Press Club Sodruzhestvo: An expert club on Central Asia will be opened in Chelyabinsk with the support of the Gorchakov Fund

01 March 2018

The School of a Eurasian Expert and the Expert Club on Central Asia will be opened in Chelyabinsk, informs press service of Sodruzhestvo.

A new Eurasian project of Eurasian Sodruzhestvo Foundation was approved by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, writes the source.

The message says: “On the eve of the Defender of the Motherland Day we were informed that a new initiative project of Eurasian Sodruzhestvo Foundation had received a grant from the Russian Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund”.

Project “Expert and Analytical Club “Central Asia and Neighboring Regions” aims at developing a permanent community of political scientists, sociologists and economists. That community, according to the plan of the organizers, should become a strategic analytical center and, simultaneously, a discussion platform for promoting integration in the Eurasian space.

The School of a Eurasian Expert will begin its work during the second half of the project. It will focus on training young political scientists and social activists. They will be developing skills of international communications, implementation of citizens’ initiatives and socially important projects with the countries of Central Asia. Workshops with experts in Eurasian integration – political scientists, culture and foreign affairs experts, economists and sociologists – will be organized for the audience of the school. The organizers believe that the framework of the school will promote personal and public growth of the young leaders, advancement of ideas and values of the Eurasian integration as well as development of a positive image of Eurasia as a large home for all the nations.

The key aspect of the project will be creation of Expert Club “Central Asia and Neighboring Regions”. Discussions of current issues of security in the Eurasian space, tools and processes of economic integration, cultura-linguistic, religious and other problems of the region will be held at the Club before the end of the year. A forum of youth Eurasian leaders will take place in the end of the year at the capital of South Urals.

Experts of Eurasian Sodruzhestvo believe that they will be able to provide expert and analytical support of the youth to the integration processes of Russia and Central Asia as well as development of new mechanisms of public diplomacy. Follow the news!”