The EU Russia Expert Network (EUREN) met for the 13th time on 25 and 26 June. This was the first meeting that took place online because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruption of air travel between Russia and the European Union.
Nationwide voting in the Russian Federation on constitutional amendments concluded on 1 July. Some amendments concern changes in the political system and the work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
The European Union regrets that, in the run up to this vote, campaigning both for and against was not allowed, thereby denying voters access to balanced information.
The European Union and the United Nations co-chaired the fourth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”, which took place from 22 to 30 June 2020. In light of the necessary social distancing measures, the Conference was held in a virtual format. High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell co-chaired the Conference on behalf of the EU.
The Open Conference "Media 2020: Updates" will take place on July, 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Moscow time) in Zoom.
Experts will discuss what the media will look like in a year, two, ten years and what happens to them today (especially during the infodemic), as well as what new formats are available (telegram channels, podcasts, small media). They will also talk about VR technologies, deep fakes and the development of media literacy in Russia and abroad, inviting 7 projects from Russia and abroad.
We continue a series of online meetings where, together with specialists from various public organizations and government agencies, we discuss important and not always obvious problems in the framework of the project “Different Children - Equal Rights!”.
This project is co-financed by the European Union and implemented by the human rights organization “Man and the Law”, a non-profit organization Pro NGO! e.V. (Germany), as well as NGO experts from various regions of Russia.
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.
The ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future' pledging summit organised by the European Commission and Global Citizen on 27 June mobilised €6.15 billion in additional funding to help develop and ensure equitable access to coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments. The money raised will also support economic recovery in the world's most fragile regions and communities.
The Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in partnership with the Life Route Charitable Foundation continue series of events on the right to independence “Inclusion as an Instrument of Personal Experience”.