On occasion of the European Mobility Week 2016, a specialized seminar was organized in Minsk dedicated to improvements of the transportation system in accordance with European standards. How to make traveling around the city environmentally friendly, high-speed and comfortable, how to combine different modes of public transportation and how to make city spaces more convenient for the residents.

Minsk has hosted a round table "Enabling sustainable mobility in Belarus". The event was organized by the United Nations Development Programme in Belarus on the occasion of the launch of the European Mobility Week, which is to be held in 17 Belarusian cities from September 16 to 22, culminating in the Car-Free Day. This is the second European Mobility Week for Belarus.

A seminar "Fundraising: How to Find Funds to Develop Culture?" within the framework of  Clearing House programme of ODB Brussels was held in Minsk. The event was organized by the Institute of Belarusian Culture. Representatives of public organizations working in the field of culture, teachers of music schools, museum workers and employees of one of the centers of culture and folk art from Grodno region were introduced to basics of planning and management of projects funded within the framework of European Union programmes, as well as to available international funds.

How can implementation of local initiatives integrate European values? Is it necessary to take into account gender equality, inclusion and environmental sustainability when resolving problems in small towns and villages? Participants of a training course held in Byaroza discussed an integrated approach to local development. The event was organized within the framework of ODB Brussels programme "Clearing House". Participants will be able to use the newly acquired skills when implementing initiatives within the framework of the EU-UNDP project "Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus" in future.

The international team of organisations comprised from the ODB Brussels (Belgian non-profit organisation established by Belarusians living abroad), TNU Network University (the Netherlands), Public Association of Belarusians of the World ‘Homeland, Youth Organisation New Faces and a number of prominent independent consultants want to suggest you cooperation on a very interesting and useful initiative. Deadline for applications: 30.09.2016.

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