After a series of successful seminars in Ukraine, the EPP is pleased to announce the renewal of its actions in Belarus. This March, Minsk will host the first of our seminars on the topic of ‘Cooperation between Official Structures and Civil Society in the Ethno-cultural Sphere’
On the 10th and 11th of March, the ECMI in cooperation with Faculty of International Relations at the Belarusian State University will hold two days of seminars and discussions.
The event will begin with a talk from Dr Liesma Ose (Latvia) regarding ‘Cooperation between Official Structures and NGOs in the Promotion of Public Interest’.
Dr Peter Vermeersch’s (Belgium) lecture on ‘European Experience in Interaction between Governments, International Institutions and Ethno-cultural Organizations’ will take place the following day.
About the lecturers:
Dr Liesma Ose
Dr Liesma Ose is an expert in education and integration policy, intercultural communication and human rights. She is currently a Professor in Social Pedagogy at the Latvian Christian Academy, but has previously served as an advisor to the Minister of Education and Science in Latvia. A notable aspect of her recent work is her aid in the introduction of a universally inclusive national education system in Latvia.
Dr. Peter Vermeersch
Dr Peter Vermeersch is currently a professor at the K.U Leuven Institute in Belgium. Aside from teaching and conducting research, Dr Vermeersch is an associate editor of Nationalities Papers: the Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, and a board member of PEN international, the international writers association.
Following this seminar, The Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP) will host another event on the topic of ‘Cooperation between Official Structures and Civil Society in the Ethno-cultural Sphere’ in Mahiliou on the 15th of March.