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Research workshop "Methodology of comparative study on civil society in the EU and Russia"

April 16-17, 2016

CGES, St. Petersburg State University

The Research Workshop was organized with the goal to review various participatory methods of civil society studies as well as to discuss and choose an optimal method for annual/biannual analytical reports on a civil society in various EU countries and Russia.

It was organized in cooperation with the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, a network of about 150 NGOs from the EU and Russia, who initiated the preparation of the annual Report on the State of Civil Society in the EU and Russia. The Research Workshop was aimed at finding the gaps and needs in this field, the most appropriate research methodology and methods for preparation of such a Report. The participants were 14 researchers from the tertiary sector and NGO representatives from Germany, Hungary, Norway, the Netherlands, and different research institutions in St. Petersburg and Moscow.