A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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The event will be devoted to the current problems and the prospects of Russian-Canadian cooperation in the Arctic on its way to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the light of the Russian chairmanship in the Arctic Council during 2021-2023. The main goal of the discussion is to evaluate current opportunities and limitations of the Russian-Finnish cooperation in the Arctic, the effectiveness of existing platforms and formats of interaction, as well as priority areas for strengthening cooperation in the field of sustainable development in the Arctic.

The results of the Conference will further become a part of an analytical report on international cooperation in the field of sustainable development between Russia and Arctic and Non-arctic States. The results of the project will be presented at the high-level panels at international Arctic Forums in April of 2022 and 2023.

The conference is scheduled to be the second event of the ThinkArctic Project — a series of ten conferences on bilateral Russian cooperation with Arctic and Non-arctic states in the area of sustainable development, organized by the Roscongress Foundation, the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, and the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. ThinkArctic Project will be conducted within the Program of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council during 2021-2023.


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The event topics:

  • Canadian Arctic strategy: priorities, goals and cooperation mechanisms

  • Current tendencies of Russian-Canadian relations

  • Prospects of Russian-Canadian cooperation in the field of sustainable development