From August 13 to 18, 2016, the first training on social entrepreneurship for young people and teenagers was organized by the Belarusian Youth Non-Governmental Organization "New Faces" and the Belgian non-profit organization "ODB Brussels" within the framework of "Social Entrepreneurship Incubator" programme in Lyaskouka village.

Prospects for joint Belarusian-German projects were discussed at the meeting on establishing partnerships and exchanging experience in the field of sustainable development, which was held in Hrodna by ODB Brussels within the framework of "Clearing House" programme in partnership of the Support Programme of Belarus of the Federal Government of Germany. Social work, volunteering, restoration of wetlands, and innovation in agriculture and energy are among the areas of interest for Belarusian and German CSOs.

Minsk has hosted a meeting on establishment of Belarusian-German partnerships in the field of sustainable development. The event was organized by ODB Brussels within the framework of the programme "Clearing House" in partnership with the Support Programme of Belarus of the Federal Government of Germany and held in Minsk Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange. Participants of the meeting, all representing non-profit organizations from Belarus and Germany, discussed promising areas of cooperation and implementation of potential joint projects in the social sphere and in the field of sustainable development in our country.

ODB Brussels organized a training "Social entrepreneurship: New approaches to small and medium business development" for participants of the Fair of Entrepreneurial Initiatives, held in Bykhau district (Mahileu region, Belarus). Representatives of civil society organizations and local authorities, as well as entrepreneurs from Bykhau, Slauharad, Klichau and Krasnapolsk districts, were introduced to the concepts of social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, and discussed application of new approaches in local development.

How can Belarus, drawing on best European practices, make its system of waste collection and sorting for further recycling more effective? Environmental experts, workers of housing and communal services, and representatives of civil society organizations addressed this issue and a number of others, when they came together for the discussion "Waste Collection and Recycling, or Responsible Consumption: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Repeat - Modern Trends in Belarus and the World", which was organized in Vitebsk by ODB Brussels in cooperation with the Center for Environmental Solutions (Minsk) within the framework of the "Clearing House" programme.

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