On the 26th of September, Citizens Watch and the Institute of Law named after Prince P.G. Oldenburgsky hosted a conference “The potential of non-governmental organisations in providing free legal assistance to vulnerable groups“ in St. Petersburg, Russia.
On 3 September 2014, the anniversary of the tragic events in Beslan in 2004, activists of Citizens’ Watch ran a session on “Violence and Safety” with the pupils of secondary school 230 in St Petersburg.
On 27 August 2014, representatives of Citizens’ Watch discussed the subject of hate speech and a-social behaviour of teenagers with the teachers of college 384 in St. Petersburg.
The second workshop for NGOs providing legal aid to vulnerable groups took place on 11 – 12 September 2014 in the premises of Citizens’ Watch and was run by mediators Larisa Karpenko and Olga Leontieva.
The workshop took place on 18 – 19 August 2014 in the premises of Citizens’ Watch. Mediators Larisa Karpenko and Olga Leontyeva were invited to run the training for NGOs working with vulnerable groups.
On 16 June 2014 the seminar “Interaction between courts and mass media: legislation and practice” was held at the Northwest Department of Russian Academy of Justice. The seminar was attended by chairing judges and press-secretaries of courts from various Russian regions, journalists, NGOs and other experts.
On 29 April 2014, a round table was held to discuss the experiences of NGOs in providing legal assistance to the public. Researchers, NGO workers, experts in legal aid and a representative of the Ombudsman’s Office for St Petersburg took part in the discussion.
Study visit to London was organised from 16 to 21 February 2014 for a group of St Petersburg trainers and trainees of the course "Criminal defence of business activity: raising professional skills of defence lawyers".