Invitation for panel discussion: "Dialogue between Citizens and Institutions in Belarus - the Way Forward?"
ALDA has the pleasure to invite you for the panel discussion entitled "Dialogue between Citizens and Institutions in Belarus - the Way Forward?", which will take place on Tuesday, 26 April, at 10:30 - 12:30 in room JAN6Q1.
The event is organised by ALDA in cooperation with MEP Bogdan Zdrojewski, Chair of the EP's Delegation for relations with Belarus, CORLEAP, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, the Belarusian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, the Centre for European Transformation, and the Lev Sapieha Foundation,
It will be an opportunity to discuss the state of the dialogue between citizens and institutions in Belarus. The article 37 of the Belarusian Constitution stipulates that the direct participation of citizens in the administration of the affairs of society and the state shall be safeguarded by the holding of referenda, the discussion of draft laws and issues of national and local significance, and by other means specified in law [such as] republican and local meetings. This provision raises at least two questions:
- How to effectively use the means and tools to realise such a dialogue in Belarus?
- Which are ‘the affairs of society and the state’ referred to?
Following the opening remarks, the audience will have a chance to hear directly from the three citizen centres in Slonim, Mogilev and Vitebsk about their experience and recommendations on how to enhance the dialogue.
The discussion is open for participation to interested MEPs, EU Institutions representatives, NGOs, think-tanks, embassies, and the wider public.
Please RSVP by Friday 22 April to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find here the flyer of the event