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Belarus: how MOST is building bridges

October 17, 2016

What do Anna, a cloud computing specialist, Alexander, a football coach, and Yuri, the director of an ecological construction company, have in common? They have all been building bridges with partners in the European Union, through the EU-funded MOST project. As the project holds a press conference in Minsk to highlight the interim results of the project on Thursday, the latest feature story from the EU Neighbours East project highlights how this unique programme has provided valuable exchange opportunities for professionals in Belarus.

 

The MOST programme envisages various formats of professional exchange and mobility opportunities between Belarus and 28 EU member states: visits to conferences, trade fairs, workshops, or seminars, for example, for small groups or for individuals for up to seven days or four weeks. Applications from Belarus citizens over the age of 18. will be accepted till the end of 2017.

 

One of the beneficiaries, associate professor at the Department of Theoretical and Institutional Economics of the Belarusian State University (BSU) in Minsk Anna Pobol says: “Participation in the MOST project is all about communication with the leading European experts, an outstanding opportunity to develop unique competences."

 

Read the article for Anna’s impressions, together with those of Alexander and Yuri, see which ideas they received from the study trips, what spurred them to look for new experience in Europe, and what plans they have on their return.

 

The press conference on the MOST project will be held at the Goethe Institut in Minsk on October 20 at 11am, and will include contributions from implementing partners and testimonies from beneficiaries.

 

MOST (Mobility Scheme for Targeted People-to-People-Contacts) is an EU-funded project to enhance people-to-people-contacts between Belarus and the EU, with the aim of promoting mutual understanding and exchange of best practice. The project provides professional exchange and mobility opportunities between Belarus and the EU for about 1,500 Belarusians until December 2017. The project offers short-term mobility actions (up to seven days) for both individuals and groups, and long-term internships placements for individuals up to four weeks. (EU Neighbours East Info)

 

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Feature story in English and Russian

 

Press conference announcement

 

MOST programme website

 

EU Delegation to Belarus website

 

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