In February 2016, an independent jury announced the results of the selection of projects by Forum member organisations and its partners within the Open Call Mechanism procedure.

Out of 14 proposals, seven were selected for further implementation in 2016-2018 with budgets ranging from 14 to 30 thousand euros. The geographical outreach of the projects is quite impressive – with locations from Krasnoyarsk to Rome and from Budapest to Yoshkar-Ola. 

The projects will be dealing with various thematic areas – protection of fundamental rights in prison in the EU and Russia (lead organisation – "Antigone", Rome); exhibition on differences in narration and perception in national school textbooks to be displayed in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia (Antikomplex, Prague); civilian oversight on radioactive waste disposal in Russia and the EU (BELLONA, St. Petersburg); space for interaction between schools and NGOs (INTERRA, Krasnoyarsk); improvement of skills and knowledge of investigators in commercial projects with a transborder corruption component (Netherlands Helsinki Committee, The Hague); creating comics on social topics by orphans in Budapest and St. Petersburg (Szubjektiv, Budapest); highlighting the topic of migration and related actions in the Forum’s work (UNITED for Intercultural Action, Amsterdam).
A workshop on project management skills for the teams of selected projects will take place on 16 March 2016 in Berlin. The first results of their implementation will be presented at the 7th General Assembly of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum on 1-3 February 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.