The conference will be opened tonight in Warsaw by the Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski and the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle.
This is the first practical event that takes place within the European Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarus that was announced late in March.
The underlying goal will be to debate the requirements for privatisation and consolidation of private entrepreneurship, and to outline the feasible economic reforms which the EU and international financial institutions could assist in.
The discussions will be attended by internationally recognised experts and a large number of representatives of Belarusian organisations, think tanks, and institutions. The Movement For Freedom (MFF) will be represented at the seminar by the MFF Deputy Chairman Yuras Hubarevich and educational projects coordinator Dasha Slabchanka.
For your reference – The European Dialogue on Modernisation is a means of multilateral exchange of views and ideas between the EU and the representatives of Belarusian civil society and political opposition on reforms needed to modernise Belarus, on the associated potential development of relations with the EU, as well as the possible assistance on the EU’s part.