The XIII Eurasian Economic Youth Forum will acquire new venues, competitions, and a wider range of experts and participants will take part in it. Yakov Silin, rector of Ural State University of Economics, told how the preparation was progressing.
The Eurasian Economic Youth Forum today is the largest forum in Russia, which takes place in the university environment. Over 8300 people from 92 countries took part in the XII EEYF in April 2022 and more than 750 experts assessed the scientific research and projects of young people. The forum was attended by 56 diplomats: ambassadors, consuls, and attachés from Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
For the first time, the forum was also held at international venues: at the leading universities of Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, as well as at St. Petersburg State University of Economics.
USUE starts preparing for such a global event in advance: even before the end of the XII EEYF, in April 2022, the coordinators settled a number of issues on the next forum, which will be held in mid-spring 2023, the chairman of the EEYF organizing committee, USUE rector Yakov Silin said.
Tashkent State University of Economics (Republic of Uzbekistan) put forward an initiative to become an international platform for the XIII EEYF.
The interest in the forum is growing among young people in Russia and abroad: despite geopolitical, economic and other difficulties, the number of participants in 2022 exceeded the EEYF-2021 record by half! USUE received a lot of feedback with words of gratitude from participants, experts, and guests.
“People are interested in what is happening in Russia, what level of education our universities, including USUE, provide, what makes it attractive if thousands of young people from dozens of countries come here every year to study. Young people know how to find and weigh information, even if somebody tries to interfere with this. EEYF allows you to see everything with your own eyes and communicate with both high-class professionals and your peers – students and young scientists,” Yakov Silin explained.