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Lithuanian MPs become “godparents” of political prisoners in Belarus

Belarusian Freedom Day in Vilnius

On 25 March 2014, a series of events took place in Vilnius to celebrate the Belarusian Freedom Day and commemorate the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR), created on this date in 1918. One of such events, the discussion "Freedom day in Belarus. The Facts and Expectations" and the presentation of the book "Voice of Freedom from Behind Bars" in Seimas, resulted with the announcement of the MP4Freedom initiative. more…

Event Reports | March 25, 2014

Revolt in the Name of Freedom: Forgotten Belarusian Gene?

Papers of the conference

This book is a collection of papers from the international conference “Revolt in the Name of Freedom. Forgotten Belarusian Gene?” which took place on March 8–10, 2013 in Warsaw. It was the fifth conference of that kind organized by the Institute of Civic Space and Public Policy at Lazarski University. more…

Event Reports | March 5, 2014

The Eurasian Union

An Integration Project under the Microscope

The success of the project is not guaranteed. Firstly, there has to be some evidence that member states will actually benefit economically. There are still many questions about how best to harmonise the national economies of the various member states. Secondly, Russia’s apparent willingness to limit its own powers must be proven to be consistent and long-term. This includes understanding that the process of national identity is now in full swing in the former Soviet republics and there is little appetite to once again relinquish their sovereignty. more…

Dr. Canan Atilgan, Gabriele Baumann, Alexander Brakel, Claudia Crawford, Jakov Devcic, Amos Helms | International Reports | February 7, 2014

Belarus-Europe: Belarusian politicians meet and debate with Estonian colleagues

Public Speaking Skills

On 6-9 October 2013 Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. and ARU Television carried out a study trip to Tallinn for a group of 10 representatives of four Belarusian democratic parties and movements. This event concluded the training program on public speaking skills, implemented with support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany in 2013. more…

Event Reports | January 16, 2014

Voice of Freedom from behind Bars

An anthology of works by Belarusian political prisoners

The Anthology "Voice of Freedom from behind Bars" holds under one cover poetry, memoirs, diaries, stories and publicist articles written by citizens of the Republic of Belarus, who have been or continue to be politically persecuted. Among the authors there are both well-known poets, journalists, politicians and those whose texts get published for the first time in their life. The book was published by European Humanities University Press with financial support from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.. more…

January 9, 2014