Project 1/COS/2013 - Economic and social reintegration of ex-prisoners in Belarus

Project is oriented on economic and social reintegration of ex-prisoners in Belarus focusing on networking and capacity building of local organizations and supporting job creation initiatives for ex-prisoners.

Focus groups: staff and experts from church related organizations and secular NGOs directly involved in work supporting ex-prisoners.

Estimated project budget : 60.000 Euro
Requested CoS contribution : 12.000 Euro

Belarus has the largest number of prisoners in Europe in comparison to population. The huge problem is the social adaptation of people, both in prisons and also after their release. One of the most difficult element in the social adaptation process is the lack of employment possibilities.
Project is financially supported by EU Delegation in Belarus for period 2013-2014 and implemented jointly by Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) and Interchurch Mission "Christian social service" (IMCSS) with the East Foundation assistance.