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SPIEF Junior Programme Published

26 May 2021
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The SPIEF Junior business programme, a special junior section of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, has been published. The programme is shaped in such a way as to initiate an intergenerational dialogue on a variety of topics – from current business requirements for modern education to anticipating in-demand competencies for the future.

“The ability to listen and respond to societal demands is the cornerstone of efficient and productive work with younger generations. You can shape an emphatic generation ready for global challenges only through involving young people in discussion of most relevant socio-economic topics,” noted Elena Sokolova, Head of the Content Foundation for the Development of Expert and Analytical Activity, the organizer of SPIEF Junior. 

Participation of Russian and foreign teenagers makes this Forum unique. That is why its business programme focuses on generating interest in modern educational technologies and building partnerships with peers from other countries.

The planned discussion between Russian and foreign students is particularly noteworthy. This open dialogue of cultures will help young people discuss questions that are of great concern to them: “How has education and the world changed since the pandemic?”, “What professions will be in demand and how to get them?”, “How to respond to global challenges in an ever-changing environment?”.

The business programme will focus on the panel discussion ‘New Meanings and Values in Education’. In the current era of increasing global challenges and threats, the issues of realizing human potential are of particular importance, and the transformation of education, its meanings and values plays an important role in this. Participants in this session will include educational leaders, including Elena Shmeleva, Head of the Talent and Success Education Foundation; Marina Rakova, Vice President and Head of the Digital Educational Platforms Division at Sberbank; Maxim Dreval; CEO of the Znanie Society.

The ‘Weapons of Mass Education’ session should allow young people to interact with the creators of major international and domestic educational platforms and discuss the opportunities they provide for in-demand professions in the future.

The forum format implies an in-depth and comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics. That is why it was decided to close SPIEF Junior with a session entitled ‘How Do You Choose a Profession and Where to Work for the Next 50 years’. Conceived as a discussion with the younger generation, the session will raise issues of concern to every teenager and in as open a formulation as possible of current and, most interestingly, predictable market requirements for young professionals.

The SPIEF Junior Forum is organized by the Content Foundation. The Forum is co-organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Big Change all-Russian contest.

Partners of SPIEF Junior are Rosneft, Gazprombank, Innopraktika, Yandex, Prosveshcheniye, WR Group Holding, Spar, and digital education platforms Geekbrains, Skillbox, and Skyeng. Zasport will be a special partner of SPIEF Junior.

Details about preparations for SPIEF 2021 can be found on the Roscongress Foundation’s telegram channel and Instagram SPIEF-2021

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