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  • EDUCATION SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT INNOVATIONS EFFECTIVENESS TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • CONTENTS Andrey Kortunov, President of the New Eurasia Foundation: “Konstantin Stanislavsky once limited a theatre’s lifetime to ten years. He thought ten years was enough time to realize the innovative ideas of the theatre’s founders, carry out the bold projects and plans of the theatre’s directors, and fully reveal the creative potential of the theatre’s troupe. After ten years in operation, the theatre inevitably begins to fade and decline and a new powerful impulse is required to bring it back to life. Perhaps, any non-commercial organization could be compared to a theatre. At any rate, ten years in civil society, especially in a country such as Russia, is a very respectable term. As it approaches its tenth anniversary, the New Eurasia Foundation faces the task of assessing its role and contribution, its comparative advantages and weaknesses, as well as the task of identifying new ways and methods that will ensure its continuous growth and development. The past ten years have been extremely rich and eventful for us: we remember our victories and defeats, our hopes and disappointments, our successes and failures. Although not everything has gone according to plan, the New Eurasia Foundation has been and will remain one of the social development leaders. Our models, methods, and techniques are being used by dozens of organizations throughout the country. Our approaches underlie the standards of Russia’s emerging social investment sector. The New Eurasia Foundation has always been known for its willingness to experiment, master new social techniques, and expand its circle of partners and experts. Perhaps, this is why the Foundation has always attracted creative and caring professionals who strive to outpace the spirit of time rather than follow it. I hope the New Eurasia Foundation will retain this quality in the future regardless of the state of its project portfolio and its constantly changing funding sources. After all, everything else is nothing but a question of professional qualification”. ABOUT THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION 3 PROGRAM AREAS EDUCATION 6 TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT 18 SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT 34
  • THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION (FNE) IS A RUSSIAN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED IN MOSCOW IN 2004. OPERATING IN THE CAPACITY OF A SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION IMPLEMENTS INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, INTERREGIONAL, REGIONAL, AND MUNICIPAL PROJECTS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF RUSSIAN CITIZENS. FORMS OF OPERATION • Providing support to the development of Russian education and science in compliance with the national priorities, as well as to the development of innovation ecosystems at the federal and regional levels and their integration into the global innovation ecosystem. • Assessing various aspects of socio-economic development of the Russian territories. • Designing, implementing, and supporting the implementation of education, as well as territorial and social development projects and programs, as well as projects and programs promoting collaboration between education, business, and the social sphere. • Designing proposals, recommendations, and strategies that address various problems and issues in the field of education, territorial and social development, and collaboration between education, business, and the social sphere. NETWORK OF PARTNERS • Federal and regional governments and local selfgovernment bodies. • Russian and foreign educational institutions and research organizations. • Russian and international corporations. • Foreign governmental organizations. • International organizations. • Organizations representing professional communities in the field of education and innovation development. • Russian and foreign non-commercial organizations operating in the field of social development. • Private charity foundations. 2
  • ABOUT ABOUT THE NEW EURASIA THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION FOUNDATION SPHERES OF OPERATION • Implementation of complex regional and municipal socio-economic development programs. • Modernization of regional general education, as well as primary and secondary vocational education systems. • Modernization of management of institutions of higher learning. • Support of international activities implemented by Russian institutions of higher learning. • Development of technology transfer systems at the level of institutions of higher learning and regional governments. • Development of regional innovation infrastructures. • Support of youth initiatives. • Support of local community initiatives and engagement of local communities in regional socio-economic development processes. • Support of the housing and utility system reforms. • Coordination and harmonization of migration processes. • Development of conflict prevention systems at the regional and local levels. • Support of small and medium-sized businesses in Russia’s regions and municipalities. • Support of regional and municipal mass media organizations. OPERATION PRINCIPLES • Public-private partnership: the Foundation’s projects and programs are implemented on the basis of relevant governmental policies in close collaboration with bodies of state power, businesses, and civil society organizations. • Openness: the Foundation is open to cooperation with any partners within its mandate, with a view to achieve agreed-upon results. • Efficiency: the Foundation enables its partners to meet their own objectives and actively provides them with resources and services thereby enhancing their capacity and expanding their prospects. • Comprehensiveness: the Foundation’s projects and programs are implemented in most of the groundbreaking and modernization areas of human activity. • Concentration of resources: the Foundation takes advantage of the resources and experience gained through related projects, programs, partners, and donors — thereby achieving a synergistic effect. • Transparency: the Foundation strictly abides by the laws of the Russian Federation (in particular, the legitimacy of the FNE operations is confirmed by the Interdepartmental Audit that the Foundation went through in April 2013), monitors and evaluates its projects and programs, and publishes performance reports to ensure the utmost transparency of its operations. RESOURCES • Domestic and international network of experts. The New Eurasia Foundation’s expert potential is unique in that most of its experts work as professionals who offer practical solutions that take into account the specifics of each region. The Foundation’s expert network is geographically diverse and consists of specialists representing 23 Russian regions and more than 35 countries of the world. • The Foundation has access to a pool of international experts specializing in 36 scientific disciplines and capable of delivering professional assessment of scientific research projects. • An international database of experts specializing in assessment of scientific research projects. The database contains the resumes of more than 7,000 scientists and researchers representing 36 scientific disciplines and 42 countries of the world. • Portfolio of techniques. The Foundation has access to a unique portfolio of project methods and techniques in the field of social development. All FNE methods and techniques have been tested and proven effective in the current Russian conditions. • International cooperation. The New Eurasia Foundation has access to a broadly distributed network of international partners enabling it to leverage the world’s most advanced scientific and technological expertise. • Efficient funding schemes. The Foundation is experienced in leveraging governmental and corporate funding required for successful implementation of social development projects and programs. 3
  • SINCE THE TIME OF ITS INCEPTION, OPERATING THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION HAS IMPLEMENTED OVER 90  PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS IN THE FIELD OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIAN NEW JOBS AND MORE THAN HAVE BEEN CREATED IN THE COURSE OF THE FOUNDATION’S REGIONAL PROJECTS. MORE THAN 200 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE FOUNDATION’S SOCIALLY MEANINGFUL PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS. THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION HAS RAISED MORE THAN 1.46 BILLION ROUBLES TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS. AND ANALYTICAL CENTERS. 4 EDUCATION SVERDLOVSK REGION SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES, REPUBLIC OF UDMURTIA TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT REPUBLIC OF MARIY EL NON-COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS, ULYANOVSK REGION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT TAMBOV REGION SOCIALLY MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES VORONEZH REGION MADE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN 190.6 MILLION ROUBLES HAS BEEN RYAZAN REGION MORE THAN IVANOVO REGION REPUBLIC OF KARELIA SMALL BUSINESSES NIZHNIY NOVGOROD REGION VLADIMIR REGION KOSTROMA REGION LENINGRAD REGION YAROSLAVL REGION PSKOV REGION NOVGOROD REGION MOSCOW MOSCOW REGION KALININGRAD REGION SAMARA REGION UKRAINE MOLDOVA SARATOV REGION VOLGOGRAD REGION ROSTOV REGION STAVROPOL REGION KRASNODAR REGION MOLDOVAN REPUBLIC OF TRANSNISTRIA 2,500 250 MORE THAN REPUBLIC OF ADYGEA AND ACTIVITIES. REPUBLIC OF CHECHNYA IN THE FOUNDATION’S EVENTS REPUBLIC OF KARACHAEVO-CHERKESSIA INDIVIDUALS HAVE TAKEN PART REPUBLIC OF INGUSHETIA MILLION REPUBLIC OF NORTH OSSETIA 2.5 REPUBLIC OF DAGESTAN MORE THAN REPUBLIC OF KABARDINO-BALKARIA TERRITORIES.
