Submitted by KA4022 on 02.12.2019 - 10.56

On October 28-29, 2019, the XVIII All-Russian Forum "Strategic Planning Leaders Forum of the Regions and Cities of Russia (https://forumstrategov.ru) was held. On October 28th the organizations of the Republic of Karelia shared their experience in implementing international projects at the round table discussion held as a side event of the Forum “Republic of Karelia: experience of fund-raising and interactions with foreign partners – science, education, business, culture, environment”. KarRC RAS was the organizer of the round table.

The participants were more than 30 representatives of the regions of the North-West of Russia, Finland, international organizations. International projects were presented as part of cross-border cooperation programs - ENI CBC Karelia, ENI CBC Kolarctic, ENI CBC South-East Finland – Russia, Interreg Baltic Sea Region, Nordic Council of Ministers.

KA4022 BUSY Business for Youth project was introduced by Arttu-Pekka Tavia, Project Coordinator, Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Juhani Rusachenko, Project Planning Officer, Entrepreneurship and new business operations, Oulu University of Applied Sciences.

The round table was devoted to ongoing international projects in the field of environmental protection, the activities of the Russian-Finnish working group on environmental protection, as well as the development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia; international business project activities; international cooperation in the fields of education and culture; round table participants discussed promising areas for further cooperation of the regions of Russia and foreign countries.

The BUSY project thanks the Karelian Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences for the opportunity to take part in the Forum and the round table itself.