News from the Region

Civic Forum: travel grants for the candidates

07.08.2017 Organizers of the All-Russia’s Civic Forum to take place in Moscow on November 25 are ready to cover the transport expenses and accommodation for 150 regional candidates, which are able to prove the feasibility of their participation. Application deadline:…

Children being used to collect fraudulent donations

Child protection ombudsmen have spoken out against the use of teenagers to collect ‘donations’ on the street 04.08.2017 The practice of using teenagers to collect money for ‘charity’ on the streets must be outlawed, according to Ksenya Mishonova, who is…

Draft law restricting NGO activities in Moldova

  Draft Law on NGOs Could Imperil Moldovan Democracy  (Reprinted fro Freedom House blog) August 4, 2017 Photo Credit: CIJM / Anticoruptie.md   By Gina S. Lentine, Program Officer, Eurasia  This summer has proven to be a tumultuous period for…

ASI on success of grant tender process

All-round victory.  Why has the tender for presidential grants been so successful? 03.08.2017 The first round of bids for presidential grants this year has been described as the most effective and transparent in the history of this kind of finance.…

Putin meets NGO leaders

Putin meets NGO leaders: Each region must work with the public sector   27.07.2017   Vladimir Putin wants to expand resource centres in the social sector and identify experienced people to work with NGOs and volunteers in Russia.   Putin’s…

Teenagers with disabilities conquer Mount Elbrus

Life in Movement: teenagers with disabilities conquer Mount Elbrus 24.07.2017 Students from the Filimon Home Boarding School participating in the Step Up Together initiative have returned to Moscow after climbing the biggest peak in Russia. Zhenya Boytsov, who has cerebral…