All trends

Society and political parties

Civil Society embraces safer forms of protest and mutual aid as the party formation agenda resumes

March 29 – April 4

Decentralised protests intensify as political exiles promote the creation of international mechanisms

March 22 – March 28

Political headquarters devise a spring programme while social networks dominate the information space

March 15 – March 21

Structural strengthening of Civil Society continues, but party-building does not progress

March 8 – March 14

Political Headquarters, Parties and Civil Society Organisations strengthen their structures

March 1 – March 7

Civil society leverages the potential of international economic pressure as the diaspora develops initiatives in support

February 22 – February 28

Political organisations develop media infrastructure, Civil Society mobilises for the trials of Babaryka, journalists and medics

February 15 – February 21

The politicisation of society decreases as Tsikhanouskaya and Latushka publicly announce a spring mobilisation plan

February 8 – February 14

Voting on the Skhod [Assembly] platform starts as Tsikhanouskaya calls Lukashenka to resign during the All-Belarus People’s Assembly

February 1 – February 7

Democratic forces succumb to pressure from the authorities

January 25 – January 31

Civil society loses the initiative regarding the domestic political agenda, but political exiles retain international leverage

January 18 – January 24

Political exiles increase international pressure as residential protests continue despite repression

January 11 – January 17

Civil Society concedes to the authorities setting the agenda as political exiles pursue ultimatum rhetoric

January 4 – January 10

2020: civil society compensates for state failures, as political organisations engage society in transformation

January 4 – January 10

Civil society efforts facilitate gradual staff outflow from the power bloc as political exiles lobby for sanctions

December 14 – December 20

Trade unions assist workers in courts as civil society and the IT sector build trust

December 7 – December 13

The Coordination Council proposes various sectoral reforms, while Tsikhanouskaya examines public opinion regarding disconnecting Belarusian banks from SWIFT

November 30 – December 6

International and Civil Society reaction to the crimes of security officials in Belarus has engendered widespread condemnation and facilitated fundraising

November 23 – November 29

Civil society shapes international agenda in respect of Belarus and restores crowdfunding infrastructure

November 16 – November 22

Civil society and political emigration call for stopping the violence before starting any dialogue

November 9 – November 15

Society insists on new elections and comes up with new initiatives in support for doctors and students

November 2 – November 8

Political parties maintain their membership as civil society strengthens its institutions and work on proposals to amend the Constitution continues

October 26 – November 1

Civic initiatives are becoming more sustainable and structured, promoting their agenda

October 19 – October 25

The civil society promotes further sanctions and political organisations oppose constitutional reforms before Lukashenka’s resignation

October 12 – October 18

Civil society will not assist the state in fighting the covid-19 second wave; Tsikhanouskaya strengthens her position inside and outside Belarus

October 5 – October 11

Tsikhanouskaya forms a ‘shadow government’, whilst some domestic political parties continue engaging in the work of the Coordination Council and supporting local initiatives

September 28 – October 4

IT specialists come up with new initiatives in support for civil society and students focus on establishing student governance institutions

September 21 – September 27

The civil society extends crowdfunding, whilst political emigration shapes the Belarusian-European agenda

September 14 – September 20

Coordination Council is likely to evolve into a nation-wide movement, some political parties aim to create a joint platform

September 7 – September 13

Civil society information channels bypass state media in popularity; Babaryka’s election HQs have announced a call to create a political party

August 31 – September 6

Society has self-organized to initiate the recall of MPs whilst independent trade unions gain new members

August 24 – August 30

Telegram channels steer public protests as the Coordination Council elected the Presidium

August 17 – August 23

Solidarity campaign catalyzes Belarusian society; most civil and some political organizations declare support for Tsikhanouskaya

August 10 – August 16

Civic mobilsation is growing preparing basis for new political projects

August 3 – August 9

Мобилизационный потенциал ГО растет, готовится инфраструктура для новых политпроектов

August 3 – August 9

Civil society joins efforts in response to repressions; the detention of fighters has raised security issues

July 27 – August 2

The presidential campaign in Belarus in the spotlight of international audiences; new opposition is shaping up

July 20 – July 26