The first trip for school pupils to Berlin and Brussels

The first trip for school pupils to Berlin and Brussels

15.08.2016

On 1st May 2016, European Exchange and the Open Dialogue Foundation launched the project ‘Support for young people as a stimulus for the strengthening of democracy in Ukraine’.

Kazakhstan: The court issued decision on early release of political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov

Kazakhstan: The court issued decision on early release of political prisoner Vladimir Kozlov

04.08.2016

On 4 August, 2016, the Kapshagai City Court of Almaty Province ordered the conditional release of opposition politician Vladimir Kozlov. The court decision will come into force in 15 days.

Fostering civic society engagement and promoting democracy amongst Ukrainian youth

Fostering civic society engagement and promoting democracy amongst Ukrainian youth

03.08.2016

On 1st May Open Dialogue Foundation and European Exchange started the ProjectFostering civic society engagement and promoting democracy amongst Ukrainian youth. The project is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

Privacy on-line. Regain control: stop changes to the art. 41.

Privacy on-line. Regain control: stop changes to the art. 41.

20.07.2016

The United States are planning to introduce unclear amendments to the article 41, concerning the issue of hacking. According to international non-governmental organisations working on privacy on the web, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), these changes can radically broaden the rights

ODF presentation and panel discussion in Kőszeg

ODF presentation and panel discussion in Kőszeg

11.07.2016

Wednesday 29 June, the Summer University in Kőszeg (Hungary) “Europe at the Crossroads” -this year’s main topic, stood under the sign of Ukraine and an advanced approach to a new Central Europe.

The UN Human Rights Committee raises serious concerns about the full implementation of freedom of expression and political participation in Kazakhstan

The UN Human Rights Committee raises serious concerns about the full implementation of freedom of expression and political participation in Kazakhstan

28.06.2016

Geneva 23 June 2016 – On 22 and 23 June 2016 the UNHRC – the body that monitors the implementation of the rights enshrined in the ICCPR – reviewed for the second time since Kazakhstan is a party to the ICCPR the status of civil and political rights in the country.

To protect civil society in Kazakhstan: the Foundation’s recommendations within the framework of the UN High Commissioner for Human Right’s report

To protect civil society in Kazakhstan: the Foundation’s recommendations within the framework of the UN High Commissioner for Human Right’s report

02.06.2016

In April 2015, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights initiated consultations on the development of recommendations, aimed at creating of a favourable environment for civil society’s activities.

Erasmus+ traineeship programme

Erasmus+ traineeship programme

20.04.2016

The European Union offers financial support for European students who want to do an internship within the European Union. Any public or private organisations active in the labour market can be the receiving bodies.

European Parliament’s plenary debate and a resolution on freedom of expression in Kazakhstan

European Parliament’s plenary debate and a resolution on freedom of expression in Kazakhstan

22.03.2016

On Thursday 10 March, 2016, during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, a debate on freedom of expression in Kazakhstan was held. After the discussion, an urgent resolution was adopted.

New names on “Savchenko List”

New names on “Savchenko List”

18.03.2016

Due to the recent extremely worrying developments and following consultations with Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyers, as well as with the representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society we have decided to broaden the “Savchenko List” with new names and to make it public.

Open Dialogue Foundation supports Turkmen journalist Mr Uhmyth Hallyyev’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands

Open Dialogue Foundation supports Turkmen journalist Mr Uhmyth Hallyyev’s request for political asylum in the Netherlands

14.03.2016

The Open Dialogue Foundation, an international NGO active in promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet area supports a political asylum request filed to the Dutch authorities by a Turkmen citizen, Mr Uhmyt Hallyyev and his family.

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

11.03.2016

At the end of the Free Russia Forum the participating representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society adopted a resolution supporting the call for the introduction of personal sanctions against individuals responsible for the persecution of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

03.03.2016

From 29 February to 2 March, a high-level EU-Ukraine conference took place in the European Parliament, seeing a sizeable Ukrainian delegation of around 70 people attending. Over 40 members of the Verkhovna Rada, as well as secretariat staff arrived to Brussels for the Ukraine Week.

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Ukraine Week in the European Parliament – high-level conference to discuss good governance, reforms agenda and capacity-building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

03.03.2016

From 29 February to 2 March, a high-level EU-Ukraine conference took place in the European Parliament, seeing a sizeable Ukrainian delegation of around 70 people attending. Over 40 members of the Verkhovna Rada, as well as secretariat staff arrived to Brussels for the Ukraine Week.

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

Discussions on persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia, and hostages of the Kremlin at the OSCE PA in Vienna

02.03.2016

On Thursday, 25 February 2016, the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organised a working lunch dedicated to the topic of persecution of independent media and political opposition in Central Asia.

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