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Kaliningrad to Host Zaslavskaya Symposium

The second Zaslavskaya Symposium, one of the most significant events of the year in the field of social studies and economics, entitled Social Challenges of Economic Development, will be held from 26 to 27 May in Kaliningrad. It is an established platform for discussion and research that assembles theory and practice experts for contemplating on current issues of economics, social and political studies. It is organized by RANEPA and the Government of Kaliningrad region with the assistance of ACIG Group of Companies.

Olga Golodets, Deputy Chair of the Government of the Russian Federation; Maksim Topilin, Minister of Labor and Social Security; Aleksandr Tsybulsky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development; Nikolay Tsukanov, Governor of Kaliningrad region; Tatyana Maleva, Director of RANEPA Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting, are among the speakers of the Symposium. Vladimir Mau, Rector of RANEPA, will moderate the first plenary discussion at the event.

Current social policy, social and economic development of territories, specifically, the western regions of Russia, demographic challenges and social inequality are the issues on the Symposium agenda this year. Current issues and prospects related to professional training and the role of the young generation in building the sustainable future of Russia will be talked about at the roundtable discussion, entitled Business, State, Young People, and Their Synergy for Sustainable Development.

Government of Kaliningrad region and the Western branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration are planning on signing a cooperation agreement on 26 May.

Specifics of social development of Kaliningrad region, shaping the human capital and risks against the background of 2014-2015 crisis as well as the problems and prospects of development of business in the Russian West in this new economic environment will be concentrated on.

“Kaliningrad region is an absolutely unique region of Russia as regards its social and economic development structure, with its specifics, so it would be interesting to hold the second Zaslavskaya Symposium exactly in Kaliningrad. A new very modern campus is being opened here in the Western branch of the Academy, and it is remarkable that this is happening at the same time as the Symposium is taking place,” Ivan Fedotov, Pro-Rector of RANEPA, said.

Zaslavskaya Symposium was first held in 2014 in Novosibirsk at Siberian Institute of Administration (RANEPA branch) and Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of the Siberian Branch of the RAS. It assembled over 400 participants and was widely covered in mass media.