For the second time, a special
junior section EEF Junior, one of the key regular events of the Point Junior
project implemented by the Content Foundation, was held within the framework of
EEF. The participants of the section successfully outlined a vector for
involving the younger generation in the development of the Far East.
58 high school students from 19
regions of the country involved in project and invention activities took part
in EEF Junior, met with leading representatives of the professional and expert
community, and demonstrated their vision for participation in the life of FEFD.
“We organized the EEF Junior section
for the second time and managed to bring together school students not only from
the Far East, which allowed the participants to model a common vision for the
development of the region and the country as a whole,” said Elena Sokolova,
Director of the Content Foundation.
The junior section was most
effective for the young exhibitors of the special exhibition at EEF Junior, who
brought their own prototypes of already working inventions and innovative
solutions ready to enter big markets. Representatives of major funds and
companies – such as the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Rosatom State
Corporation, Sber, Norilsk Nickel, VEB.RF, and others – promised to support the
The EEF Junior business programme,
which combined project laboratories, panel discussions and peer-to-peer
dialogues, covered many areas of development in the Far East, including the
transformation of the education system, the emergence of new career paths, support
for youth entrepreneurship, urban development, and the socio-cultural
One of the highlights of the youth
section was the ‘Dialogue of equals’ with Alexei Chekunkov, Minister of the
Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic. In an
informal conversation, the participants discussed the measures taken to
motivate young professionals to stay in the region, increasing the tourism
appeal of the Russian Far East, and the impact of young people on the
development of the region.
“I have seen many interesting and
talented young people today, and I hope that I will see many of you again, but
already in our development institutions, in the authorities and, of course, in
business. And for this, we are certainly ready to provide all kinds of
support,” said Alexei Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the
Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
A large number of prominent experts
took part in the EEF Junior business programme, including: Grigory Kuranov, Deputy
Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Far Eastern
Federal District; Mikhail Degtyarev, Governor of Khabarovsk Territory;
Alexandra Lebedeva, Deputy Prime Minister of Kamchatka Territory; Konstantin
Shestakov, Head of Vladivostok; Evgeny Grigoriev, Head of Yakutsk; Irina
Makiyeva, General Managing Partner for Urban Development at VEB.Russia;
Alexander Isaevich, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SME
Corporation; Alexander Vaino, Head of the ASI Centre for Youth Initiatives; and
Natalia Popova, First Deputy General Director of Innopraktika, a non-profit
In addition to the busy business
programme, EEF Junior participants enjoyed an equally rich sporting and
cultural programme, including participation in the charity event – Vladivostok
Run, junior chess and table tennis tournaments, as well as a visit to the
largest science and education centre, the Primorsky Aquarium, and the ‘Far East
Street’ exhibition in Ajax Bay.
EEF Junior is one of the key regular
events of the Point Junior project implemented by the Content Foundation with
the support of the Roscongress Foundation and the Innopraktika non-profit
development institute. The partners of EEF Junior are Rosneft, Udokan Copper
and the Russian Environmental Operator.
The organizer of the Eastern Economic Forum is the Roscongress Foundation.
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