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Seeking Assistance for Hospitalized  Moscow Human Rights Activist Victor Popkov Submitted by Raffi Aftandelian. Posted May 16, 2001.

Online Conference Hosted by Democracies Online, "The Internet and Democracy Across Asia: Online Trends in Governance, Civil Society and Media" will run throughout May 2001. Posted April 26, 2001.

Ford Foundation Report, Winter 2001, "The Big Chill. Civil Society in Russia in a New Political Season", by Mary McAuley. Posted April 19, 2001.

Modern Problems of Science and Education International Conference in Kharkov, Ukraine, June 27-July 4, 2001.  Application and registration deadline: May 15, 2001. Posted April 18, 2001.

The Moscow Education Information Center invites all university and college recruiters to its Eighth Annual US Education Fair in Moscow, Russia, October 5-6, 2001.  Early registration deadline and fee: July 15, 2001 / $550.  Final registration deadline and fee: August 10, 2001 / $600.  For registration forms and additional information, please visit www.useic.ru. Posted April 17, 2001.

Lukashenko's Decree N8 "On Certain Measures of Regulation of the Procedure of Receipt and Use of Foreign Gratuitous [Charitable] Aid". Lukashenko's recent decree on the work of Belarusian NGOs is evidence of the increasing restriction that NGOs in Belarusia are experiencing. Posted April 17, 2001.

The Almaty City Pediatricians Association is seeking partners in NGO and governmental institutions in order to implement the project "For the Healthy Genofund". The aim of the project is to generate stable and positive health conditions for mother and child. Posted April 17, 2001.

World Press Freedom Committee's "Charter for a Free Press" has translated the into Russian by the Kyrgyz Internews office; both the English and the Russian versions are online now. Posted January 31, 2001.

"Tolerance, Respect and Human Rights 2001" Seminar will be held in Prague on 17-21 May 2001. The seminar focuses on issues related to racism and discrimination in the post totalitarian countries in Europe (CEE) and South Africa and is targeted at educators. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2001. Posted January 31, 2000.

New Currents Essay and Article Search, a journal of East European arts, politics, and humanities is looking for essays and articles dealing with Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The best undergraduate submission will receive $250. The best graduate submission will receive $500.  Posted January 31, 2000. 

Physicians for Human Rights has just released its report on health and human rights violations in Chechnya. Posted January 29, 2001.

The Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI) of the American Bar Association is currently recruiting for a number of positions, both short-term and long-term (one year) in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet area, including Central Asia. Most positions are for American-trained  attorneys but some are for Central Europeans. For further information send an e-mail, go to the CEELI Website, or call 1-800-98CEELI or (202) 662-1754 if outside of the U.S. Posted November 5, 2000.

IREX has announced a third Grants Competition to support Crisis Centers for Women in Russia The goal of the project is to strengthen Russian institutions that "provide crisis counseling and legal services to victims of domestic violence, that raise awareness of domestic violence issues among specialists and the general public, and that promote alternatives to violence." Applicants may request between $1,000 to $10,000 in USAID funding for projects covering a period of up to nine months. Proposals will be accepted at the IREX office in Moscow only. Deadline: 6 PM (Moscow time) December 15, 2000.   For grant competition applications and additional information on the program, please consult the IREX/Moscow or IREX/DC web sites. Posted November 5, 2000.

Каталог общественных ресурсов Интернет a very well organized, up-to-date, and searchable Catalog of Organizational Internet Resources is now available online (but in Russian only) at www.ngo.ru. Posted November 5, 2000.

Project Harmony's Program for Internet Community Development ICD in the Caucasus aims to develop two distinct online communities -- one serving the development of small businesses, the other serving organizations that aid refugees and internally displaced persons. The program hopes to create multi-language online resources such as: online newsletters;  discussion lists; e-mail conferences; interactive websites; and online events such as web chats and teleconferences. For more information go to the Project Harmony website or send an e-mail. Information on the ICD program comes from Paul Lawrence, Program Director, icd_caucasus@azeurotel.com, icd_caucasus@hotmail.com Ph/Fax: (994 12) 98-99-50. Posted November 5, 2000.

