Youth leaders from 12 countries will participate in BRICS Summer Academy

21 June 2017 Department of Information and Media Communications
On 22–26 June 2017 Altai State University will host Summer Academy of the BRICS Youth Assembly, which will gather together over 100 youth leaders from 12 countries of the world.

The attendees and speakers of the Assembly include representatives of Brazil, India, China, Republic of South Africa, Armenia, Donetsk People’s Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tajikistan, and Russia.

“A lot of young people from countries that are not members of BRICS were actively registering this year. They showed their willingness to participate in the Assembly. That is why our Moscow partners and we decided that BRICS is a platform for dynamically developing countries in terms of economy. One of the engines for this development is young people, who can assert positive influence over their peers from foreign countries and realize relevant projects. So we widened the geographical range of the participants. For example, this year we will host active young people from Donetsk People’s Republic, Sevastopol and other cities of Crimea, Central Asian counties, and so on,” representative of the Organization Committee, Head of the Department for Extracurricular and Educational Work Anton A. Tselevich said.

The strategic goals of Summer Academy of the BRICS Youth Assembly are development of the unified work direction for major national youth organizations of BRICS countries; creation of international project teams with a view to implement joint large-scale youth projects; shaping of partner relations between young people; establishment of scientific and educational ties for the purpose of research of global political, social, cultural processes; organization of joint laboratories, internships, academic mobility programs.

“One of the Academy’s objectives is education. The event will be attended by such great experts, prominent scientists, and representatives of different youth organizations, who will present their own view of BRICS problems to the audience,” Anton A. Tselevich noted.

The event program will include expert sessions, panel discussions, round tables aimed at raising youth leaders’ qualification and developing cooperation between them in different directions (business, science, culture, journalism, information technologies, etc.). One of the key topics for discussion will be preparation for the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi.

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