Partner Project in Social Integration
The Institute of Economics and Law of PetrSU, jointly with the partners, is a participant of the Nordic-Russian cooperation for the social integration, prevention of marginalization, and human rights protection for female prisoners.
This year-long project is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic-Russian cooperation programme. The partners of the project: the University of Helsinki, Uppsala University (Sweden), Female Labour Fund (Oslo, Norway), the Enlightenment Center for International and Informational Exchanges in the Area of Human Rights (Saint Petersburg, Russia).
This project aims at strengthening the civil society and cooperation between government, research institutes that study the current status of women, former inmates in Northwestern Russia (Saint Petersburg and the Republic of Karelia), develop tools for their protection, social integration, and prevention from discrimination. The goal of the project is to establish a network of experts that will facilitate the exchange of experience and best practices in this area of protection of human rights.
At the beginning of November 2018, the partners hosted a joint seminar at the premises of the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki. The Institute of Economics and Law was represented by Natalia Ermishina (acting Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Process, Candidate of Law) who presented her report “Free legal assistant as an instrument for resocialization of women sentenced to imprisonment: the experience of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Karelia” and Anastasiya Alekhina (the 1st year Master degree student of the program Criminal Law, Criminal Process, Forensics) who presented the report “Legal clinic and activities of students – legal volunteers as a tool in the system of re-socialization of women sentenced to imprisonment”.
The seminar convened specialists from Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.
The project will last until August 2019. The results will be presented at project seminars in Oslo (Norway) and Saint Petersburg (Russia).