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Pinsk may win Belarus' Youth Capital 2020 status

Society 15.10.2019 | 15:39
Polesie State University. Archive photo
Polesie State University. Archive photo

PINSK DISTRICT, 15 October (BelTA) – Pinsk may be named Belarus' Youth Capital 2020, Belarus Education Minister Igor Karpenko told journalists on 15 October, BelTA has learned.

“We are considering giving Pinsk the status of Belarus' Youth Capital next year. I will not name other candidates, but there are many,” Igor Karpenko noted. “Lately we have turned attention to the cities which should accelerate the pace of their social and economic development in line with the president's instruction. Pinsk is a good example as it has well-developed infrastructure. Another strong argument in favor of Pinsk is Polesie State University that is based in the city,” he added.

According to Igor Karpenko, the Youth Capital 2020 will be announced soon. The city with this status will host a large-scale seminar of specialists in youth work. “We have drafted a youth policy strategy for the next few years. The draft has already been considered by the national student council and is under discussion in public associations. We would also like to discuss the strategy with specialists who are responsible for implementing the youth policy in Belarusian regions,” Igor Karpenko said.

Earlier, the Youth Capital status was awarded to Baranovichi, Polotsk, Mogilev. Orsha is the Youth Capital 2019.

The children's rehabilitation and health center Svitanak in Pinsk District is hosting an on-site national seminar of the Belarusian Education Ministry and the National Center for Recuperation and Health Resort Treatment. The seminar is set to analyze the results of this year's summer recuperation campaign. Taking part in the seminar are Education Minister Igor Karpenko, director of the center Gennady Bolbatovsky, representatives of government agencies and recuperation camps.

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