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We invite you to participate in the RADA FORUM 2017!

RADA FORUM - a two-day conference on youth, youth policy, youth organizations and initiatives in Belarus. The Forum is organized by the Republican Youth Public Association "Next Stop - New Life" in cooperation with the Belarusian National Youth Council "RADA" (Vilnius, Lithuania) will be held on December 16-17.

Objective: To strengthen cooperation and solidarity in the youth sector of Belarus in order to influence decision-making process for the benefit of young people.

The event will gather representatives of youth organizations, academic community and international institutions. The participants will have a possibility to discuss aspects of the work in youth organizations and their level of influence on the youth policy, the main challenges and trends that currently exist in the youth sector. RADA FORUM will be a platform for networking and establishing future partnerships among organizations and initiatives.

RADA FORUM - a youth policy for the benefit of young people.

Who can take part:

  • Representatives of youth organizations (⅔ of composition - young people);
  • Representatives and representatives of youth initiatives;
  • Youth leaders and activists;
  • Organizations working with youth;
  • Experts and researchers;
  • Representatives of public organizations/institutions;
  • Representatives of local authorities;
  • Representatives of international institutions and organizations;
  • Media representatives;
  • Representatives of business community;

Facilitators of the Forum:

  • Maryna Korzh,
  • Nerijus Miginis,
  • Krystsina Rykhter, Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee;
  • Maryna Shtrakhava, Developing Centre for efficient communication “Human Library";
  • Ala Sivets, Youth work pool;
  • Yulia Stankevich, International educational association “Act”;

Day 1, December 16

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and morning coffee

10:00 - 11:40

Welcome & introductions to RADA FORUM. Presentation of the programme. Getting to know each other.

“When Facebook was not around...” a talk show with former leaders of the youth movement in Belarus.

Moderator: Uladzimir Korzh (International educational association “Act”)

11:40 - 12:20

Coffee with VIPs and talks about youth


  • Embassy of Sweden;
  • British Embassy;
  • The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA);
  • Nonprofit international organization Pact;
  • Forum Syd;
  • The United States Agency for International Development USAID;
  • German National Committee for International Youth Work - DNK;
  • Yael Ohana (expert on youth policy, Germany)

12:20 - 14:00

Getting inspired by youth policy:

Workshop 1. Youth policy as it is. How does it work and who develops it?

Moderators: Yael Ohana, Aygun Rzayeva (RADA);

Workshop 2. Youth data: facts, assumptions and interpretations on youth policy. Debates between researchers and youth organizations

Moderators: Svyatlana Zinkevich (Office for European Expertise and Communications), Maryna Shtrahava;

Workshop 3. 50 shades of youth policy. Diversity of themes and areas of youth sector.

Moderators: Nerijus Miginis, Ala Sivets, Krystsina Rykhter;

14:00 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:30

Workshop sessions:

Workshop 1. From decoration to real participation. Best practices of inclusion of young people

Moderators: Maryna Korzh, Alexander Kauschanski (Germany), Krystsina Rykhter;

Workshop 2. Discussion "How to make friends with the government, business and other partners?"

Moderator: Maryna Shtrahava;

Workshop 3. 7 steps to solving the problem. Creative advocacy campaigns

Moderator: Nerijus Miginis;

Workshop 4. How to boost media to talk about you?

Moderators:,, Ala Sivets

16:30 - 16:50

Coffee break

16:50 - 18:00

Positive youth policy: a look into the future and futuristic prognosis for the youth sector

18:40 - 21:00

Networking and developing new ideas;

Speed dating of the youth sector: looking for new partners and ideas;

Presentation of mobile application “Radar”


Danceoke in partnership with Ginger Brothers and Monkey food

Day 2, December 17

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and morning coffee

10:00 - 10:15

RADA TV. Yesterday News.

10:15 - 12:00

Preparation of recommendations for the youth sector. Work in groups:

Recommendations group 1 - values of the youth sector;

Recommendations group 2 - priorities for the youth sector;

Recommendations group 3 - principles of cooperation and solidarity in the youth sector.

12:00 - 12:30

Coffee break

12:30 - 14:00

Process of development of recommendations

14:00 - 14:40


14:40 - 16:30

Presentation of recommendations. Closing session, next steps & evaluation


RADA AWARDS. Admission by invitation letters

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