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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Peter Sköld

Peter Sköld

Director, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (Arcum)
Biography

Peter Sköld is professor of history, Sami culture and society development at Umeå University, Sweden. He is director of the Centre for Arctic Research (Arcum). Sköld’s research profile includes Arctic sustainable development, historical demography, population statistics, indigenous health transitions and northern cultures. He was one of the authors of Arctic Human Development Report II. Peter Sköld has an active engagement in Arctic research planning, in stakeholder cooperation, and international collaboration. Sköld is former president of International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), chair of WG Human and Social Sciences in the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and chair of the Board of Governors of the University of the Arctic (UArctic). He is also a Swedish delegate of the Arctic Council Culture, Economy and Geography Expert Group (SECEG). During the Swedish chairmanship of the Barents Euro Arctic Council (BEAC) Sköld chairs the Joint Working Group on Education and Research (JWGER). In 2015, Peter Sköld was appointed Honorary Consul of Västerbotten to Latvia and in 2016 he was appointed official Climate Ambassador of Västerbotten. In 2014–2019, Sköld has been co-scientific leader of the 4.5 million Euro project ‘New Governance for Sustainable Development in the European Arctic’, involving 35 researchers.