On June 21, the 7th Belarus Reality Check took place in Vilnius. The event gathered top Belarusian and international experts and practitioners to provide evidence-based analysis and a balanced policy advice on nowadays political, economic and security challenges in Belarus.
The event was organized by EESC with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, USAID via Pact and Forum Syd, together with programmatic contributions from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The Belarus Reality Check events are an integral part of the Eastern Partnership Reality Check policy review process, which aims to gather insights from top domestic and international analysts, practitioners, diplomats and policy-makers covering Eastern Partnership countries in order to discuss these countries’ realities behind closed doors. It has the ambition to satisfy demand for a more in-depth policy in this area. Under the aegis of Lithuania`s EU Presidency (July-December 2013) the first such review was the Belarus Reality Check enacted in Vilnius, Lithuania October 2012.
The 7th Belarus Reality Check included panel discussions on following topics: 1) Belarus’ Politics: Stable Instability; 2) Economy: Is there a light in the end of the tunnel; and 3) Belarus and Regional Security. For more information, please, see the agenda here.