EPP Conference: The Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian Society - A functioning new instrument?

When: Tuesday, 9 April 2013 (14:30 - 18:00)
Where: European Parliament, room A3E-2

Hosted by: Filip Kaczmarek, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Belarus at the European Parliament


18 December 2012

Venue: Rue de La Loi 42
Dear colleagues,
The Office for a Democratic Belarus and the Secretariat of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum have the pleasure to invite you for an opening of the exhibition ‘Discovering Belarus: Images of Today and Beyond’  by the Belarusian photographer Siarhei Balay, which will be followed by an informal presentation of the EaP CSF Secretariat and a Christmas cocktail reception.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at our event and sharing with you Christmas holiday spirit!

Within the Lifelong Learning Programme, the first key activity of the Jean Monnet Programme brings together the two instruments formerly known as the Jean Monnet Action and the Support for Study and Research Centres. The actions supported under this key activity aim to stimulate excellence in teaching, research, reflection and debate in European integration studies in higher education institutions within and outside the European Union.

Deadline for proposal submission: 15 February 2013, 12:00 noon (CET)

‘Belarus in Focus 2012’ is the second edition of a competition for journalists writing about Belarus. The deadline for submissions is January 27, 2013. Winners will receive monetary prizes of EUR 2,000, EUR 1,000 or EUR 500. All finalists will be invited to attend a two-day workshop in Warsaw in spring 2013. Please see rules and how to enter. Judges will look for articles that present a new, original side to Belarus and explore the country beyond the label of ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’. The judging panel will include Mr. Andrei Kolesnikov, Kommersant (Russia), Prof. David Marples, University of Alberta (Canada), Mr. Oliver Money-Kyrle, International Federation of Journalists (UK), and Ms. Yuliya Slutskaya, Solidarity with Belarus Information Office (Belarus).

2nd Call for Applications of BMU-MID is launched on 18 October 2012 for exchanges starting in autumn term 2013. Grants are available for study, research and professional visit purposes at all mobility levels. Opportunities are available to EU citizens to Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (BMU) and for citizens of BMU countries to EU. Application deadline is 13 December 2012, 14:00 Finnish time (GMT +2).



of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

is seeking a


Location: Brussels, Belgium

Salary: € 48 000 per annum (brutto)

Start date: November/December 2012

Deadline: applications should be sent to by midnight CET, 28 October 2012

Director Profile

The Director will have a good knowledge of the workings of the EU, and understanding of the policy challenges and the development needs of civil society in the six Eastern Partner countries. 

The successful candidate will have experience as a senior project manager/leader, working in civil society or with a grantmaking organisation, and will have the communications skills to quickly develop good contacts in EU institutions, and also to fundraise for the Secretariat. A track record in successful fundraising/proposal writing is needed, and the successful candidate must have experience of managing budgets and overseeing finances (working with accountants/auditors). Excellent analytical and communication skills are required.

Strong written and spoken English language skills required; solid working knowledge of Russian required.

Public Debate

On the Road to Reform:

Assessing Progress in the Eastern Neighbourhood

Date and time: 5 October 2012, 9:15-12:30

Venue: Room Luxembourg, Science Atrium, Rue de la Science 14b, 1040 Brussels (map)

A year ago, the second Eastern Partnership Summit set out conditions for accelerated political ties and deep economic integration between the EU and its Eastern neighbouring countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The EU reaffirmed its policy that the intensity of cooperation will be determined by the pace of reforms: The more a partner country makes progress, the more support it will receive from the EU. To guide partners in their transition towards deep and sustainable democracy and a market-oriented economy, the EU developed the Eastern Partnership Roadmap.

Call for applications for  Regional Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratization in

Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova 2012/2014