history and society visible
This summer, the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum started the new project “HERstory – making women in history and society visible” which aims to show the role of women in history and in today’s societies in Belarus, Germany, Russia and Ukraine.
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.
Public Discussion: “Civil Society in the EU and Russia: major trends and responses to challenges” – June 21st, 2021
For the last five years, the Report on the State of Civil Society has been analysing the conditions under which civil society operates across EU European countries and Russia.
EUROPE LAB #6 - OPEN CALL
Exciting news for the summer months! Europe Lab has been silent for a longer time, but that does not mean that the team and community were not active in these last months. Every year, the platform Europe Lab brings together young people from over 30 European countries, unlocking opportunities for […]
Save Halimat Taramova from Inhuman Treatment in Chechnya
On 10 June 2021 in Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, the 22-year-old Chechnya resident Halimat Taramova was forcibly taken by the police from a shelter for victims of gender-based violence, where the young woman was hiding from violence and threats, and returned to Chechnya.
Webinar – “WE together for Ecological Transport!”
On 5 June, the World Environment Day takes place, and in this context the Hungarian NGO “Clean Air Action Group” organised a webinar entitled “WE together for Ecological Transport!“. The event was supported by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and was held as an anniversary event, acknowledging the Forum’s 10-year existence.
Vacancy Announcement – Intern for the Programmes Department
The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum e.V. (CSF) is looking for an intern who will be based at the CSF Secretariat in Berlin. The internship will last from 13 September until 10 December 2021. The CSF Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany.
If You Don’t Have What You Like, You Like What You Have
At the end of May 2021, an unexpected breakthrough took place after ten months of hanging around in the matter of choosing the Ombudsperson in Poland. For the first time, a candidate has been put forward who has a chance to be selected for this position and meets the standard that the Ombudsperson should meet. At first, I felt great relief and joy. But the more time passes after this good news, the more my face falls.
Vacancy Announcement – Advocacy Officer
The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum e.V. (CSF) is looking for an Advocacy Officer / Advocacy Consultant (AO) for its Secretariat (50% employment, 12 months). The initial appointment is from September 2021 through August 2022. The CSF Secretariat is based in Berlin, Germany.
‘Confronting Memories’ Conducted the Public Discussion “75 Years Since: ‘Blindspots’ in World War II History”
World War II remains one of the most painful and conflicting episodes in the memories of nations across the world. Its memory touches everyone, for it was many wars in one, with different front lines, different enemies and different aftermaths that can still be felt today.