ASU welcomes participants at Summer Academy of BRICS Youth Assembly

22 June 2017 Department of Information and Media Communications
Today, 22 June 2017, Summer Academy of BRICS Youth Assembly has opened at flagship Altai State University. Youth leaders from 12 world’s countries have come to ASU.

Around 100 representatives of active youth from 5 BRICS countries and 7 other countreis are going to deliver their reports and attend the events of BRICS Academy.

The forum guests include 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; China; Armenia; Donetsk People’s Republic; Kazakhstan; Nigeria; Tajikistan; and other countries.

Today briefing, where the participants of Summer Academy of BRICS Youth Assembly will get acquainted with each other, is to be held. Tomorrow, 23 June 2017, grand opening of the Academy will be held in the concert hall of flagship Altai State University.

Young participants of the forum will be welcomed by Vice Chairman of the National Council for Youth and Child Associations of Russia Alexander D. Bolotnov; Counselor of the National Committee for BRICS Research Valeria O. Gorbacheva; Director of the Center for International Programs under the Russian Union of Youth Alexey S. Yezhov; Program Director of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Nikita Yu. Silakov; representatives of the Board of Young Legislators under the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; representatives of Altai Krai Legislative Assembly; and others.

The working part of the Summer Academy will start with a panel discussion of the role of BRICS in modern international relations. The event program includes expert sessions and roundtables dedicated to the issues of youth cooperation in the framework of BRICS and aimed at advancement of youth leaders’ qualifications and development of interaction between young people in such areas as business, science, culture, journalism, information technologies and so on. One of the key topics for discussion will be preparation for the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi.

According to organizers, the main 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.

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