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Humanitarian aspects of integration discussed in Moscow

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Within the framework of the XIV Annual International Conference "Eurasian Economic Integration", on November 29, a Special Session of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly "Humanitarian Aspects of Integration: World Experience and Eurasian Practice" was held.


For the second year in a row, on the basis of the economic conference, a substantive discussion has been held on the humanitarian aspects of integration in the Eurasian space, including the experience of international cooperation, the protection of the interests of citizens, the role and tools of public diplomacy, the possibilities of public organizations in expanding international dialogue and partnership. In a welcoming speech to the participants of the session, the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, Chairman of the Board of the EDB Andrey Belyaninov stated that the Assembly has already taken place as an organization uniting different peoples of Eurasia. “We are interested. We attract many people who are sincerely and disinterestedly ready to work to promote the ideas of peace, friendship and cooperation throughout our large continent,” said Andrei Belyaninov. The General Secretary of the Assembly said that now it is necessary to develop a development strategy for the next five years. The Assembly should expand its presence in the international space and cooperate more actively with state and non-state institutions of different countries and supranational international structures. “We need to think about the real international content of our children's holiday camps,” Andrey Belyaninov emphasized. - Eurasian identity must be formed from childhood. It's a very powerful tool." Co-Chairman of the General Council of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, Vice-President of the Franco-Russian Dialogue Association (France) Bernard Loze described the Assembly team as "people who are aimed at improving civilization." “We carry the message of friendship and harmony,” said Bernard Lohse. “Eurasia needs not only economic integration, but above all humanitarian integration.” Especially the Co-Chair of the General Council of the Assembly noted the effectiveness of holding the Days of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in different countries of the continent. The Head of the Secretariat of the Member of the Board (Minister) in charge of Economics and Financial Policy of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Askar Kishkembaev told the audience about the social aspects of the labor activity of representatives of different peoples on the territory of Eurasia, both positive and problematic, and also about what he is doing in this direction of the EEC. Vitaly Solonetsky, Head of the Department for the Implementation of Youth Programs and the Development of Public Diplomacy of the Agency for the CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and Humanitarian Cooperation, emphasized in his speech that international projects aimed at young people are receiving more and more attention today. After all, "it is this work today that is an investment in the future." Vitaly Solonetsky noted that the Agency receives the greatest synergistic effect in this area in cooperation with the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly. Deputy Executive Director of the Public Policy Support Fund named after A.M. Gorchakov Roman Grishenin informed the participants of the session about the main areas of the Foundation's work, including grant support for projects related to public diplomacy. He stressed that public diplomacy is not the opposite of traditional. Its actors are the institutions of civil society. “It is important to erase the boundaries between the participants in the integration. And it is people's diplomacy that can do this,” said Roman Grishenin. Interesting conclusions from some of the measurement results for the EDB Integration Barometer project 2012-2017 made by Igor Zadorin, Executive Director of the International Association of Research Agencies Eurasian Monitor. The overall goal of the study was to monitor the integration preferences of the population of the countries of the CIS region (foreign policy, foreign economic, socio-cultural orientations). Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Foreign Regional Studies and Foreign Policy of the Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University, Director of the Center for Geopolitical Studies of the RTSU, Corresponding Member of the Tajik Academy of Architecture and Construction Guzel Maitdinova spoke about the positive experience of cooperation in the field of labor migration between Russia and Tajikistan. Gaukhar Nurgaliyeva, Head of the Eurasian Studies Laboratory at the Institute for Emerging Market Research at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, supported her colleague on the benefits of labor migration for the benefit of Eurasian integration. But any "receiving party must take into account the interests of its state, region, people and all components of the project, so that there is no threat, risk of loss and social tension, which we are now seeing in some countries," the expert believes. Chairman of the Council for Science and Higher Education of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Rector of the Moscow State University of Food Production, Doctor of Economics, Professor Mikhail Balykhin made a presentation on “The Role of Universities in Forming the “New Knowledge Economy”. He spoke about the idea of the Eurasian University, which has yet to be created, and called on the audience to join this work. Alexey Egarmin, director of the Russian-Turkish Council at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, announced the creation of a "business universe" on the basis of the International Business Assistance Center (ICBA) as part of the work of the business councils of the Russian-Turkish and friendly Russian-Qatari and Russian-Syrian Business Councils. advice. Roman Romanov, Chairman of the Board of ANO “Let's do it together”, Advisor to the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Roman Romanov spoke in detail about the developed digital platform for the self-realization of young people, the creation of social lifts and the development of mentoring in the EAEU countries. Suzanna Mkrtchan, Head of the Department of Special Projects of the Russian-Asian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RAUIE), shared her experience of humanitarian cooperation of RAUIE with Chinese colleagues. At the end of the Special Session of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly within the framework of the EDB conference, Stanislav Korolev, Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, President of the International Association of Historians of Asia, Consul General of the International Rating Agency SHA-International Ratings Center in the CIS, SCO and BRICS countries, spoke about how the Assembly contributes to development of Eurasian economic integration, and summed up the work of the site.

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