As of May 26th, 2021, the German Russian Exchange (DRA, Berlin) has been declared an “undesirable organization” in Russia by the Russian General Prosecutor's Office. This is hard and unjustified news for the DRA, its partners and everyone in Russia and Europe advocating dialogue, an open society and democratic rights.
En savoir plus... Russia labeled the DRA as "undesirable"
In the Transition Dialogue project, which is dedicated to the perception and representation of the political and social transition of the 1990s in various countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the year 2021 will be marked by digital learning formats on the topic of this time of change.
En savoir plus... Transition Dialogue: digital formats and regional events dedicated to the period of transformation
In March, DRA started it 2nd project ‘Dialogue for Understanding and Justice’ for strengthening civil society in Ukraine, Russia and the EU to contribute to the conflict resolution in eastern Ukraine. This ambitious initiative is timely as the situation in Donbas needs sustainable improvement in both security and human dimension...
En savoir plus... DRA Berlin: Restart of the project Dialogue for Understanding and Justice for conflict resolution in Donbas – job vacancy
In the Transition Dialogue project coordinated by the DRA e.V., the year 2021 will focus on digital learning formats on the topic of post-communist transformation in Eastern Europe...
En savoir plus... Transition Dialogue: Digital formats and regional Events
The DRA e.V. is looking for a head of the international project "Dialogue for Understanding and Justice: Strengthening civil society’s contribution to conflict management, democratic and regional development and the preparation of safe reintegration in eastern Ukraine”. The position is full-time (40h / week) and based in Berlin. The job will start either on June 16, 2021, or on the earliest possible date.
En savoir plus... Job Vacancy: Head of international project
DRA e.V. is seeking to recruit an Advocacy Coordinator for the international project “Dialogue for Understanding and Justice: Strengthening civil society's contribution to conflict management, democratic and regional development and the preparation of safe reintegration in eastern Ukraine (Donbas Dialog II)”.
En savoir plus... Job opening: Advocacy Coordinator
DRA is looking for a Head of Office for Drukarnia – Civil Society Center Sloviansk, preferably starting on 01.06.2021. The scope of work is 40 hours per week.
En savoir plus... Job Vacancy: Head of Office at the DRA Civil Society Centre "Drukarnia" in Sloviansk (Donetsk Region) for strengthening civil society and conflict transformation in Eastern Ukraine
We will conduct a virtual Eastern Europe conference on Monday, 14th of December 2020 on the topic “Is HIV Work Human Rights Work?” which was originally planned to be held in Berlin in March but had to be cancelled due to the Corona Pandemic. This conference is based on the discussions and outcomes of the conference "HIV in Eastern Europe - the unnoticed epidemic?!" from 2017.
En savoir plus... Is HIV Work Human Rights Work? Eastern European Conference 2020
How not holding the elections in 18 communities in Donbas impacts the decrease in trust in the authorities, demotivates potential leaders and delays the prospects for reintegration. Conclusions and recommendations of the research conducted within the framework of the international platform CivilMPlus.
En savoir plus... Democracy on hold?
Tomorrow the European Council (EU Council) will discuss EU positions and further response on recent developments in Belarus – on election fraud, human rights violations, repression of opposition representatives, students, women and other groups. In this regard, we would like to remind you of the Policy paper on suggestions for German politics and diplomacy elaborated by a huge number of German NGO, foundations and initiatives coordinated by DRA and its partners: Menschenrechte in Belarus, European Exchange, German Marshall Fund, LibMod, German-Belarusian Society. The paper was discussed with representatives of the German Federal Foreign Office, Chancellor's Office, Bundestag and EU at a round table on September 15, 2020 and contains expectations, most of which are also relevant for the entire EU, although some member countries such as Lithuania, Latvia, Poland have already launched programs for urgent support.
En savoir plus... Policy paper: What should be done by politics, diplomacy and civil society in Germany/EU to support the democratic movement in Belarus?