News from the Region

Alcohol consumption in Belarus

From Belarus Digest Who Benefits From The Alcoholisation Of Belarus? Alesia Rudnik11 May 2017пераклад на ostro.by Production of Belarusian Vodka. Source: belta.by Belarus is perhaps the world’s second booziest nation. In 2014, Belarus topped the World Health Organisation’s report on…

G7 underlines support for healthcare reform in Ukraine

       12-04-2017 Following a meeting with the Ukrainian Minister of Health, G7 ambassadors committed to supporting the country’s healthcare reform plan, which brings state guarantees for the financing of insured medical services and medicine through the National Health…

Kazakhstan – recantation demoralises civil society

Published by EurasiaNet.org May 24, 2017 by Aktan Rysaliev Civic rights activist Olesya Khalabuzar recently renounced her activism, shocking many in Kazakhstan’s political opposition and rights community. Other activists believe Khalabuzar was pressured into making her groveling statement and argue that…

SONGOs as key resource for social sector

Valentina Matvienko: SO NGO – a most important development resource for the social sphere 08.06.2017 At the Second Forum for Social Innovation in the Regions, which took place in Krasnogorsk, the chairperson of the Federation Council came out in support…

Social Worker’s Day celebrated in Russia

Day of the Social Worker celebrated in Russia 08.06.2017 June 8 is considered the professional holiday of workers from the sphere of social welfare. President Vladimir Putin signed the decree establishing this holiday on 27 October 2000. The day, 8…

Results of NGO elections to Civic Chamber

Results of NGO elections to Civic Chamber announced 06.06.2017 The final stage of selections for the Civic Chamber has been completed, and the advisory body has been formed for a new term. The previously approved members entering the Chamber via…

“Find a social entrepreneur” Contest

06.06.2017 The contest’s goal is to develop and structure the register of social entrepreneurs in Russia. Applications are accepted from Russian citizens until December 31 at the  contest website. The winners shall be identified according to the amount of information…