The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is looking for a Principal Banker in Minsk (Belarus). The Principal Banker is competent in undertaking all tasks related to, and understands all aspects of, project development and implementation, including project origination, structuring, execution, implementation and monitoring, for all types of investment instruments offered by the Bank. Deadline: 22 March 2016.

ODB Brussels is looking for a consultant for the position of trilateral dialogue coordinator within the project ‘Social Entrepreneurship Incubator'. Co-organizing the trilateral dialogue hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Minsk with the aim to launch a result-oriented discussion between CSOs and SMEs on the one side and the government of Belarus on the other, represented by the relevant Ministries, on issues pertinent to the development of social entrepreneurship in Belarus.

ODB Brussels is looking for a project consultant in social Entrepreneurship
Project name: Social Entrepreneurship Incubator
Implementing partners: ODB Brussels (Belgium), Network University TNU (the Netherlands), Belarusian Youth Public Union “New Faces” and International Public Society World Association of Belarusians “Homeland”. The project is funded by the EU.

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Secretariat launched a second call for proposals under a re-granting scheme that aims to support projects contributing to the Forum’s policy-making and advocacy objectives at the EU-level.

The proposals should focus on advancing reforms in the Eastern Partnership countries by strengthening the involvement of civil society actors in policy domains with a regional perspective.

Applications are open until 21 February 2016.

The annual UNESCO-Japan Prize is funded by the Government of Japan and was established in 2014 within the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP).

This Prize is endowed with USD 50,000 for each of the three recipients, honouring and showcasing outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations engaged in ESD.


The deadline for submission is 30 April 2016 (midnight Paris time).

Belarus Digest seeks talented authors.

Most of the materials written for Belarus Digest are contributed by a regular team of authors. However, Belarus Digest welcomes contributions from other authors and is constantly expanding its core team.

Whether a summary of a recent policy paper or a PhD dissertation, sharing Belarus-related experience or a personal opinion—the texts should conform to the general style of Belarus Digest.

The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border cooperation programmes totalling €1 billion, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of the EU's external borders. This type of cross border cooperation is an important element of the EU policy towards its neighbours. It will prioritise projects supporting sustainable development along the EU’s external borders, thus reducing differences in living standards and addressing common challenges across these borders. For each of the programmes, the participating countries have selected up to four priorities, such as SME development, culture, environment and climate change, fight against poverty, education and research, energy, accessibility, border management.

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are launching the call for interest to participate to the 2nd meeting of the European Migration Forum, which will take place on 6-7 April 2016.

The European Migration Forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues related to migration, asylum and integration of third-country nationals.

The theme of the meeting will be legal/labour migration, as a follow up to the Legal Migration Package that will be presented by the Commission in March 2016.

The UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels is looking for a consultant for a period of 11 months in order to ensure a follow-up of ongoing cooperation, notably with the Committee of Culture and Education of the European Parliament, the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States.

Terms of reference
Under the supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels, the Consultant will provide support in the functioning of the Brussels Liaison Office to reinforce UNESCO cooperation with the European Union institutions in the field of Culture.


The Eurasia Program is seeking a Program Specialist, who will be at the forefront of grant making activities, developing relationships with the partners in the field and providing crucial programmatic support to Program Officers. The Specialist will develop expertise in one or more of the thematic areas in which we work (which may include civic engagement, independent media, combating state corruption, and minority empowerment, among others), as well as providing ongoing analysis of the Eurasia region as a whole.