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The EU’s selective engagement with Russia

2021 - current

This project aims to explore current developments in Russia's social, economic and political life by exclusively involving representatives of Russian civil society, academia and the independent media sector focusing on a number of topics and issues listed below:
(1) Civil rights and activism: the legal and political context of civil society in contemporary Russia. (2) Russian politics and economy amidst the war and Western sanctions. (3) Gender equality: Social role of women and inequalities. (4) Youth: Young people's attitude towards the ruling elite and political processes. (6) Climate and environment: Climate action, environment, efficient use of resources and raw materials. Although Russia recognizes the dangers of rapid global warming, it does not seem like it is preparing to make a transition.

Funding: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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