How not holding the elections in 18 communities in Donbas impacts the decrease in trust in the authorities, demotivates potential leaders and delays the prospects for reintegration. Conclusions and recommendations of the research conducted within the framework of the international platform CivilMPlus.
Read more … Democracy on hold?
Tomorrow the European Council (EU Council) will discuss EU positions and further response on recent developments in Belarus – on election fraud, human rights violations, repression of opposition representatives, students, women and other groups. In this regard, we would like to remind you of the Policy paper on suggestions for German politics and diplomacy elaborated by a huge number of German NGO, foundations and initiatives coordinated by DRA and its partners: Menschenrechte in Belarus, European Exchange, German Marshall Fund, LibMod, German-Belarusian Society. The paper was discussed with representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office, Chancellor's Office, Bundestag and EU at a round table on September 15, 2020 and contains expectations, most of which are also relevant for the entire EU, although some member countries such as Lithuania, Latvia, Poland have already launched programs for urgent support.
Read more … Policy paper: What should be done by politics, diplomacy and civil society in Germany/EU to support the democratic movement in Belarus?
The evaluation is designed as a cluster evaluation and will assess two projects that are active in the field of climate change.
Read more … Open Сall: Brot für die Welt is looking for evaluators for two projects of DRA and Green Alternative
On the 17.8.2020 on ZDF national public television broadcaster: An assessment of the situation in Belarus from the DRA-Executive Director Stefan Melle: Why is the 2020 election different from the previous elections in the country, why does the protest movement stand out, what is the EU's and Russia's response, and can the situation escalate?
Read more … An assessment of the situation in Belarus
European non-governmental organizations join their Ukrainian colleagues in demanding the immediate release of Konstantin Reutski and Yevgeni Vasilev, detained during the protests in Minsk on August 12.
Read more … NGOs from Germany, France, Poland and Russia signed a statement in support of Ukrainian human rights defenders detained in Minsk
We, human rights and non-governmental organizations, demand that the Belarusian authorities immediately and unconditionally release the citizens of Ukraine and human rights defenders Yevhenii Vasyliev and Konstantin Reutskiy.
Read more … Open Statement of Human Rights and Non-Governmental Organisations regarding the Detention of Ukrainian Citizens in Minsk
Reportedly, Kostyantyn Reutskyi and Yevhen Vasyliev were detained when filming a violent incident during the ongoing protests in the capital of Belarus. According to Vostok SOS, there is no information about the whereabouts of Reutskyi and Vasyliev.
Read more … Our partners from the Ukrainian charity fund Vostok SOS (East SOS) have been arrested in Minsk
The conflict in Donbas is still active, with daily shelling, and the locals continue to live with a feeling of anxiety and fatigue - this was confirmed by the participants of the international monitoring mission to Donbas which was held from 24 to 29 July 2020.
Read more … The conflict in Donbas is not frozen. Conclusions of the international monitoring mission* to the area of hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
The DRA is looking for a tender to organize and host two capacity building events for the project “Sustainable Perspectives for Rural Areas in Ukraine and Russia”. Deadline: August 17th, 2020
Read more … Call for tender: Capacity building events for the project “Sustainable Perspectives for Rural Areas in Ukraine and Russia”
Der DRA lädt praktizierende Juristinnen und Juristen aus Russland ein, sich bis zum 26. Juli für ein dreimonatiges Stipendium bei den Rechtsteams von Ecologic Institut und ClientEarth in Berlin zu bewerben. Von September bis November 2020 hat der/die Fellow die Gelegenheit, ein Forschungsprojekt zum Schutz der Umwelt und des Klimas mit rechtlichen Instrumenten durchzuführen.
Read more … Call for Applications: Ecolaw-Fellowship