16 Veri Khoruzhei str.,
BY-220123 Minsk, Republic of Belarus
Tel/ Fax:+375-17-234 71 57
aims to raise environmental consciousness of citizens/ households, local and
state authorities and the business sector in Belarus through seminars, training,
consultancy and publications. It does so to improve the quality of the
environment and life in general.
– is a jointly established Dutch-Belarusian non-profit, non-governmental organization
working from Minsk, Belarus. It was founded in 1996 within the framework of the
twin cities agreement between Minsk and Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and
officially registered in 1997.
main objective of the organization
is the transference to and implementation of know-how, experience and
progressive ideas in the field of public environmental education and
communication, environmental policy, environmental management in Belarus.
methods include project-based work, giving workshops, seminars,
conferences, preparing educational and handbook materials. Project Coordinators
of BURENCO have extensive access to international experience and possibilities
for applying modern and foreign knowledge in Minsk, Belarus.
staff has an appropriate educational background. To strengthen its expertise it
can invite external professionals from Belarus and abroad for fruitful
Compiled a booklet (handbook) on environmental
policy instruments overview, based on local and international experiences.
Organized and held a seminar on international
standards in the area of environmental protection: “Environmental Management
Systems: pros and cons”, for the representatives of Belarusian industrial
Adopted and distributed for Minsk enterprises
documents and readers with information materials about environmental management
and ISO 14000 group of standards.
^ Held Initial Environmental Reviews and Quick Scans at Belarusian industrial enterprises.
Organized and implemented a successful
communication-campaign in the public transport system and the mass-media, which
promoted environmental consciousness and behavior amongst Minsk citizens. Topics
included energy-, water- and gas-saving; household waste minimization, separate
collection and recycling.
Led the process of evaluation of the Belarusian
National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) and discussion on co-operation between
3 sectors (government - business - NGO) towards the Aarhus (Denmark) Conference
of Ministers of the Environment within the ‘Environment for Europe’ process
and the NGO Eco-Forum.
Organized a national NGO seminar on Belarusian
Adopted and published a book on environmental
education for children ‘Above water, under water’.
Organized a drawing competition and exhibition
amongst children on the topic ‘How would I interest people in conservation of
energy-, water- and other natural resources’.
Organized an experience-sharing seminar
‘Environmental Education: examples and methods’ for pedagogues and NGO
representatives from the environmental education field.
Organized and hosted in Minsk, Belarus an
International (Belarusian-Dutch) Student Conference ‘Environment and Our
Performed a feasibility study and held an initial
education campaign for starting an Eco-Team approach among the households in
Developed and published an Eco-Team guide for
school children ‘Household Economy ’, addressing every-day-life
opportunities of energy-, water- and other resource saving.
is currently implementing a joint project titled, ‘Strengthening Citizen’s
Environmental Organizations in Belarus’ in cooperation with Milieukontakt
Oost-Europa, in Amsterdam.
Last updated: March 2001
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).