Russian realities for new European leaders

The project aims to open a space for dialogue and mutual understanding between the next generations of politicians and political analysists in Russia and the EU. From our point of view, the lack of knowledge about others' perspectives deprives us of the chance to understand the interests, motives and ideas that shape our behaviours and policies. This is why we believe it is important to create spaces for dialogue where the future leaders of Russia and the EU can meet and talk to each other.

Together with the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (Moscow) and the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), we are bringing together a group of young and curious European politicians, experts and analysts who are not Russia specialists. We are trying to critically introduce them to the Russian context, to meet with active politicians, to problematize the official point of view. In the form of an international conference, Greater Eurasia Through the Eyes of a New Generation, Russian and European leaders engage in dialogue with their counterparts from the administration, academia, and NGO sector in Russia.

Period: November 2019- June 2020
Team: Ivan Krastev, Anna Ganeva, Mila Mineva
Partners: Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (Moscow) and Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
Financing Organisation: Robert Bosch Foundation
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