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.

On June 27, 2016, a meeting with participants of the EU/UNDP project "Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus" was organized within the framework of ODB Brussels programme "Clearing House". The meeting was organized by request of an initiative group of territorially-oriented development in Brest region, one of the "pilot" regions of this EU/UNDP project. The event focused on identifying new opportunities to implement initiatives taking into account the needs of local communities. The meeting brought together representatives of Brest Regional Executive Committee and the United Nations Development Programme in Belarus.

On May 31, 2016, a sectoral discussion was held in Homel, where participants deliberated on requirements for business education of Belarusian specialists in the fields of trade, entrepreneurship and banking, and assessed the professional competencies which today's university graduates need not only to be competitive in the labour market and find a prestigious job but also to create their own jobs or enterprises to provide new Belarusian goods or services.

The ODB Brussels and the Support Programme of Belarus of the Federal Government of Germany are inviting representatives of German civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the field of sustainable development and willing to find new partners for implementation of joint projects in Belarus to take part in the Contact-Making and Partnership Building Activity. The event will take place in Minsk and Grodno cities of Belarus on 26-27 July 2016.

ODB Brussels is looking for an expert/advisor in the Lean Startup methodology, Pitching Skills for Entrepreneurs, Migrant Entrepreneurship and extensive knowledge on the process and (training) programmes required to incubate and accelerate startup enterprises. 

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