  • SINCE THE TIME OF ITS INCEPTION, THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION GEOGRAPHY HAS HELPED DESIGN MORE THAN 50 REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. PRIMORYE REGION KHABAROVSK REGION TRANS-BAIKAL REGION REPUBLIC OF BURYATIA IRKUTSK REGION KRASNOYARSK REGION ALTAI REPUBLIC REPUBLIC OF KHAKASSIA ALTAI REGION KEMEROVO REGION NOVOSIBIRSK REGION OMSK REGION TOMSK REGION TYUMEN REGION KHANTY-MANSI AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT MURMANSK REGION ARKHANGELSK REGION THE FOUNDATION COOPERATES WITH MORE THAN 50 RUSSIAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, INCLUDING FEDERAL, NATIONAL RESEARCH, AND REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES. THE FOUNDATION’S PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS HAVE INCLUDED MORE THAN 60 STUDY TOURS, QUALIFICATIONS IMPROVEMENT AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, THE USA, CHINA, AND ISRAEL. THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION HAS ACCESS TO RESOURCES REQUIRED TO ASSESS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS. THE FOUNDATION HAS PUT TOGETHER AN INTERNATIONAL DATABASE CONTAINING THE RESUMES OF MORE THAN 7,000 SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS REPRESENTING 36 SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES AND 42 COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. AS PART OF ITS PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS, THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION HAS SUPPORTED THE CREATION OF MORE THAN 400 INFORMATION RESOURCES, INCLUDING BOOKS, WEBSITES AND PORTALS, E.G.: THE “DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION LIBRARY” AND “MIGRATION LIBRARY” SERIES OF BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS IN THE FIELD OF MODERNIZATION OF MANAGEMENT OF SECONDARY VOCATIONAL AND TERTIARY EDUCATION, THE WEBSITES FOR THE PROJECTS “EURECA”, “MIGRATION BAROMETER IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION”, CONFLICTU.NET, THE INTERNET-PORTAL OF COMMUNITY SCHOOL MOVEMENT IN RUSSIA, WEBSITES FOR SUPPORT OF REGIONAL MASS MEDIA, ETC. 5
  • EDUCATION EDUCATION Mission: To support the modernization of Russian education with the view to improve the lives of Russian citizens. Goal: To support the development of Russian educational systems and institutions by creating conditions conducive to cooperation and consolidation of resources. One of the New Eurasia Foundation’s key program areas, “Education” aims to support the modernization of Russian education with the view to improve the lives of Russian citizens. The projects and programs within this block are designed in response to education requirements of various stakeholders. They aim to meet the needs of Russian citizens in accessible quality education, support the development of the social function of education, introduce mechanisms required to improve accessibility of quality education, and enhance the role of education in Russia’s innovation development. The New Eurasia Foundation’s portfolio of training and consulting techniques and methods helps implement complex and highly-focused projects in the fields of tertiary, secondary vocational, and general education. The portfolio of techniques and multiyear experience accumulated within the “Education” block make it possible to implement projects designed to facilitate the development of territorial education systems, form partnerships between education, governments, businesses, and civil society institutions, promote commercialization of research and technology transfer, assist in the development of youth, and facilitate 6 7 the networking among education professionals. WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • Nargis VALAMAT-ZADE, Director of the New Eurasia Foundation’s «Education» program area: “Education plays a very important role in contemporary society. It is the principal pillar that supports human beings, society, and state. A good education enables a talented individual to rise from the bottommost layers of public life, achieve a high social status, and become a useful and productive member of society. Since the very inception of our organization, all our education-related projects and programs have been conceived in response to the education requirements of our various stakeholders. We facilitate an effective organization of the process of education, provide methodological support to the instruction process, design innovative education techniques, and build productive and lasting international partnerships. The New Eurasia Foundation’s ability to access a large and distributed network of international partner organizations, an international community of scientific experts, and a unique database of international experts has enabled the Foundation to take part in organizing the assessment of the scientific research projects submitted to the open grant competitions designed to attract the world’s leading scientists to Russian universities and research centers under Resolution No.220 of the RF Government by some of the world’s most reputable international science experts. It is not only a great responsibility, but also a great honour for us to be so involved in the development of Russian education and promotion of cooperation with the international scientific and education communities”. PROGRAM MECHANISMS • Promotion of public-private partnerships in the field of education and social functions of educational institutions; creation of a networkbased professional community. • Promotion of collaboration between educational institutions and the Labor market; encouragement of professional selfidentification and education of youth with the view to train, attract, and retain skilled workers in Russian territories. • Provision of support to institutions of higher learning that choose to continue their development as entrepreneurial universities. • Promotion of the universities’ role in the development of regional innovation infrastructures, commercialization of research, and technology transfer required for the development of territorial innovation ecosystems by designing regional, interregional, and international projects with participation of territorial education administration bodies, governments, businesses, national partner organizations (e.g. Association of Innovative Russian Regions, Skolkovo Foundation, Foundation for Support of Small Innovative Enterprises, RVC, etc.), as well as international partners. • Provision of advisory support in modernization of educational systems and institutions. • Improvement of administration efficiency of educational systems and institutions. • Organization of evaluation, benchmarking, and ranking of educational systems and institutions in compliance with applicable global standards. • Provision of assistance to Russian educational institutions that choose to pursue international markets in joining international consortia and projects by promoting international cooperation. RESOURCES • Implementation of exchange programs, operational and research projects in collaboration with leading institutions of higher learning, their associations, and other professional associations from the USA, European countries, China, Israel, and other Asian countries. • Provision of assistance to territorial innovation communities consisting of educational and research organizations, innovative businesses, industrial enterprises, governments, and third sector organizations in their attempts to join the global innovation community. • Organization of qualifications improvement and internship programs for representatives of educational institutions, businesses, and governments in Russia that are focused on education development issues that are relevant for the Russian partners and territories; promotion of academic mobility, including international academic mobility. • Implementation of community school model, as well as community, multicultural, and democratic education models to ensure equal conditions for the development of children and youth and socially vulnerable population groups. • Promotion of best Russian and global models and practices in the development of children’s creativity in compliance with innovation development requirements; development of technological competencies and creativity in students and youth. • Promotion of youth support and development models that are based on the premise that youth is one of the key territorial development subjects and the country’s new creative class. The New Eurasia Foundation’s multifaceted experience in supporting the development of institutions of higher learning enables it to implement projects designed to modernize university management systems and assist universities in improving specific spheres of their operations, such as strategic development planning, modernization of curricula in compliance with the Bologna Convention requirements and Labor markets, management of research activities, commercialization of research, development of university innovation ecosystems, etc. with the view to enhance the role of institutions of higher learning in the development of territorial innovation ecosystems and innovative economy clusters, international activities, collaboration with regional, national, and international partners. The New Eurasia Foundation designs such projects in collaboration with a broad network of partners encompassing Russian and foreign universities, associations, and expert organizations. • Participation in the implementation of governmental initiatives aimed at modernizing tertiary education: development of the networks of federal and national research universities, recruitment of leading scientists, assessment of education and research projects by international experts. • Collaboration within the framework of a distributed international network that makes it possible to organize international networking projects, training events, and study tours hosted by the world’s leading university centers. • Reliance on the outcomes of exclusive analytical research projects designed to identify problematic areas and best practices in university development. • A portfolio of tested and proven training and consulting techniques and methods. • An international network of experts encompassing some of the world’s leading specialists in the field of education systems, university development, and youth affairs. • An international database of experts specializing in assessment of scientific research projects. The database contains the resumes of more than 7,000 scientists and researchers representing 36 scientific disciplines and 42 countries of the world.
