WORLD BELARUS CONGRESS 2020
About WORLD belarus congress
World Belarus Congress took place on October 31 2020. This was a historical meeting of Belarusians from all over the world. The Congress was held in the format of an online videoconference, consisting of speeches and moderated discussions with the participation of experts who expressed their views on the acute social, political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other issues of the modern Belarusian society.

World Congress of Belarusians is a global event. For the first time Belarusian diasporas around the world have joined forces to organize a dialogue about the future of their homeland on the online platform. The Congress serves as a forum for discussions on the most urgent issues and developing strategies for overcoming the political crisis in Belarus, restoring networking between Belarusians around the world and building new connections.

OUR GOALS
01.
DISCUSS current political crisis

The current political crisis is the result of gross economic mismanagement, abuse of the law, stifling of free speech, manipulation of the education system, healthcare, and culture for the benefit of Lukashenko’s regime and its allies. We discussed the most pressing problems Belarus is facing in the field of human rights and freedoms, economic development, and investment attractiveness.

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EXCHANGE IDEAS & SHARE VISION

Holding the Congress online made it possible to form several thematic sections, to include in the program many authoritative representatives of various movements and initiatives, political and economic observers, experts in various industries who live and work around the world. Belarusians abroad stand for pluralism of opinions in discussing the most pressing issues. We support the exchange of experience between countries and communities, for learning the best governance practices from the world’s leading democratic states.

03.
build a plan to create free and democratic belarus

The Congress served as a platform for discussing the most urgent problems, developing a strategy for overcoming the political and economic crisis in Belarus, strengthening existing links between global Belarusians, and establishing new ones. As a result, we hope to to present to the public real tools for solving the existing crisis and mapping the post-crisis development of Belarus.

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speeches, panels, webinars
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speakers & panelists
TOPICS DISCUSSED
  • Innovations in Belarus
  • Changes in the Belarusian economy and politics
  • Sport: beyond politics and for everyone
  • Belarus as a country free of religious prejudice
  • Potential in reforming and development of sciences in Belarus
  • Healthcare systems and its reforms
  • Education: National and international
  • Trade unions, strike committees, and rights of workers
  • Charity funds
  • Use of Information Technologies for democracy
  • Law enforcement agencies and public sector workers, their liabilities
  • Human rights as an absolute value for a new Belarus
  • Children's rights and their protection
  • Freedom of speech in mass media
  • Reforms in law enforcement agencies
  • Arts and culture beyond censorship and ideology
  • Coordination Council and its role in solving the political crisis in Belarus
  • Strategies and prospects of overcoming the economic crisis
  • The foreign policy of Belarus
  • Belarusian diasporas' role in solving the crisis in Belarus
CONGRESS RESOLUTION
PARTICIPATE in ongoing work
PARTICIPATE
We are forming work groups covering wide range of topics; some have been actively working for a while now. All groups are united by the shared goal, to work out the strategy for regeneration of the country with support of Belarusian diasporas and in close collaboration with international communities.
WATCH
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch Congress recordings as they become available
DONATE
All donations will go towards supporting victims of violence and repressions by the hands of the current regime, and helping the Belarus People to build the New and Democratic Belarus
CONGRESS ON YOUTUBE
contact us

contact@belaruscongress.org