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Krasnoyarsk Regional Non-Governmental Organization for Non-Formal Education and Intercultural Communication "Interra"

Annual Report 2018














Krasnoyarsk Regional Non-Governmental Organization for Non-Formal Education and Intercultural Communication "Interra"

Active in Krasnoyarsk since 2004


We work in the sphere of non-formal citizens education and intercultural dialogue.

Our participants: schoolchildren (13-17 years old), young people, specialists in the sphere of formal and non-formal education, youth work, and educational outreach work. 


Our areas of activity: intercultural communication, cultural dialogue and collaboration, ecological mindsets and sustainable development, the urban environment and the development of urban initiatives, critical thinking and media literacy, historical memory, artistic self-expression and co-creation, business ethics of the third millenium.

For over 10 years now, we have organised both individual and group international exchange projects in the context of humanitarian collaboration, trainings, educational outreach programmes and cultural projects for various target groups, and run seminars, masterclasses, club meetings, camps and forums.




Our permanent team is made up of 5 employees, as well 1 to 2 foreign volunteers at a time, who intern with us as part of the ESC programme. This year, Erich Molz (Germany) worked with us from January to August, in September we were joined by Arthur Beard (UK) for a period of 9 months, and in October by Veikka Vainnika (Finland), for 6 months. 


As of the 31st of December 2018, Interra has 94 members. The Coordinating Commitee is made up of Natalia Pavlenko, Ekaterina Liubimova, Elena Liutko and Elena Bobrovskaia.


Director - Elena Bobrovskaia.


You can find the current version of our charter here, and more information about our permanent team and our current team of coordinators can be found here.

It is important to us to support the active exchange between countries of ideas, perceptions and best practices in the sphere of culture, education, youth work, ecology, development of the urban environment, citizens' initiatives, social organisation, etc...


And it is important that this exchange generates the development of people and of the area in which we live.



Since 2004, we have had over 15 thousand participants in our projects, and collaborated with over 20 countries. 

Interra is a community of like-minded people, who wish to develop themselves, value a culture of dialogue and collaboration, of openess to the worls, and who want to develop the area in which they live.


Over 50 projects

We organise educational projects for social change and personal development. 


Since 2017, we are hosts of the open space "OKNA" ("Windows")

OKNA is our home and a space for local educational events

Key Numbers 2018

free educational events organised for Krasnoyarsk citizens in our open space OKNA

people took part in educational events held in "OKNA" ("Windows")

international and local educational projects organised for schoolchildren, young people, professionals and citizens

people took part in international and local Interra projects. These are just the participants. About 10000 people were involved in projects as host families, experts, partners, volunteers, guest, etc...

volunteers from Russia took part in voluntary projects abroad through Interra

people in Interra's community of coordinators

festivals about ecological thinking took place in Krasnoyarsk: "EkoIar" - public showing of 10 documentary films about ecology, and "Eko-Ekho" - a two-day eco-festival in the city

social projects in the sphere of education, culture, sport and improvement of the urban space in Krasnoyarsk and the Krasnoyarsk region realised by our partners and members in collaboration with Interra

number of different cities, towns and villages in which our participants live

online projects launched. The first - a library for non-formal education on our website, the second - - a collection interesting and important texts about non-formal education, on which we act as partners

people signed up to our monthly newsletter 

people joined our VK group 

seminars, trainings, courses in Russia and abroad that members of the Interra team took part in

events - the number of seminars, conferences, round table discussions in Russia and abroad which members of the Interra team took part in as invited trainers and experts

events - meetings, language clubs, educational games - run by Interra's international volunteers in OKNA and other venues in the city

new ambassadors part of Interra's team

Where are our Russian participants from?

 Interra is a regional non-governmental organisation, but participants in our prjects come from many different cities and towns in Russia. We are particularly pleased that 6% of our particpants come from small settlements and villages.

Siberian Federal District (SFD): 82%

North-West Federal District (NWFD): 8%

Central Federal District (CFD): 6%

Volga Federal District (VFD): 3%

Ural Federal District: 0.6%

Southern Federal District: 0.3%

Far Eastern Federal District: 0.3%

So where exactly are our participants from?

  • Abakan
  • Astrakhan
  • Achinsk
  • Borodino
  • Vladimir
  • Voronezh
  • Zheleznogorsk
  • Zaozyorny
  • Zelenogorsk
  • Ilan
  • Innopolis
  • Kazan
  • Kizema Village
  • Kopyovo village
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Minusinsk
  • Moscow
  • Novaya Solyanka
  • Novokuznetsk
  • Novonikolayevka
  • Novosibirsk
  • Omsk
  • Guerrilla
  • Pskov
  • St. Petersburg
  • Surgut
  • Taiga settlement
  • Tomsk
  • Ural settlement
  • Ufa
  • Cheboksary
  • Chelyabinsk
  • Chita
  • Chaikovsky
  • South Aleksandrovka
  • Yaroslavl

Interra projects 2018

Educational projects for schoolchildren

International youth exchange projects

Educational projects for professionals

Projects for the general public

What does Interra live off?

Income structure








Overall income 2018:

7 417 942 rub.


