The Gorchakov Fund took part in the opening of the Forum of Youth Organizations of the CIS Member States

27 June 2017

The Forum of Youth Organizations of the CIS Member States opened at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. Members of the Civic Chamber of Russia, representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, MFA of Russia, Rosmolodezh, the State Duma, youth unions of Russia and the CIS states attended the forum.


They discussed creation of an international communications platform, which will unite leaders of student self-government as well as youth organizations and unions in the CIS space, informs press service of Russian Union of Youth.


According to the source, the discussion also covered humanitarian cooperation, volunteerism, ecology and international security, participation of national delegations of the CIS states in the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.


It was noted that within the framework of the forum RUY had organized discussion platform “Public Diplomacy”. Its main experts included Deputy Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundations Sergey Shurygin, Director of Programs of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Darya Lobanova and coordinator of SCO International Youth Media Agency Ilya Volvich.

“Today, during the platform on public diplomacy with young leaders of the CIS states we were able to discuss a number of important issues related to development of humanitarian cooperation as well as programs and projects activities in the field of public diplomacy among the youth. The participants of the platform agreed that it was necessary to develop projects targeting promotion of the Russian language abroad. Also, within the framework of the platform we presented activities focusing on the launch of SCO International Youth Media Agency, which sparked special interest among the foreign participants. We see support from the Civic Chamber of Russia in resolving those issues, which gives us hope for further development in that area", the source quotes Deputy Director of RYU Tatyana Seliverstova.