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The youth seeks dialogue. What was discussed at the online forum on the anniversary of the Potsdam Conference in 1945

16.07.2020 125 просмотров

On July 16, the VI Youth Forum of the Potsdam Meetings took place online.


"Germany-Russia-EU: The Pandemic and Its Impact on Foreign and Security Policy". The event was attended by representatives of the young generation of Russia and Germany, while young people receive education and professional skills both in their homeland and in other countries of the Eurasian continent: Austria, India, Israel. One of the key topics of the forum is the development of a dialogue between civil society representatives from different countries during the pandemic. Representatives of youth public organizations, students and young professionals maintain contacts with colleagues from Eurasian countries online, and also hope to continue a productive dialogue live as soon as the situation with the spread of coronavirus stabilizes. The participants of the discussion noted that the modern phenomenon known as “zoom-diplomacy” cannot replace the “magic” of live communication. First of all, young people strive to develop relations between countries and promote the ideals of peace and friendship. For example, young people are interested in developing exchange programs for volunteers and visa liberalization. As one of the speakers of the event, a member of the Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Commissioner of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the countries of the Eastern Partnership, Dirk Wiese, the process on this issue is moving forward. On the part of the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations “Eurasian Peoples' Assembly”, the VI Youth Forum “Potsdam Meetings” was attended by the manager of youth projects and programs Kristina Tatarnikova: “Today, the youth of the countries of Eurasia stands for peace and friendship, all countries and people want better relations. We are united by good aspirations, the desire to become part of the international volunteer movement and gain new knowledge as part of educational exchange programs in the countries of the continent. The Eurasian Youth Assembly invites young people to participate in joint social and creative projects, in programs aimed at developing scientific diplomacy and international cooperation. Together we will make our world a better place.” Recall that the Youth Forum was held on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Potsdam Peace Conference in 1945. The main discussion revolved around the topic of global fractures and their consequences. The forum is organized by the Gorchakov Foundation and the German-Russian Forum.

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