EU-Russia Civil Society Forum e.V. (CSF)
The EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, founded in March 2011 and uniting 146 NGOs in the EU and Russia, is a platform for cooperation of civil society organisations with the purpose to develop common positions, increase cooperation between organisations, coordinate advocacy activities, and make their voice stronger in interaction with the general public, governments, and other stakeholders. In particular, CSF promotes people-to-people exchanges and solidarity among civil society groups as well as joint projects. It aims to influence EU-Russia relations in a wide range of public and intergovernmental interactions. The CSF is currently financed by the EU and other governmental and private donors.