Publication

  • In Search of One Voice

    09.01.2014
    Alena Zuikova, Centre for European Transformation

    Change in Belarus will only become possible with the full participation of the civil society in national decision-making. But getting to this point is not an easy task. It requires civil society organisations to consolidate and become a respectable counterpart to the national authorities and external actors.

  • Does public opinion exist in Belarus?

    10.12.2013
    Aksana Shelest — for Index on Censorship

    The whole system that should ensure a functioning public opinion in Belarus is perverted, writes Aksana Shelest [PhD in sociology, Senior analyst of the Centre for European Transformation].

  • Interaction potential of environmental organizations in the solution of common tasks

    30.11.2013
    Andrei Yahorau, Aksana Shelest, Karyna Shyla

    The Centre for European Transformation, commissioned by the Association of Environmental NGOs of Belarus “Green Alliance”, in May-July 2013 was carried out a study to assess the interaction potential of Belarusan environmental organizations in the solution of common tasks.

  • The Eastern Partnership Roadmap to the Vilnius Summit

    19.11.2013
    Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

    Both the EU and the Eastern partner governments need to communicate more openly and to improve the engagement of the public and of all stakeholders, from business to civil society, in policymaking, if they are to strengthen the effectiveness, accountability and sustainability of policy outcomes, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) indicates in its latest set of reports on implementation of the Eastern Partnership roadmap to this month’s Vilnius Summit.

  • EU and Belarus: Applying the “goat principle”

    16.10.2013
    Andrei Yahorau, Centre for European Transformation — for Index on Censorship

    An old Belarusan joke suggests a simple way of improving one’s life. If you feel unhappy, just allow a goat in your house, live with it for some time, and then take the goat away. In principle, nothing changes — but you feel real relief and happiness! This is exactly the way the foreign policy of Belarus operates.

  • Civil society program monitoring. Analytical report (January-June 2013)

    03.10.2013
    Andrei Yahorau, Andrei Shutau

    The Centre for European Transformation has prepared a analytical report of the Civil society program monitoring of Belarusan civil society in the period from January to June 2013.

  • Civil society’s role and place in the system of the EU’s donor assistance for Belarus

    07.08.2013
    Karyna Shyla, Andrei Yahorau

    The Centre for European Transformation prepared a working document analyzing the role and place of the Belarusan civil society in the international donor assistance to Belarus, in the first place the European Union and its member countries.

  • The Belarusan issue in run-up to the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius

    06.08.2013
    Andrei Yahorau, Centre for European Transformation by Eastern Europe Studies Centre

    This article was first published in the electronic newsletter Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) — Belarus Info Letter The Bell, # 6 (36), 2013.

  • Parliamentary Elections of 2012: A show in keeping with the worst traditions

    02.08.2013
    Andrei Yahorau, Centre for European Transformation

    Bring to your attention an article Director of the Centre for European Transformation Andrei Yahorau which was published in an annual integral analysis of the essential spheres of the state and society Belarusan Yearbook 2012. Electronic version of article was first published on the website of Belarus’ expert community Nashe Mneniye (Our opinion).

  • The European Dialogue on Modernization: the current status and development problems (Policy paper)

    07.05.2013
    Andrei Yahorau, Centre for European Transformation

    The European Dialogue on Modernization with Belarusan society (EDM) was declared on 29 March 2012 by the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Štefan Füle. The initiative offers a new format of relations between Belarus and the EU in addition to the existing tools.