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 163 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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 New Wave of Volunteering
4 September 2021

The desire to help is inherent in most everyone, and given the intensive workload of residents of large cities, regular volunteering is becoming a familiar means for rechannelling one’s efforts, self-development, and getting more joy out of life. Making recurring payments to foundations, participating in corporate volunteer programmes, taking vacations as a volunteer at major events, and taking part in volunteer projects is becoming the new norm. More than 15 million Russians took part in various volunteer projects in 2020. It is difficult to imagine major sporting events and festivals without the support of volunteers from different age groups. During the pandemic, though, professional volunteering also took on a prominent role, as medical volunteers got involved in providing assistance at COVID hospitals and professional drivers helped out medical workers. Support from corporations has become equally significant with the Help is Nearby project, a platform used to teach digital skills to older people, and so on. What role can corporations and governments play in shaping the volunteer movement? Can certain areas of responsibility and functional responsibilities be assigned to volunteers without them being duplicated by regular workers? What niches are there for volunteering integrators and professionals? What kind of support can a volunteer expect, and are preferences for volunteers fair?

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