Why are we running this project?

The dialog between the EU and Russia on the European security architecture, but also on common security challenges, is indispensable.

What are our goals?

The EU-Russia Strategy Project initiates a constructive informal exchange between senior experts and policymakers. The continuous talks contribute to a mutual understanding of foreign policy positions; identify new policy areas for future cooperation, and deal with current challenges such as the implications of economic sanctions for EU-Russian relations, the peace talks in Eastern Ukraine, or the ongoing conflict in Syria. At the same time, the project strengthens the inner-European coordination of a joint policy towards Russia and encourages a more coherent and effective policy engagement in the region.

How does the project work?

Meetings of the so called EU-Russia Strategy Group lie at the heart of the program. Thereby, approximately 25 Russian and EU experts and decision-makers from politics, administration, science and business discuss both cur-rent developments and more fundamental strategic questions. The Group’s recommendations are processed in the form of publications and shall support national political decision-making processes.

Where is the project run?

Meetings of the EU-Strategy Group take place in Berlin, Moscow and other European cities interchangeably.

Who organizes and supports the projects?

The EU-Russia Strategy Project is realized together with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and in cooperation with the German Foreign Office.