The Belarussian students will visit the EU institutions
As the Foreign Ministry announced the students and professors from the European Humanities University (EHU) will visit the institutions of the European Union and non-governmental organizations based in Brussels on 11-12 September.
The aim of the visit is to draw the attention of the European institutions to the important role of the EHU in promoting democratization of Belarus. The visit is also expected to help students and professors to improve their knowledge of the EU and the European Neighbourhood Policy.
The European Humanities University is the only non-governmental Belarusian humanitarian university. It was founded in 1992 in Minsk and in 2004 it was closed for political reasons. In 2006 the Government of Lithuania granted to the EHU the official status of a Lithuanian university in Vilnius.
The biggest sponsors of the EHU are the European Commission, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the governments of Lithuania, USA and Sweden. Owing to them, the EHU managed to resume its operation in Lithuania. The support from the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers is allocated to finance the main activities of the university – bachelor and master degree programs of daily and extramural studies as well as grants. Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, Norway, Finland, Germany also render assistance to the EHU.
This visit is organized by member of the European Socialist Group in the European Parliament Justas Vincas Paleckis and Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.