The 2nd Summer Academy of BRICS Youth Assembly started at ASU

25 June 2017 Department of Information and Media Communications
On 23 June 2017 flagship Altai State University hosted a ceremonial opening of the 2nd Summer Academy of BRICS Youth Assembly.

Over 100 representatives of active youth from 5 BRICS countries and 7 member countries of the Association of Asian Universities gathered at Altai State University in order to set up a common direction for work of major national youth organization of their countries and create international project teams for the purpose of realization of grand-scale youth projects.

BRICS countries are represented by the activists from Fortaleza, the state capital of Ceara, Brazil; Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil; Pretoria, one of the three capitals in South Africa; New Delhi, the official capital of India; Noida, a city in India located 20 km away from New Delhi; specialists of All-China Youth Federation, the main Chinese youth organization located in Shanghai.

“One of the main objectives of the Summer Academy is establishment of BRICS Youth Assembly as a structure, which would coordinate the work of national youth organizations of BRICS countries. The outcome of the 1st Summer Academy that took place last year at ASU was the development of resolution, in which we noted the necessity for establishment of BRICS Youth Assembly. This organization has good prospects for work and we pointed out in resolution what resources we need for its creation and which organizations could join the assembly. We developed an action plan for creation of BRICS Youth Assembly, and the points of the plan are being approved on the level of diplomatic services and heads of the states. Particularly, this year we are going to discuss the draft regulation on BRICS Youth Assembly,” representative of the Organization Committee, Head of the Department for Extracurricular and Educational Work Anton A. Tselevich specified.

The participants of the Summer Academy discuss BRICS as a unifying organization in the modern global policy, touch upon the issues of humanitarian, inter-parliamentary and cultural cooperation, attend trainings on intercultural dialogue and talk over the participation of BRICS countries’ young people in the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi.

“The Academy has been initiated by National Council for Russian Youth and Children Associations with the participation of Altai State University for the second consecutive year. In this regard, I would like to express my gratitude to the classical university, Barnaul and Altai Krai for warm hospitality. The National Council pays special attention to collaboration in the framework of BRICS. Having realized the importance of the development of international youth cooperation and communication between young people in the framework of BRICS on the nongovernmental level, the National Council supported the idea of creation of the Association for integration of youth noncommercial organizations in BRICS countries. Such integration would encourage the development of cooperation between young people of our countries on an absolutely new level of quality,” Vice Chairman of the National Council for Russian Youth and Children Associations Alexander D. Bolotnov emphasized.

On 24 June 2017 participants of the Summer Academy attended masterclass on the role of intercultural dialogue in the development of cooperation between BRICS countries and oratorical skills and presentation entitled “Russian Mechanisms of Grant Support of Nongovernmental Organizations and International Youth Cooperation Development”.

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