2017 Berlin

Cooperation with Belarus

Time:     13th June, 17.00 – 18.30    
Venue:    Besucherzentrum 1 (Visitor Center 1)    


Belarus is part of the neighbourhood of the EU-Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region. In the past there have been some cooperation projects. More recently the cooperation has somewhat slowed down. There are, however, important areas of cooperation with a large potential of benefits for all sides involved. One example is sewage treatment. In order to make progress in lowering the intake of nutrients into the Baltic Sea, a larger integration of Belarus in respective programmes could be an important step progress. Another example is university cooperation which could be further developed. It is an objective of the seminar to assess the state of the cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the EUSBSR and to exchange views on the possible way forward.

Keynote speeches:

  • Oleg KRAVCHENKO; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
  • Michael RALPH, Adviser for Coordination and Policy Dialogue Eastern Partnership and Russia, European commission, Directorate General REGIO


  • Anne QUART, State Secretary for European Affairs and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Justice, for European Affairs and Consumer Protection, Land Brandenburg
  • Olga MALASHENKOVA, Deputy Head of the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarus State University and expert in the field of interuniversity regional cooperation
  • Kari HYPPÖNEN, President of Baltic Sea Region University Network
  • Irina BONDARCHUK, chief specialist of the Department of environmental regulation of the use of territories, information and dissemination of environmental knowledge
  • Marjukka PORVARI, Director, Clean Baltic Sea projects, John Nurminen Foundation


  • Mikko LOHIKOSKI, Coordinator HA Neighbours, Director, City of Turku

Organiser(s) & contact details:
German Federal Foreign Office; Guido Kemmerling - Head of the Task Force Annual Forum of the EUSBSR; email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; tel.: 0049 30 18 17 2811


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