There are numerous, ongoing cooperation projects which maintain and strengthen the EU-Russia relationship.
During COVID-19 pandemic, ROOI Perspektiva and its partner DPOs/POs (Disabled People Organisations/Parents Organisations) in 20 regions of Russia are urgently mobilized to solve the most acute problems of the most vulnerable category of people with disabilities (PWDs) - children, teens and youth. The aim of this project is to reduce the negative impact of the pandemic on education and inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in society.
During coronavirus outbreak refugees and migrants have become one of the most vulnerable groups. The project will assist migrants and refugees with food, shelter, and provide them with medical services. The project also aims to reduce risks of poverty, infection spread and homelessness by ensuring safe conditions for refugees and migrants during the lockdown.
The EU provides support to civil society in Russia through the thematic programme “Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Local Authorities (LAs) 2014-2020”. The programme is the successor of the "Non-State Actors (NSAs) and Local Authorities in Development” Thematic Programme implemented in 2007- 2013.
The European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights was created by the European Parliament in 1994 to support both the activities of civil society working for human rights and democracy and the efforts of international organisations. It was renamed the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) in December 2006.
The Northern Dimension (ND) is a joint policy of four equal partners: the European Union, Russian Federation, Norway and Iceland. The ND policy aims at supporting stability, well-being and sustainable development in the region by means of practical cooperation. The Northern Dimension covers a wide range of sectors, such as the environment, nuclear safety, health, energy, transport, logistics, promotion of trade and investment, research, education and culture.