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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Inclusive Entrepreneurship for the Young
18 June 2022
As Russia becomes more inclusive, business landscape changes as well. Statistics show that the share of people with disabilities among entrepreneurs is constantly on the rise. This is partly due to the fact that the variability of behaviour of a person with a disability in the labour market is much lower than the variability of behaviour of a person without a disability. Launching private entrepreneurial projects is becoming an important part of achieving self-actualization and economic independence for people with disabilities. In addition, in April 2022 a bill was introduced in the State Duma that would allow individual entrepreneurs with disabilities who do not have employees to obtain the status of a social enterprise. This amendment will enable entrepreneurs with disabilities to count on support from the state and development institutions (special support measures for social enterprises include grants, subsidies, preferential loans, educational programmes, preferential provision of property). Increasing involvement is a serious tool that will help reduce unemployment among persons with disabilities, including young people, and improve their quality of life. In what areas do people with disabilities try to find fulfilment as entrepreneurs? What are the main methods to promote their projects? What material and non-material support is needed from government, non-profit and private organizations? Is there a difference in how an inclusive entrepreneur and a non-disabled entrepreneur organize business processes? Is it necessary to change the law and introduce a legal status for an "inclusive entrepreneur"? Do inclusive entrepreneurs provide more concessions than non-disabled entrepreneurs? Which existing projects can help development the support measures?
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