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Profile of registrant

Office for a Democratic Belarus

Identification number in the register: 85686097697-10
Registration date: 13/01/12 11:56:34

The information on this organisation was last modified on 19/01/15 22:56:54
The date of the last annual update was 19/01/15 22:56:54

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Office for a Democratic Belarus
Acronym: ODB
Legal status: non-profit organisation
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Olga Stuzhinskaya
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Olga Stuzhinskaya
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 42 Rue de la Loi 
P.O. box: 5
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 027098471
Fax number: (+32) 027098479
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Eight years ago the Office for a Democratic Belarus (ODB) was established in Brussels to increase information about Belarus in the EU. Its formation was in response to Belarusian civil society’s search for an EU policy. This mission has been accomplished. Thanks to the support of our Belarusian and international partners, over the first five years of its operation the Office has become a solid platform for Belarus-related activities in the EU capital and an efficient provider of information and contacts between Belarusian “non state actors” and the European Union. Today, the Office is pleased to recognize new but already seasoned Belarusian players in the field of information exchange between Europe and Belarus.

Thus, it is time for the ODB to move on and respond to new demands. The task of today is to deepen ties between the EU and Belarus in numerous areas of their interaction, as well as to fine-tune EU policy to increase its desired impact. It is not exclusively about information anymore: but it is mostly about understanding. The Office will apply greater efforts toward increasing understanding about the EU in Belarus and to deepen knowledge about Belarus in the EU in order to increase the necessary political space.

The ODB was also chosen by the European Commission to raise the level of coordination and communication among EU donors, international implementers and their Belarusian partners. Although this may sound like an impossible task for many, the Office views this project as an opportunity to widen the scope of both the EU’s presence and communications in Belarus.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3.5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Clearing House Project

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations


Total number of members that are natural persons: 4
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Total budget: 454,924
of which public financing: 454,924
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 207,865
- from national sources: 247,059
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 0
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.