International Seminar "Europe for Belarus" in Vilnius
The seminar aimed to develop cooperation between the independent organizations from Belarus and other European countries, and to create a joint platform to lobby Belarusian issues in the European structures.
The seminar organizers are the United Center of Belarusian Initiatives created by young political scientists a year ago in Lithuania, and Hrodna Center of Social Initiative Support "Third Sector". The Europe for Belarus seminar brought together several tens of representatives of independent organizations from Belarus and other nations from Eastern and Central Europe. One of the main goals was cooperation and contacts, and also development of joint ideas for projects, where the Belarusian organizations could choose partners from other European countries and decide themselves what they are interested in and need.
The Vilnius seminar participants discuss cooperation in various spheres of activity – human rights, culture, the Internet, etc., and as a result of the two day work there will be a joint agreement. Representatives of large organizations hope that this will help lobby the Belarusian issues in the European structures.