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 188 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, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Alexander Bugaev

Alexander Bugaev

First Deputy Minister of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation
Quotes
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Schools of the Future. Where, How and What Will We Teach Our Children?
Last year, together with our colleagues we founded the first school for 1,200 places in the Far Eastern Federal District, in Khabarovsk, under the public-private partnership programme. It seemed impossible to build such an object without the joint work of [authorities and business – Ed.]. Now this work has been taken to a completely different level, and I would like to thank our partners from various commercial structures
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Schools of the Future. Where, How and What Will We Teach Our Children?
This year, the average score for applicants to pedagogical universities has increased, which indicates the rise of interest in pedagogical education. We certainly have work to do. In particular, here, in Primorye, we are well aware that there are serious problems with teaching staff, and we need to take additional measures to train teaching staff
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Eco-Generation. Supporting Youth Environmental Initiatives
The national projects under way in our country also entail a major modernization primarily of the equipment and facilities used at educational institutions. That is because you cannot teach environmental awareness and talk about nature without having the necessary facilities and equipment. That means laboratories, classrooms, and eco-stations which are used as part of additional education programmes
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Eco-Generation. Supporting Youth Environmental Initiatives
We have finite resources, and children need to be told this from school. That’s because a child needs to understand right from the off that the environment is not some abstract concept, but is something that surrounds them right now, and every minute
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Training of Personnel with Specialized Secondary Education
The demand for getting a secondary vocational education is obvious. There is a really sharp change in the trend. This is an indicator that specific professions are in demand. The task is to tie it to the industry, this is very important. But Professionality project is not only about this, although it is primarily about this It is about changing the very philosophy of education in the vocational education system
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
When it comes to training in the secondary vocational education system, both at colleges, and at technical schools, I think that a practice-based approach is key. And of course, this is not only true of Professionalism programmes, but other training programmes, too. I am talking primarily about the practical exam that a young person takes in order to get their certificate. This is becoming more and more relevant, and a lot of work is currently being done to ensure it has a proper and well-established legal status. In my opinion, there is a benefit to practical exams. The person taking the exam is being tested on specific equipment according to specific requirements, while being monitored by specialists from a specific company. They get to demonstrate the skills they acquired during their training, which should be sufficient to allow them to start work immediately and not undergo a period of retraining
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
The first enrolment of students has already taken place this year, and on 1 September, 70 clusters will begin to operate. What is a cluster? It is a fundamental college which we have invested a substantial amount in, both at the governmental, and regional level. Naturally, corporations have also invested in them. The aim is to re-equip them, and enable them to retrain workers, and to develop new programmes. These colleges should also promote these new programmes and approaches to a whole range of other colleges in the system. That’s so they also start training young people according to these new, progressive programmes
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
Professionalism developed from a simple idea: we wanted to give companies the chance to specify what specialists to train, and to reduce the time it took to train them. We also wanted to give companies a direct input in their training, so that they are trained in the equipment or skills that they will immediately need at the workplace
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
This is a long-standing issue – even back in the Soviet era this was unfortunately a problem. A person completes their education at a university or college, and then has to be retrained at the workplace. They’re not used to the equipment, they don’t possess enough skills, and so on
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
It can often be the case that even the most successful winners of competitions such as WorldSkills are only capable of transferring knowledge in one way – do things the way I do them. But pedagogy and pedagogical science are about a bit more than that. We therefore also need to equip teachers with this kind of knowledge so they will be able to pass on their knowledge and experience in greater detail
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
What is Professionalism? Put simply, it is a single platform pooling the efforts of colleges, companies, regional government, and national government in order to train people going straight into production. The main objective of this initiative, its main KPI is the percentage of employed young people who are participating in its programmes. That’s the only way to assess the quality of training – either a person goes to work, and a company employs them, or not
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
We have seen enormous demand from major corporations and medium-sized businesses in Russia for production specialists to be trained
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
This form of education is now very popular among young people. That’s because it offers a whole range of advantages. A person learns a specific trade, which can then be very quickly put into practice. It doesn’t mean that people won’t later go on to get a higher education in the field they work in, but having learnt a trade straight away, people can go to work
18.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Professionalism: A Fresh Look on Vocational Education
Not so long ago, after 2020, we noticed a very interesting trend whereby around 60% of school leavers after year nine enter secondary vocational education to continue their learning. Now, it used to be the case that people would think that a person going into vocational education was not as successful as one going to university. But when you get more and more and more people going down this route, we should no longer be thinking of them as unsuccessful
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Anti-Crisis Guidelines: Where Can Personnel Be Found for Import Substitution and a Technological Breakthrough?
There is a widespread perception that schoolchildren are the future. In fact, they are not – they are already the present. And training should start at school, or better yet, even earlier in today's economy
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Anti-Crisis Guidelines: Where Can Personnel Be Found for Import Substitution and a Technological Breakthrough?
Career guidance is very important because the problem that the higher education system has experienced and continues to experience to some extent even now is that school leavers do not consciously enrol to higher education institutions. They enrol just for the sake of it. Did you want to go to college? Why did you go to college? Do you even need this major and this profession?
06.09.2022
EEF 2022
Anti-Crisis Guidelines: Where Can Personnel Be Found for Import Substitution and a Technological Breakthrough?
