The Russian-Balkan Youth Forum “Russia and the Balkans” has opened in the Ryazan region

20 August 2019

On August 20, the Russian-Balkan Youth Forum “Russia and the Balkans” has opened in the Ryazan region for the second time. An official opening ceremony took place at Old Town Hotel in Ryazan. It was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Ryazan region Roman Petryayev, First Deputy Chairman of the Assembly of People of Russia, member of the Public Council of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, member of the Commission for Media Support of the State Nationalities Policy under the President of Russia for Interethnic Affairs Igor Krugovykh, representatives of the Ryazan Administration, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, S. A. Yesenin Ryazan State University, Center for Eurasian Studies of the Institute of International Policy and Economy (Serbia) and Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria).

The forum will end on August 22. Over 50 participants from Serbia, Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary as well as Ryazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Sevastopol, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk, Orel, Astrakhan, Voronezh and Samara will take part in the event. They will discuss cultural and political conditions for development of efficient Russian-Balkan youth relations.

Among the experts there are representatives from two foreign countries – Serbia and Bulgaria. Also, speakers from Moscow, Kaluga, Belgorod and Ryazan will present to the attendees.

The agenda includes a foresight session, presentations by experts, development of youth projects and visits to tourist attractions in Ryazan and the Ryazan region.

The forum was organized by  the Ryazan branch of All-Russian Social Movement “All-Russian Interethnic Union of Youth”.

The project is implemented with the support of a grant provided by the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund with the support of the Government of the Ryazan region, the Ryazan City Duma, the Center of International Youth Projects of S. A. Yesenin Ryazan State University and Student Association “Club of Public Diplomacy” of Ryazan State University.



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