Our Projects

Boris Nemtsov Forum

An independent platform for Russian-European dialogue. The first Boris Nemtsov forum was held in 2016. The goal of the Forum was and remains to achieve mutual understanding and strengthen ties between Russian and European opinion leaders.

Boris Nemtsov Prize

“You have to be courageous to secure your freedom in Russia ” – Boris Nemtsov repeatedly told his friends and supporters. For 15 years, he lived in Russia under Putin, defending human rights despite growing pressure and threats from the authorities. The belief that Russia is an integral part of European civilization made Nemtsov one of the main defenders of democratic values in Russia and one of the main enemies of the ruling regime in Russia.

Nemtsov’s political legacy serves as the foundation for the idea of the Boris Nemtsov Prize for Courage. The main goal of the Prize is to inspire and strengthen people who stand for the values of democracy and human rights despite the growing risks and pressure from the authorities.

Boris Nemtsov Academic Center

A joint project of the faculty of Philosophy of Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) and the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom. The center regularly conducts public lectures by well-known Russian and European intellectuals, and supports Russian students who cannot continue their studies in Russia for political reasons. The Center plans to conduct research projects, scientific conferences, and work with graduate students.

Boris Nemtsov Summer school of Journalism and Socio-cultural Studies

Boris Nemtsov Summer school of Journalism and Socio-cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program for young journalists, media, cultural and social activists, combining theoretical and practical training, as well as a cultural program and networking. The Summer School is held on the basis of the Boris Nemtsov Academic Center for studies in Russia and with the support of the faculty of Philosophy of Charles University.

Monitoring of Political Persecution in Russia

Is a monthly digest that reflects cases of pressure on activists, politicians, and human rights defenders in Russia.

Boris Nemtsov Fellowship program

Support program for political refugees and political emigrants who were forced to leave Russia and other countries, but want to continue to participate in the social and political life of their countries.

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