EESC announces registration to the United Students of Belarus Rally 2016

Apr 29, 2016 | 2016, Events, News

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.

Annually organized USB Rally brings together active Belarussian youth motivated to share ideas and experiences and to contribute to the future of Belarus. In addition to vibrant discussions, workshops and meetings with outstanding state-builders, diplomats, intellectuals and public figures, participants are provided with cultural program and extensive networking opportunities.

The USB Rally initiative currently unites over 300 socially engaged and active Belarussian alumni. The geographical boundaries of the community already extend from the Baltic countries, Belarus and Russia to the Western and Southern Europe, and even the U.S. Throughout its existence, the Rally has become a traditionally anticipated event, attracting enthusiasm from the Belarusian youth. As a result, in 2013, alumni of the USB Rally launched the Global Belarusian Leaders network, which unites a wide range of professionals affiliated with Belarus.

What is the topic of USB Rally 2016?
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. Activities will also include looking for new ways to increase Belarusian society’s engagement with the outside world, future scenarios and possibilities for further cooperation prospects.

How can you contribute?
Your active participation and suggestions for the programme of the USB Rally 2016 are indeed very welcome. Take the initiative, propose a workshop by sending an email message to Ms Agne Janusevska at and make the Rally even more lively, innovative and progressive!

What do the organisers offer?
Join the unique project that combines both training and development with vibrant cultural programme and informal networking. Come, celebrate and strengthen your USB community!

Conditions of Participation

Organisers provide:
•    up to 100 percent reimbursement of your travel costs from the city of your residence to Vilnius and back;
•    accommodation and board during the USB Rally;
•    visa support, if needed.

Participants cover:
•    insurance costs;
•    registration fee of 10 EUR.

Who can apply?
•    18-35 years old Belarusians studying in Belarus or abroad;
•    USB Rally alumni (former students who participated in previous USB Rallies).

How to apply?
To apply for the the USB Rally 2016, please download the application form in MS Word HERE and return it fully filled by email to Ms Agne Janusevska at by May 30, 2016, 23:55h.

The participants will be selected on the basis of motivation expressed in the application form. Thus it absolutely necessary that you dully fill in the application form! Please note that places are limited. Please send your filled-in application form to us as soon as possible! Results of the selection will be available within the first week of June 2016.

Please note that incomplete, late and applications lacking the obligatory attachments shall not be considered in the selection process.

For any inquiries and questions regarding the USB Rally 2016, please contact organizers via email at or phone +370 5 270 5993.

Please forward this information to potential USB Rally 2016 participants you may know.

We look forward to receiving your application!


The USB Rally 2016 is organized in cooperation with the Global Belarusian Leaders and with the support of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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