Study Tours is a programme for EU-Russia Civil Society Forum’s members to strengthen their practical knowledge and skills as well as their outreach, international and organisational competence. In total, three competitions will be organised for the Working / Expert Groups in 2018-2020 (this is the third and last open call). Joint Study Tours for several Working Groups (WGs) and Expert Groups (EGs) and emerging Groups and initiatives will be also supported.

In this round, the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (CSF) will support at least [1] 6 study tours (ST) designed by the different Groups of CSF to enhance their activities and broaden networking opportunities. The total budget for Study Tours in this round is 39,000€. Each Working / Expert Group can send more than one application and the maximum request per study tour should be no more than 6,500€.

With the help of the Study Tours, the CSF members will get an opportunity to take part in workshops or conferences aimed at learning from experiences of other networks operating in the same field, or organise themselves a study tour or workshop aimed at the exchange of experiences in the same field, networking and enhancing knowledge. As of November 2019, there are ten WGs and two EGs in the Forum and several emerging groups waiting formalisation.

As of November 2019, there are ten WGs and two EGs in the Forum, and several emerging groups waiting formalisation.

Deadline of the open call: 20 January 2020.

The study tours’ activities including reporting should take place between 01 March 2020 and 31 August 2020.

The application form can be found at the documents section of the internal platform for Forum members and supporters, where you can also learn more about the objectives of the Study Tours, the decision making and other details on the application process. If you do not have access to the internal platform, please contact us at

We look forward to your applications!


EU-Russia Civil Society Forum Secretariat

For more information, please contact: (Christina Riek, Project Coordinator)

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1. Supporting more than 6 projects is subject to funds availability.