Conference "Transforming Belarus: Ways Ahead"


Dear Colleagues and friends,

Carnegie Europe, the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS), and the Office for a Democratic Belarus have the honour of inviting you to a joint event,"Transforming Belarus: Ways Ahead".

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
2:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Carnegie Europe
15 Rue du Congrès
1000 Brussels, Belgium

This expert forum will discuss the European Union's policies on Belarus in the context of the latest developments in the country. European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Füle, will present his views on existing EU policy towards Belarus and its prospects for success.

Two panels with prominent Belarusian and European experts, including Pavel Daneyko, director of the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Centre, Arkady Moshes, senior researcher with the Finnish Institute for International Affairs, and Aliaksei Pikulik, academic director of BISS, will debate the political and economic situation in Belarus and its bilateral relationships with the EU and Russia.

With independent polls indicating that Belarusians neither favour the current government's course nor see any alternative in the opposition, the forum will produce recommendations on how to change the existing status quo in Belarus according to the will of the country's citizens.

The event is organized with the kind support of Pact/USAID.

The full agenda can be found here.

Please RSVP by Friday, December 2, 2011 to:

We look forward to welcoming you and hosting a lively discussion,
Jan Techau, Director of Carnegie Europe   
Aliaksei Pikulik, Academic Director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies
Olga Stuzhinskaya, Director of the Office for a Democratic Belarus