Green Economy, Environment and Sustainable development
Private sector development
Health Care and Social Inclusion
Culture, Science, Education and Young People
Civil Society and Human Rights
Justice reform and penitentiary system
Migration, Asylum and Refugees
State border management
Peace and security
Norms and Standards
Valožyn without barriers: Increasing Local Capacities for Provision of Social and Recreational Services for People with Disabilities
Polack, the first Belarusian city to become a member of the Covenant of Mayors, developed its own Sustainable Energy Action Plan with EU support. Adopted in 2012, the document includes a number of measures to improve the energy efficiency of municipal buildings and companies, renewable energy generation, expansion of green areas, enhancement of the operation of public transport and improvement of the street lighting system. The PubLiCity will offer another opportunity for Polack to fulfill its commitments under the Covenant of Mayors.
Inclusion of children and young people with disabilities into the educational process and a fulfilling social life is one of the key objectives of the civilized society. The project is aimed at creation of an inclusive environment, removal of social and mental barriers to disabled people.
Water is a critical resource and a key factor of sustainable development in the Eastern Partnership countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. However, the problem of regional water body contamination with industrial wastewater and rural waste is highly relevant. The water services coverage of the population is rather high, though the quality is not always adequate. Implementation of the principle of basin water resource management and surface and ground water protection from contamination are priorities of set forth in the Water Strategy of the Republic of Belarus until 2020. The project is aimed at addressing the problems faced by the countries in the water sphere.
Social entrepreneurship is called upon to solve or mitigate relevant social problems on the conditions of cost recovery. This phenomenon is gaining momentum around the world today. The project provides for development of social entrepreneurship in Belarus. Its participants will have a unique opportunity to benefit from high-quality international training in the field of socially oriented business.
Many women and children – victims of domestic violence – do not have prompt access to protection and support services. At the moment, Belarus lacks shelters or qualified professionals for them. There is also a need for large-scale public awareness activities against domestic violence and for the peaceful resolution of family conflicts.
Development of Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum – a platform for an open dialogue about potential directions of Belarus’ economic reforms – to promote a more efficient and engaged civil participation in decision-making related to economic policies on
Present-day economic challenges raise the relevance of the dialogue between authorities, business and the civil society on sustainable national development. The open platform of Kastryčnicki Ekanamičny Forum (KEF) is designed to make that dialogue regular and constructive. The KEF concept rests in the belief that reforms become more realistic, when discussed openly.