Minsk Forum

The Minsk Forum is one of the most important platforms for political, economic and social dialogue between Belarus and Germany.

What is the Minsk Forum about?

The Minsk Forum is an annual international conference focusing on analysing and discussing political, economic and social issues in Belarus and its neighbouring countries. Since 1997, the Minsk Forum has been building bridges between Belarus, Germany and the EU as well as within the Belarusian society. It has become the largest dialogue event focusing on Belarus.

The main organiser is the German-Belarusian Society. The Forum was founded by Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner, who was Chair of the Board of the German-Belarusian Society from 2000 to 2019 and is now Member of the Advisory Board. The Minsk Forum is conceived and implemented together with German, Belarusian and European partners.

Cooperation partners and supporters

Cooperation partners are Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation, Working Group Belarus, RAZAM, the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS), Belarus in Focus, Belarusian Youth Hub, Civil Society Cooperation, Euroradio, Free Belarus Center, Imaguru, “Country to live in” Foundation.

The Minsk Forum is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.