Deterioration of the cooperation between European institutions and Belarusian youth. RADA made a statement
Belarusian national youth council “RADA” made a Statement regarding the deterioration of the situation related to the cooperation of the European institutions and organizations with youth organizations of the civil society of Belarus.
The governing body encourages the representatives of the organizations and institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe:
- Reconsider the approaches in relation to policies and practice of inclusion of Belarusian youth NGOs in programs, including Erasmus Plus, paying particular attention to importance of recognizing human rights and democracy as the core values and criteria for interaction;
- Eliminate a very formalized approach in choosing parties for cooperation;
- Take into account an actual situation in the sphere of freedom of association and, all in all, guarantee and realization of human rights in the country in the process of decision-making, development of programs and projects related to youth and youth policy in Belarus.