Open discussion on civil society


Centre for German and European Studies, German-Russian Exchange in St. Petersburg and EU-Russia Civil Society Forum invite to participate in the open discussion ‘Current Threats and Hopes for Civil Society Organizations in Europe: Different Countries – Similar Agendas?’

The panel discussion (in English) with guest experts on civil society studies will be dedicated to the current situation of NGOs, civic initiatives and social movements in Europe. The experts will briefly overview the major trends and discussions, threats and hopes of the current moment, and answer questions from the audience and each other. As result, they will together try to compare their situations and make some general conclusions about the similarities and differences of the state of civil society organizations now.

We invite all interested in civil society development and understandings its current trends in Europe!



Ulla Pape (University of Bremen, Germany)

Pamala Wiepking (RSM Erasmus University, Netherlands)

Simone Poledrini (University of Perugia, Italy)

Ieva Petronytė (Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University and Civil Society Institute, Lithuania)

Andrey Demidov (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)


Moderator: Elena Belokurova (St. Petersburg, Russia)

When: April 21, 2017 at 18:00

Where: St. Petersburg, Ligovsky pr. 87, office 300


Free entrance.