Programme

25.10.2021
2.G10
11.45-13.45
Round Table
International Interregional Cooperation Amidst Overcoming the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary

XIV round table devoted to international cooperation continues its traditional work on addressing current challenges, discussing and highlighting the goals of international regional development and strategic territorial planning, based on the experience of the near and far abroad, as well as on the leading Russian experience. This year the discussion will be focused on developing interregional cooperation amidst overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leading experts from Finland, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Switzerland, African countries and other countries will present their ideas and best practices in the context of the specific areas and the main topic of the round table in the social, cultural, environmental, economic fields. In addition, leading Russian experts will share their experience and results regarding the main themes of the session. The round table will also provide an opportunity to establish direct contacts and exchange experience of both foreign experts and the Russian authorities.

The XIV International Round Table is planned to include the beginning of an official dialogue between the biggest network regional organizations, international and Russian ones, on the preparation and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. This document is going to promote the expansion of direct contacts between regions and organizations, exchange experience, initiate relevant projects, discuss new ideas, develop aspects of cooperation and promote regional development worldwide.

The international round table will draw special attention to the 50th anniversary of the Association of European Border Regions and its fruitful activities.

Organizers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg Committee for External Relations, ICSER Leontief Centre

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Reporters

Spahr Christian, Assembly of European Regions. Secretary General

Kidjaev Viktor, Russian Association of Municipalities. Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian National Congress of Municipalities, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Russian Association of Municipalities

Loggen Cees, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions. President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions/ Regional Minister of the Province Noord-Holland

Vanraes Jean-Luc, The Assembly of European Regions. Vice President of Cooperation & Strategic Partnerships

Gorohov Andrej, The State Duma of The Federal Assembly of The Russian Federation. Deputy

Historical heritage of the Kaliningrad region: European significance and international cooperation

Diarrah Aguibou S., Center of African Borderland Security and development studies. Ambassador, Executive Director

Border Management in Africa: challenges, lessons learnt and way forward

Nikolov Ana, Institute for International and Cross-border Cooperation (ICBC). Executive Director

Youth aspect of cross-border cooperation in the Balkans

Vagionis Nikolaos, Centre of Planning and Economic Research. Deputy Scientific Director

COVID-19. Interregional Response: An Example of Open Higher Education

Guillermo-Ramirez Martin, Association of European Border Regions (AEBR). Secretary General

Covid-19 and beyond: a new vision of cross-border cooperation

Dejeant-Pons Maguelonne, Council of Europe. Head of Division, Executive Secretary of the European Landscape Convention and European Heritage Days

Climate change and renewable energy: challenges of the modern world

Razvorotneva Svetlana, THE STATE DUMA THE FEDERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. deputy of THE STATE DUMA THE FEDERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Exchange of experience on the formation of a sustainable urban environment as an important part of interregional and municipal interaction. Overcoming Covid-19

Bozhok Olga, the Non-Profit Partnership "Foundation for Assistance to Local Self-Government Reforms". Head of the International Department of the Non-Profit Partnership "Foundation for the Promotion of Local Government Reforms"

Exchange of experience on the formation of a sustainable urban environment as an important part of interregional and municipal interaction. Overcoming Covid-19

Nurgatina Liliya, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Deputy of Head of Department of Socially Significant Goods Development

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Moderators
Kapyrin Igor Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Deputy Director, Department of European Cooperation
Karelina Irina ICSER Leontief Centre. Director-General
Sadovnikova Elena Independent expert. Expert on International Issues of Regional Development
Organizers

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

St. Petersburg Committee for External Relations

ICSER Leontief Centre
Materials

XIX All-Russia Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders ©