CivilM+, the international NGO platform for conflict resolution in Donbas, urges the German government to use its presidency of the Council of the European Union, that starts today, to give a new impetus to the resolution of the armed conflict in East Ukraine and to strengthen the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme.
Read more … Germany’s Presidency of the EU Council: A Chance for an All-European Strategy to Resolve the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
The second discussion in the framework of the project “Ost/Wschód: German-Polish Debates on the East” involved the speakers Anna Maria Dyner (Analyst on Belarus, Polish Institute of International Affairs) and Ingo Petz (German journalist, expert on Belarus).
Read more … Ost/Wschód: German-Polish Debates on the East
Webinars on Migration issues between EU and Russia on the background of very disputable politics – RUSMPI with civil society actors from Austria, Russia and Germany
Read more … Integration versus Return?
May 8th/9th marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. On request of the History working group of DRA, experts from Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Croatia, Slovenia/Italy and Germany explain in short video statements what does this commemoration mean to them personally and in their respective countries.
Read more … Video: Historians and NGOs members talk about the end of World War II
Statement on the COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia’s effective control. An immediate response from international organizations is required.
Read more … COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia effective control
DRA (German-Russian Exchange, www.austausch.org) is looking for a PR and project manager in an international project “Dialogue for understanding and justice”. The appointment will be from 2 January till 31 August 2020 with a possibility of multi-year extension, depending on available further project funding. Full-time or part-time (30-40h/week) is subject to agreement.
Read more … Vacancy Announcement: PR and Project Manager in an International Project for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine as of 02 January 2020
On September 27, DRA opened a resource center "Drukarnia" for civil society in Slavyansk (eastern Ukraine). The resource center works to promote international cooperation, joint learning and exchanges.
Read more … "Drukarnia" - DRA opened a resource center for civil society in Slaviansk
On September 17 CivivlM+ member DRA organised discussion “Pipelines and frontlines – cooperation and conflict in Eastern Ukraine” with Dr. Sophie Lambroschini, researcher in contemporary history of East-Central Europe at the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin, Camilla Corradin, People in Need (PIN), Mark Buttle, UNICEF, WASH cluster coordinator, Andrey Klochko, Voda Donbasu and Galina Pavlovskaya, teacher living in a village on the frontline.
Read more … Cross-frontline water supply in Donbas four years after the Minsk II ceasefire agreement: an outline of experiences and actors of cooperation
On September 7, 2019, 35 people who had been in custody in Russia returned to Ukraine. The list of persons who were in retaliation extradited to Russia suggests the idea that the release of Ukrainian citizens did not occur as an act of goodwill, reconciliation, recognition of the rule of law, or the implementation of the decision of the International Tribunal, but as an act of bargaining, since the Russian leadership was interested in returning to its territory of specific individuals, such as Volodymyr Tsemakh. Moreover, the release of 35 people does not resolve the problem of persons illegally detained in Russia, Crimea and the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Read more … Statement of the CivilM + platform regarding the release of some of illegally detained people in Russia, Crimea and the non government controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions
On November 13 in Kyiv, the CivilM+ platform organises the 2nd International Forum on Donbas “Reintegration in eastern Ukraine – improving the humanitarian situation and enhancing people-to-people contacts with the non-government controlled territories”.
Read more … Registration open: 2nd International Forum on Donbas “Reintegration in eastern Ukraine – improving the humanitarian situation and enhancing people-to-people contacts in the conflict region”