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Work Opportunity: The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum

Tuesday, May 7, 2019  
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Work Opportunity: The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is looking for a researcher to complete Report on UK third sector

The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is a network of more than 160 nonprofit organisations (see It aims to foster exchange and cooperation between civil societies in the EU and in Russia. The Secretariat of the Forum is based in Berlin. In 2016, the Forum initiated an annual Civil Society Report on the challenges and best practices of civil society organisations in the EU and in Russia.  Each report offers a sample of EU country studies alongside an annual update of Russian civil society accompanied by an overall comparative chapter.  

Due to the ill-health of person originally appointed, the Forum is looking to recruit a researcher to provide a country report on the UK for the 2019 Report at short notice. The other EU countries in this year’s Report are Sweden, Slovakia and Estonia. The country reports share a common methodology and structure. The main methodological approach is qualitative and participatory, which we apply to analysing the main trends, challenges and best practices of the respective countries.

We are looking for an experienced researcher with good knowledge of the field able to complete the work within a very short timeframe. A provisional timeline is to start empirical research in June 2019 and submit the first draft by the end of August 2019. Editorial work and peer review in September/October 2019, proofreading and design of the Report in December 2019/February 2020, publication in Spring 2020.  Some flexibility in these deadlines is negotiable. An honorarium of €1,000 is payable.  

The first editions of the Report covered Germany, Poland, Hungary, Spain, and Russia. See Report 2016 here:

The second edition of the Report 2017 presented The Netherlands, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Russia. See the Report 2017 here:

The third edition of the Report 2018 included the cases of Romania, Ireland, Czech Republic and Greece as well as Russia, which was issued in Spring 2019. See the Report 2018 here:


If you are interested to work with us (or can recommend someone), please contact the editors Nick Acheson and/or Kristina Smolijaninovaite directly for further information without delay at and

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