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.
The New Russian Constitution as a Pandora’s Box
Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation were proposed by the Russian President in his message to the Federal Assembly on 15 January, 2020. A total of 206 amendments were proposed to the Constitution, and all of them were submitted to the so-called all-Russian vote as a package.
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. […]
“Different Wars: Talking about WWII with teachers and societies”
In 10 and 11 July, 2020, an online seminar took place in the framework of the history programme of the Forum. The project called “Different Wars: Talking about WWII with teachers and societies” is a continuation of a successful exhibition “Different Wars: National School Textbooks on WWII”. The exhibition tackles […]
The Nation-Wide Voting on the Amendments to the Russian Constitution and Its Aftermath: No Fair Procedure, No Observance of Citizens’ Rights
Download the statement The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is dismayed at numerous violations prior and during the nation-wide voting on the amendments to the Russian Constitution – beginning with the very process of introducing amendments and culminating in a dubious procedure, which lasted from 25 June 2020 […]
To Brussels… Virtually
We continue to experiment with new online formats and services and are grateful to our stakeholders for their open-mindedness and flexibility. So, on 23 and on 25 June 2020, a virtual visit of Russian civil society actors to Brussels took place. We planned multiple meetings in person in March 2020 […]
Stop Liquidation Case against the Human Rights Organisation “Man and Law”
Download the statement The Board of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is outraged by the new attacks on independent non-profit organisations in Russia. The Supreme Court of the Mari El Republic is hearing the case of the “Man and Law” – a Forum member organisation. This trial may lead to the […]
500 Words on the European Democracy and Support to the Civil Society
While the whole world has been trying to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for ways how to fine-tune the response to the virus and its consequences, one element is missing in the picture and it is the support to democracy and restoration of civil rights and fundamental freedoms. It […]
The Forum held its first online study tour “Partnerships Matter”
From 15 to 18 June 2020, the Collective Leadership Institute (Germany) hosted its first virtual study tour for the members of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum from Russia, Sweden, and Finland. The tour called “Partnerships Matter” is funded by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and was originally planned to take […]
Webinar “Building Professional Relationships Via Online Video”
Pushing Boundaries: Victim Support Workers Reflect on Helping Young People Cope with the Impact and Effects of Crime (p. 2)
In 2020, Victim Support Europe marks its 30th anniversary as a European network dedicated to ensuring that all victims of crime — including child-victims, no matter what crime, no matter where in Europe it took place, can access the rights they are entitled to and get the support they need. […]
Ensure transparency of Anastasia Shevchenko’s Trial
The Solidarity Task Force of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is calling on you to participate in the campaign for publicity of the high-profile trial of activist Anastasia Shevchenko, which has begun today, 17 June 2020. You can help by sending a request to organize a broadcast of the court […]
A Massive Oil Spill in Siberia Is Not Only about Environment: It Is Also about Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North
Download the statement The Board and the Working Group “Environment” of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum are deeply concerned about the news from the Northern Siberia, where a collapsing storage tank near the city of Norilsk leaked some 21,000 tons of diesel fuel into the Ambarnaya and Daldykan rivers on […]
Ensure Transparency of Yuri Dmitriev and Svetlana Prokopyeva’s Trials!
The Solidarity Task Force of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum calls on all those who cares about the right to the fair and transparent court trial to take part in the campaign for publicity of the trials against the Karelian historian Yuri Dmitriev and the journalist from Pskov Svetlana Prokopyeva. […]