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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Expert session Motherhood and Employment: Supporting Mothers in the Workforce
20 September 2018
09:30—12:00
(with the support of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the World Bank)

How can motherhood be combined with a job or career? It is a pressing question for women in a great many countries around the world. Policy aimed at encouraging the employment of women with children plays a crucial role in the fight against poverty and the development of human capital. Russia’s National Strategy for Women 2017–2022 has the objective of ‘increasing competitiveness and demand on the labour market for women bringing up children’. The Europe 2020 strategy has the aim of increasing the employment rate of women aged 20–64 to 75%. In order to meet these objectives, women’s participation in the labour market and employment needs to grow rapidly. How can this be achieved? What can be garnered from the experience of countries which have successfully solved the issue of female employment?

Topics for discussion:
  • How can the conflict between motherhood and employment be minimized?
  • Experience in ensuring a trouble-free return to the labour market after maternity leave.
  • What areas of government policy exist to support motherhood and the employment of mothers?
Date
20.09.2018
Started at
09:30—12:00
Conference hall
Hall 14, Tavricheskiy Palace
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