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    About
    Team
    Our mission

    Who we are

    The Center for New Ideas is a think tank devoted to developing ideas on how to take advantage of the opportunities and respond to the challenges that Belarus faces in the 21st century.

    Dozens of active individuals have been part of the Center for New Ideas, and we are always glad to welcome new members to our team.

    Our team
    >10
    people in the team

    The Center for New Ideas is one of the most popular non-partisan organizations in Belarus. 35,000 people currently follow us on social media and this number is constantly growing.

    > 35K
    subscribers

    Each year, we host two major conferences in Minsk and more than a dozen regional events in cooperation with local organizations.

    > 65
    events

    How to support CNI

    The Center for New Ideas isn’t involved in any commercial activity, therefore we rely on two resources: the enthusiasm of our team and your financial aid. You can support our organization and make a voluntary donation to our bank account here:

    Informational and educational establishment “Center for New Political, Economic and Social Ideas”
    Minsk, 7 Amuratorskaya str., office 2І – 11
    TIN: 192810403
    Bank account: BY30BELB30150123340060226000
    Sort Code: BELBBY2X in OJSC “BelVEB”

     

    The Center for
    New Ideas

    The Center for New Ideas built its team from dozens of active individuals, most of them run their own businesses, head departments at international corporations, work in the media and serve in diplomatic missions and at civil society organizations.

    Ivan Kraucou

    Ivan Kraucou

    Ivan is teaching theory and practice of architecture in Belarusian National Technical University and works as Art Director of Architectural Buerau 35. He worked as Deputy Director of OJSC  “Minsk Watch Plant”. His spheres of interest include strategic planning, international policy, micro- and macroeconomics, finance, modern philosophy, methodology, contemporary classic music.
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    Vasil Bialko

    Vasil Bialko

    Vasili comes from Minsk. He studied journalism and critical urbanism in European Humanities University in Minsk. Vasili finished BBC course for video journalists. He works in the field of independent video production.
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    Sveta Paddubnaya

    Sveta Paddubnaya

    Sveta is a Head of Career and Professional Development in IT sphere. She developed and implemented corporate responsibility strategy at Minsk Watch Plant. Sveta managed several projects from the spheres of sustainable development, ecological monitoring, inclusion and development of local communities. She has more than 15 years experience in non-formal education.
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    Tanya Kovalyonok

    Tanya Kovalyonok

    Tanya received her master’s degree in International Development and Education from Newcastle University (Great Britain). Tanya was born in Minsk, where she studied Publishing at Belarusian State Technological University. Later she studied at graduate school of Moscow State University of Printing Arts and worked at international creative agencies. She has been working in the sphere […]
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    Hlieb Liapeika

    Hlieb Liapeika

    Hlieb is studying at the Faculty of Journalism of the Belarusian State University. He worked as a freelance correspondent of TUT.BY and Citydog.by. Hleb is a winner of Alfa-Bank’s contest “Go ahead. Authors”. He runs a podcast and Telegram channel @obyasnil. His spheres of interest include ecology, Esports, politics, urban studies and media sphere.
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    Ales Hancharonak

    Ales Hancharonak

    Ales studied Economics in the Belarusian State Economic University and works as a Data Analyst at EPAM. Also, he studied at BEROC’s Student and Postgraduate School of Economics and finished data visualization course. His spheres of interest include institutional economics, education, machine learning and data visualization.
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    Wiktor Szukielowicz

    Wiktor Szukielowicz

    Wiktor is a journalist and translator. He studied Belarusian philology at the Belarusian State University and got a master’s degree at the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland). Wiktor interned at a Polish television in Chicago and in Goethe University in Frankfurt. He is an author and the host of “Villagers” program on Belsat TV channel. […]
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    Vadim Mojeiko

    Vadim Mojeiko

    Vadim is a PhD in Cultural Studies and Analyst of the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Studies. Vadim is a member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists’ Council and an Ambassador of the community of the Press Club Belarus. He is an author of analytical articles for Belarusian and international media, such as:  Republic (Russia), BelarusDigest […]
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    Ilya Shyla

    Ilya Shyla

    Ilya is an owner of several business projects and responsible for technical development of the Center for New Ideas. Moreover, he creates and maintains websites. Ilya comes from Salihorsk and studied in University of Opole and University of Gdańsk.
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    Zmicier Lysuik

    Zmicier Lysuik

    Zmicier studied at the Faculty of International Relations at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Also, he studied European Studies at the European College in Warsaw. He interned at the European Endowment for Democracy in Brussels and worked as an associate of the Member of the European Parliament Bogdan Zdrojewski.
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    Stas Gorelik

    Stas Gorelik

    Stas is a doctoral student of the George Washington University. He studied for a master’s degree at the University of Karlstad (Sweden) and Faculty of Philosophy and Social Science of the Belarusian State University. Stas worked as PR Manager for a non-profit which promotes sustainable development principles in Belarusian regions. He writes about modern authoritarian […]
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    Aleś Alachnovič

    Aleś Alachnovič

    Aleś serves as the Vice-President of the research center CASE Belarus, works as a senior consultant at consulting company EY and is a PhD candidate of the Warsaw School of Economics. He received his Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and the Warsaw School of Economics (under the supervision of Professor Leszek Balcerowicz), […]
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    Maryia Rusak

    Maryia Rusak

    Maryia is a doctoral student and staff member of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Maryia is an alumna of the Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway, she graduated from Princeton University with a magna cum laude diploma in architecture and urban planning and from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. […]
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    Gleb Martinov

    Gleb Martinov

    Gleb is a manager at a large Belarusian IT company. Gleb studied at Minsk State Linguistics University, Lincoln University in the United States and the University of Oslo. He interned at Missouri House of Representatives and a Belarusian company in Venezuela. Gleb comes from Viciebsk.
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    Ivan Shyla

    Ivan Shyla

    Ivan is an owner of a cleaning company and a co-host of Idea podcast. Ivan comes from Salihorsk. Earlier, he worked as social media manager for several Belarusian media outlets. He studied Law and Public Administration at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Also, he was about to go to doctoral studies in Gdansk University, […]
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    Dziyana Liashkevich

    Dziyana Liashkevich

    Dziyana is a Communication Manager of Center for New Ideas. Dziyana manages educational project dedicated to communication for non-profit initiatives and runs Where to Apply podcast about educational opportunities for Belarusians. She studied Digital Marketing in Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. Dziyana comes from Minsk.
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    Our mission

    It is important for us that ideas for making Belarus more open, prosperous and resilient are able to take flight, reaching decision-makers and becoming the most influential in society. If the best policy proposals reach the widest possible audience, they are more likely to be implemented.

    We go about this by engaging with society to discuss reforms and supporting independent research and future leaders.

     

    We aim to involve the general public in expert policy discussion on Belarus’s development. We make it through our events, online sites and cooperation with the biggest Belarusian media outlets.

    Involving society

    Our evidence-based studies are a source of expertise not only for traditional think tank audiences, but also for a broad spectrum of Belarusian society. Our analytical products include the Ranking of Belarusian Cities and the Index of Belarusian Future.

    Researching

    We do it through educational programmes such as the School of Young Reformers, the Belarus Urban Fellowship and the Vitali Silitski Fellowship. Besides, we attract new leaders, both as guests and as speakers to our events and empower them to publish their work on the CNI website.

    Investing in future leaders