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.
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.
Each year, we host two major conferences in Minsk and more than a dozen regional events in cooperation with local organizations.
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
Bank account: BY30BELB30150123340060226000
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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.
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.
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.
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.