News from the Region

Conference on homeless people

Despite the stereotype that has gained currency amongst the public, many of the homeless have not deliberately adopted that way of life and would like to put time in reverse. The organisers of the conference ‘How Contemporary Society Views Homeless…

Russia lags behind on the development of civil society

At the eleventh international conference on issues related to societal and economic development Irina Mersiyanova, director of the Centre for Research into Civil Society and the Not-For–Profit Sector in the School of Advanced Economics at the State University, spoke to…

The right of socially-oriented NGOs to state support

The Russian Duma in its final reading has approved the bill introduced by the president on changes to individual legislation in Russia on support for socially-oriented NGOs.  According to the parliamentary authority, socially-oriented organisations will be legally instituted that will…