New project aimed at Belarusian students and civic activists approved by the MFA of Estonia
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies will be offering training and Master’s degree studies opportunities for students and civil society activists from Belarus. The initiative is funded through the development cooperation scheme of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The project focuses on providing educational opportunities and raising awareness about civic issues among the Belarusian youth, explained Ms Olga Bogdanova, Vice Director for Academic Affairs at the Skytte Institute. “We are very happy to strengthen our cooperation with partners from Belarus, and in doing so, we will be able to build on our previous cooperation with other universities from Eastern Partnership countries,” Bogdanova said.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness about the principles of democracy, good governance and rule of law of Belarusian students and civic activists and develop their practical skills relevant for future employment or civil society activities. To achieve this, participants from Belarus will be able to benefit from online courses, workshops, and site visits. The project will also support the MA studies of two students from Belarus at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies.
Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said that this year, Estonia increased its support earmarked for projects in Belarus. “Belarus has been a priority country for Estonia’s development cooperation since 2011 and now more than ever it is our duty to support Belarus. In order to advocate democracy sustainably, we can share our reform experience and offer practical support, such as developing web-based studies in institutions of higher education to allow repressed students and teachers to take part in studies,” Reinsalu said.
Read more about funded projects on the website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For more information, please contact Olga Bogdanova, Vice Director for Academic Affairs, UT Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and Executive Director of CEURUS, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +372 737 6375.
Update about the events conducted in the framework of the project:
- The second call for summer school in Narva, deadline 1 May 2022.
- “The Russia – Belarus Union State and the Invasion in Ukraine: How Much Can Political Science Explain?” ,5 March 2022.
- Call for summer school in Narva, deadline 31 March 2022.
- Call for MA studies scholarships, deadline 15 March 2021.
- Webinar on the special issue of the academic journal “New Perspectives”, focusing on Belarus, 13 April 2021.
- Webinar on political mobilization and protest art in Belarus, 11 May 2021.
- Webinar on Post-Protest Belarus and European Politics: Trends in 2021, 15 June 2021.
- Webinar on Covid-19 in Belarus, 21 September 2021.
- Webinar on Migration crisis on the external border of the EU with Belarus, 19 October 2021.
- Webinar on art and political activism, 30 November 2021.
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