  •  “INTERREGIONAL EDUCATIONAL FORUMS” PROJECT (2004–2007) “TO THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONS THROUGH EDUCATION” PROJECT (2006–2009)  “COMMUNITY UNIVERSITIES” PROJECT (2008–2013) “NEW VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS (PVE AND SVE) DESIGNED ON THE BASIS OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS” PROJECT (2007–2010) ENHANCING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY — “EURECA” PROGRAM (PILOT PHASE) (2010–2012) “COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN RUSSIA” PROJECT (2005–2013) PROGRAM 2004 2005 2006 “STUDENT LOANS IN  RUSSIA” PROJECT (2005–2006) 8 2007 “TRAINING DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS FOR RUSSIAN REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES” PROJECT (2006—2008) 2008 “REGIONAL UNIVERSITY — REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE” PROJECT (2006–2009) 2009 “INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS” PROJECT (2008–2009) AREA 2010 EDUC 2011 2012 At present, the New Eurasia Foundation implements a variety of national and international education-related projects and programs focusing on the following aspects: • Development of university technology transfer systems. • Organization of assessment of education and research projects by international experts. • Promotion of international activities of Russian institutions of higher learning and their associations. • Modernization of the primary and secondary vocational education systems with employers’ participation. • Promotion of community education practices at the level of regional education systems. • Involvement of Russian institutions of higher learning in socio-economic development processes of their respective local communities. • Supporting collaboration between tertiary education, businesses, and regional governments.
  •   “DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION IN RUSSIA” PROJECT (2013–2015) ENHANCING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY: “EURECA-2” PROGRAM (2013–2016) SINCE 2004, THE NEW EURASIA SINCE 2005, THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION HAS BEEN FOUNDATION HAS IMPLEMENTED SUPPORTING THE RUSSIAN NETWORK OF COMMUNITY SCHOOL MORE THAN 20 LARGE-SCALE RESOURCE CENTERS COMPRISED OF MORE THAN 17 PUBLIC EDUCATION PROJECTS. ORGANIZATIONS. SINCE 2004, THE NEW EURASIA THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION FOUNDATION HAS BEEN COOPERATING WITH MORE THAN 50 RUSSIAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, INCLUDING FEDERAL, NATIONAL RESEARCH AND REGIONAL HAS SUPPORTED THE CREATION OF MORE THAN 5 ONLINE RESOURCES, E.G. THE “EURECA” PROGRAM WEBSITE, THE ONLINE PORTAL OF THE RUSSIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS UNIVERSITIES. MOVEMENT, ETC. THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION HAS THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION ACCESS TO A POOL OF INTERNATIONAL HAS PUT TOGETHER A PORTFOLIO OF EXPERTS CONSISTING OF MORE THAN 7000 50 BEST PRACTICES IN COLLABORATION LEADING SCIENTISTS BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCHERS. CATION 2013 2014 2015 AS PART OF ITS EDUCATION PROJECTS SINCE 2009, THE NEW EURASIA AND PROGRAMS, THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION HAS BEEN FOUNDATION HAS PUBLISHED MORE 2016 AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES. COLLABORATING WITH MORE THAN THAN 150 TITLES OF PRINTED MATTER, SUCH AS TEXTBOOKS, COLLECTIONS OF CASE STUDIES, 10 TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGES AND QUALIFICATIONS IMPROVEMENT INSTITUTES FOR EDUCATION SPECIALISTS COMPILATIONS OF METHODOLOGICAL PROMOTING THE COMMUNITY MATERIALS AND ANALYTICAL ARTICLES. SCHOOL MODEL. THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION’S THE TEAMS FORMED EDUCATION PROJECTS HAVE INCLUDED IN MORE THAN 50 STUDY TOURS 11 RUSSIAN REGIONS HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, THE USA, IN APPLICATION OF THE “CASE- ISRAEL, AND CHINA. STUDY” TECHNIQUE. THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION 9 HAS HELD MORE THAN  COMPLETED PROJECTS  CURRENT PROJECTS ОRGANIZING THE ASSESSMENT OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS SUBMITTED TO THE OPEN GRANT COMPETITIONS DESIGNED TO ATTRACT THE WORLD’S LEADING SCIENTISTS TO RUSSIAN UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH CENTERS UNDER RESOLUTION NO.220 OF THE RF GOVERNMENT BY THE WORLD’S MOST REPUTABLE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS (2010–2016)  SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND THEIR ASSOCIATIONS (2004–2016) 100 BOOKS ON COMMUNITY SCHOOL MODEL AND PRACTICES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ON WERE PUBLISHED WITHIN THE THE MOST RELEVANT EDUCATION “DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT ISSUES. LIBRARY” SERIES. 9
  • ENHANCING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY — “EURECA” PROGRAM (PILOT PHASE) T he “EURECA” program seeks to enhance the scientific research capacity of Russian universities and support their participation in the national and global innovation ecosystems by assisting them in the development of their commercialization of research and technology transfer systems, strengthening their entrepreneurial potential, and helping them integrate academic and entrepreneurial components in their everyday operations. The program is the initiative designed and funded by the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF). It is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation in compliance with the priorities of the National “Education” Program and the Federal program for support of national research universities. In the course of its pilot phase, the “EURECA” program helped create opportunities for Russian national, federal, and research universities and other leading institutions of higher learning to organize collaboration with the international innovation community and its primary networks thereby enabling its members to adequately assess the growing potential of cooperation with Russia. Based on the experiences of the model US — Russian interuniversity partnerships, the program offered effective mechanisms enabling Russian innovative universities to access not only national, but also international, particularly, American innovation markets. The “EURECA” program became an innovative mediator that brings together the requirements and resources of institutions of higher learning, businesses, governmental stakeholders, innovation community members, and development institutes interested in innovation development in general, as well as in mutually beneficial US-Russian cooperation in innovations, in particular. 2010 – 2012 PROJECTS EDUCATION V. V.  Nefyodov, the Minister of industry and innovations of the Nizhniy Novgorod region V. V. Nefyodov noted that the Nizhniy Novgorod region was one of Russia’s largest innovation centers with a powerful technological potential: “The cooperation with US universities helps us grow this potential. The primary objective of our international collaboration is to bring together Russian experiences and American potential to create products that are able to serve for the benefit of mankind”. 