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

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Igor Gribanov

Igor Gribanov

First Deputy Director, Vocational Education Development Institute; Head of the Abilympics National Center of the Russian Federation
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04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Higher Quality Secondary Education
Another painful aspect for us is training teachers. We have two different dilemmas today, two different problems. These are the teachers themselves, who are disconnected from production and from the real economy. That is, they teach the way they were taught, by the book. It is clear that theory is not enough here. But craftsmen are another problem. Yes, they have good production experience, but they have no pedagogical skills. So, here is another gap, and we need to rethink teacher training for the vocational education system
04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Higher Quality Secondary Education
Yet another problem is our state exams. It is a complicated procedure that takes multiple protocols, approvals and steps. <…> There is a gap between the state exams and industry-specific standards and requirements. This is why we want to cancel state exams as an experiment and go for a digital competency kit. A human resources customer will be able to build a programme they need that will include the competency required for their future specialist
04.09.2021
EEF 2021
Higher Quality Secondary Education
Of course, we keep constantly analyzing what needs to be updated in the vocational education system. It is driven by the new standards set by employers, industry development and economy development trends in general. First of all, <…> training takes too much time. It is evident as exemplified by our foreign partners. We see the solid performance demonstrated at the WorldSkills, though training did not take this long. <…> This approach has its own risks, of course. First of all, it is the risk of poor-quality basic education. We value the social, cultural, and pastoral aspect in our vocational education. This is why we want to keep <…> the best, but we are considering an experiment, to reduce training to 2.5 years