IREX Contemporary Issues Fellowship Program announces a new round of  competition for the . The program is for citizens of the NIS with the equivalent of a Masters degree "to conduct research, write studies, gain experience and develop contacts in the United States with the goal of playing an active role in sustaining the transition to democracy, open markets, and civil society in their home country." Fellowships are for four months. Deadline:  November 24, 2000. Posted October 5, 2000.

Corruption: A Threat to World Order is the title of the eighth annual conference of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), to be held May 27-30, 2001, in Szczytno, Poland. Papers are invited on the topic by February 10, 2001, from police and justice practitioners and scholars who might wish to attend. Posted October 5, 2000.

Johns Hopkins International Fellows in Philanthropy affords an opportunity for advanced study, research, and training for up to eight participants each year who are involved in studying or managing private, nonprofit, or philanthropic organizations outside of the United States, or working as NGO liaisons in the public or commercial sectors. Posted October 5, 2000.

Fellowships in International Human Rights are offered by Human Rights Watch. Two of the fellowships are open to recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations or area studies from any university worldwide. Three are restricted to graduates of specific schools. Deadline: November 1, 2000. Posted October 5, 2000.

In After Kosovo and Chechnya, Russian Duma representative and former Human Rights Commission head, Sergei Kovalev, reflects on the two conflicts and their implications for world order. He calls on Council of Europe members to "utilize the international judicial mechanism they have at their disposal...[to] initiate a suit through the Strasbourg Court on Human Rights so that Europe and Russia could investigate the human rights abuses and violations of the humanitarian rules of war in Chechnya..." Posted October 5, 2000.

Turkmen Report A good source of information on the little-known nation of Turkmenistan from RFE/RL. Posted September 7, 2000.

The Academy of State and Social Construction under the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, established in 1995, seeks international partnerships. The academy aims to improve the training of high and middle rank public officials as well as NGO leaders in Uzbekistan. It envisions "the transmission of state functions to non-government structures step by step, providing of pluralism and freedom of speech." E-mail should go to F. I. Abdurakhmanov, chief of international relations. Posted September 7, 2000.

The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College (Maine) is soliciting nominations for the Oak Human Rights Fellowship for the fall of 2001. The institute will favor applications from practitioners in the field of gender and international human rights. Posted September 7, 2000.

At least five funds have been created for the families of the 118 sailors who died in the Kursk accident in the Barents Sea. Two are managed by the state, two are connected to nongovernmental organizations with many years of experience in philanthropy, and a fifth is sponsored by an association of naval officers. Alex Goldfarb, a scientist associated with NYU and the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), is a native of Russia and highly experienced in administering private aid there. He is working with Boris Berezovsky and Alexander Rutskoi (of 1993 Duma -Yeltsin showdown fame) to raise funds for the charitable fund Podlodka Kursk ("Submarine Kursk"). Not only politics, but humanitarian emergencies, too, can make strange bedfellows! Posted September 7, 2000.

This summer a popular singer was killed in Lviv after refusing to sing in Russian instead of Ukrainian. Language and Nationalism in Post-Soviet Space is an essay by Taras Kuzio, from  RFE/RL's Newsline, analyzing the politics of language in each of the former Soviet republics. Kuzio is a fellow at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta. Posted August 10, 2000

The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs requests proposals for the FY 2001 NIS College and University Partnerships Program --NISCUPP. Deadline is January 19, 2001. Posted August 10, 2000

The Engineering Information Foundation has as its mission "to improve worldwide engineering education and practice through information technology and the recruitment of women." Posted August 10, 2000

The Uyghur Human Rights Coalition has formed in order to protest "gross human rights violations" against the indigenous Uyghurs of the Xinjiang region of China. It asks Beijing to release, immediately and unconditionally, "famous Uyghur businesswoman/political prisoner Rebiya Kadeer." Several million Uyghurs live in eastern Kazakhstan and western China. Posted August 10, 2000

Defining Defamation, Article 19's latest publication, sorts out how to protect both press freedom and individual reputations. Posted July 22, 2000

Unlimited, multiple jeopardy is what Russian authorities offer nuclear hazards whistle blower Aleksandr Nikitin. The Bellona Foundation Website details the latest effort by the state to win in its five-year battle with this principled ex-naval officer. Posted July 22, 2000

Ukraine's League of Professional Women  launches its new Web site (in English) this month. Posted July 22, 2000

Ukrainian NGO Net A new e-mail list for NGOs in Ukraine. Posted July 8, 2000

Reporting Central Asia A free weekly news service which carries articles by local journalists. Posted July 7, 2000

Reporting Central Asia A free weekly news service which carries articles by local journalists. Posted July 7, 2000

Grants for translation of books for women The Open Society Institute announces a competition to support the translation and publication of books on women's issues. Posted July 5, 2000

Kazak organizations seek support The National Center for Problems of Healthy Lifestyle Development of Kazakhstan and the Association of Health Promoters seek technical/financial support. Posted July 5, 2000

International Charitable Fund "Slovo", a children's arts organization in Ukraine, seeks international partners for cooperation in joint projects.  Posted June 26, 2000

Karelia web  This website includes sections on the economy, society, culture, and government of this northern Russian region. It also includes an directory of 829 Karelian NGOs. Posted June 26, 2000

International Volunteer Opportunities Freedom House seeks candidates for its American Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. Posted June 23, 2000

IATP Internet Grants Program announces an open grants competition to 10 Eurasian countries. Posted June 23, 2000

Charitable Fund "Women. Family. Charity." This Ukrainian organization was founded to provide women and their families with the support the government cannot provide. Posted June 20, 2000

Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces the opening of its 2001-2002 fellowship competition. Posted June 20, 2000

International grants for nonprofits  Approximately 15 grants of up to $1000 will be awarded in fall 2000 by the Cottonwood Foundation. Posted June 16, 2000

Scholarship for an Uzbek citizen to study at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies for the 2001-2002 academic year.  Posted June 16, 2000

Romanian NGO seeks assistance Fundatia Speranta, which provides dental care to those in need, seeks support. Posted June 13, 2000

Resource Center on National Minorities, in Baku, was established to protect the rights of national minorities at the national and international levels. Posted June 13, 2000

Guide to EU Programs The Open Society Institute in Budapest recently published the 2000 Guide to Funding and Participation in EU Programs for NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS. Posted June 13, 2000

Search Engine Colossus allows you to visit search engines by country- in the language of the country and in English. Posted June 13, 2000

Foundation for Information Assistance to Social and Economic Development  in Kyrgyzstan seeks to accelerate economic development. Posted June 6, 2000

Childheart Foundation, a Romanian organization that assists disabled and disadvantaged children, seeks contacts with other international NGOs.  Posted June 6, 2000

Rroma Mission Rroma Community Union "Rroma Mission" in Lithuania is seeking sponsors to support education and charity projects for the Rroma (Gypsy) community. Posted June 6, 2000

EMonument Assists in improving ecological systems, including wildlife, water, pest management, timber conservation and chemical disposal.  Posted June 6, 2000

CERGE-EI Economic Grants CERGE-EI, with financial support form the World Bank, announces a research competition in all fields of economics. Posted June 6, 2000

Siberian Initiative is a non-governmental organization in Barnaul, Russia committed to the prevention of HIV through informational and training projects. Posted June 1, 2000

Animal Rights Committee, Georgia has launched its first animal rights website in Georgian, plus they have started the first animal rights email list in Georgia. Posted June 1, 2000

Postcommunist States and Nations Book Series provides compact analytical surveys of developments in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since the end of the Cold War. Posted June 1, 2000