10 11 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • ENHANCING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY: “EURECA-2“ PROGRAM T 2013 – 2016 Sergey Mazurenko, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in 2010‑2012: he program “Enhancing the entrepreneurial capacity of leading Russian universities by engaging regional governments in improving the efficiency and competitiveness of innovation economy cluster subjects” (a.k.a. “EURECA-2”) will strengthen the role of the leading universities in the development of modern innovation systems and effective cluster collaboration models involving universities by supporting universities’ leadership in innovation clusters, creating and developing innovation infrastructures in clusters, designing methodological recommendations on organizing this process, and by putting together model descriptions. These models and mechanisms will be subsequently disseminated and replicated for the benefit of other regional and national clusters. “EURECA-2” will enable universities to optimize their innovation infrastructure management systems, R&D management systems, commercialization of research and technology transfer systems by creating new structures and introducing new procedures and approaches. The project will enable universities to optimize their entrepreneurial education systems taking into account the needs of regional innovation ecosystems and high-tech industry sectors. The project will enhance the role of institutions of higher learning within regional innovation clusters by supporting their innovation activities and by enabling them to form partnerships with leading American universities and join international innovation networks. “EURECA-2” will also enable innovation companies to optimize their operations by enabling them to form partnerships with institutions of higher learning in training a highly-skilled workforce and implementing R&D activities for the industry in compliance with regional innovation economy and cluster development requirements. Finally, the project will enable Russian regions to optimize their innovation ecosystems by improving the operating efficiency of regional cluster member-organizations. “On behalf of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, I express our appreciation of the high professionalism demonstrated by the New Eurasia Foundation staff members in the preparation and conduct of the open grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation designed to support research projects implemented by leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning”. Letter No.SM-949 / 11, November 12, 2010 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS The key participant of the “EURECA-2” program is a consortium consisting of the Association of Innovative Russian Regions (AIRR) and the seven leading Russian universities listed below: • National Nuclear Research University “MIFI”, a national research university, • Siberian Federal University, • Ural Federal University, • Perm Polytechnic University, a national research university, • St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, a national research university, • Kazan Technological University, a national research university, • Tomsk Polytechnic University, a national research university. Each of the aforementioned institutions of higher learning is already a member of the corresponding regional innovation economy cluster. The development of territorial innovation economy clusters is supported by the relevant federal funding program.
  • T his project continues what was started by the “Community schools in Russia” and “Community universities” projects as it links them together using a new project component, “Synergy”. The project aims to reinforce the previously created institutional, intellectual, and human resources in the field of community education, facilitate a mutual integration of these resources, and create a viable model for their subsequent dissemination. The project will help create a mechanism for integration of schools and institutions of higher learning for the purpose of implementing community education practices. The project will help design a set of secondary school education methods based on community school principles. The pilot schools will launch creative and innovative Local Development Laboratories where school teachers, school students, as well as students and faculty members of institutions of higher learning will implement research and education projects within the framework of study programs and extracurricular activities designed to address territorial and local community development problems. ОRGANIZING THE ASSESSMENT OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS SUBMITTED TO THE OPEN GRANT COMPETITIONS DESIGNED TO ATTRACT THE WORLD’S LEADING SCIENTISTS TO RUSSIAN UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH CENTERS UNDER RESOLUTION NO.220 OF THE RF GOVERNMENT BY THE WORLD’S MOST REPUTABLE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS T he New Eurasia Foundation has experience in and disposes of resources required to organize assessment of research and education process of any complexity by international experts. A diversified expert base and a proven method that meets the procedural requirements of the leading international organizations enable the Foundation to organize project assessment in compliance with relevant international standards. In 2012, the FNE used its methods and access to a database of international experts to organize assessment of 37 project proposals submitted to a grant competition of the RF Government. Those project proposals were assessed by 71 international experts. 2010 – 2016 “DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION IN RUSSIA” PROJECT 2013 – 2015 EDUCATION PROJECTS NETWORK OF EXPERTS The New Eurasia Foundation has recently expanded its database of international experts. Today, the database contains information about more than 7,000 international experts. A more extensive list of experts will help ensure a maximum diversity of potential candidates from among foreign experts and avoid excessive representation of any specific country in the process of assessment of project proposals. The network is comprised of experts representing more than 42 countries, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Israel, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, USA, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, etc. The New Eurasia Foundation has already used its metho­ dology to organize assessment of the project proposals submitted to the open grant competitions that were held by the Gov­ rnment of the Russian Federation in 2010 and e 2011 in compliance with Resolution No.220, “On measu­ res designed to attract leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning”, by international experts. To learn more about this initiative of the RF Government and to view the competition documentation and the out­ comes of the previous grant competitions please visit the website of the RF Ministry of Education and Science, http://eng.mon.gov.ru / pro / ved / uch / , or  the  designated website of  the  initiative, http://www.p220.ru / en / . At present, the New Eurasia Foundation is responsible for organizing the assessment of project proposals submitted to the open grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation designed to provide governmental support to research projects implemented under the supervision of the world’s leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation. 12 13 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND THEIR ASSOCIATIONS 2004 – 2016 Sergey Ivanets, Deputy Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation in 2010‑2012: T he New Eurasia Foundation does a lot of work supporting international activities of educational institutions of different kinds. Here, the New Eurasia Foundation focuses on promoting effective formats of international cooperation and informing Russian education specialists of best foreign practices and methods of their adaptation to the Russian conditions. Over the years, the Foundation has built serious partnerships with some of the leading America, European, and Asian universities, professional associations, and expert communities. The Foundation’s networks of partners enable it to organize various seminars and conferences, training sessions, study tours, and qualifications improvement programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of Russian universities. Education services are usually requested by the leading Russian universities and regional institutions of higher learning. The Foundation’s education projects and programs have included more than 50 study tours to European countries, the USA, and Israel and more than 100 international conferences on the most relevant education development issues, e.g. “We build our future today: University — Region — Business”, “University innovation ecosystems and their role in regional innovation development: lessons learned and solutions for successful commercialization”, Russian — German symposium “Knowledge transfer as the new key objective of institutions of higher learning. Support for innovation development and the regional and international levels”, etc. EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, STUDY TOURS, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS “We express our appreciation of the high professionalism demonstrated by the New Eurasia Foundation staff members in the provision of organizational and information support services in the course of preparation of the February 28 — March 3, 2011 session of the US-Russia Presidential Commission “Education — Science — Innovations”. Letter  No.SI-308 / 11, April 7, 2011 International study tour for representatives of Russian institutions of higher learning “University as a key player in the development of the national innovation ecosystem”, May 2013, Beijing, People’s Republic of China The study tour was hosted by Qinghua University. Its participants had the opportunity to learn about the most effective methods and approaches to the development of university innovation ecosystems, development of productive and lasting partnerships between universities, businesses, and regional and local governments, and to strengthening the role of a university as a key player in the development of the national innovation ecosystem. The study tour participants included representatives of the Ural Federal University named after the first RF President B.  