Announcements

Are you concerned about a particular social problem? Do you want to use business tools to try to solve it? Have you got an idea for ​​a social enterprise that you want to develop and implement? Do you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills? Benefit from your summer holidays by taking part in the second summer school on social entrepreneurship for Belarusian teenagers "SEI Youth: My First Business", to be held in Minsk from July 7 to August 6, 2017. The event will be organized by Belarusian Youth Public Union "New Faces" and ODB Brussels with support from the European Union.

Belarus in Focus Information Office in partnership with Press Club Belarus announces Belarus in Focus 2016 – 6th edition of an international competition for journalists writing about Belarus in international media.

Are you interested in Belarus? Have you written articles about this country in 2016?  If the answer is "yes" then Belarus in Focus 2016 is for you. This year the competition takes place for the sixth time.

On October 24, 2016 Emerging Europe and the EBRD co-hosted the EBRD Emerging Europe Outlook on Belarus conference in London.

On November 30, 2016 they will put the spotlight exclusively on the IT outsourcing industry. In 2016 the European Outsourcing Association shortlisted Belarus, alongside three other countries, as "Outsourcing Destination of the Year". In partnership with the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) they are hosting a networking seminar to bring together leading Belarusian IT companies, industry experts and decision makers and influencers from buyers of sourcing services.

The International Conference "Development and Democracy", held on October 27, 2016 in Bratislava (Slovakia), is a leading event on development cooperation in the region. It creates unique opportunity to share knowledge, creative ideas, experience, success and failure in development and innovation. This year's conference with the subtitle "Sustainable World with Noone Left Behind" is in line with the priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is accepting applications for an internship. The Intern will assist the team of the Secretariat mainly in administrative tasks. Duration: 6 months.

Main responsibilities: general assistance in administrative tasks, support of the advocacy activities of the Secretariat, support the organisation of EaP CSF internal and external events and meetings, press monitoring of developments on the Eastern Partnership in the Partner countries and Brussels, working on the EaP CSF membership database and mailing lists, liaising with members of the Forum and contacts in Brussels and EaP countries, participation in events related to the Eastern Partnership in Brussels.

UNICEF Office in Belarus is looking for an International Individual Consultant to Work with a Team of National Consultants/ Institution on Patronage (home visiting) system assessment with equity analysis.

Qualification or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required: PhD or equivalent in public health, economics, management, public administration with a minimum of 10 years of working experience in the relevant field; proven experience in providing consultancy services in relevant public health areas, such as health services management, health care evaluation, social work at primary healthcare level; etc.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Emerging Europe are co-hosting the EBRD-Emerging Europe: Outlook on Belarus 2016 event at the EBRD Headquarters in London on Monday 24 October, 2016.

The event will bring together policymakers, investors and prominent business people to discuss the economic outlook on Belarus and explore investment opportunities in the country.

Special guest speakers and panellists include: Vladimir Zinovskiy, Minister of Economy of Belarus; Alain Pilloux, EBRD's Acting Vice President, Policy and Partnerships; Francis Delaey, EBRD’s Director of Belarus; Natallia Nikandrava, CEO at the National Agency of Investment and Privatisation; Nikolay Shestak, Deputy Director, Zubr Capital and Alex Kokcharov, Country Risk Analyst for Belarus, IHS Markit.

UNICEF Office in Belarus is looking for International individual and national individual consultants for Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Study on Early Childhood Development and responsible parenting.

Required experience: a) proven experience in conducting knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) studies relating to children rights, media research, and behavioural change research and information management systems; b) postgraduate degree in sociology, social anthropology, economics, and education; good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills. Excellent reporting and presentation skills; c) fluency in spoken and written Russian is a must; knowledge of English is an advantage. Prior work experience with UNICEF is desirable.

UNDP in Belarus is looking for an Executive Associate. Deadline: October 30, 2016.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Resident Representative/Resident Coordinator (RR/RC) and Deputy Resident Representative (DRR), the Executive Associate ensures effective and efficient functioning of RC office, provides support to Deputy Resident Representative and ensures full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.

The Poland-Belarus-Ukraine cross-border cooperation programme has launched a series of photo exhibitions to celebrate European Cooperation Day 2016. Exhibitions are taking place in the four Belarusian regional capitals covered by the programme - Minsk (9-10 September), Homiel (12-13 September), Brest (15 -16 September), and Hrodna (23-24 September).

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