A year ago, in February 2020, Berlin passed the Mietendeckel, a "rent cap law". How does it work today, and what do city residents and landlords think about it? Anna Laletina, an author of the Legal Dialogue Journal, talks about the law and its consequences, the present and the future ones.
One Year After Mietendeckel: How Berlin Rent Cap Works
Stop Repression: A Call for Justice and Freedom in Russia
The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is outraged by the violation of the judicial procedure, unjustified large-scale detentions of protesters and the inadmissible violence of the Russian police against the civilians. We express our solidarity with and support to the Russian civil society, as well as the lawyers and human rights defenders providing protection to the detainees. The Board demands that the Russian authorities stop the repression and respect the rights and freedoms of citizens, including the freedom of assembly. Read more
Resources for Human Rights Activists in Danger
The Forum Solidarity Task Force is proud to present the most updated database with resources for human rights defenders in danger. Check it out if you are an activist, a journalist, a writer or an artist at risk or share with someone who fights for our rights on the frontlines and needs assistance of any kind.
We Have an EcoCodex Now!
Fighting climate change is one of the Forum priorities. In 2020, the Forum members collectively designed concrete steps to tackle this priority in our everyday lives. The result is an EcoCodex to guide us through our daily activities, projects and events, as well as awareness-raising practices and global responsibility.
Civil Society in the EU and Russia and COVID-19
The Expert Group on Civil Society Research in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the German-Russian Exchange in St. Petersburg organised a series of online discussions on civil society in the EU and Russia in the times of the pandemic. See the Forum YouTube Channel.
  • Victim Support Europe and its partners launched the information campaign ‘You Won’t Believe it, But It Exists’ to inform of support services to victims of violence, which are available in the EU. The campaign will deliver tailored information about the support services to the estimated more than 9 million victims of crimes in 13 countries.
  • MitOst (Germany) invites to join the training "Evaluate to Grow Your Impact". The training includes four online sessions between 9 and 30 March 2021. Please register here.
  • UNITED for Intercultural Action has announced a new project that it takes part in — IPEAH (Informal Participatory Education on Antisemitism and Holocaust). IPEAH will aim at becoming a blueprint of a new innovative educational programme on antisemitism and the Holocaust that many European countries could adopt.
Corona Vaccine: Our Rights and Privileges

COVID-19 has been with us for a year now. It seems the only way to get rid of it completely is to get a vaccine. However, it is not so simple either: many do not want to be vaccinated. Besides, there is not enough vaccine for everyone. In our new podcasting episode, we talk with Daria Alexeeva, a public health expert from the Netherlands (in Russian). The partner of the episode is
29-30 March 2021 — Forum 10th Anniversary Kick-Off Events (online)
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