This article provides an overview of the sociolinguistic situation in Belarus. It summarizes language policy and legislation, and deals in more detail with language management and selected language problems in Belarusian education. It also contributes to the work on language planning by applying Jernudd’s and Neustupny’s Language Management Theory, particularly theconcept of the language management cycle, to analysis of sociolinguistic issues in Belarus.
About the programme
Together with partners, we aim to establish a regional network for organizations working on minority issues by building the capacity of minority organizations in the region to undertake effective human rights advocacy at national and European level, in particular ensuring the full participation of minorities in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) process. More information about the network and