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

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, 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, and 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 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Active Ageing. Time for New Opportunities
12 September 2018
12:50—13:40
KEY CONCLUSIONS
The mental barrier must be overcome for active ageing

Tools to support the elderly are secondary. First of all, you have to convince yourself that you can lead an active lifestyle at the age of 70+ — Alexander Brechalov, Head of the Udmurt Republic .

The authorities should pay attention to working with the older generation

The government is definitely working with public organizations in this area. We began working with the older generation in our region a long time ago. The ‘Active Ageing’ is currently being implemented — Lilia Lavretieva, Director of department of labor and social development of Primorsky Krai.

The system of presidential grants will enable us to implement the ‘Active Retiree School’ project in Nakhodka. The elderly make up one-third of the population in Nakhodka. The project is aimed at the social adjustment of retirees and veterans and to improve their quality of life — Volodina Oksana, President, Nika Charitable Foundation.

The number of people with disabilities is increasing

There are about 12 million people with disabilities in our country. According to the forecasts of international organizations, people with disabilities will make up 20% of the Earth’s inhabitants by 2050. This should be taken into account — Andrei Davidiuk, Chairman of the Board of Cybathletics.

Modern methods need to be used for the social adjustment of elderly citizens

In 2100, there will be 3 billion people over the age of 65. In Europe, the term ‘silver volunteering’ has become firmly established, with 5–20% of Europeans participating in it — Artem Metelev, Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Our charitable projects include the ‘Status-Online’ computer and financial literacy programme. These courses help to resolve issues with the social adaptation of the elderly and disabled people and create an interest club — Dmitry Sharkov, Siberia and Far East Corporate Governance Manager, Philip Morris Sales and Marketing .

The material was prepared by the Russian news agency TASS