VSPS has concluded two sessions of our new program VSPS Meets Russia, addressed to 40 promising journalists, bloggers, activists and analysts from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Slovakia. Thanks to generous support of the Council of Europe and theDepartment of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Polish MFA, we had the pleasure to host over 60 hours of discussions, workshops and working groups focused on rebuilding institutions of civil society, supporting participatory democracy and development of local communities, public diplomacy, new & social media  and intercultural communication. Congratulations to the Alumni!