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We do not see how a youth exchange can take place in the current situation. For this reason, we are stopping our projects for the time being.


Our vision


Young people consider the ways of developing closer bilateral relations by means of discussions and workshops on politics, economy and culture.


We aim at creating a space for youth collaboration


We aim at providing a platform for equal discussion


We aim at uniting the youth in East and West


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October 30, 2022

On the last weekend of october, the DRJUG board met in Frankfurt (Main), Germany. This year our annual meeting was nothing like before. Personally and as an association, we have been affected by Russia´s war against Ukraine, which we strongly condemn. At the same time, we see the need to stay in touch, share perspectives and support each other wherever possible. That is why we continue to work, even if not as before.

On the weekend, we summarised our work in 2022 that, for the first time in DRJUG's history, went without a forum. We discussed new ways of association work, alternative projects, Stammtische, basically how to stay in touch? During this time we were happy to draw on the enriching ideas developed during our last member dialog!

Finally…we talked about the upcoming board elections next year. For our new board 2023/2024 we are looking for committed young people from Russia and Germany to shape the next era of bilateral relations!

+++Save the date: 16 April 2023+++


June 12, 2022

The Regional Weimar Triangle turned 25 years old. With the support of North Rhine Westphalia, we invited friends and partners from Poland and France to Warendorf (Germany).

During the weekend, we were pleased to participate at the 'Hoffnungslauf' in Warendorf collecting money for children in need. Besides, we discussed the potential of future cooperation between international youth organisations, particularly in the light of the Russian war against the Ukriane. May thanks to CINUP (United Nations Interuniversity Committee of Paris) and FMD (Forum of young diplomats) who gave us very important feedback on our work which is heavily impacted by the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Last, but not least, we very much enjoyed the picnic with refugees from Ukraine who now live in Warendorf. We learned about their life in Germany and exchanged contacts. This intercultural meeting with French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and German guests gives light in these dark days.

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April 10, 2022

On April 10, DRJUG online held its annual general meeting. Our chairs Mikhail Polianskiy and Beatrice von Braunschweig guided the participants through the event.

In addition to the annual topics of a general meeting, this year's meeting focused, of course, on the current situation in Ukraine with its serious consequences. For this purpose DRJUG had already invited one week before to the member dialogue, in order to consider together the effects of the war in Ukraine on the work and the people of the association. The results of the discussion were presented at the general meeting. In addition, there was time for further suggestions, which are now planned in a new extraordinary meeting with members of the presidium and members of the association.

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March 3, 2022

Press release March 3, 2022 + Project stop

The German-Russian Youth Initiative DRJUG e.V., as a representative of the youth civil societies in Germany and Russia, strongly condemns the war by the Russian government against Ukraine. Therefore, we demand the immediate withdrawal of foreign forces from Ukraine and the laying down of all weapons by all parties.
We are deeply concerned about the Ukrainian population, especially our members, partners, former participants of our forums, friends and families in the affected areas.  "These days we are very concerned about the situation in Ukraine and the people on the ground. At the same time, we are also thinking about Russian people protesting against the war and about the ties with the Russian civil society, which we must not lose," emphasizes Beatrice von Braunschweig, German co-chair of DRJUG e.V.

We do not see how a youth exchange can take place in the current situation. For this reason, we are stopping our projects for the time being.

Find more about our current activities in our press release in German, Russian and English language.


February 24, 2022

Today our thoughts are with Ukrainians and other civilians who became victims of a horrible military intervention.


Despite all differences and challenges between the nations, there is one common wish that ultimately unites us: Millions of people want peace!


We, at DRJUG, have been constantly promoting peaceful international cooperation. With growing distrust in the governments and media, NGOs must act as stabilizing forces and as effective drivers of positive change. We, therefore, appeal to the decision-makers in Russia, Ukraine and the EU to re-establish the dialogue and engage the entire range of multilateral actors. As representatives of the international youth civil society, we believe in the power of diplomacy and reject any act of aggression or military measures.


In the sake of the current young and future generations, we encourage all parties, governments and NGOs of the countries involved, especially those that are on the forefront of the conflict, to apply maximum efforts and measures towards the de-escalation and a peaceful resolution of the crisis. We are full of hope that our leaders will make the right decision which will allow us to live in peace and safety together.

Find here our press release in Russian, German and English language.






Our association


International youth forums organised




Alumni of our forums




German-Russian Youth Forum

Capital Talks

Trilateral Youth Forum

German-Polish-Russian Trialogue


Trilateral Youth Forum

Germany - Russia - Ukraine: A common future?

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Multilateral Youth Forum

Youth Normandy Talks

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