Friends and draniki
"Friends and Draniki" initiative improves economic literacy by means of in-home discussion meetings. Following civil society protests, Minsk authorities will not build a multipurpose centre "Park Avenue" on the banks of Minsk river Svisloch. Representatives of Belarusian ministries participate in a civil society round table on drug-related issues. Two journalists arrested in Minsk are causing a protest from the Belarusian Association of Journalists. Discussions and Campaigns
"Friends and Draniki" initiative improves economic literacy by means of in-home discussion meetings.
Following civil society protests, Minsk authorities will not build a multipurpose centre "Park Avenue" on the banks of Minsk river Svisloch. Representatives of Belarusian ministries participate in a civil society round table on drug-related issues.
Two journalists arrested in Minsk are causing a protest from the Belarusian Association of Journalists.
Discussions and Campaigns
- 01 May 2013
- 18 April 2013
09 April 2013
March was a busy month for Belarusian analysts and international organisations studying Belarus.
The United Nations Development Programme reports on the development of countries and Belarus ranks 50th in terms of social and economic progress.
BISS challenges the belief that Belarusians are strongly for independence with fresh survey results. What are the geopolitical preferences...
04 April 2013
Belarus remains the last country in Europe which keeps capital punishment. Activists of campaign “Possessed. Against the Death Penalty” produced a clip and explained why it should be changed. Apart from "green" events, Belarusian activists launched social campaigns including Belarus Days in Sweden with roundtable on media in Belarus.
BelNetwork anti-AIDS issues...
- 26 March 2013
22 March 2013
While economic growth seems to be recuperating in January and February, it remains below the wishful forecasts of the government.
At the same time, the situation with current account balance continues to be the pressing matter, as the government is looking for the money both to repay the debts and to finance its modernization projects.
The economic policy is once again trying to...
19 March 2013
The snow storm “Xavier” did not discourage Belarusian civil society from new projects and initiatives.
BISS recently discussed migration and Liberal Club “diagnosed” Belarus at roundtables in Minsk. The DisRight Office launched a new phase of an accessibility campaign. The Festival of Central European literature Shengenka opened in Minsk. Gomel activists...
10 March 2013
In 2012 the majority of all NGOs registered in Belarus were sport-related. State-funded Belarusian Dumka discussed options for political modernization. Belarus is among top countries in EU visas refusal - fresh BISS study reveals.
According to a Belsat study, Belarusians are increasingly willing to donate to historical monuments preservation. Analysts took also a closer look on the...
04 March 2013
Who constitutes a 'new majority'? What is the 'Civil Agreement on Change' about? - campaign Tell the Truth! presented its strategy for the next local and presidential elections.
The civil society organised numerous educational opportunities and events for Belarusians. Among them was the meeting with Štefan Füle, the Commissioner for...
22 February 2013
Do well-situated people need European Values? Does the new Russian foreign policy doctrine prompt changes in Minsk to turn to the West? Analysts also examine if there are any pro-Western trends in foreign policy and society.
Belarusian experts discuss whether the Western Partnership has potential and the recent indicators in the economy. Mediakritika’s survey reveals Belsat is not...
18 February 2013
Belarusian civil society organised a number of discussion events on topics ranging from cancer to media wars. Other initiatives included the promotion of the Belarusian language and examining radioactive mushrooms.
The Liberal Club attracted 100 practitioners to its event on information wars in the media, including representatives of state and independent media. NGO Assembly gave...
01 February 2013
Belarusian civil society and NGOs engaged in a whole plethora of activities - from developing socially-oriented mobile phone applications to preparing books on organic farming.
Socially oriented mobile applications: Mobile company Velcom under its contest of applications for Android gave the first two places to socially...