"Civil society of Belarus:
on the eve of the third annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society
Forum" which will be held on 29th of October, 2011 in Minsk. The Conference of the National Platform
will focus on the conceptual and strategic alternatives for development of the
National Platform and its further institutionalization, as well as preparation
of the Belarusian delegation for the third meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil
Society Forum in Poznan (November 28-30, 2011).
The National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum was
established in July 2010 and has become a joint platform for consolidation and
coordination of actions of the civil society organizations in Belarus. Nowadays the National
Platform faces the challenges of determining the principles, objectives and
priorities of its activity; the current development strategy choice, formation
of governing bodies, the procedure for participation and decision-making
The Conference participants will adopt a joint Memorandum of Mutual Understanding
on October the 29th, 2011, which will secure the basic principles,
values and objectives for the National Platform activity. The Memorandum will
be open for signature by all stakeholders of civil society in the country.
Organizations that will have signed the Memorandum, will gain the status of
permanent members of the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil
Society Forum. To ensure further activity and institutional capacity of the
National Platform, on the Conference there will also be elected the Interim Steering
Committee, whose full powers will be effective upon the signing of the
Memorandum and till the next plenipotentiary meeting of the National Platform
More information could be found on the EUROBELARUS web page.