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EU-Belarus: Info Day about Youth Opportunities. Find Yours!

With the onset of summer, the Minsk festival guide gets filled with events. Still, the EU- Belarus: Opportunities for Youth fest is not about entertainment alone. It is geared toward advanced and dynamic young people who take their future seriously.

The festival will be held on OK16 Minsk cultural hub, on 9 June at 14:00-21:00. The activities will take place at three (information, exhibition and concert) venues at the same time. Master classes and presentations will be given by the Centre for Swedish Studies, Chevening Programme (UK), DAAD Belarus, Goethe-Institut Minsk, MOST European Programme and others. The Young European Ambassadors initiative is preparing an interactive quiz programme. The EU4Youth: Employability and Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine project will offer training programme on life and employability skills. The exhibition will bring together more than 15 European Union-funded projects and programmes in Belarus that will help young people get oriented in the plethora of information.

One of the festival guests will be Elvira Stinissen, a Paralympic champion and a policy expert of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. She will both dwell on her passion for volleyball and introduce attendees to some aspects of working for government.

The Alumni Picnic will be held at the fest, with a special focus on graduates from foreign universities, educational and internship programmes. The session will be built around The Hidden Potential of International Alumni, a documentary by Anna Novitskaya, a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus EU Programme. What prospects do the graduates have upon returning home? What challenges do they face? How do they build their careers in Belarus, how do they apply the knowledge they have acquired? The film heroes and other interesting speakers will take part in an open discussion.

The concert programme will be opened by Andrea Wiktorin, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus.

The fest headliner is the popular NaviBand. “We have made several concert tours around Europe; so, it is a great honour for us to perform at the Minsk festival. We are trying to make a showcase that more contacts between EU and Belarus youth mean more opportunities for creative and gifted young people!” – assert the NaviBand members.

Support for a better future for the youth lies in the core of cooperation between the European Union and Belarus. Together with Belarus, the EU creates opportunities for young people to realise their potential and take an active part in the social life. #EUforYouth

The festival attendance is free. Registration is required.

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