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Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum

4 October 2021
Молодежный день Международного форума «Российская энергетическая неделя»

On 15 October 2021, the Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum will be held in Moscow. The Youth Day events will be attended by heads of the Russian Ministry of Energy, industry companies, universities, and 1,000 young professionals, students, and schoolchildren.

The Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum is the main youth event in the field of energy development, where the best young representatives of the fuel and energy sector gather for a dialogue with industry leaders and experts and shape the youth agenda of the fuel and energy sector for the following year.

The organizers of Russian Energy Week and the REW Youth Day are the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Roscongress Foundation, the Russian Znanie Society and the Moscow City Government, and the Reliable Change Foundation.

The final day of REW will bring together 1,000 participants from all regions of Russia. The day's programme includes events united by the idea of popularizing the fuel and energy sector and engineering education. Particular attention will be paid to fuel and energy projects for young people, the youth and social policy of industry companies, and the work of youth associations and councils.

At the round table "The Fuel and Energy Sector for Youth", the largest employers of the fuel and energy sector will present plans for implementing youth policy and youth projects in 2022 and, together with representatives of the Russian Ministry of Energy, Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russian Ministry of Education, Rosmolodezh, and Russia – Land of Opportunities, will develop support, coordination and cooperation formats, taking into account the Russian Youth Action Plan, aimed at promoting the fuel and energy sector, energy-saving and engineering and technical education. Rectors of 13 higher education institutions that train specialists in fuel and energy sectors will also hold their own meeting.

As part of the Youth Day, the Russian Znanie Society will host a meeting of young people with Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and prominent leaders from the world of politics, state organizations and business. In the format of "Dialogue on Equal Terms", the guests will discuss current trends and challenges in the global energy sector with the participants, as well as the efficiency of young professionals, digital transformation of the industry and other topics.

The Youth Day will be a meeting place for youth industry associations: the #YoungEngineers of the fuel and energy sector community, the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, and the Youth Council of the Electric Power Industry under the Ministry of Energy of Russia. Roundtables and foresight sessions will be held throughout the day, including a panel session entitled 'Sharing Best Practices in the Work of Intercorporate Youth Communities of Young Professionals'. There will also be an open lecture hall.

The following universities are organizing their own events: St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University LETI, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Kuzbass State Technical University named after T.F. Gorbachev, Lipetsk State Technical University, and the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.

Among the activities are the key interactive sessions #ENERGYLAB, where teams of students and young professionals will prepare technological and social projects to be presented to experts as part of the Forum.

Promotion of the fuel and energy sector will be the focus of the Special MediaTEK League of the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship, which is co-hosted by the Reliable Change Foundation and National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. The traditional REW Cup of the Young Professionals League of the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship will bring together youth teams from 16 industry companies.

Special events for young REW participants have been prepared by Rosmolodezh, the State Corporation "Fund to Promote Reform in the Housing and Utilities Sector", MAKO Association, ROSATOM, SO UES, RusHydro, RUSNANO, Content Foundation, Green Brush Vocational Guidance Project and others.

The REW Youth Day programme will also have the final stages and awards for the winners of national and corporate events, including the Russian competition for graduate qualification papers in electric power and electrical engineering, with the participation of Rosseti management and the presentation of the Youth Global Energy Outlook.

The Youth Day will conclude with the final session, "Energy of Youth Initiatives 2022", where the best youth projects will be presented, and the winners and runners-up of youth competitions and projects implemented in 2021 will receive awards. The session will result in an agenda of youth events and initiatives for 2022.

Also, during the final session, the participants of the Youth Day will learn about succession in the fuel and energy sector: the Association "ERA of Russia" will present the results of the project "Labour Dynasties – 100 Years in the Electric Power Industry", timed to the 100th anniversary of the GOELRO Plan.