International Dialogue

The prospects for visa freedom in EU-Russia relations

The amount of travel between Russia and the EU states is growing steadily and the cultural and economic ties are getting stronger, yet the visa regime has nevertheless remained in place. This report assesses the visa relations between Russia and the EU, and in so doing seeks to address two fundamental research questions which form the basis of the study: Why does the visa regime still exist between these two entities? and What are the obstacles preventing visa freedom?


Gender Democracy

Public initiatives in the North Caucasus. Stories from practitioners

This is an introduction of book based on the results of the project “Development of Civil Initiatives in the North Caucasus through the strengthening and consolidation of regional civil society leaders”. This book tells the stories of these projects, as well as some stories about their authors and participants: their intentions, expectations, analysis of the difficulties they faced during the implementation of the project and the ways they used to tackle them.

Gender dlia Chainikov

The Moscow office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation has published a little book titled “Gender dlia Chainikov” (Gender for Chainiki, chainik - kettle or tea-pot, when applied to a person, the word means “beginner”).