Statement by the Steering Committee on campaign harassment of civic and political activists in Nizhny Novgorod
6 March 2012 The Steering Committee of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum expresses its strong concern about rapid aggravation of the situation in Nizhny Novgorod and the region with regard to the level of harassment of activists involved into legitimate and peaceful protests. Despite relative tolerance of large public protests in […]
Condolences to Václav Havel’s Family and Friends
20 December 2011 We were saddened to learn of Václav Havel’s death. Václav Havel remains inspiration for us and everyone in different parts of the world struggling for freer societies. Becoming a symbol of civil society, society of citizens, which has the power to change the path of history, he […]
[Translate to Russian:] Statement of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: in support of the "Golos" Association
[Translate to Russian:] “In Support of the GOLOS Association and Independent Monitoring of Russian State Duma Elections”
Statement on treatment of participants of the protests against results of parliamentary elections in Russia
16 December 2011 Although the Russian authorities did not overreact to peaceful protests in Moscow on 10th of December as we had seen previously (eg. Strategy 31 demonstrations), numerous instances of harassment were seen in Russia’s regions on that date as well as throughout the country, including its capital, on […]
Press Release on EU-Russia Summit
Brussels/Moscow, 14 December, 2011 Editor: Eva van Velzen As EU and Russian leaders meet in Brussels tomorrow for their six-monthly summit the newly formed EU-Russia Civil Society Forum calls on them to pay greater attention to civil society. Meeting in Warsaw last week 55 member organisations of the Forum produced recommendations […]
Statement by the Steering Committee against the arrest of demonstrators in Russia
Russian Authorities should ensure that Russian Citizens are able to exercise the rights for freedom of Assembly and Expression when demanding free and fair Elections
Policy Papers from the Meeting in Warsaw are online
Today policy papers in Russian and English from the meeting in Warsaw were uploaded on the Civil Society Forum webpage. They can be found under the menu headings "Working Groups" and "Warsaw Meeting 1-2 December". Thank you all for hard work and taking part in the conference in Warsaw. Policy Papers: https://eu-russia-csf.org/home/warsaw-meeting-1-2-december/policy-papers.html?L=0
Statement of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: in support of the "Golos" Association
“In Support of the GOLOS Association and Independent Monitoring of Russian State Duma Elections”
Заявление Гражданского Форума Россия-ЕС : в поддержку Ассоциации «Голос»
«В поддержку Ассоциации «Голос» и независимого общественного наблюдения
на выборах в Государственную Думу Российской Федерации»
Statement of the Eastern Partnership and EU-Russia Civil Society Forum on Ales Bialiatski imprisonment
On 24 November, in Belarus, a politically motivated verdict was pronounced against a prominent human rights defender, leader of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Ales Bialiatski. He was found guilty of alleged “tax evasion on a large scale” and sentenced to […]
Mikhail Fedotov confirmed his participation in Warsaw Forum
Mikhail Fedotov, the adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights, has confirmed his participation in the second Meeting of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. The Forum will take place in Warsaw, 1-2 December 2011 during the […]
[Translate to Russian:] Representatives of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum held a meeting in Moscow with representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
[Translate to Russian:] Members of the Steering Committee of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum Natalya Taubina, Stefan Melle and Yuri Dzhibladze held a meeting in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 17 in Moscow with the director of the Department of European Cooperation of Russian MFA Vladimir Voronkov and his staff. An agreement for this first meeting of the Forum’s representatives with Russian government officials had been reached before the recent EU-Russia summit in Nizhny Novgorod.
Представители ГФ ЕС-Россия провели в Москве встречу с представителями Министерства иностранных дел России
17 июня в Москве члены Координационного Совета Гражданского Форума ЕС-Россия Наталья Таубина, Штефан Мелле и Юрий Джибладзе провели встречу в Министерстве иностранных дел России с директором Департамента общеевропейского сотрудничества МИД РФ Владимиром Воронковым и его сотрудниками. Договоренность об этой первой встрече членов Форума с официальными представителями российского правительства была достигнута накануне саммита Россия-ЕС в Нижнем Новгороде.
Гражданский Форум ЕС-Россия выражает глубокое соболезнование семье Елены Георгиевны Боннер в связи с ее кончиной.
18 июня 2011 года закончился земной путь человека великого в своем искреннем служении идеалам свободы и чести. Мы – представители гражданского общества Россия и Европейского Союза – скорбим об этой утрате. Жизненный путь Елены Георгиевны – сложный и насыщенный – был исключительным. Это было обусловлено не только историческими обстоятельствами. Ни […]
EU-Russia Civil Society Forum expresses our deep condolences to the family of Elena Bonner in connection with her death.
On June 18, 2011, the earthly way of Elena Bonner came to its end. It was a life of a great person in her sincere service to the ideals of freedom and dignity. We, representatives of civil societies of Russia and the European Union are mourning over this loss. Life […]