Saturday, July 21, 2018

School on Eurasian Integration to be held in Yekaterinburg next month

A convention on Eurasian integration will be held next month by the Russian Center for Conservative Social Policy, known as CSCP, in conjunction with the Confederation of Social Forces for Eurasian Integration and the Ural State Economic University.

The convention-dubbed the "School of Eurasian Integration"-is aimed at identifying talented, intelligent and active youth, who are able to present projects and essays to CSCP professional experts and deputies of the State Duma. Attendees will also participate in the political process through the elaboration of joint initiatives, receiving encouragement to search for answers to pressing questions.

Participants must meet a series of requirements to gain acceptance to the school, including projects and essays on public issues and creative ways of solving them. Accepted students were chosen between March and April, and the qualifiers will participate in the Eurasian Economic Youth Forum in Yekaterinburg from May 16 to May 18, and participants will join in a meet-and-greet with religious leaders and politicians in Moscow from May 21 to May 25.

The School of Eurasian Integration project is the brainchild of Lyudmila Shuvalov, the director-general of CSCP. The project was launched with the hope of providing a unique opportunity to the youth of the Urals and Siberia, Central Russia and the Far East, as well as young people from the former Soviet Union.

Since 2009, the convention has graduated nine classes of more than 250 students from different regions of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Among them are graduates from the Urals, who are successfully working in public and private structures of the Ural Federal Districts, applying the lessons they learned at the convention.