On December 15, 2014, Mahiliou hosted a sectoral discussion "Opportunities for Cooperation Between the Government and Non-Governmental Organisations" where NGO representatives had a chance to debate whether there is a need to develop draft regulations on the activities of "socially beneficial" organisations. Participants of the event, who included representatives of local authorities, evaluated existing opportunities for public organizations and initiatives to participate in social services commissioning  and join certain governmental social service programmes.

The Delegation of the European Union to Belarus is seeking proposals for projects to be implemented in Belarus with financial assistance from the Development and Co-operation Instrument financed under thematic programme "Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities".

"Сlearing House" programme was presented at the V Informal Education Festival on December 6 in Minsk. Participants of the festival (this year their number exceeded 250 people) were provided with information on international grant opportunities for projects in Belarus and empowerment prospects for local communities. Earlier this year leaders of non-profit organisations had a chance to take part in the activities of "Clearing House" programme, learning a method used to assess needs of local communities and examining theoretical and practical aspects of project preparation for international calls for proposals.

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