The Youth Day held as part of YIEF-2017 gathered about 500 students from Crimea-based universities. The event was held at the Crimean Federal University on 19 April, the Forum “zero” day. The key competition of the Youth Day was related to presentations of business projects. The students presented 63 projects and the authors of the best 30 works (50 people in total) were invited as listeners to the main programme of YIEF-2017.
The format introduced at YIEF has been adopted by the biggest economic forums held in Russia. In June 2017, for instance, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to create an international youth section dedicated to discussing the future of different countries and the civilization as a whole as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s biggest business congress.
The events of the EEF youth programme will be held on 5 September, the “zero” day of the Forum. Students, young scientists, entrepreneurs from various constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and members of foreign delegations will take part in discussing the youth and educational agenda. The most significant expected events are: panel discussion “Youth in the Digital Economy” and a series of sessions discussing mechanisms for fulfilling young people’s potential in the social and economic sphere, the role of youth in shaping the future economy, development of youth entrepreneurship in the Far East, as well as the region’s demographic and education issues. The participants in the youth programme will present practical proposals for improving the educational system, with a view to cross-border cooperation and technological development.
“The Yalta International Economic Forum annually picks up the best practices of the St. Petersburg and Eastern Forums, we adapt and apply the most effective technologies used on the biggest business platforms in Russia. We are very pleased to know that this is not a one‑way street, and the youth programme, after its successful start as part of YIEF, is going to become an important element of the EEF and SPIEF”, says Sergey Lazutkin, Director of the YIEF Foundation.