EU Policy: Sharing Knowledge with Belarus. Fourth Visit of Belarusian Experts to Brussels

On the invitation of the Office for a Democratic Belarus in Brussels, Belgium and the Foundation for Legal Technologies Development (Ukraine), a group of Belarusian experts on Education and Research visited Brussels on November 23-27, 2009. The Belarusian delegation, which included representatives from government institutions, research group, took part in a training course “EU Education and Research Policy: Sharing Knowledge with Belarus”.
Within the framework of the course, the Belarusian delegates had a chance to get acquainted with the work of the EU Institutions and meet with key experts from the European Parliament, the Consilium, and the European Commission, working on the region and education policy. They also visited Ghent University, where senior members of the International Relations Office and Administrative Management team gave an overview on cooperation programmes and the  functioning of University and reform processes.

Topics that were covered as part of the programme included Life-long Learning Programmes, Intellectual Property, Educational issues and policy towards Belarus, EU policy towards Belarus and Re-reforming and creating international contacts for universities.

This visit is part of a larger programme for Belarusian experts, which is being implemented by the Office for a Democratic Belarus in cooperation with the Foundation for Legal Technologies Development and supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). Candidates for participation in the programme are selected through an open call for applications. The organisers welcome participation of experts from both civil society groups and government-affiliated structures."

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