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 179 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, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Innosocium Foundation and Eurasian Women’s Forum to Create Global Online Platform

The Board of the Eurasian Women’s Forum under the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation held a meeting on 26 September 2019 that was attended by Roscongress Foundation Deputy CEO and Innosocium Foundation Director Yelena Marinina.

The Innosocium Foundation for the Promotion of Social Development — the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation — was established in February 2019. The Foundation’s main objectives are to provide practical support for priority areas of social development, establish and promote the social agenda utilizing the communication platforms of the Roscongress Foundation, implement major social and charitable initiatives, develop and enhance the effectiveness of NGOs, corporate social responsibility and international cooperation as part of the sustainable development agenda, and strengthen a positive image of Russia.

The Innosocium Foundation — the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation and the Eurasian Women’s Forum — already has experience from successful cooperation in a number of projects and events. For example, a visiting reception of Eurasian Women’s Forum leaders was held at the Roscongress Foundation’s Building Trust platform during the SPIEF 2019.

The last meeting of the Board of the Eurasian Women’s Forum focused on a discussion of the development of women’s leadership, the more active involvement of women in economic and social processes as well as the integration of issues concerning women’s leadership into the global agenda.

The establishment of the ‘Global Online Platform of the Eurasian Women’s Forum’ — a joint project of the Eurasian Women’s Forum and the Innosocium Foundation — was announced during the meeting. The platform aims to establish systematic international cooperation, ensure the exchange of best practices, represent Russia’s interests in the international arena, and enhance the role of women’s leadership as a whole.

«The development of women’s leadership and the overall promotion of the women’s agenda at the international level is one of the key areas of the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation — the Innosocium Foundation. We must take into account gender issues and current trends as well as contribute to building a female community in order to achieve growth as well as sustainable and equitable development. The decision to create the Global Online Platform is a significant step in resolving these issues and a logical continuation of the work that was carried out at the G20 in March of this year», Advisor to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.

«The creation of the Global Online Platform of the Eurasian Women’s Forum together with the Innosocium Foundation will contribute to the effective development of international project cooperation and the promotion of initiatives, projects, and programmes for women both domestically and internationally», Deputy Chairwoman of the Federation Council and Chairwoman of the Board of the Eurasian Women’s Forum Galina Karelova said.

«There is no acute problem of gender inequality in our country, but there is an understanding that women can change the world for the better when they unite. The women’s agenda has been increasingly addressed at global associations and international economic forums, has become firmly rooted in the G20 agenda, and has traditionally been discussed by world leaders. With the creation of the platform, we will have a tool to implement our ideas and we will be able to not only consolidate the global agenda, but to also shape it. By joining forces, we will achieve greater results», Roscongress Foundation Deputy CEO and Innosocium Foundation Director Yelena Marinina said.

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