The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum is a network of thematically diverse non-governmental organisations from Russia and the European Union, established in 2011 as a bottom-up, non-partisan civic initiative. The Forum serves as a platform for members to engage in joint activities, articulate common positions, provide support and solidarity, and exert civic influence on policy- and decision-making on the (inter)governmental level. Driven by a vision of ‘the civil society beyond borders’, the Forum brings together organisations and people and therefore contributes to the integration between Russia and the EU, based on common values of pluralistic democracy, rule of law, human rights and social justice.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum e.V. General Assemblies are held once a year and unite Forum members, observers, official representatives and guest participants from EU member states and Russia to address recent developments, assess and discuss Forum activities and future projects.

This year, the Forum’s 8th General Assembly will take place on 15-18 May 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Browse the programme here soon.


Park Hotel Moskva
Address: 25 Nezabravka Str., Sofia 1113

Park Hotel Moskva is situated next to the National Park “Borisova Garden”, across the Russian Embassy. It is close to the city center, 15 minutes from the Central Bus & Railway Station, and from the Sofia Airport. The subway station “Joliot-Curie” is 3 minutes away from the hotel by foot.


  • BY TAXI: 15 minutes from the Central Bus Station/Sofia Airport and 5 minutes from the city center.
  • BY SUBWAY: The Subway Station „Joliot-Curie“ is very close to the hotel and provides fast access to the city center, the Central Bus & Railway Stations and direct connection to the Sofia Airport. http://www.metropolitan.bg/bg/progress/scheme/
  • BY BUS: Bus № 413 reaches also both the Central Bus & Railway Stations, and its stop is very close to the hotel.


The Red House
Address: 15 Ljuben Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142
Date and Time: 15 May, 7 p.m.– 8.30 p.m.
Event: Going Hand in Hand? Energy and Corruption in the EU and Russia

Address: 30 Marin Drinov Str., Sofia 1504
Date and Time:  17 May, 8 p.m.– 9.30 p.m.
Event: EU-Russia State of Civil Society Report: Challenges and Innovations