INSPIRE Workshop in Minsk

On August 28-29, 2019, Minsk hosted an international workshop dedicated to the European Union countries’ best practices of implementing the EU INSPIRE Directive and the development of spatial data infrastructure in Belarus.

The event was conducted in the framework of Component 1 of the Belarus-EU Twinning Project, which is focused on strengthening the National Cadastral Agency’s capacity for geospatial data management and interoperability.

The main purpose of the event was to share knowledge and best practices of creating and using spatial data, INSPIRE implementation principles in Europe, and also to discuss possibilities for promoting the exchange of spatial data in Belarus.



Over 80 participants representing key stakeholders in Belarus attended the two-day workshop:

  • The State Property Committee of Belarus
  • The National Cadastral Agency
  • The Belarusian State University
  • Belarusian Railway Company
  • The Ministry of Defence of Belarus
  • Belarus’ Ministry for Emergencies
  • Minsk City’s water services company Minskvodokanal
  • Land Reform NGO
  • The National Statistical Committee of Belarus (Belstat)
  • Gomel Region’s Agency for State Registration and Land Registry
  • Minsk Region’s Agency for State Registration and Land Registry
  • Mogilev Region’s Agency for State Registration and Land Registry
  • The Real Estate Valuation Institute
  • Vitebsk Region’s Agency for State Registration and Land Registry
  • Brest Region’s Agency for State Registration and Land Registry
  • Grodno Region’s Agency for State Registration and Land Registry
  • The State Border Committee
  • Belarus’ Association of Real Estate Valuation Agencies
  • Belgosgeotsentr
  • Belgiprozem Project Institute
  • BelPSHAGI Agency (BelAeroGIS)
  • Belgeodesy topographic and geodetic republican unitary enterprise
  • Belarus’ Regional and Urban Planning Institute of the Ministry of Architecture and Construction

The event also gave a new start to building a geo-information community in Belarus, which is important for the development of an SDI in any country.

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