Local partnerships promoting active citizenship in the Russian Federation

After taking part in the EWC project “Practicing Citizenship”, an NGO and a higher education institution from the Chuvash Republic in the Russian Federation, partnered to improve the active citizenship of youth and foster public dialogue. So far, 250 students, teachers and NGO representatives have been reached through the citizenship initiative. 

The partners realized that in order to achieve their aim they needed to form networks and partnerships within the local community. By involving libraries, universities, ombudsmen offices and schools, the partnership is developing a platform for dialogue in the region, as well as educational resources for university students based on CoE manuals on education for democratic citizenship and human rights education.