Liberal Youth make some noise for human ...

Liberal Youth make some noise for human rights
Last week, on a cold December afternoon Liberal Youth continued their campaign for human rights in Belarus, a country often described as “Europe’s Last Dictatorship”. They were joined by the Free Belarus Now group, lead by Irina Bogdanova (sister of an ex-Presidential candidate) in a demonstration outside the Belarusian embassy in London. The event was called “Make Some Noise...

Erasmus Mundus Partnership for Belarus

Erasmus Mundus Partnership for Belarus
EMP-AIM is a Partnership of 17 Universities from European countries, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova, which aims to build a structured and sustainable cooperation between the involved universities and thus to strengthen academic, cultural, economic collaboration between the European and Eastern Europe region countries. The project EMP-AIM is coordinated by Mykolas Romeris University...

Academic Mobility Programme in Innovatio...

Academic Mobility Programme in Innovations and Development
The consortium called BMU-MID is an academic mobility programme consisting of 20 partner institutions from Europe and Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Project is coordinated by the University of Turku in Finland and funded within Erasmus Mundus Programme implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. BMU-MID project aims to echance international cooperation in the...

IFLRY and LYMEC deplore the electoral fa...

IFLRY and LYMEC deplore the electoral farce in Belarus
On September 23rd parliamentary elections took place in Belarus. Just as 4 years ago the elections were accompanied by huge irregularities on all levels of the electoral process cumulating in exaggerated voter turnout. In the end as predicted no candidate of the political opposition made it into the new Belarusian parliament. Thomas Leys, President of the International Federation of...

IFLRY delegation detained in Mogilev (Be...

IFLRY delegation detained in Mogilev (Belarus) and forced to leave the country
On the 18th of September 2012 a group of 8 liberal individuals representing the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) was detained while visiting an educational event in Mogilev, Belarus, organized by local youth organizations. The group includes individuals from Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Armenia, the USA and Austria and is led by IFLRY Belarus Programme Manager...

Liberal Youth’s Teddy Bear Campaig...

Liberal Youth’s Teddy Bear Campaign for Belarus
Using teddy bears, Liberal Youth has kickstarted a campaign raising awareness of Europe’s Last Dictatorship. Alexender Lukashenka, President of Belarus, has become known as ‘Europe’s last dictator’. Lukashenka has now turned his authoritarian regime on soft toys. In August, two journalists were arrested in Belarus for protesting against the regime by taking a photo of...

CALL: Members of the Belarus Programme T...

CALL: Members of the Belarus Programme Team
IFLRY is seeking for additional members of the Belarus Programme Team. Working with the IFLRY Belarus Programme Manager, members of this team will meaningfully contribute to the struggle for a free, prosperous and democratic Belarus. This contribution will involve communicating and liaising with civil society groups, international organizations as well as donors and implementers in the...

Successful training of IFLRY Belarus Pro...

Successful training of IFLRY Belarus Programme in Kiev
Between May 17-20 the IFLRY Belarus Programme hosted a training event on “Political Ideology and Theory” for Belarusian and Ukrainian youth activists. The event was attended by about 20 activists from different organizations and backgrounds. The training was made possible by the support of D66 Democraten of the Netherlands and their associated foundation International Democratic...

The Black Boxes: Teliasonera and the Bel...

The Black Boxes: Teliasonera and the Belarusian Dictatorship
In March our colleague, the Swedish human rights activist Isabel Sommerfeld traveled to Belarus followed by a television team of the Swedish channel SVT to investigate the involvement of the nordic telecommunications giant Teliasonera with the Belarusian Regime. The result of this investigation is a 60 minute report that shows clearly how Teliasonera is  intimately connected to human...

IFLRY Video for Solidarity with Belarus

IFLRY Video for Solidarity with Belarus
The International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) is proud to present its newest solidarity action for the Belarusian opposition and civil society. In a short video clip delegates from several IFLRY member organization that attended the latest Executive Committee of the federation in Budapest show their support for a free and democratic Belarus. The video can be found under the...

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