On behalf of the Council of Europe and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, we are pleased to invite you to take part in the discussion sessions Belarus in Europe and Blogosphere and social media: niche or the new core of civil society? that will be held as part of the Civil Society Communication Platform conference on “Belarusian Civil Society in 2013”. The sessions will be held on June 14th in the MDM Hotel in Warsaw (Sala Pod Kandelabrami) between 9.00 and 13.30.
9:45 Opening remarks
Mr. Zbigniew Pisarski, President of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation
Ms. Antonella Valmorbida, Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe
Ms Jutta Gützkow, Head of Civil Society Division, Directorate General of Democracy, Council of Europe
10:00 Panel I: Belarus in Europe
Moderator: Mr. Kamil Kłysiński, Analyst, Centre for Eastern Studies (TBC)
Mr. Andres Herkel, Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Belarus
Mr. Alexandre Guessel, Director of Political Advice, Council of Europe
Ms. Svietlana Kalinkina, Chief Editor, Narodnaya Volya (TBC)
Mr. Aleh Hulak, Chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 Panel II: Blogosphere and social media: niche or the new core of civil society?
Moderator: Mr. Ales Zarembiuk, Belarusian House, Warsaw
Mr. Andrzej Poczobut, journalist of Gazeta Wyborcza, blogger, activist of the Polish minority in Belarus
Ms. Darja Katkouskaja, lawyer, specialist on the internet and blogosphere
Mr. Sieviaryn Kviatkouski, blogger
Mr. Vitali Tsyhankou, blogger, Radio Svoboda
Mr. Dzmitry Halko, blogger
13.30 End of the programme
The first conference of the cycle, that the Pulaski Foundation co-organised on October 26-27th 2012, gathered more than 30 Belarusian journalists, human rights activists, artists, trade unionists and civic campaigners together with the Belarusian community from Poland. The fruitful discussions were extensively covered by such media outlets as: Charter97, Euroradio, Radio Svaboda, Polskie Radio, Partizan, BelaPan, Naviny, ex-Press.
Due to limited space, in order to attend the conference, please fill the registration form available here.