Representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Education, the Council of Europe and the Bologna Follow Up Group gathered in Minsk earlier today for a seminar to discuss implementation of the European Higher Education Area principles. The seminar was organized with support from Belarusian State University. The event provided representatives of Belarusian universities, the European Students Union  and other organisations with an opportunity to discuss the Bologna process and perspective development of the Belarusian system of education.

On February 26, 2015, Minsk hosted IV International Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility. The event brought together more than 150 representatives of Belarusian non-governmental organisations, business structures and private international companies. Participants of the Forum discussed the progress of corporate social responsibility in Belarus by reviewing case studies of private businesses and international companies working on CSR.

On February 27, 2015 EU Delegation to Belarus organized a working meeting dedicated to increasing effectiveness of communication. Participants of the meeting discussed issues of dissemination of information about running EU supported projects in Belarus.

On February 18, 2015, Minsk hosted a discussion on human rights issues in Belarus, which was attended by representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations in Belarus Office and The Belarusian Helsinki Committee. The event was organized within the framework of the “Public Dialogue” project implemented by the Center for Strategic & International Studies in partnership with the Foreign Policy and Security Research Center on the basis of the BSU International Relations Faculty.

Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has made a two-day visit to Belarus (17-18.02.2015). As noted by the Bank's External Relations Department, this visit of the EBRD chief, which was the first in 20 years, has been quite a long one as the Bank has adopted a comprehensive approach to studying the situation in the country and  the issues it faces in order to develop a new country strategy for Belarus.

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