The goal of this project was to foster the German-Russian academic discourse and citizen exchange, strengthen citizen participation and local self-governance. Due to the pandemic, study trips from St. Petersburg got replaced to Pskov, instead of Berlin. German-Russian encounters were held in online format. Five innovative local sub-projects (like the Greening School, the production of new containers for separated garbage collection and different info-materials on local self-government) were implemented. Public and internal online and offline events contributed to the analysis and dissemination of project results.