II International Congress of Belarusian Studies

28-30 September 2012, in Kaunas (Lithuania), the II International Congress of Belarusian Studies took place. The Congress was attended by more than 350 researchers and guests not only from Belarus, but also from Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and other countries. The numerous sections covered a wide range of topics - the history of Belarus, as well as its present and future. It's safe to say that this 2nd Congress became a unique event in the field of Belarusian studies, it managed to gather such the number of researchers of Belarus with such the diversity of topics of the reports.


Presentation of the collective book "Preservation of the National Originality in the Context of Development of the Intercultural Dialogue"

Roman Bessmertniy, Ambassador of the Ukraine in Belarus and Liubou Uladykouskaja, Vladimir Karyagin are conducting the event

January 19, 2011 the Intercultural Dialogue Center and the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus organized presentation of the collective book "Preservation of the National Originality in the Context of Development of the Intercultural Dialogue" with participation of the head of the UN Office in Belarus Antonius Broek, head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Belarus, Jean-Eric Holzapfel, heads and representatives of 17 European countries, diplomatic missions, government, business, Christian groups, renowned scholars and artists, public figures, representatives of the media.


Meeting with the US Delegation

Head of the Centre together with its representatives met with the US delegation on June 9, 2011. Agenda of the meeting included the presentation of the Belarusian national culture and the Humanities, as well as discussion of the forms of the Belarusian-American humanitarian – cultural dialogue development. 

A Number of Proposals

Intercultural Dialogue Centre has received a number of proposals on extending the organizational possibilities on realization of the Charter aims and tasks. At the present time a scientific – analytical expertise of those proposals is being conducted, as well as maximally effective model of further development of the Centre and its cooperation with research and cultural communities of Belarus, other European countries and the USA is being worked out. 


In the course of March a number of meetings of the Centre’s representatives with ambassadors of different countries to Belarus took place, as well as visits to the Delegation of the European Union to Poland and to its Headquarters in Brussels did, for discussion of cooperation issues and making contacts with civil organizations. Liubou Uladykouskaja, Director General of the Centre, held meetings with students of different Universities in Minsk, discussing the contemporary intercultural dialogue and participation in volunteer movement. 

XII Assembly of Business Circles of the Republic of Belarus

Representatives of the Centre participated in XII Assembly of Business Circles of the Republic of Belarus “Time for specific cases” on March 2, 2011. 

Business meeting

A business meeting of Liubou Uladykouskaja, Director General of Intercultural Dialogue Centre, and Roman Bezsmertny, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Ukraine to the Republic of Belarus, took place on February 21, 2011.  They discussed the prospects of Centre’s activities within the Belarusian-Ukrainian intercultural dialogue. 

Ground for Intercultural Dialogue created

On November 14, 2010 during the conference dedicated to the development of the civil society in Belarus, a ground for intercultural dialogue was created on the initiative of the Centre.

System of proposals was prepared

A system of proposals on the Belarusian culture development (including set of administrative decisions) was prepared, presented and discussed in the course of the round-table in the House of Representatives of the Republic of Belarus on October 1, 2010.


Introduction to the book of Liubou Uladykouskaja “Discovering of My America, Or Why Do the Belarusians Need the USA?”

Dedicated to Distinguished Michael Scanlan
Chargé d'Affaires ad Interim
of the USA to Belarus


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