Annual coordination meeting
Since 2011, the BPCH has been organizing annual coordination meetings with the participation of representatives of Belarusian and international organizations. The meetings have a strategic nature. Human rights activists determine priority issues and community actions for the next year. The meeting allows you to define advocacy priorities for the near future, for issues that will be dealt with by the human rights community, to exchange experiences, and to discuss common strategies.
A vivid example: in January 2017, the idea of holding a Parallel Forum before the OSCE Summit in Minsk appeared, and in July, the Parallel Forum took place thanks to the joint efforts of Belarusian NGOs and their international partners.
Also, the annual January meeting is an opportunity for the Belarusian human rights community to meet and communicate with the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Belarus. Unfortunately, the special rapporteur does not have the opportunity to meet with human rights defenders in Belarus itself, because the Belarusian authorities do not recognize this mandate and refuse to cooperate with him.