Belarus and the War: How Firm is Russia’s Grip?
This year’s Minsk Forum is taking place for the twentieth time. The main event is organised by the German-Belarusian Society in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and will be held in Berlin on 1 December 2022.
The Minsk Forum is fully booked.
Unfortunately, no live stream is possible. The recording will be posted online as soon as possible.
9:00 Arrival, registration & welcome coffee
The event is moderated by Dr. Christian F. Trippe, Deputy Chair of the Board, German-Belarusian Society
10:00 Welcome addresses
Dr. Sabine Fandrych, Secretary General, Friedrich Ebert Foundation Berlin
Dr. Hanna Stähle, Chair of the Board, German-Belarusian Society
Dr. Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, Foreign Ministry of Germany
Valery Kavaleusky, Representative for Foreign Affairs in the United Transitional Cabinet of Belarus
11:00 I. Panel| Politics
Germany and Europe at the Side of Belarus: Roadmap for Further Support of the Democracy Movement
Knut Abraham, MdB CDU, Member of the German Parliament
Dr. Nils Schmid, MdB SPD, Member of the German Parliament
Moderated by Katsiaryna Kryzhanouskaya, Deutsche Welle, Belarus-Team
13:45 II. Panel| Economics
Current State of the Economy in Belarus, Impact of Sanctions and Prospects for Development
Robert Kirchner, Senior Advisor and Deputy Team Leader at the German Economic Team
Sierz Naurodski, Representative in Baltic countries, ABBA
Dr. Lev Lvovskiy, Research Fellow, BEROC
Yulia Miadzvetskaya, doctoral researcher, University of Tübingen
Moderated by Stefan Kägebein, Regional Director Eastern Europe, German Eastern Business Association
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 III. Panel| Society
Understanding Belarus – Belarusian Identity, incl. Presentation of a New Study