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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Matvey Masaltsev

Matvey Masaltsev

Deputy Chairman, Council of the Association of Volunteer Centers; Product Director, Dobro.rf Platform
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17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Creating Impact Content: How to Enhance the Media’s Contribution to Positive Social Change?
Our idea is to take existing initiatives and the mechanism we have thanks to the In This Together initiative. The plan is then to scale them up and make them permanent. It also involves the creation of a platform where media companies, non-profit organizations, and government representatives (as the main partner driving social change) can come together. There, they can determine key areas of focus in the social sphere, [shape – ed.] the agenda, and jointly organize their work. <...> Taken together, we believe that getting all this operating on a permanent basis would help us take impact media to the next level. Perhaps it will help us change society as a whole
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Creating Impact Content: How to Enhance the Media’s Contribution to Positive Social Change?
It seems to us that the greatest success is achieved by media initiatives which were at the very least established in partnership with non-profit organizations in a specific area. These organizations can channel a person’s emotions and make them want to contribute to solving the problem. Of course, you get a greater effect still if other colleagues in the media join these efforts too. This is what we can see with the In This Together initiative
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Creating Impact Content: How to Enhance the Media’s Contribution to Positive Social Change?
In principle, the volunteering sector has become one of the most trusted institutions in society. Trust in it has grown thanks in part to the media. All the biggest media holding companies and regional holding companies – together with smaller companies – communicated the same message. They talked about the In This Together initiative and demonstrated how people were helping others. It had a social impact