We have a very interesting trend today – there is explosive growth in interest in the secondary vocational education system across the country. In 2020, 60% of ninth-grade graduates went on to continue their education in vocational schools. Also, a significant proportion [of graduates – Ed.] went to a vocational school after graduating the 11th grade. This is, of course, very good, because these students are the very personnel for the real economy
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Digital Ethics and Traditional Values in the Global Entertainment and Media Industry: Digital Psychology in the Context of a New Media Ethic
The sheer quantity of information that passes through the Internet makes it very difficult to identify verifiable information. And actually, there are some very interesting approaches related to blockchain technology in social networks that should probably also be considered in terms of de-anonymising the people who are interacting with our children. We have to understand that we will be held responsible for every word we say on social media just as we have to take responsibility for the things we say in real life
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Awards Ceremony for the Winners of the 15th My Country – My Russia National Contest
These are not just regional practices. These are small things that make our country bigger. These are people from small towns and projects aimed at improving the environment in which people live
02.09.2021
EEF 2021
Challenges and Prospects for the Russian Labour Market
The secondary vocational education system is seeing very high demand from young people today. In 2020, around 60% of school leavers went on to enter the TVET system for further study. This would have been hard for us to imagine even ten years ago
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Open Dialogue ‘Development Pathways for Young Entrepreneurship’
Our task is to popularize the very concept of an entrepreneur. We must invest substantial resources into this, because they will subsequently make a major contribution to the economy
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Open Dialogue ‘Development Pathways for Young Entrepreneurship’
Young entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses are the drivers of development. Those are people who positively care, who are able to take risk and make mistakes, get up and move on. <...> A large number of entrepreneurial projects have already been implemented as part of the grant support system that we have in our agency
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Challenges and Prospects of Youth Entrepreneurship
Our task is to tell about the people who do it [are involved in entrepreneurial activity, – Ed.] and make them popular.  <…> We must create an environment that would be accepting and supportive for entrepreneurial initiatives. It cannot be the merit of a single governmental agency or even several ones. This is a joint effort of the civil society, the government and the entrepreneurs to build a positive image of an active young person that helps their country to move forward
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Challenges and Prospects of Youth Entrepreneurship
Unfortunately, this is another thing we will have to live with for a long time: people in our country demonstrate mixed feelings towards entrepreneurship. Frequently, people of different generations treat entrepreneurs as some kind of bloodsuckers that are a burden for working people. While this is completely untrue. An entrepreneur, a young business person, an innovator is the most valuable type of person in my opinion, it is the person who is not afraid of making mistakes and helps our country move forward
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
The Challenges and Prospects of Youth Entrepreneurship
I would mention a whole range of events implemented by the Agency [Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), – Ed.] and our key regional partners. These events aim to develop young people’s initiatives, to create opportunities for their self-fulfillment – it is a whole set of forum platforms. We collaborate with a whole constellation of forums that strive to support young people’s economic and professional activity. These are engineering forums, such as ‘Engineers of the Future’ and ‘Forsage’, and subject-matter shifts for industry-specific professionals at the TIM ‘Biryusa’
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
National Projects: What Will Be Done in the Far East?Education and Science
In all of our activities, and especially when working with young people, we must nurture an individual. The educational process can’t be separated from the social activity of young people, which without a doubt is at a very high level in our country nowadays. Compared with ten years ago, we are experiencing a serious increase in social activity and, above all, volunteer projects. <...> Support for mentoring and volunteering should not begin at college student or graduate level. That is where we are talking about supporting, developing and promoting volunteerism at school age
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
National Projects: What Will Be Done in the Far East?Education and Science
A problem that is typical for Siberia and the Far East: the travelling costs to major forum platforms that are held in the central part of our country. This burden falls entirely on the regions, and their opportunities vary. In some places they can organize this kind of transfer for participants, but in many others they can’t. That creates unequal accessibility conditions for young people
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
National Projects: What Will Be Done in the Far East?Education and Science
This year the grant fund of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs is absolutely unprecedented: the state provides around 2.5 billion roubles to support youth initiatives in various fields. Every year, the number of young people receiving grants from the regions of the Far East is growing. That suggests that the potential is huge, above all in education. This year, grants to individuals alone amounted to approximately 23 million roubles. And support for education work in the universities of the Far Eastern Federal District — that is 16 universities — the figure was slightly above 50 million roubles
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Russian Youth Economic Agenda 2018–2024
The Rosmolodezh’s mission is to create as many sites as possible for young people to unlock their potential. The youth’s request now is very simple – we conducted a lot of research, turned to our colleagues expertise – in addition to the basic needs they ask for work after college and housing, personal fulfilment and justice
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Russian Youth Economic Agenda 2018–2024
The attitude towards entrepreneurship lays the groundwork for the progress of the country into the future. We often, unfortunately, have an opinion that an entrepreneur is not cognate with ‘enterprising’ but, so to speak, a little something has done somewhat wrong somewhere. This is how it was historically formed. We must break this stereotype, because it is entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs who propel our country forward
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Role of Volunteering in Developing a Healthy and Balanced Society
There must be a clear mechanism for introducing practices to the communities. It is important to have the infrastructure in the regions,
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Role of Volunteering in Developing a Healthy and Balanced Society
Volunteering is a very important social elevator. About 15% of Russians have volunteered, and 7% identify with volunteering
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
How Russia Can Harness Human Capital for Its Competitive Advantage
In our country this year was declared the year of volunteers and it's not just words. If we look at volunteers in the world, it's usually people of the older generation <…> In our country, as a rule, it is the young people in an overwhelming majority: 80% of volunteer movements is made up of are young people. This is also, if you like, the development of human capital, only from another point of view: a social one
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
How Russia Can Harness Human Capital for Its Competitive Advantage
There was a research carried out focused primarily on the motivation of modern youth <...> What has come to light was: everyone with no exception, in addition to the needs that in my opinion have always been there, which is work and housing <...> two very sim-ple points took the lead: self-fulfillment and justice