Stefan Melle has been the managing director of the DRA since 2006. He is a journalist and expert on Eastern Europe. He manages bilateral and European projects in the fields of strengthening civil society, media, education, social affairs, and the environment. Moreover he is one of the initiators of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (CSF) and co-initiator of the International NGO Platform for Overcoming the Donbass Conflict CivilM+. He collaborated on the book “Wladimir Putin – der Deutsche im Kreml” (Vladimir Putin – the German in the Kremlin) by Alexander Rahr and edited the anthology “Russland auf dem Weg zum Rechtsstaat?” (Russia on the way to a constitutional state?) on behalf of the German Institute for Human Rights.
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