Our Moscow office’s activities aim to strengthen democratic political cultural in Russia; specific focuses are on women’s rights and gender democracy.
Additional programmes are the ecological overhaul of the economy, responsible climate policies, and debates examining Russia’s nuclear energy. The office works closely with Russian NGOs, including Memorial, the Centre for Gender Research in Samara, the NGO coalition “Citizen Army Law”, Ecodefense!, the Gorbachev Foundation, the LGBT group Wychod, and the Sakharov Centre.
In joint efforts with its project partners, the office lobbies for the participation of relevant civil-society actors in international dialogues and promotes the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and crises. In addition, in a joint effort with Memorial and the St. Petersburg Centre for Independent Social Research, the office supports young Russian scientists. Particular focuses of our work are on the relations between Russia, its immediate neighbours, and the EU.