Democratic Ideas and Values
To strengthen the capacity of young analysts. During an important election year, the organization will conduct research, produce publications, and organize public discussions in the regions on such topics as Belarus-EU relations and the relationship between democratization and a market economy.
To foster civic activism and freedom of information. The organization will convene a series of meetings and organize competitions to encourage youth to become active in preserving historic landmarks. The NGO will also produce historical publications and organize independent cultural events.
To provide a public space for independent, cultural events. The organization will hold cultural events, including meetings with prominent public figures, lectures and discussions, concerts and other events.
To educate Belarus' future leaders. The organization will support the independent study of civics, history, economics, law, journalism and politics.
To provide educators with assistance in fostering civic education initiatives. The organization will develop materials and conduct a series of thematic meetings for educators.
To encourage independent analysis and solutions to Belarus' social, political and economic challenges. The NGO will support research projects and policy papers, and publicize their findings.
To strengthen independent culture, civic activism, and national identity. In cooperation with leading independent cultural groups, the organization will organize concerts, book readings, historical excursions, art exhibitions and other cultural events.
Freedom of Information
To publish an independent journal of ideas. The organization will produce a unique monthly publication and subsidize its subscription costs to libraries and institutions of higher learning.
To produce an independent, online newspaper. The media outlet’s website serves as a source of objective political, economic and social information for civil society and ordinary citizens.
To defend freedom of information. The organization will monitor, document and disseminate information about media rights violations, as well as provide support to local journalists and media.
To increase access to independent Belarusian publications. The organization will expand its free online library of important books, journals, articles, and documents on Belarusian politics, human rights, civil society, history, literature and culture.
To support independent news and information websites. The organization will expand its online service that secures and supports independent Belarusian media outlets. The NGO will continue to provide safe, reliable hosting and technical support for participants, develop new websites, and upgrade and enhance current websites.
To improve the quality and quantity of independent youth publications. The organization will conduct trainings for young activists, create a handbook on self-publishing, and offer technical and editorial support for youth publications.
To offer objective news and information in northern Belarus. The organization will maintain a popular regional news website.
To expand an independent online newspaper. During an important election year, the media outlet will update and further develop its news and information website.
To support youth media and activism. The organization’s website will inform and educate young people about their civil and human rights.
To broaden the reach and impact of independent media. The organization will produce books and multimedia DVDs on independent culture and democracy-related topics.
To understand public views on democracy-related topics during an important election year. The think tank will study the attitudes of Belarusians before and after the September 2012 parliamentary elections.
To support an independent news website that covers politics, economics, and social developments.
To produce and disseminate an independent, online newspaper, and expand a popular news and information website.
To publish an independent newspaper. In the aftermath of the September 2012 parliamentary elections, the weekly publication will increase its print run by approximately 10 percent.
To support an independent print and online newspaper.
To publish a leading independent newspaper during an important election year.
To print and distribute an important independent newspaper.
To strengthen independent, objective information in Brest region. The organization will maintain and upgrade its news website and provide free legal assistance to readers.
To expand an independent online news and information source in western Belarus.
To help insure the viability of the independent regional press. The organization will assist in publishing local and regional newspapers.
To produce a leading online newspaper. The media outlet will increase its coverage of the country's political and economic crises, upcoming parliamentary elections, and regional news from citizens' perspectives.
To improve the quality and quantity of independent publications in eastern Belarus. The organization will assist local editions, and organize training seminars to increase the skills of local editors and journalists.
To print and distribute an independent newspaper.
To support an independent website that covers political developments.
To support youth media and activism. The organization will expand its youth website and publish a monthly electronic bulletin.
To support a leading regional news website.
To promote freedom of movement. The organization will educate Belarusians about the visa liberalization issue and advocate for its positive resolution by carrying out an information and advocacy campaign.
To foster the rule of law and defend human rights. The organization will monitor the treatment of political prisoners, document and publicize violations of their rights, and advocate domestically and internationally for improvements in the conditions in which they are being held.
To train a new generation of human rights lawyers. The organization will train Belarusian lawyers in applying international human rights standards to domestic and international cases..
To defend political and civil rights. The organization will assist political and civic activists whose rights have been violated, and offer free legal aid to citizens.
To promote human rights. The organization will provide legal and humanitarian aid to activists facing persecution as a result of their political and civic activities.
To monitor, defend and promote human rights. The organization will render legal and other assistance to citizens whose rights have been violated.
To advocate for and promote human rights. The organization will continue operating a human-rights website
To defend political and civil rights. The organization will provide legal assistance to political and civil society activists, and free legal aid to citizens.