N. Yeltsin. They also had a chance to discuss potential cooperation avenues with representatives of Qinghua University. International study tour “Entrepreneurial strategies of leading American universities: practices and partnerships for territorial development” (December 2012, Boston, USA) The study tour was organized for representatives of the Southern Federal University and Penza Technological Academy and covered the third function of universities, development of socially enterprising universities, and collaboration between institutions of higher learning and local stakeholders for the benefit of university and territorial development. For additional information, please refer to the website of “Talloires Network”, one of the study tour organizers. “Innovations after 2013” conference, July 2012, Amsterdam (Netherlands) This international event was organized by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands in partnership with the New Eurasia Foundation and Association of the Leading Russian Universities. The purpose of this conference was to identify promising areas for cooperation between Russian and Dutch universities and put together collaborative action plans for the year of bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands scheduled for 2013. Karl Dittrich, former Rector of the Maastricht University and designer of the independent system of accreditation of Dutch and Flemish institutions of higher learning: “We came here full of hopes and expectations and we count on having a productive dialogue with our Russian colleagues. Global cooperation is sometimes taken for granted as we sign hundreds of various kinds of agreements. However, it is not until science and researchers standing behind them agree to collaborate in specific areas that these agreements become truly useful and effective. I am glad that over the past two days we have focused on specific scientific disciplines and research areas where we can achieve collaborative results”.
  • “COMMUNITY UNIVERSITIES” PROJECT 2008 – 2013 EDUCATION PROJECTS “NEW VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS (PVE AND SVE) DESIGNED ON THE BASIS OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS” PROJECT 2007 – 2010 T he “Community universities” project seeks to introduce socially useful practices in education of students, support the development of continuous education programs, promote the project management approach and entrepreneurial spirit among students and faculty, contribute to the development of local communities, make education more practical and improve its quality, expand the opportunities of students and faculty for self-realization, and enrich the resources of institutions of higher learning. The project promotes the social function of education in Russia, helps collect and disseminate best university practices in social engagement, and promotes the networking between Russian and foreign institutions of higher learning. The project helped create information resource centers focused on promoting the social function of universities on the basis of six Russian insti­tutions of higher learning: Ural Federal Univer­ ity, Northern (Arctic) Federal s University, ITMO, Perm State University, Kostroma State Agricul­ural Academy, and the Novokuznetsk t Branch of the Kemerovo State University. The project helped train teams of specialists for promotion of community education at institutions of higher learning. In addition, the participant universities have put together a portfolio of 50 best practices in collaboration between universities and local communities. The participant universities distribute these practices among other universities. T he project offered a mechanism of engaging employers in designing professional standards for professions required for territorial development that were subsequently used to design vocational training programs to train skilled workers and managers. The project helped design a mechanism of collaboration between business and vocational education capable of meeting employers’ needs and enabling vocational school students to improve their competitiveness and mobility on the Labor market. 14 15 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • “COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN RUSSIA” PROJECT ДВИЖЕНИЕ ОБЩЕСТВЕННОАКТИВНЫХ ШКОЛ 2005 – 2013 ДВИЖЕНИЕ ОБЩЕСТВЕННОАКТИВНЫХ ШКОЛ S together an interregional network of resource centers that provide methodological, advisory, and training support to community schools, as well as an interregional network of institutions of higher learning and continuous education that train and improve qualifications of school teachers and administrators using the community school model. Russian community schools are networking and collaborating with community schools in other CIS member-states and abroad. The project helped create a system of workforce training for community schools on the basis of qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists. The project participants designed 11 sets of training and methodological materials two of which are designed to train community schools specialists at teacher training institutions, eight will be used to train community school specialists at institutions of continuous pedagogical education, and one set was designed for both categories of students. Community education approaches and courses have been implemented at more than 60 schools involved in the project. T he project enabled a group of Russian univer­ sities to design and test a mechanism required to utilize the potential of regional universities in  socio-economic development processes of their respective regions by implementing replicable models of collaboration between universities and other regional so­cial partners.. “TRAINING DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS FOR RUSSIAN REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES” PROJECT T 2006 – 2008 “REGIONAL UNIVERSITY — REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE” PROJECT 2006 – 2009 ince 2005, the New Eurasia Foundation has been promoting the community school model entailing collaboration between secondary schools and their respective local communities, utilization of local community resources in the process of education, popularization of volunteerism among secondary school students, and engagement of parents and other members of local communities in everyday lives of secondary schools. Several Russian regions have chosen to use the community school model as the basis for the development of their respective regional education systems. The model is fully equipped with methods required for implementation of the new generation standards of education and has been included in the national education initiative “Our new school”. The project has helped create a large portfolio of methods that are now used in secondary schools, as well as qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists. In addition, the project has helped put he project enabled a group of Russian universities to design and test new mechanisms required to optimize strategic development of institutions of higher learning by training teams of university development specialists and enhancing competitiveness of Russian regional universities. The introduction of a training program for strategic and organizational development managers into the tertiary education curriculum is another achievement of the project.
