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Press Release: GCRF COMPASS Project Launch, Minsk, 22-23 May 2018

last modified Jun 18, 2018 10:10 AM

The School of Politics and IR, University of Kent, along with its partners – University of Cambridge, ADA University, Belarusian State University, Tajik National University, and University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Uzbekistan, launched the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) “COMPASS” Project (ES/P010849/1; 2017-21), on 22-23 May 2018, Minsk, Belarus. The launch hosted more than 60 delegates including members of all partner institutions, Advisory Board, GCRF project officer, and representatives from the Belarus Ministry of Education, Parliament, Presidential Administration and EU and national Embassies.

The project launch received wide coverage on national TV, press and social Media:  

 The launch was held on the margins of the Minsk Dialogue policy forum (23-25 May 2018), which attracted over 600 participants from 50 different countries, and supported by the GCRF COMPASS project. The forum was addressed by Belarus President, Alexander Lukashenko, and hosted a reception dedicated to the project launch. Baroness Suttie from the House of Lords gave a key-note speech underlining the importance of addressing global challenges and helping developing countries to grow their full potential.

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