The fifth Festival of Nonformal Education


will be held on December 5-6, 2014

in Minsk International Education Centre named by Johannes Rau

To read all news about the Festival please click this link.

The festival of non-formal education has been held in Belarus since 2006. This event has become a good tradition to create an open platform for professional communications and experience exchange meetings in the sphere of non-formal education for practitioners, theorists, methodologists who represents different sectors (non-governmental, public, private). To read more about previous Festivals click here.

Festival in Belarus is a real holiday for lots of teachers, andragogues, trainers and other people sharing the values of life-long learning and non-formal education.

The main aim of the Festival is to show the role and capacity of non-formal education for the benefit of society.

Representatives of organizations involved in the sphere of non-formal and additional education in the Republic of Belarus, CIS and other European countries are invited to participate in the Festival.

Detailed description of the Festival :

Underlining the role and possibilities of non-formal education we seek to

  • present non-formal education as a system providing the life-long development of social, civic, professional competencies and creativity;
  • present a variety of programmes and the specific character of non-formal education for the benefit of society;
  • encourage the experience exchange and establish partner relations among the participants;
  • organize the discussion of tendencies and prospective development of non-formal education.

During the two days of the festival will be presented:

  • presentations of variety educational programs and projects;
  • master classes made by the best educators;
  • creative competitions;
  • discussions on topical issues in the sphere of non-formal educational development in our country and abroad;
  • interesting cultural program;
  • exhibition of organizations and educational programs of non-formal education.

Preliminary program :

The Festival 2014 will maintain the interactive programme formation scheme:



December, 5
10.00-13.00 A plenary session at which the Belarusian and international experts will present all current trends in non-formal education in European countries and in Belarus as well.

Sections in the relevant areas of the non-formal education (analysis of the situation and  key trends,  discussion the prospects and possible joint action steps) on the following topics:

  • civic and social competence;
  • culture of memory in non-formal education;
  • request from the society (social groups and institutions) for the non-formal education, mechanisms and tools for implementation;
  • non-formal education and media as a promotional tool and as a member of the non-formal education;
  • education for Sustainable Development;
  • inclusion in non-formal education;
  • standards of non-formal and additional education;
  • non-formal education for regional development;
18.00-19.00 A plenary Session – Presentation the results of the sections
19.00-21.00 A dinner, cultural program, informal communication
December, 6
09.00-16.00 Master classes, presentations of educational programs, projects, publications and websites
16.00-18.00 A plenary session (summarizing the competitions, the adoption of the resolution and closing the Festival)
December, 7  
08.00-14.00 Related activities (a tour in Minsk for participants);

During all the days of the Festival the exhibition of organizations and teaching programmes in the sphere of non-formal education will take place.

The competition for best publications, sites/blogs, photos, posters, stands, videos and master-classes will also be organized within the Festival of Non-Formal Education 2014. The final programme of the Festival will be formed on the basis of the submitted and chosen applications.

Forms of participation in the Festival :

There are several forms of applying for participation in the Festival:

  • as a master-class organizer;
  • presentation of educational program, project, publication and website;
  • presentation of the organization within the exhibition;
  • participation in the competitions held within the Festival;
  • flexible participation.

Information concerning the master-classes:

  • the duration of a master-class should not exceed 50 minutes;
  • the organizers of the Festival provide room, necessary equipment and translation for international participants of  master-classes;
    • the Organizing Committee is free to choose candidates for conducting master-classes.

Information concerning presentations:

  • the duration of the presentation is up to 15 minutes;
  • for the presentation one should choose an appropriate programme/book/site/project created during the last 2 years.

The competitions «The Best exhibition stand» (exposition), «The best master-class» will be organized during the Festival.

The Organizing Committee is free to choose candidates and materials for participation in the Festival.

Conditions of participation in the Festival :


The registration fee for participation in the Festival is paid during registration of the participants and guests of the Festival on December 5, 2014 directly before its start. The fee for a selected participant is: 100 000 Belarusian rubles for Belarusian participants and 100 Euro for international participants.

Registration fee for Belarusian participants includes information materials, a place to an organization stand/project, a room for a master class or presentation of the course, coffee breaks, lunches on December 5-6, a dinner on December 5. Please note that the organizers do not cover transportation and accommodation costs, but can help to arrange the process.

Registration fee for international participants includes airport/railway transfer, translation, 2-3 nights in a hotel, breakfasts, lunch on the 5th of December and the 6th of December, dinner on 5th of December, coffee breaks, informational materials, a place for the organization/project stand, place for conducting a master-class or presentational course. Please note that the organizers do not cover transportation costs and visa costs.

To participate in the Festival an electronic application form at the following link must be completed not later than November 3, 2014 to the Belarusian participants and October 27, 2014 to the international participants. The selection of participants will be made because the number of places are limited. The international participants will be informed about the selection results not later than October 31, 2014

Venue and map :

You can find us close to metro “Pjatroushchyna” on Gazety Prauda avenue in building of Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange:

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Organizers and partners of the Festival :

The organizers of the Festival are: The Association of life-long learning and enlightenment, the Representative Office of the German Adult Education Association in the Republic of Belarus (DVV International), Minsk International Education Centre named by Johannes Rau;

Partners in the organization of the Festival are: Support Program for Belarus, Educational institution «Office of European expertise and communications», Public Association «Youth Educational Center «Fialta», Training center «Square orange», Informative and educational institution of Organizational Development, Business Club «IMAGURU», LLC «New Tomorrow».

Supporters of the Festival :


US Agency for International Development


For more information please contact:

+375 17 270-38-96

+375 29 131-52-99

+375 29 541-75-38


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