Belarusian High School Children Discover Brussels and Belgium

On the invitation of the Office for a Democratic Belarus, a team of contest winners of the competition "What Do I Know about Europe?" will travel from Belarus to Brussels and spend several days in the Belgian capital – and not only!

Organised annually, this year competition marked its10th anniversary and was dedicated to the most remarkable dates of the Belarusian and European history. Through ten years of its existence, the contest has contributed to better understanding of the Belarus’ European history among Belarusian youth, promotion of culture and history of other European states, and the popularisation of democratic Europe and its values.

In summer 2013, young intellectuals from 'Belaruskae Kola' (the Belarusian Circle) of Navahrudak received the most scores winning against four teams from other Belarusian towns including (Zhodzina, Maladzechna, and Mahiliou). They were awarded the main prize sponsored by ODB – two-day visit to Belgium.

In Brussels, the young Belarusians will be shown the famous EU quartier that hosts the main institutions - the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU. They will also discover the world-famous symbols of Belgian capital, have a tour in the Rene Magritte Museum and travel to Bruges, one of the most exciting cities in Belgium.

Organiser: European Teachers Club

Partners of the contest: Embassy of Lithuania to the Republic of Belarus; Czech Association for  International Relations (AMO), EuroBelarus, Office for a Democratic Belarus (Brussels, Belgium), Office for European Expertise and Communication, EU Delegation to the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian Schuman Association, Tell the Truth Campaign, European Humanities University.
The visit is organised in the frames of the ODB project Belarus-EU Task Force that is kindly supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).