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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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