25 Jun 2012

Civil Society against Corruption Launches Russian Website

The Civil Society against Corruption online platform has now been made available also in Russian language. In cooperation with the European Research Center on Anti-corruption and State-building (ERCAS) at the Hertie School of Governance and the Russian Association of  NGOs in Defense of Voters’ Rights “Golos”, the Romanian Academic Society (SAR) has implemented this new step in the continuation of the project Anti-corruption Toolbox. This innovation aims at reaching civil society activists in Russia and Central Asia, thereby contributing to enlarge the current network of civil society organizations also to this region.

The Anti-corruption Toolbox was first implemented by SAR in 2010 and since then has offered a resource page to anti-corruption activists, journalists and scholars in South Eastern Europe. By promoting civil society initiatives against corruption, the project aims to establish a unique platform where civil society from different countries can share and exchange experiences and best practice and inspire others who wish to fight corruption more effectively elsewhere.

In January 2012, the first step to integrate Russian civil society to our network was taken when a representative of SAR met with leaders of several organizations in Moscow and was able to establish the partnership with “Golos”, which has assisted with the translation of the website’s content to Russian and has made insightful contributions about civil society projects to fight corruption and promote free elections in Russia. The website can be accessed at https://www.againstcorruption.eu/ru/.

The project is supported by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.