The European Humanities University Trust Fund supports democracy in Belarus through educational opportunities for Belarusian students at the University, exiled from Belarus since 2004.
In February 2016 the Nordic Cooperation Ministers decided to no longer receive donations to the EHU Trust Fund and close the fund.
The background for this decision was the exit decision made by major donors to the Trust Find, whereby the rationale for continuing the fund was no longer present.
Donors to the EHU Trust Fund subsequently requested that remaining assets in the Trust Fund be distributed directly to the EHU. Following necessary changes to the Terms of References of the EHU Trust Fund, the fund will transfer its remaining balance directly to the EHU at latest by end of January 2017.
Since the establishment of the EHU Trust Fund in 2008, the fund has raised a total of EUR 23,267,920 in the support of the EHU’s continued existence, while in exile in Vilnius. The Nordic Council of Ministers is thankful for the significant support from donors of the EHU Trust Fund throughout the years. We are proud to have taken part in these efforts and extend our best wishes for the EHU’s future success.
EHU Trust Fund Manager
Ps. Any queries should be directed to the Trust Fund Manager before 31st December 2016 by which date the mandate of the Trust Fund expires.
The Trust Fund website will be accessible until 26th March 2017.