Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Workshop for Journalists "Measures to Support SMEs in the Pandemic Circumstances"

COVID-19 pandemic provoked a severe economic crisis. Both companies and citizens suffer from it. Accurate and timely decisions are necessary to minimize the negative circumstances of the crisis.

Therefore, BEROC aimed its activities to research the economic situation in real-time and to provide the decision-makers with the results. One of the most important channels of the distribution of such information is regular communications with journalists.

On April 16, we organized an online workshop for journalists within the project Open Dialogue on Economic Reforms "Measures to Support SMEs in the Pandemic Circumstances". Twenty-one people took part in the event.

Speakers of the event were four BEROC experts who provided participants with complete information on the economic situation, long-term and short-term measures to support SMEs. Dzmitry Kruk made a presentation on the macroeconomic situation and the risks for enterprises. Radzivon Marozau presented results of business leaders' online poll and explained why the problems of SME are the problems of all the Belarusians. Maryia Akulava and Hanna Aginskaya talked about the measures that can be taken today to support SMEs.

The video of the event is available only in Russian.

BEROC implements the project Open Dialogue on Economic Reforms in partnership with Press Club Belarus with the financial support of the Netherlands Fund for Regional Partnership MATRA and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency SIDA.