Partnership Projects are organised to support collective projects of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (CSF) members aimed at their capacity building and at maximising CSF external social impact and outreach.

The funding is available for co-operation on all the major topics of the CSF existing and emerging working and expert groups: human rights, participation in local self-governance, sustainable development, environment, social issues, development of democratic structures, freedom of information, gender equality, civic education, historical memory and education, fighting transborder corruption, migration, public health and research on civil society.


Project proposals must address topics of general interest to civil societies and EU-Russia relations as well as be consistent with the CSF mission and its strategy. Each project shall fit several criteria:

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    clearly formulated expected practical outcomes,

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    bi-lateral participation – both on the EU and Russian members’ participation and the activity taking place in the EU country or/and in Russia,

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    high-quality content and integrity of the project,

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    activities reaching out to local or international communities and presenting the work implemented on behalf of CSF.


In 2021-2023 two competitions will be organised for bi-lateral projects which last between 6-12 months. The current call for proposals was opened on May 10th 2021. Concept notes can be submitted until 30th May 2021. Please find all relevant information and how the concept note has to be submitted on the internal platform.

Two competitions were organised through 2018-2020. To learn more about the projects which were awarded the grant during the both calls in 2018 and 2019, please see “Projects 2018-2019“ and “Projects 2019-2020”.