Global Belarusians Meeting in Vilnius
EESC in cooperation with partners is organizing the Global Belarusians Meeting, which takes place on 29 June - 1 July 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Meeting will gather renowned Belarusian historians and experts of Belarusian culture and identity from Belarus, Lithuania and other countries. Discussions about a joint Lithuanian - Belarusian past, the Belarusian European identity, and contemporary Belarusian culture will take place. Please see a descriptive program here.
Meeting with the Levada Centre expert Natalia Zorkaya
On May 17, EESC hosted a meeting with Natalia Zorkaya, Director of the Socio-political Research Department at the Levada Center. During the meeting, Ms Zorkaya presented the latest findings of the public opinion polls in Russia, which reflected a dominant mood of Russian citizens regarding the quality of life and approval for President. International processes were also included and revealed that last year’s confrontation between Russia and the EU negatively affected Russian population’s perception of Russia as a European country.
EESC announces registration to the United Students of Belarus Rally 2016
EESC invites Belarusian youth studying in Belarus and abroad to apply for the 9th United Students of Belarus (USB) Rally scheduled to take place on June 29- July 1, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This year USB Rally will be devoted to fostering intercultural dialogue and defining Belarus’ European identity. Historical memory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and a long-running friendship between Belarus and Lithuania will be used to inspire lively and reciprocal conversations, as well as unique experiences of different Belarusian diasporas, including of those of the USB Rally participants.

Conference Findings Presented at the EEAS Panel on Co-operation in the Area of CSDP

On April 25, EESC Policy Analyst Dovile Sukyte attended the European External Action Service organized Panel on Co-operation in the Area of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform on Democracy, Good Governance and Stability, where she presented the key findings of the International Security Experts Conference “EU Global Strategy: Eastern Partners in European Security”. Please see the Conference Report here.
International Security Experts Conference "EU Global Strategy: Eastern Partners in European Security"
On March 2-4, EESC together with Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence and partners organized an International Security Experts Conference "EU Global Strategy: Eastern Partners in European Security". The Conference focused on security environment in and around Europe, as well on possible ways for greater EU engagement with Eastern Partners in security and defence. The main aim was to provide an opportunity for the Eastern Partnership countries to voice their security concerns and share ideas on the future of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).  During the Conference, the Eastern Partner countries were also given an opportunity to make their contribution to the ongoing debate on the new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy.
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