Federal Practice: Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia This volume analyzes the historic roots of the conflict between Georgians and Abkhazians. Posted May 31, 2000

Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program Awards fellowships to citizens of countries eligible to borrow from the World Bank to support research in socioeconomic development.  Posted May 31, 2000

St. Petersburg charity seeks partners Peace and Charity House, a youth cultural center, is seeking youth organizations abroad for partnerships. Posted May 31, 2000

Conference: Non-Military Security Threats, Central Asia and Caucasus, organized by the Manchester University Research Group, to be held May 31-June 1, 2000 in Manchester, UK. Posted May 25, 2000

AIHA Partner Solicitation: Tomsk, Russia AIHA and USAID announce a grants competition in support of establishing partnerships between US health-related organizations and their NIS counterparts. Posted May 25, 2000

Electronic International Symposium on Civil Society in the 21st Century, organized by the International Research Center for Development, will be held June 1-28, 2000. Posted May 25, 2000

International Health Research Awards will be made in association with the International Conference on Health Research for Development. Posted May 25, 2000

US-Azerbaijan NGO Partnership Opportunity ISAR announces a new program to provide cooperative funding for US and Azerbaijani non-profits and NGOs.  Posted May 25, 2000

German-Russian Exchange supports citizens' initiatives, human rights organizations and non-governmental social organizations. Posted May 23, 2000

Letters of Interest Curatio International Foundation, an NGO based in Tbilisi, Georgia, is planning to implement a program in Health Sector Development in the Caucasus. Posted May 18, 2000

Coalition for Global Solidarity and Social Development has developed a web site that includes links to news groups, training programs and scholarly articles. Posted May 18, 2000

Armenian NGO seeks partners The Center for Development of Civil Society seeks contacts. Posted May 17, 2000

Social Capital in Russia The Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde has a new web site devoted to social capital in Russia. Posted May 17, 2000

Doctoral Fellowships In support of its current project on Human Security and Global Governance (HUGG) the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy  is offering three fellowships. Posted May 17, 2000

Kidsave International raises money to bring Russian orphans to America for adoption. Posted May 17, 2000

Sins of NGOs An excerpted article from The Economist discusses the drawbacks of NGOs. Posted May 11, 2000

Botanic Garden of the Irkutsk State University, a living museum and non-profit organization, serves as an educational tool. Posted May 11, 2000

Short-Term Grants Competition Kennan Institute offers grants for research on the former Soviet Union to scholars who demonstrate a need to use resources in the Washington, DC area. Posted May 9, 2000

Warsaw International Summer Education, organized by Warsaw University, is open to all interested in learning more about the transformation of Polish society and culture in the last ten years. Posted May 9, 2000

International Congress on the Evaluation of Crimes of Communism (ICECC) to be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 12-14, 2000. Posted May 9, 2000

ISTOK, an environmental organization in the Perm region of Russia is in need of international assistance. Posted May 2, 2000

Humanitarian Institute of the North, a Murmansk human rights organization especially focused on women, is currently searching for international partners. Posted May 2, 2000

"The Young Leader of the XXI Century" Sixth Annual International Youth Conference in Ekaterinburg, August 14-19, 2000. Register Now! Posted April 27, 2000

Transnational Crime and Corruption Center announces a new email list addressing organized crime and corruption in the former Soviet Union. Posted April 27, 2000

WomenAid Georgia has recently begun an anti-trafficking campaign in addition to its other women's rights projects. Posted April 25, 2000

Speech by Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright given April 17, 2000 at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Posted April 25, 2000

KIMEP Public Policy Research Center, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, studies social, economic and political issues in Central Asia. Posted April 25, 2000

  Centre for Peacemaking and Community Development is assisting Chechen refugees in Ingushetia.  Posted April 25, 2000

CESI- Center for Education and Counseling of Women, a Croatian organization, was created to address the special needs of women in neglected regions. Posted April 20, 2000


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