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The EU’s selective engagement with Russia

2021 - 2022

This project explored 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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