Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation

Organization's name: Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Organization's acronym: CCRF
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: Miusskaya sq., 7/1
Moscow, Russia
GSP-3, 125993
Russian Federation
Phone: +74952218358
Fax: +74992516004
Web site:
Organization type: Institution
  • Russian


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Business and Industry
  • Climate Change
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Justice
  • Labour
  • Media
  • Migration
  • Minority Rights
  • Peace and Security
  • Population
  • Refugees
  • Religion
  • Safety
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Human rights of women

  • Population distribution and internal migration
  • Reproduction, family formation and the status of women

Social Development:
  • Cooperative
  • Disabled persons
  • Employment
  • Indigenous issues
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Indicators
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Russian Federation
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2005
Year of registration (YYYY): 2005
Organizational structure: Each convocation of the CCRF establishes Commissions, main working bodies to deal with pressing issues of social and economic development. Each member of the CCRF may enter at least one Commission with a casting vote and may join any other Commission with a right of deliberative vote. There are total 15 Commissions, 6 Inter-Commission Working Groups and 4 Research Institutes in the actual structure of the Chamber. In addition the members of the Civic Chamber may set up Ad Hoc Working Groups to conduct expertise of socially important bills underway in the Russian Parliament inviting representatives of the civil society organizations, government officials to join the Working Groups as experts. Board of the Civic Chamber is the main governing body that guidelines, regulates and coordinates all the activities of the CCRF. It is composed of the President of the Civic Chamber, Vice-Presidents, Chairmen of the Commissions and Inter-Commission Working Groups and Heads of the Research Institutes.
Number and type of members: The Civic Chamber consists of 126 members working on a voluntary basis, with their term of office of 3 years (prior to 2011 – 2 years). The CCRF is formed in three stages. First, following consultations with national NGOs and other civil society organizations the President of the Russian Federation appoints 42 members of the Chamber, selected among eminent public figures. Second, the 42 members already approved by the President elect via preferential voting another 42 members among candidates nominated by all-Russian civil society associations and NGOs. Third, 84 members of the CCRF choose 42 representatives from regional and inter-regional organizations from each of the 8 federal districts of Russia.
Funding structure other: The Public Treasury Institution "Executive Office of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation"

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