  • T he project helped introduce new approaches to education quality management in primary / secondary vocational training based on negotiated interests of regional communities and businesses. “INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS” PROJECT T 2004 – 2007 “INTERREGIONAL EDUCATIONAL FORUMS” PROJECT “TO THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONS THROUGH EDUCATION” PROJECT 2008 – 2009 T he program enabled the Foundation to summarize the education financing models available in Russia by implementing a research project, “Comparative analysis of Russian and foreign education financing models”. In addition, the Foundation designed recommendations for Russian institutions of higher learning on attracting non-budget funding and organizing research activities, and suggested ways to improve the existing education financing models in Russia. 2006 – 2009 “STUDENT LOANS IN RUSSIA” PROJECT 2005 – 2006 EDUCATION PROJECTS his project facilitated interregional and international exchanges of best school development practices, supported emerging “growth points”, promoted best experiences, and enabled school principals from Russia, CIS, and Eastern Europe to put together an international portfolio of best school development practices. T his was the first project in Russia to launch public discussions of relevant ideas, initiatives, and best education development practices within the professional community of education executives, such as regional education administration officials, secondary school principals, representatives of educational NGOs, and leading experts, using a variety of venues, such as interregional councils, forums, clubs, etc. The recommendations designed as a result of those discussions have been used by educational ministries and departments, as well as education professionals of various levels. 16 17 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • EDUCATION PROGRAM AREA PARTNERS • Academic Exchange Service of the German Embassy in Russia • Academy of People’s Economy under the RF Government • American Councils for International Education • Association of American Universities • Association of Best Russian Schools • Association of German Research Universities • Association of Innovative Russian Regions (AIRR) • Association of Leading Russian Universities • Bologna University, Italy • Center for Russian Education Studies, People’s Republic of China • Central Academy for Pedagogical Research, People’s Republic of China • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, USA • Christian Albrecht University in Kiel • DLR, Germany • Dresden Technical University, Germany • Ecole Nationale d’Administration • European University Association • Foundation for Support of Small Innovative Businesses • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft • Free University of Berlin, Germany • German Academic Exchange Service • German Rectors Conference • Governments, education ministries of more than 35 subjects of the Russian Federation • Highland Gold Mining Ltd • IB2C France, consulting agency • Innovations in Civic Participation, USA • Institute for Eastern European Studies • Institute for Higher Education Policy, USA • Institute for Socio-Economic Problems of the Population of the Russian Academy of Sciences • Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia • Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria • International Bureau of the German Ministry of Education and Scientific Research • Kultur Kontact, Austria • Maastricht University, Netherlands • MARCHMONT Capital Partners, LLC • Mechelen University College • Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation • Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation • Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation • National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, USA • National Foundation for Workforce Training, Russia • National Science Foundation, USA • National Strategy Council, Russia • New York Academy of Sciences • “Oxford — Russia” Fund • Perdue University, USA • Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy • Preparing for the Future LTD, Israel • Public Chamber of the Russian Federation • Research Triangle Group • RuSciTech — International Association of Russian-Speaking Science and Technology Professionals • Russell Group, Great Britain • Russian National Association of Small and Medium-sized Businesses “OPORA ROSSII” • Russian National Online Pedagogical Council, Russia • Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs • Russian Venture Company • “Skolkovo” Fund, Russia • State Education Committee of Styria, Austria • Talloires Network • Tartu University Narva College, Estonia • “Territory of the Future” Fund • Tsinghua University, People’s Republic of China • University Association of the Netherlands • University of California, USA • University of Kassel, Germany • University of Maryland, USA • University of Twente, Netherlands • US — Russia Business Council • US — Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF), USA
  • TERRITORIAL TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT Mission: To advance social prosperity by engaging Russian citizens in activities designed to improve their living standard. Goal: To achieve peace and social prosperity within given territories. The New Eurasia Foundation’s territorial development efforts are based on the concept of social investment that reconciles the interests of businesses and the public, makes effective use of territorial resources, actively engages local community members in social development initiatives, and identifies new resources and opportunities for territorial development. The principal approaches to social investment encompass optimizing internal and external resources, leveraging additional resources, development of public-private partnership, development of human capital, and deployment of social innovations. A. B. Levintal, Deputy Chairman of the regional government and Minister of economic development and external relations of the Khabarovsk region: “The Ministry of economic development and external relations of the Khabarovsk region thanks the New Eurasia Foundation for organizing, conducting, and taking an active part in activities designed to create an effective and efficient regional innovations support infrastructure and to bring innovations to the real economy sector”. 18 19 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • Olga SCHEDRINA, Director of the New Eurasia Foundation’s “Territorial Development” program area: “When we speak of the New Eurasia Foundation’s approaches to territorial development we mean, first and foremost, giving up on charity for the sake of charity. Since 2010, we have been using the concept of social investment. The Foundation’s territorial development projects seek to enhance the quality of human capital, ensure employment and self-employment, and introduce innovative techniques and approaches into the social sphere. Our work primarily focuses on three areas: support of small and medium-sized businesses at the municipal level, professional self-identification of youth and adaptation of the primary and secondary vocational training system to the Labor market requirements, and engagement of local community members in social projects and civic initiatives. Since 2011, we have been working in the field of social entrepreneurship — a kind of activity that is entirely new for our country. Social entrepreneurship has the capacity to help effectively address the most pressing needs and problems of Russian cities and population centers”. OPERATING PRINCIPLES • Mutually beneficial cooperation. Implementation of projects and programs that benefit all potential stakeholders represented by governments, businesses, and citizens. • Professionalism. We use the most advanced social innovation tools, social marketing, and communications. • Focus on target groups. Our partners are people who make decisions and choices, not people who need to be trained or managed. We strive to understand what people want and we support their efforts in implementing their ideas. • Control and self-control. We design and use special monitoring methods to exercise ongoing control over the projects. We respond to circumstantial changes flexibly and, if necessary, redistribute our resources to ensure their most efficient utilization. We guarantee transparency of our activities. IMPLEMENTATION MECHANISMS • We mobilize local communities by organizing “schools of social entrepreneurship”, holding competitions of business, social, and research projects. • We stimulate professional self-identification by organizing municipal career counseling centers for youth and promoting public-private partnerships in vocational education designed to meet the needs of local Labor markets. • We help establish small business support structures and provide local populations with access to high-quality micro-lending, consulting, and training services. • We facilitate the networking among regional innovation support structures, analyze the world’s best practices, and encourage all stakeholders to share relevant experiences. • We help organize innovation and creativity development centers for children and popular science museums. • We help design and implement “turn-key” economic development plans for territories (complex investment plans for company towns and territorial agglomerations). • We train employees of regional and municipal governments in raising infrastructure development capital from governmental and private sources. • We train local community members in raising funds for their social projects. • We organize regional and international study tours for representatives of regional and municipal governments, enterprises, educational institutions and public organizations in social project management, education methods, innovation development, and fundraising. Today, the Foundation designs new projects and programs within this field by using a complex approach and taking into account the following territorial development models: • Support and development of small and medium-sized businesses at the municipal level; • Professional self-determination of youth and adaptation of primary and secondary vocational education to the Labor market requirements; • Mobilization of local communities by engaging their members in socially meaningful projects and civic initiatives; • “School of social entrepreneurship” model. All projects are  designed to  optimize the  development resources of  the  Russian regions, diversify the  Labor market, ensure employment and self-employment of the population, improve the human capital quality, and introduce innovative technologies and approaches within the social sphere. IMPORTANT SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES WE STRIVE TO ADDRESS WHEN IMPLEMENTING OUR TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: • We engage regional residents in conscious activities designed to improve the standard of living and social environment. • We implement innovative techniques within the socio-economic sphere and promote innovative thinking. • We help organize ongoing fundraising required for territorial development. • We help small and medium-sized businesses of the Russian regions to reach a new development level. • We help organize a steady supply of skilled workers and managers of all requisite levels for regional and local organizations and enterprises. • We help create conditions required to ensure employment and selfemployment of citizens. SOCIAL EFFECTS • We help ensure sustainable socioeconomic development of the Russian regions. • We help improve social climate, social cohesion, and public morale. • We improve the mobilization capacity of the regions enabling them to respond to modern challenges in an effective and efficient fashion.
