XIII Round Table
International Cooperation for Regional Development


XIII round table "International cooperation for regional development" 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 involve the views of the participants for the main short-, mid- and long term problems in theirs activities in three thematic rounds:
- Round one: cross-border cooperation issues
- Round two: development in the context of COVID-19
- Third round: cultural aspects of territorial / regional planning
Leading experts from Europe: Germany, Finland, Greece, 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 Assistant to the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District Evgeny Vladimirovich Karpichev has welcomed the participants of the round table with an introductory word

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

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Karpichev Evgenii, Apparatus of the Plenipotentiary President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District. Assistant to the Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District

Kapyrin Igor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Deputy Director, Department of European Cooperation

Poznanski Grzegorz, Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat. Director General

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

“Border Country” in Africa; First All African Forum on “Border Country” to be held in Bamako Mali 7 June 2021

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

Regional Cooperation in Tourism for Better Regional Development

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

There is no life without water: Council of Europe’s activities on water resources

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

Tompson William, OECD. Head of the Eurasia Division

COVID-19: Regional Policy Challenges and Responses

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

International experience of cross-border relations in times of pandemic

Schmid Florian, GFGZ (The Society for the Promotion of Cross-Border Cooperation). President

The border closure and its consequences on the politics of the border municipalities - at the example of the border regions in the middle of Europe

Leontidou Lila, Hellenic Open University. Professor Emerita

Mediterranean Tourism and the Covid-19 pandemic

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

Mediterranean Tourism and the Covid-19 pandemic

Moisio Johannes, Association of European Border Regions. Chairman AEBR Task Force of External Borders

Culture in Cross-Border Cooperation

Wakeford Richard, Royal Town Planning Institute. Honorary Life Member, Rural development policy expert

The case for better use of land

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

Development of the Kaliningrad region tourist brand: The value of the historical heritage of the border region

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

Folk arts and crafts in the Russian regions as an important factor of the industrial development

Jansen Michael, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Administrator

Akhutina Daria, Council of the Baltic Sea States. Senior Advisor, Department Head for Sustainable and Prosperous Region

Shishonin Aleksandr, OOO BAZON. Chief Physician of the Clinic of Dr. Shishonin


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Sadovnikova Elena Independent expert. Expert on International Issues of Regional Development
Karelina Irina ICSER Leontief Centre. Director-General

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

St. Petersburg Committee for External Relations

ICSER Leontief Centre

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