V Northern social and environmental congress "Northern dimension of Russia: science, innovations, international cooperation"

22 апреля 2009

V Northern social and environmental congress "Northern dimension of Russia: science, innovations, international cooperation"

V Northern social and environmental congress "Northern dimension of Russia: science, innovations, international cooperation" has taken place in Moscow on April, 21-22, 2009. A number of conferences, sessions and section meetings were held in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow State University, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (U), Russian Academy of Civil Services, in other high educational and scientific centres. The Plenary session of the Congress took place in the Columned Hall of the House of Unions. The participants and guests of the Congress had been invited to the interregional exhibition "Russian North: culture, innovative potential, social perspectives", opened there.

Within the framework of the Congress several international conferences, namely “Arctic: collective responsibility of circumpolar countries", “Basic science and education in the interests of sustainable development of the Russian Northern territories”, “Cultural and natural heritage of Russia: northern dimension, civilized identity, methods of study and protection” and “Anti-crisis strategy of Russia: cultural and natural potential of the Northern regions" were held.

An expanded meeting of the Coordinating Council on Social Strategy of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation «Draft of the Social doctrine of the Russian Federation: Quality of living of Northerners and herontologic aspects of the Northern strategy» has also taken place.

Sections of the Congress:

  • “Transborder cooperation of Russia with the Northern countries: present stage, perspectives of development”, organized by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (U) within the framework of the GeoNor Project;
  • “Climate change and protection of nature in the Arctic (geopolitical aspects of the problem)”, organized by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (U) within the framework of the GeoNor Project;
  •  “Systems of ensuring security of the population and territories of the Northern and Arctic regions of the Russian Federation”, organized by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and Administration of Sakhalin region; 
  • “Social development of the Northern regions: tendencies and perspectives”, organized by the Russian Academy of Civil Service;
  • “Northern rivers”, organized  by the section are Federal Agency of Water Resources and  “Dvinaregionvodkhoz”company;
  • “Russian North: from Lomonosov up to modern megaprojects”, organized by the Administration of Arkhangelsk region;
  • “Problems of infectious security of the Northern peoples, organized by the Institute of Virusology of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Immunology of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency.

Youth section of the Congress “Northern innovation strategy of Russia: potential of intersectoral cooperation” was organized by the Russian Union of young scientists.

Proceedings of the Congress are planned to be published.


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