  • “SAGAN-NUR COMMUNITY CENTER” PROJECT (2008—2009) “URBAN ENVIRONMENT” PROJECT (2008—2009) “CREATING A SYSTEM OF  PROFESSIONAL SELF-IDENTIFICATION” PROJECT (2010) “SUPPORT OF YOUTH INITIATIVES” PROJECT (2010) “DEVELOPING REGIONAL INNOVATION SUPPORT STRUCTURES” PROJECT (2011) “GOLDEN WORKFORCE RESERVE” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS FROM THE PRIMORYE, KHABAROVSK, KRASNOYARSK, AND KEMEROVO REGIONS AND REPUBLICS OF BURYATIA AND KHAKASSIA (IMPLEMENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SIBERIAN COAL ENERGY COMPANY REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (2011) “PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN MODERNIZING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION” PROJECT (2011) “CREATING INNOVATION ACTIVITY CENTERS FOR CHILDREN” PROJECT (2011) “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY” PROJECT (2012) “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY: SMALL BUSINESS” PROJECT (2012) TERRITORIAL DEV 2 9 00 –2 8 00 10 20 2008–2009 2010 201 201 1 1 11 20 2011 2008–2010 200 8–2 010 “CHEGDOMYN PLUS” / “CREATING SOCIAL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE SETTLEMENT OF CHEGDOMYN” PROJECTS (2008—2010) 20 011 2 12 20 2011 12 20 2 201 2011 2011 2011 2008–2 010 “PROFESSION AND CAREER” PROJECT (2008—2010) “DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROJECT (2008—2010) “COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT” – AN INTERREGIONAL COMPETITION OF SOCIAL PROJECTS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE PRIMORYE, KHABAROVSK, KRASNOYARSK, TRANSBAIKAL, AND KEMEROVO REGIONS AND REPUBLIC OF BURYATIA AND KHAKASSIA (2011) “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY” PROJECT (DISSEMINATION OF SUCCESSFUL TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT MODELS IN OPERATION TERRITORIES OF SIBERIAN COAL ENERGY COMPANY OJSC) (2011) “CREATING AND DEVELOPING A SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT STRUCTURE IN THE CITY OF SHARYPOVO, KRASNOYARSK REGION” PROJECT (2011) “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF THE OMSK REGION” PROJECT (2011) “CREATING INDUSTRYSPECIFIC INNOVATION CENTERS AT REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING USING INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES” PROJECT (2011) “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROJECT (2012)
  •  “DEVELOPING THE SERVICE INDUSTRY” PROJECT (2013)   “THIRD/BETTER AGE” PROJECT (2013)  “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROJECT (2013)  “LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL” PROJECT (2013)  “GOLDEN WORKFORCE RESERVE” COMPETITION (2013) “COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT–3” COMPETITION (2013) VELOPMENT MORE THAN 40 SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE “GROWTH POINTS” IN A NUMBER OF RUSSIAN REGIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES WERE CREATED. MORE THAN 45 REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND REGIONAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WERE DESIGNED. OVER THE PERIOD OF 2006 – 2012, FNE HELPED CREATE MORE THAN 1300 NEW JOBS AND MORE THAN 200 NEW SMALL BUSINESSES. FNE HELPED RAISE MORE THAN 25 MILLION ROUBLES TO SUPPORT SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN REGIONS. MORE THAN 100 COMPILATIONS OF METHODOLOGICAL AND INFORMATION MATERIALS ON ORGANIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES AND SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURES, ON TECHNOLOGIES USED TO ISSUE MUNICIPAL BONDS AND MANAGE 2013 2013 201 3 20 13 13 20 13 20 RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, ETC WERE PUBLISHED. 3 201 2013 2013 2013 2013 OVER 15 INTERREGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL COMPETITIONS OF SOCIALLY MEANINGFUL PROJECTS HAVE BEEN HELD.  “ESTABLISHING A CENTER FOR WORKFORCE TRAINING AND ADVANCED EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES” PROJECT (2013)   “CHEGDOMYN 2.0.: RELOAD” PROJECT (2013) “ELECTRONIC LIBRARY” PROJECT (2013)   “CREATIVITY DEVELOPMENT CENTERS FOR CHILDREN” PROJECT (2013) “ENHANCING THE WORKFORCE POTENTIAL” PROJECT (2013) FNE HELPED ORGANIZE AND HOLD MORE THAN 20 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC EVENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE RF MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, RF PUBLIC CHAMBER, RUSSIAN UNION OF INDUSTRIALISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENT, AND REGIONAL COMPLETED PROJECTS  GOVERNMENTS. CURRENT PROJECTS 21
  • “THIRD/BETTER AGE” PROJECT 2013 “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROJECT Project goal: to engage senior citizens in possession of significant life experience and social capital in Labor and economic activities. Project geography: Republic of Buryatia. Project goal: to address social problems in the SCEC OJSC operating territories by assisting enterprising residents in starting small and medium-sized businesses. Project geography: • Kemerovo region, • Republic of Khakassia, • Khabarovsk region, • Krasnoyarsk region. “LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL” PROJECT 2013 Project goal: to give young people equal opportunities to launch their professional careers and develop them on the basis of their individual skills and talents. Project geography: • Trans-Baikal region, • Kemerovo region, • Krasnoyarsk region, • Primorye region, • Republic of Buryatia, • Republic of Khakassia, • Khabarovsk region. Project goal: to improve the operating performance of local government officials and employees by training them in fundraising techniques required to raise territorial development capital from the federal and regional governments and designated funding programs. Project geography: • Trans-Baikal region, • Kemerovo region, • Krasnoyarsk region, • Primorye region, • Republic of Buryatia, • Republic of Khakassia, • Khabarovsk region. “DEVELOPING THE SERVICE INDUSTRY” PROJECT 2013 “GOLDEN WORKFORCE RESERVE” COMPETITION 2013 Project goal: to identify the needs of and engage the residents of the SCEC OJSC operating territories in socially meaningful activities. Project geography: • Trans-Baikal region, • Kemerovo region, • Krasnoyarsk region, • Primorye region, • Republic of Buryatia, • Republic of Khakassia, • Khabarovsk region. 2013 “COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT – 3” COMPETITION 2013 TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Project goal: to improve the lives of people residing in the SCEC OJSC operating territories by supporting the creation of new small and medium-sized service businesses. Project geography: • Krasnoyarsk region, • Primorye region, • Republic of Buryatia. 