The US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program (CSPP) promotes collaboration between Russian and US NGOs, leading to meaningful improvement in the lives of citizens of both countries.
Program participants design innovative recommendations through CSPP’s Working Groups, accelerating progress in 11 thematic areas including anti-corruption, child protection, community development, education and youth, environmental protection, gender equity, higher education, human rights and rule of law, media and access to information, migration, and public health.
The first CSPP conference took place on November 14-15, 2011, in Moscow, where civil society experts explored the possibilities for collaboration and presented plans for their respective working groups. The second conference will take place on November 15-16, 2012, in Washington, DC.
CSPP announced the winners of its first linkage grant competition on April 30, 2012, awarding grants to six partnership projects that will address shared issues in both Russia and the US.
CSPP was launched in May 2011 following the two US-Russia Civil Society Summits held in 2009 and 2010, during which Russian and US civil society experts recognized the need for greater collaboration across a broad array of thematic topics.
CSPP’s Steering Committee meets quarterly, providing essential guidance on strategy, principles, and decision-making. The program is implemented by Eurasia Foundation (in the US) in partnership with the New Eurasia Foundation (in Russia). The program will run through April 2013.
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