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Russian-Austrian Youth Forum

Russian-Austrian Youth Forum


In the period from 16 to 21 September 2019, the Russian-Austrian Youth Forum (hereinafter referred to as the Forum) will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Forum is organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs with the support of the Russian-Austrian Civil Society Forum "Sochi Dialogue", the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

The Forum will be attended by 90 people, 30 of whom will be young representatives of the Republic of Austria.

The forum, organized for the first time, is focused on developing joint practice-oriented projects aimed at enhancing Russian-Austrian youth cooperation.

The Forum program includes interactive discussion platforms, as well as a cultural program. During the discussion sessions, representatives of Russian and Austrian youth will exchange views on topical issues of bilateral relations and lay the foundation for the implementation of joint projects.

The Forum participants will discuss such topics as " Innovative solutions and projects"," Culture and art"," Entrepreneurship and tourism", which, in turn, are divided into sub-topics.

On September 17, 2019, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation will host the official opening ceremony of the Forum. The opening ceremony will be attended by the head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs A.V. Bugaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria to the Russian Federation Dr. J. Aigner, Director of the Third European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation O. N. Tyapkin and Deputy Secretary of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation S. A. Ordzhonikidze.

As a result of the agreement reached in June 2018 during the meeting between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria S. Kurz, the year 2019 was declared the Year of Russian-Austrian Youth Exchanges (hereinafter referred to as the Year of Exchanges).

The forum is a key event of the Year of Exchanges program and is held for the first time

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