The Russian civil society organizations became a research object of a small empirical comparative study organized in cooperation with the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. The research on the current challenges for civil societies and their search of 'best practices' was conducted with the help of survey and in-depth interviews in five countries in 2016: Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, and Russia. The results of this study were summarized in the form of the Report on the State of Civil Society in the EU and Russia, which became the first in the series of the Annual reports to be produced in 2017 and later with the study of the further EU countries and Russia.
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