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, 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 165 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 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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The Barents and European Arctic Region: Building Cooperation
29 March 2017

The expansion of international cooperation is currently gaining in significance for the territories of Russia’s Arctic region. Among the topics on the agenda will be relations between the EU and Russia’s northwestern regions located within the Northern Dimension macroregions and the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC). These will be discussed by key figures in Northern Europe and Russia involved in implementing international cooperation programmes alongside a wide range of other areas related to the development of the Arctic. Issues for discussion: • International cooperation in Russia’s Arctic zone. The European vector of development • The Russia—EU Kolarctic Cross-Border Cooperation programmes for 2007–2013 and 2014–2020 as examples of mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and Europe in the Arctic • The Northern Dimension. A shared policy on northern Europe • The Barents and European Arctic region. Priorities and results of the Russian Federation’s chairmanship of the BEAC • The role and place of the Arctic in the development strategies of the Northern Dimension and BEAC macroregions

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