The 2012 regional workshop in Minsk, organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) and supported by IAP and the Central European Initiative (CEI), was aimed at strengthening the capacity-building potential of Science Academies in the Region. The two-day activity included sessions on the following:
- Academy and Knowledge-based Society
- Academy and Excellency
- Academy and Youth
- Academy and Regional Challenges
- Academy and Policy Advice
Output and Results
The output of the activity was a firm commitment and a road-map among the academies participating to become more involved with decision-makers in their countries on policy issues as well as the formation of information-sharing network of academies. Participants had the opportunity to hold discussions with Prime Minister of Belarus and a conversation about current trends in the development of science and its role in society took place.