Which crowdfunding platforms work in Belarus? How can one use local fundraising to raise funds for CSOs? How should one work with businesses and talk to sponsors? ODB Brussels in partnership with the Support Programme of Belarus of the Federal Government of Germany  has organized an expert seminar for non-profit organizations who wanted to learn to raise funds and resources for their projects in Belarus.

What are circular economy and sharing economy? How is couchsurfing and cycling infrastructure related to sustainable development? How do EU countries strive for sustainable use of resources and why are green models effective for business only in partnership with NGOs? Participants of the 'Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle: Small Steps, Big Change?' seminar compared Belarusian and European experience.

In November 2014, ODB Brussels in cooperation with the National Institute for Higher Education organized a seminar on the opportunities of accession and cooperation with Magna Charta Universitatum Observatory, with input from representatives of this reputable international organization. Last week International University "MITSO" became the first institution of higher education in Belarus to sign the Magna Charta of the European Universities. The signing took place during the international conference "Values Beyond 2015: The Global Challenge for Universities and their Students" which was held on September 17-18 in Bologna (Italy).

TEXTS ADOPTED Provisional edition

The European Parliament,
– having regard to its previous resolutions and recommendations on Belarus,
– having regard to the Eastern Partnership summit held in Riga in May 2015 and to its declaration,
– having regard to the dialogue on human rights between the European Union and the Republic of Belarus of 28 July 2015 (Read more)

Pact releases strategic report on Belarus' civil society. Find the text of that report below:

"Despite the post-2010 crackdown and ensuing repressions, Belarusian civil society has seen positive developments due to emergence of new civic actors, initiatives, increased CSO visibility and better engagement with target groups.
At the same time, the issue of trust remains the core challenge of Belarus’ civil society development, as low level of trust toward CSOs among the citizenry results in weak civic activeness and participation in CSO initiatives."

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