The International Congress of Belarusian Studies was founded at the meeting of Belarusian and Lithuanian scholars and experts on October 6, 2010 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The Congress was initiated as an annual meeting of Belarusian and foreign scholars, experts, analysts and representatives of civil society and government institutions, which are involved in studying Belarus.
The Congress’ mission is to promote a deeper understanding of Belarus in academic and civil communities of the country, region and world.
The Congress aims to become a place for presentation of outcomes of scholarly and expert activities produced throughout the year. In addition, the Congress is an excellent opportunity to develop new
research and community projects, to exchange views and ideas and to establish informal contacts.
The Congress combines traditional academic activities with expert panels and public discussions on topical issues of Belarusian politics, culture, society, regional and international cooperation.