Sources of income by percentage: 


Grants (RF, Krasnoyarsk region): 53,2 %

Overseas grants: 24%

Services: 7,9 %

Targeted charitable contributions to projects: 14,7 %

Members' contributions: 0,1 %

Sponsorships: 0,1 %

Best articles

About the organisation and our projects (texts in Russian)

"We all have the same values" - why international educational projects are important 

In what world do teenagers want to live? About our English summer school

Challenges and risks of international projects: how can Germans, Tanzanians and Russians get along in a single kitchen?

Toolkit of working materials for novel ecological practices

Forum-theatre. How do you talk about difficult topics with teenagers?

Eko-Ekho: a project for the development of ecological mindsets, with resonance

10 ecofilms: best green films of the past few years

Ecological practices with "Critical Kitchen"

How I was lucky three times!

Dreaming about London

Best videos

About the organisation and our projects

Forum-Theare "A step towards Each Other"

"A Step towards Each Other" is an educational project for pedagogues in the Krasnoyarsk region, allowing them to master the forum-theatre method of teaching

Critical Kitchen: Film about the project

Film about the three-year international project on climate change "Critical Kitchen", with the participation of young people from Russia, Germany and Tanzania

Young reporters from TeleDetok on board the Roald Amundsen 

Interview with participants of the project "Veter i Volny" and the ship's team

Report about the summer workshop "Ne Stolitsa" ("Not a capital")

On-site report from the summer urbanism workshop "Ne Stolitsa" ("Not a capital")  

Citizens of Tanzania turned up in the Krasnyarsk outback. What surprised them most of all

Report by the television channel Yenissey about the participants of the international project "Critical Kitchen" trip to the village of Novaya Solyanka.

Interview about Interra

We talk about why Interra is necessary and what participants learn during our projects.

What our participants say

Every time that young people from different countries come together, there is a chance to overcome the imaginary barriers, break down the walls of stereotypes and prejudices between us, and establish trust, friendship, collaboration between the leaders of our very different countries...


 - Erik Molz (Germany), volunteer in the NGO "Interra", coordinator of the 3rd part of the project "Critical Kitchen" in Krasnoyarsk

I am ever more certain in my conviction that the best way to know oneself, the world and humanity is through travel, socialising, through cultural exchange and internatinal collaboration

-Anna Matveeva (Krasnoyarsk), ESC/EVS volunteer in Greece

It seems to me that I became more open. I speak English more fluently, I learnt a lot of words. I now want to try out a lot of new things, about which I hadn't though about before. I found out about the really important problems in the world, and about the ways in which people live in different countries

- Orkhan, 16 years old, at school, participant in the summer school "Better World: EnterTime"

I was not interested in project work before, but after "Ne Stolitsa", I want to develop my life precisely in this direction. My team already has a ton of ideas, and soon we will bring them to life. All this is thanks to our incomparable trainers, who helped us believe in ourselves, taught us to think creatively and reach our goals. What seemed to me impossible before, now looks a whole lot different

— Zhenia Zatsepilina (Novonikolaevka), participant in the urbanism workshop "Ne Stolitsa" (Not a Capital)

A week is very little, what can you teach teenagers in such a short time?

They can get to know each other, build relationships, share ideas and work as a team. They can conduct polls and record observations. They can put yourself in the place of the inhabitants of this very neighbourhood and analise it - what is missing hear? The kids asked questions: how do we make this city more convenient, comfortable, and will people use what I want to bring here? They can assert their ideas and seek resources for its realisation. All week, despite the heat, the kids diligently learnt not to be indifferent, and to get satisfaction from that which you can do yourself

 — Lidia Samonina (Zaozerniy), coworker in MBUK "CBS Rybinsky district", participant in the urbanism workshop "Ne Stolitsa" (Not a Capital) 

..."Tomorrow" is always unpredictable on a boat. Maybe the captain will decide to sail towards Alandskii Island, and we will go for a walk in the portal town, and in the evening we will drink craft beer, eat shashliks and dance. Or maybe we will finally get the long-awaited storm (who else, other than crazy people from a youth exchange, would want so badly to end up in storm), and there will be splashes, and water everywhere, and wet legs. Or maybe, we will throw down the anchor, and screaming and laughing, we will jump from the nose of the ship into the freezing water, and then warm up with some tea and sneeze until the end of the trip. Who knows :) At sea, every day is an adventure

 — Zhenia Terenteva (Saint-Petersburg), participant of the Russian-German youth exchange "Veter i Volny"

After my volunteer workcamps, my eyes were opened. I want to act, I want to organise such cool wvents myself in our city, and help other volunteers in the whole world

— Anastasiq Bekker (Krasnoyarsk), participant in international volunteer workcamps 

One month after the Critical Kitchen project, I still can't avoid global themes. When you realised how the small actions of billions of people in combination lead to big changes, and when you are convinced that you must strive to make the world a better place, influencing the environment around you, then you feel like writing posts like this one

— Nikolai Bakhalkhanov (Krasnoyarsk), participant in "Critical Kitchen" 

Material prepared by: Irina Bobrovskaya

Translation by: Arthur Beard

Photos by: Irina Bobrovskaya, Georgy Golosov, Luna Voltaire, Aye Oosterwoud, Elena Bobrovskaya, Elena Burmakina, Anastasia Tamarovskaya, Yevgeny Konstantinopolsky, Alexandru Muntanu, Pavel Parankevich, Christina Zaplatina, Lisa Pozolotina,
Lyubov Yudina, Daria Melnikova, Ivan Demidenko, Alina Kim, Louise Anzorge



Photos in reviews - from the personal profiles of participants оn social networks



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