Eurasian Take-off in Astana. Opinions and comments

28 November 2017

On November 26, an opening ceremony of the III Youth Eurasian School “Eurasian Take-off” was held at the premises of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Astana.  From the first day of the workshop the participants joined in the rhythm of Eurasia and received not only new research ideas, but unforgettable emotions from new meetings in the heart of the continent, inform the organizers.

The attendees, including Master’s degree students and postgraduates, young experts from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Belarus, were welcomed by Seit Avdju, Director of the Center of Internationalization at ENU; Ara Saakyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Republic of Kazakhstan; Victor Nefyodov, Head of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Shavkat Ismailov, Chairman of Kyrghyz Ethno-Cultural Union “Kyrgyzstan-Astana”, member of the Council of the Assembly People of Kazakhstan, Professor Emeritus at the I. Arabayev Kyrghyz State University and by Akbot Zholdasbekov, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of International Relations of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

The interactive form of the school provides an opportunity to widely distribute objective knowledge about the EEU. Modern media environment is aggressive toward trends of development of the Eurasian integration, that is why new skills to prepare qualitative analytics are required from young experts, stressed Zhanar Tulindinova, Editor of the Central Asian Section at Sodruzhestvo Press Club.

As it was mentioned by Marina Lapina, Executive Director of Analytical Center Eurasia-Povolzhye “new sets of skills are characterized by an ability of young professionals to understand a growing amount of information while identifying key aspects”.

The goal of international training sessions for the attendees of the school is to teach them basics of using natural competitive advantages on the intellectual and media field of the EEU. Strong arguments in support of that were provided by Stanislav Krupin, a consultant of the Analytics Unit at the Department of Protocol and Organizational Support of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The III Youth Eurasian School “Eurasian Take-Off” in Astana represents logical continuation of the first two schools, but at the same time transformation of the framework towards using game models and personal engagement of the youth is also taking place. Activities involving handling of creative cases target identification of unconventional individual approaches and development of natural ties among the participants of the school in the course of completing tasks in teams.