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Simferopol to Host Youth for Sustainable Future Session

Sustainable Future of Russia platform for young professionals will hold its activities in Simferopol on 5 to 7 May. They will be organized by ACIG Group of Companies and RANEPA. Students and young entrepreneurs from the Crimean Federal District will get a chance to directly talk to the officials of the Russian Federation Ministry for Crimean Affairs and present their ideas about development of the region.

Republic of Crimea and federal city Sevastopol became part of Russia in March 2014. The peninsula is being integrated into the Russian legal and economic field; its social and banking systems are being restructures. One of the key objectives for the Republican authorities is development of strategic dimensions of the economy and achievement of a deficit-free budget. For this purpose, Crimea was transformed into a free trade zone on 1 January 2015, and business and investors will enjoy significant benefits here.

Economic development against the crisis and sanctions require an unconventional approach, solutions and innovative ideas. This is why the Sustainable Future of Russia platform announced its fourth new subject in April 2015, namely, elaboration of the development concept of the Crimean Federal District for its transition from a subsidized to a more balanced budget. This topic was proposed by the Russian Federation Ministry for Crimean Affairs, one of the general partners of the platform. Last year, Crimean forum for youth, entitled Sustainable Future of Russia, was organized with the support of the Ministry; positive experience of this cooperation continued this way.

This open session in Simferopol should promote the interest of young professionals in this topic. Individual participants or teams of the session will present their ideas about development of this region. They will receive relevant consultations and recommendations from the experts.

Apart from the project activities, workshops, lectures and simulation game Adventurers for development of leadership skills and competences will be offered for the young Crimean. Interactive discussion about development of the initiatives of young people in Crimea and Sevastopol will be held on the first day of the session. Students, experts and officials will discuss the problems and opportunities for young people to participate in the life of this region first-hand. Elena Abramova, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Crimean Affairs, and Aleksey Shipov, Member of the Board of ACIG and Managing Director of the platform, will share their opinions on this topic at this discussion.

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