Expert conference "Outcomes of Belarusian Parliamentary Elections and Prospects for Belarus-EU Cooperation" in Warsaw

September 06, 2016 14:24

Solidarity with Belarus Information Office and Centre for Eastern Studies invites you to the expert conference Outcomes of Belarusian Parliamentary Elections and Prospects for Belarus-EU Cooperation. The conference will take place on September 20th, 2016 at 12PM at the European Commission Representation Office in Warsaw, Jasna Street 14/16a.

Belarusian analysts will elaborate on the impact of the Belarusian parliamentary election on Belarus-EU relations and the changes in approaches of both Belarusian authorities and the opposition. 

Programme of the conference  ( ENG / RU / PL )

Moderator:      Kamil Klysinski, Senior Fellow, Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, The Centre for Eastern Studies

12:00 - 12:05   Opening. Welcome words by Marzenna Guz-Vetter, Deputy Head of European Commission Representation in Poland

12:05 - 12:45   Belarus-EU relations: what has changed? How changes have affected the parliamentary elections in Belarus? by Denis Melyantsou, BISS Senior Analyst. MA in Political Science (Institute of International Relations and Political Science at the Vilnius University). Currently, Denis is writing a PhD on Belarus-NATO relations

12:45 - 13:25   The Belarusian authorities: lessons learnt from the elections and the new geopolitical situation by Yuri Drakakhrust, political commentator, analyst, journalist, columnist of the Belarusian service of Radio Svoboda, PhD in Physics and Maths

13:25 - 14:00   The Belarusian opposition: forms of political participation and opportunities for promoting their interests by  Valeria Kostyugova, political scientist, political consultant. Heads the Agency for Political Appraisal (BISS), edits and compiles The Belarusian Yearbook, moderates

14:00 - 14:55  Discussion

14:55- 15:00   Wrap up. Conclusions

The event will be livestreamed on SBIO's Youtube channel:

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