Global Belarusians Meeting in Vilnius

Jun 23, 2016 | 2016, Events, News

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.

EESC together with Global Belarusian Leaders will also organize the United Students of Belarus Rally 2016. Belarusian youth studying in Belarus and abroad will gather in Vilnius. The annual 9th USB Rally brings together active Belarusian youth motivated to share ideas and experiences and to contribute to the future of Belarus.

Belarusian artists’ exhibition will take place at Vilnius Town Hall (Didzioji str. 31) from 29 June – 17 July 2016. The official opening will be on 29 June 2016 at 18.00.

On June 30 two screenings of Belarusian films: “GaraSh” and “Count in Oranges” (both will English subtitles) will be held. These new movies have already gathered recognition in European movie festivals.

We also invite you to the public excursion “Belarusians footsteps in Vilnius” (language: LT and ENG) on 30 June 2016. Please register by email at

The Belarusian band Recha is coming from Belarus to introduce Lithuanians Belarusian music culture, and will perform on 1 July in the back yard of Lithuanian Theater, Music and Film Museum starting from 7 pm. Recha  is a rock chanson-pop band from Minsk, who loves to sing and dance together with the audience! The band has performed in Lithuania before and this time is bringing a new album “Pierajnačyc”.

Discussions with renowned Lithuanian and Belarusian historians, philosophers, cultural figures, and civic activists’ will take place on 1 July from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Working languages: Lithuanian and Russian. If interested to attend discussions, please register by email at

The Global Belarusians Meeting is organized by the EESC together with the European Humanities University, the Global Belarusian Leaders Network, and EuroBelarus. The event is supported by  the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.

All events are open to the public.

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