Summer School “Economic Reform, Entrepreneurship, Self-Determination – Ukraine and Belarus at the Crossroads”

Summer School “Economic Reform, Entrepreneurship, Self-Determination – Ukraine and Belarus at the Crossroads”

We would hereby like to invite you to apply for the upcoming IFLRY Summer School: “Economic Reform, Entrepreneurship, Self-Determination – Ukraine and Belarus at the Crossroads”. The Summer School will take place in Kyiv Region from 23-27 August 2017.

The Summer School is a follow-up to our yearly training on the basics of “Political Ideology and Theory” to further improve the knowledge of political youth activists on liberal ideology and liberal values and put these ideas into practical scenarios for Belarus and Ukraine. This event will focus on subjects that can be only touched briefly during the introductory training, such as modern problems of market economy, entrepreneurship and economic self-determination of young people as well the role of these topics in political programs and political campaigns. The general idea of the event is to provide young Belarusian and Ukrainian activists with a more detailed insight on liberal ideology and liberal values in a modern society and economy and compare them to the situation in Belarus and Ukraine.

To achieve this the event will focus on contextual learning and best-practice transfer but also on the active input of the Belarusian and Ukrainian participants. International trainers will introduce the to the topic by using practical examples from the European Union or their home countries and help the participants to analyze the situation in their own countries to find suitable solutions and policies towards a more liberal state.

The learning sessions will be organized in an interactive style, where short lectures and trainings will be accompanied by extended work-group sessions, brain-stormings and discussions. IFLRY is planning to follow-up on the results of the event through further activities, seminars and campaigns on the topic during the next 12 months and beyond. Of course, as it is normal for a real Summer School, the topic-related sessions will be accompanied by team-building and sport activities.

Of course the event is not only open to participants of our introductory training or political activists. If you have a strong interest in forming a liberal society and economy in Belarus or Ukraine you are welcome to apply for this event, no matter if you are an independent individual or active in a political organization or an NGO.

The call is open until the 10th of August 2017.

For any questions contact Programme Manager Daniel George ( You can apply for the event under the following link:

Please find all needed information in the following documents:

Invitation (.pdf)

Draft Program (.pdf)

Before applying please make sure to read and understand the conditions stated in the invitation document. This event is in general only open to applicants with residence in Belarus or Ukraine. Nationals of the two countries living abroad may apply but will not be eligible for travel refunds. 

Please be advised that we choose participants on a rolling base. This means your chances to be accepted are higher if you apply early. Please only apply if you are really planning to attend the event!


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