To highlight human rights issues. The organization will assist in producing short documentary movies on human rights and democracy issues. The films will be screened at selected movie festivals, shown on TV stations, and disseminated through various social networks.
To support civic initiatives in eastern Belarus. The organization will expand a regional web portal that offers local and national news and information, publish a bulletin, maintain a legal advice reception room, and convene civic discussion meetings.
To inform and foster youth activism in western Belarus. The organization will train new volunteers and engage young people in civic campaigns targeting key issues in their communities.
To support civic initiatives and independent news sources in central Belarus. The organization will serve as a NGO resource center and support regional and local civil society meetings and publications.
To encourage civic activism in central Belarus. The organization will assist citizens' advocacy campaigns on pressing local issues and promote citizens' participation in local decision making processes.
To foster civic initiatives in central Belarus. The organization will organize civic campaigns focusing on environmental issues, publish a monthly bulletin, and conduct meetings to highlight local issues.
To support civil society in eastern Belarus. The organization will produce and distribute an independent newspaper and local news bulletins, hold meetings on local problems, and organize civic actions in the region.
To increase the capacity of civil society. The organization will assist Belarusian regional and local organizations and initiatives in increasing their organizational capacity and improving their communications and outreach.
To strengthen and protect Belarusian NGOs. The organization will provide information, advice and legal consultations to assist Belarusian NGOs in legally registering. The grantee will create a website to facilitate the registration process.
To increase the effectiveness of assistance to Belarusian civil society. The group will convene an international meeting of organizations working in Belarus.
To educate Belarusians about civil society and inspire them to be more civically active. The organization will produce video documentaries profiling civil society activists and organizations. The organization will train activists on how to promote their civic initiatives by producing their own videos.
To assist civil society initiatives in southern Belarus. The organization will support resource centers in the region which assist civic activities and independent publishing initiatives. The NGO will produce bulletins and other independent publications, and support independent websites.
To support civic initiatives in northern Belarus. The organization assists a network of civic initiatives, produces local publications, and organizes civic actions.
To strengthen the capacity of the third sector. The organization will conduct training workshops and provide consultations to grassroots initiative groups, organize study visits for Belarusian civic activists, and support local initiatives.
To improve the outreach capabilities of civic initiatives. The organization will conduct training seminars and offer support for civic activists.
To engage new activists in civil society activities. The organization will conduct a school for young activists, organize meetings around the country to promote reforms and foster civic activism.
To expand civic activism in western Belarus. The organization will organize civic campaigns advocating for the resolution of local problems, hold a cultural festival, conduct a local environmental campaign, and publish a bulletin.
To foster civil society in northern Belarus. The organization will assist the activities of NGO resource centers which are providing independent publishing, legal aid, and other assistance programs for nascent groups.
To assist civic initiatives in northern Belarus. The organization will support civic initiatives, organize meetings on democracy-related issues between well-known figures and local activists, and oversee independent cultural events.
To promote civil society in eastern Belarus. The organization will serve as a resource center for civic activists and organizations, publish an independent newspaper, and organize civic campaigns focusing on local issues.
To assist civic activism among entrepreneurs. The organization will convene expert group meetings on the country’s political and economic situation, conduct awareness campaigns, and produce informational materials.
To strengthen civil society in central Belarus. The organization will hold seminars for local activists and journalists, arrange study visits to other regions, and organize visits of legal advisors to NGOs and civic initiatives in the region.
To foster civil society in western Belarus. The organization will offer legal aid and education to activists and residents, produce informational materials, and conduct trainings and study visits for activists.
To assist independent civic initiatives in eastern Belarus. The organization will assist resource centers that serve the region's independent initiatives, publish a regional NGO bulletin, and conduct training seminars for local activists.
To strengthen civil society in northern Belarus. The organization will hold a training workshop for independent journalists, support local NGOs and civil society initiatives, and provide support to regional resource centers.
To assist youth and student organizations. The organization will foster youth activism by convening meetings in the capital and regions, conducting training seminars for regional leaders, supporting local civic initiatives, and organizing independent cultural events.
To foster free and fair elections. The organization will monitor media coverage of the September 2012 parliamentary elections, and track the news and analytical presentations of state and independent television programs, newspapers and Internet sites.
To inform citizens about quality of life issues in western Belarus before and after the September 2012 parliamentary elections. The organization will foster debate among the electorate on solutions to local and regional socio-economic challenges.
To foster free, fair and transparent elections. The initiative will recruit, train and deploy volunteers to polling stations to observe the voting and turnout during the September 2012 parliamentary elections.
To inform citizens, engage voters and monitor the polls in northern Belarus for the September 2012 parliamentary elections. The organization will foster debate among the electorate on solutions to local and regional socio-economic challenges and monitor voting stations.