Newsworthy events, forums, and debate platforms will attract young people to discuss and jointly solve problems at the state and global levels
When we gather at different venues, in one respect, we represent our countries and our organizations, but when we start working together, we become a close friendly community [...] In all the international activities of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, we approached the issue from the point of view of creating specialized project offices. And we have four specialized project offices across the country that focus on different areas of interaction. Some specialize in the Arctic Union, some in Islamic organizations, some in organizations that interact more with Europe, while some are in the formats of the SCO, BRICS, a lot of other bilateral contacts. So, in fact, there almost aren’t any areas that wouldn’t be affected by interaction in youth affairs [...] As for unification platforms, such as forums, even this year we will have several prominent platforms. One of them is the Eurasia Global forum, which is traditionally held in the Orenburg Region, this year from 2 to 8 September. We host about 1,150 people from all over the world — Andrey Platonov, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh).
We organized the Forum of Young Diplomats of the Eurasian Space and were actively involved in organizing the Third Global Forum of Young Diplomats. This is an additional opportunity for us to talk about our agenda and pressing problems, discuss solutions, and infect our young people with the ‘Eurasian virus’. It’s [an opportunity] to get information first-hand because our experts and heads of structural units take part in the events [...] Playing business games gives young people an opportunity to plunge headfirst into the Eurasian agenda and develop their own recommendations and initiatives, which we then shape as a result of our work — Daniyar Turusbekov, Chairman, Youth Council, Eurasian Economic Commission.
It would be a huge understatement to say that the World Festival of Youth and Students enabled the development of international cooperation. We managed to [build] a huge number of contacts with major, serious, reputable, and high-profile [organizations], with traditions of foreign and youth organizations both in preparation for the festival and during the festival, and we are continuing to do so [...] We need a new format based on the principles of mutual understanding and trust. There is no doubt that the young people here are the flagship for the development of these relationships — Grigory Petushkov, Chairperson of the National Youth Council of Russia Association of Non-Governmental Organizations.