In Moscow with the participation of Ministers of sport, culture and education held the first meeting of the organizing Committee of the XIX world festival of youth and students. The festival, which will take place in October in Sochi promises to be more than a large-scale event: today the total number of applications exceeded the estimated number of participants in half.
“No doubt, it can not be that everything will be organized at the highest level, as in Russia,” – said at the conclusion of the first meeting of the organizing Committee of the world festival of youth and students (VFS) member of the organizing Committee, first Deputy Director General of TASS Mikhail Gusman. He stressed that “such a major youth event is held in Russia today for the first time”.
“No doubt, it can not be that everything will be organized at the highest level, as in Russia”
The organizing Committee was established pursuant to the decree “On holding of the XIX world festival of youth and students” that January 19 was signed by President Vladimir Putin.
The Committee was approved yesterday. In group on preparation of the festival included: the Deputy Prime Minister on sport, tourism and youth policy Vitaly Mutko, Minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, presidential aide Andrei Fursenko, acting head of the Federal Agency for youth Affairs Alexei Palamarchuk, Minister for Far East development Alexander Galushka, Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva.
Also, the organizing Committee appointed by the Minister of communications and mass communications Nikolai Nikiforov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova and Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov.
The festival will take place from the 14th to 22 October 2017 in Sochi. To participation are invited young people aged 18 to 35 years, restrictions on occupation no. In addition, the festival events will be held in Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Sevastopol and Simferopol. It is expected that the festival will be attended by 20 thousand young people, half of them Russians, another 10 thousand representatives from more than 150 countries. Today the total number of applications for participation in the festival exceeded the expected number of participants in half. The registration deadline is April 15.
To unite the youth of Europe, Asia and Africa
“It is very important to saturate the festival talking about the most important problems, – said Mikhail Gusman. – It is necessary that it was a conversation that today is really a concern. Modern challenges in some came to us from the past, something they are new, and it’s not just the rights of young people, but also the fight against international terrorism, radicalism, danger of climatic disasters, hunger and poverty.”
While “we need to understand that there are topics that are more relevant to the youth in Europe, there are topics that are more relevant for Africa’s youth, and create the agenda that will be interesting for different categories, and at the same time for everyone, it is the task of those working groups that formed today’s organizing Committee and who will work on the preparation of the festival,” he added.
Earlier Wednesday, Senator Yelena Afanasyeva said that the Federation Council formed a working group on cooperation with the organizers WFMS. The senators will take an active part in work on preparation and holding events of the festival.
In addition, during the meeting, senators discussed the key points of the program WFMS 2017, the stages of selection of participants and volunteers, logistics. Among the issues on the agenda was the inclusion in the work of organizing the festival, members of the Chamber of young legislators in the Federation Council, the active participation of the regions in the preparation of forum events.
“Perfect boot for the Olympic Sochi”
World festival of youth will provide “the perfect boot” of Olympic facilities in Sochi, said the head of the festival organizing Committee, first Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko. According to him, the infrastructure of the Olympic Park in Sochi is ideal, from the economic point of view, the festival will be the right thing.
In addition, Kiriyenko proposed to expand the list of cities for the Festival of youth. He noted that regions should not impose the observance of the festival, but it’s worth giving them the opportunity to “take over the funding of regional programmes”. “The more regions will be able to visit the international participants of the world festival, the better”, – said the head of the organizing Committee WFMS. He added that “the holding in Russia of world festival of youth and students – a good opportunity once again to define what a youth policy in the country, what should the government do, what can do young people”.
We will remind, the program of the festival laid the visit of foreign delegations to Russia. So, part of the program of the festival will be held in Moscow, “part – almost the entire territory of Russia from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, Sevastopol”. According to the head of the organizing Committee, Charter transportation for foreign participants of the festival should be operated by Russian airlines, particularly Aeroflot. It was also proposed to simplify the procedure of entry into Russia for participants of the festival.
“Everything will be cool”
“It’s been while initial event, however, the feeling is that there is preparing a very ambitious story,” – said in comments the newspaper VIEW Executive Director of media group of companies Rambler&Co, Alexei Goreslavsky.
He added that there are still questions from an organizational point of view. However, according to the interlocutor, joined the case Foundation “Recongress”, it “gives hope that everything will be done at a high level.” “I think everything will be cool” – said Goreslavsky.
Agreed with him and the Director of the Russian center of civil and Patriotic education of children and youth (Repatriate) Xenia Razuvaev. She recalled that work on the organization of the festival from the Federal Agency for youth Affairs has been ongoing for more than a year.
However, “now it acquires a new dimension, involving representatives from various government departments, regions and all stakeholders. In the framework of the meeting were outlined the main steps to olpadronate and the main proposals for the festival program” – said Razuvaev.
As for your own expectations of the event, Razuvaev said that, like most organizers, she wants the XIX world festival of youth and students held a large, at a high level, young people from all over the world were able to work together with the Russian youth on the creation of a shared vision of the future. “Of course, it’s great that this event will happen in our country, but at the same time a great responsibility,” she said.
Goreslavsky added: “as a company, We can rejoice in the fact that there will be a lot of activities that can involve young people from across the country”. “We have all this history will support a young audience, of course, interesting. The issue of dialogue with it is a very good story to our brands were next to the youth audience”, – said Goreslavsky. “So, I think, will be quite a tough subject,” he concluded.