In the recent call of application round (March 2019-June 2019), the following projects were awarded a partnership project grant by an independent jury:

CITIZEN SCIENCE TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY

Project duration: 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020

The project’s aim is to raise awareness about air pollution by using citizen science to measure air quality in playgrounds in Budapest and Saint Petersburg. The project focuses on sites where families congregate specifically for health and recreation. It equips citizen volunteers with measuring devices and provides them advocacy tools, resulting in meaningful policy proposals to city leadership and a robust social media presence. The paired cities (one within the EU and the other outside it) will gain meaningful comparative perspectives about environmental advocacy and policy change in post-socialist cities with rising personal car ownership. More information can be found here: https://www.lakossagimeresek.hu/en/.

Partners:
Clean Air Action Group, Hungary
Ecological Rights Center BELLONA, Russia

EUROPE IN TURMOIL: PROCESSES OF INVOLUNTARY MIGRATION AROUND THE END OF WORLD WAR II

Project duration:1 September 2019 – 30 August 2020

The aim of the project is to present a selection of migration cases which took place in Europe immediately after the end of military hostilities (1944 – 1947). These cases range from direct and indirect pressure from newly established authorities to forced or induced migrations. The result of the project will be a resource conceptualized as a book and an interactive online map. The long-term outcome will a be unique gathering of history professionals from different countries cooperating to discuss the shared experience of migration, defining a large share of Europeans. These products are intended for both teachers and a broader audience.

Partners:
The Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe in Wroclaw, Poland
International Memorial, Russia
Memorial Italia, Italy
Memorial Deutschland e.V., Germany
Documenta, Croatia
Youth Memorial, Russia​
Larisa Knoll Centre for German Culture, Russia
DRA e.V., Germany
Society of German-Russian Relationship Münster, Germany
Karta Centre Foundation, Poland

GLOCALISATION FOR LIFE-QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN RURAL COMMUNITIES AND SMALL TOWNS

Project duration: 15 September 2019 – 15 May 2020

The project will be focused on glocalisation methodology, its integration into community development processes in Russia and Latvia and further dissemination in both countries. The project will be implemented by the Arkhangelsk Centre of Social Technologies “Garant” in partnership with the Latvian NGO “Lapas” and two Russian NGOs from Novosibirsk and Tyumen. The project team will organize seminars in Russia and Latvia, and will produce, test and disseminate the Guidelines on methodology of glocalisation in Russia and Latvia. The project will target activists, leaders, community foundations and NGOs from Russia and Latvia, including local authorities and media.

Partners:
Arkhangelsk Centre of Social Technologies “Garant”, Russia
The Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation LAPAS, Latvia
Community Foundation Tyumen, Russia
Informational-Analytical Center for Civil Initiatives Development, Russia (external)

FROM RUSSIA WITH DESPAIR

Project duration:15 August 2019 – 29 February 2020

This project contributes to fostering people-to-people and professional contacts between Russian and European civil society by drawing public attention to cross-border phenomena such as forced LGBTI migration from Russia to France. The project aims to strengthen the role of independent media and CSOs by challenging dominant public attitudes within Russian society towards LGBTI people, and to empower Russian LGBTI people to make informed decisions that may have an impact on both sending and receiving societies. For this purpose, a media tour focusing on life and migration trajectories of Russian LGBTI individuals will take place in Russia and France.

UNCONFERENCE: EXCHANGE OF METHOD S AND APPROACHED IN THE SPHERE OF CIVIC EDUCATION

Project duration:1 November 2019 – 30 June 2020

The main goal of this project is to create a platform for effective exchange of techniques and approaches in the sphere of civic education, tailored for teachers and youth workers from Russia and the EU. At least half of the target group participants – teachers and youth workers – will come from member organisations of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. The key project event will be the organisation of a civic education workshop, “Nonconference” (4 days), in which at least 50 participants will take part. In the course of two months following the workshop, all participants will organise seminars based on the techniques they developed alongside other participants (culminating in a minimum of 30 seminars, 600 participants). At least 30 innovative techniques will be described and published on the websites of the partner organisations.

Partners:
School Projects, Russia
Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights, Russia
Centre for Civic Education, Russia
Polish Forum of Young Diplomats, Poland
DRA / German-Russian Exchange, Germany

OBSERVERS IN ACTION 2

Project duration: 25 September 2019 – 15 July 2020

The project „Observers in Action 2” is a follow up of a project implemented in the framework of the partnership projects in 2018. The project aims to answer some of the challenges identified last time by creating an e-learning course for Polish and Russian election observers, based on Moodle, thus establishing an interactive platform for education of non-partisan civic observers in both countries. Moreover due to its quality and high educational value, the course could be used also by other actors such election committees members, party representatives or international observers.

Partners:
Political Accountability Foundation, Poland
Golos Movement, Russia