22 23 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • WE HAVE HELPED DESIGN REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES 2013 “CHEGDOMYN 2.0.: RELOAD” PROJECT AND PROGRAMS, INCLUDING MUNICIPAL INVESTMENT 39 PROGRAMS FOR  MUNICIPALITIES OF THE SARATOV REGION, COMPLEX INVESTMENT PLANS FOR COMPANY “ENHANCING THE WORKFORCE POTENTIAL” PROJECT 2013 Project goal: to provide career counseling to young people, ensure an operative feedback mechanism between the Labor market and education, and identify talented, initiative, and creative young people as potential SCEC OJSC employees. Project geography: • Republic of Buryatia, • Khabarovsk region. TOWNS, SUCH AS BORODINO, KRASNOYARSK REGION, “ELECTRONIC LIBRARY” PROJECT 2013 Project goal: to design a comprehensive settlement development model on the basis of modern technologies. Project geography: Khabarovsk region. CHEGDOMYN, KHABAROVSK REGION, CHERNOGORSK, REPUBLIC OF KHAKASSIA (AS PART OF THE COMPANY TOWNS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM). Project goal: to provide local residents with access to information resources and national and global cultural values. Project geography: • Krasnoyarsk region, • Republic of Khakassia, • Khabarovsk region. WE HAVE HELD OVER 15 INTERREGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL COMPETITIONS OF SOCIALLY MEANINGFUL PROJECTS, INCLUDING THE COMPETITION OF SOCIAL PROJECTS “COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT” (2011, 2012), THE FAIR OF SOCIAL PROJECTS OF THE VERKHNEBUREINSK DISTRICT AND THE SETTLEMENT OF CHEGDOMYN OF THE KHABAROVSK REGION, ЯTHE FAIR OF BUSINESS PROJECTS OF THE CITY OF BORODINO AND THE RYBINSK DISTRICT OF THE KRASNOYARSK REGION, THE “GOLDEN WORKFORCE RESERVE” CONTEST, MUNICIPAL CAREER ORIENTATION CONTESTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF KHAKASSIA, KEMEROVO REGION, ETC. 40 WE HAVE HELPED CREATE MORE THAN LEVELS AND IDENTIFY THE MAIN SOCIAL INVESTMENT TRENDS “GROWTH POINTS” IN SOME OF THE RUSSIAN REGIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES, AND STRATEGIC AREAS WE JOINED OUR EFFORTS WITH THE RF INCLUDING THE SARATOV REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, BUSINESS SCHOOL MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, RF PUBLIC CHAMBER, FOR THE TEMPORARILY UNEMPLOYED IN THE PRIMORYE REGION, HOUSING EDUCATION INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENT, AND REGIONAL SCHOOLS NETWORK — A NONGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTION OF LEARNING COMPRISED GOVERNMENTS TO HOLD MORE THAN 2013 “ESTABLISHING A CENTER FOR WORKFORCE TRAINING AND ADVANCED EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES” PROJECT IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL PARTNERSHIPS AT ALL 20 NATIONAL OF  14 SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE 12 NON-COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS OPERATING IN  REGIONS 2013 Project goal: To implement innovative approaches to education of school students and encourage them to pursue professions in the mining and energy industries. Project geography: • Krasnoyarsk region, • Republic of Khakassia. AND THE RYBINSK DISTRICT OF THE KRASNOYARSK REGION, SMALL BUSINESS BUILDINGS, THE INTERREGIONAL CONFERENCE “OPPORTUNITIES SUPPORT FUND OF THE CITY OF MIKHAILOVSK OF THE SVERDLOVSK REGION, AND PROSPECTS OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN SOCIAL FOUR MUNICIPAL RESOURCE CENTERS FOR PROFESSIONAL SELF-DETERMINATION INVESTMENT: EXPERIENCES OF THE SOCIAL PROGRAMS IN THE REPUBLIC OF KHAKASSIA AND KEMEROVO REGION, TWO ELECTRONIC LIBRARIES IMPLEMENTED IN THE OPERATION REGIONS OF SIBERIAN COAL IN THE REPUBLIC OF BURYATIA AND KEMEROVO REGION, TWO POPULAR SCIENCE ENERGY COMPANY IN 2008‑2010”, THE PANEL DISCUSSIONS MUSEUMS IN THE KEMEROVO AND KRASNOYARSK REGIONS, THE PUBLIC ORGANIZATION “INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN REGIONS: OF THE VERKHNEBUREINSK DISTRICT OF THE KHABAROVSK REGION “INITIATIVE”, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS”, “SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP “CREATIVITY DEVELOPMENT CENTERS FOR CHILDREN” PROJECT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT AGENCY OF BORODINO CONFERENCES ON MANAGEMENT OF MULTIFAMILY APARTMENT Project goal: to provide young people from company towns with access to quality education and enable them to acquire professional skills required on the local Labor market. Project geography: Kemerovo region. AND REGIONAL PUBLIC EVENTS, INCLUDING TWO NATIONAL THE CHILDREN’S PRESS CENTER OF THE SETTLEMENT OF SAGAN-NUR IN THE REPUBLIC OF GOVERNMENTS AND BUSINESSES: ADDRESSING OF BURYATIA, ETC. THE PROBLEMS OF COMPLEX MODERNIZATION OF COMPANY TOWNS”, ETC. THE REGIONAL PROJECTS WE IMPLEMENTED IN 2006‑2011 HELPED CREATE MORE THAN 200 25 THAN 1300 NEW JOBS AND MORE NEW SMALL BUSINESSES; MORE THAN  MILLION ROUBLES WAS RAISED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES, WE HAVE PUBLISHED MORE THAN 100 COMPILATIONS OF METHODOLOGICAL AND INFORMATION MATERIALS ON ORGANIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES AND SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURES, ON TECHNOLOGIES USED TO ISSUE MUNICIPAL BONDS AND MANAGE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES, INCLUDING PROCEDURES REQUIRED TO ORGANIZE INCLUDING FEDERAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS, EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF MULTIFAMILY APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN MUNICIPALITIES, TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REGIONAL PROJECTS. ON ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS OF PROFESSIONAL SELF-DETERMINATION FOR YOUTH, AS WELL AS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SPECIFIC PUBLIC INITIATIVES.
  • T he project was designed to introduce a small business development model at the municipal level in the Mukhorshibir district of the Republic of Buryatia, Ust-Abakan, Beysk, and Altaysk district and the city of Chernogorsk of the Republic of Khakassia, Novoshakhtinsk settlement of the Primorye region, and the city of Sharypovo of the Krasnoyarsk region. KEY PROJECT RESULTS • A small business support agency was registered in Sharypovo. • The first municipal fair of small businesses of the Mukhorshibir district of the Republic of Buryatia was held. • Training seminars were held for over 150 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs from the pilot regions. From the “Krasnoyarskiy Rabochiy” newspaper, March 28, 2012: This is not the first time that the head of the Novoshakhtinsk (Mikhailovsk district, Primorye region) municipal government, Sergey Ivanchenko, is taking part in the projects implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation and the SCEC Regional Development Foundation and he says that the knowledge he acquires as a result of his involvement helps him a lot in his everyday work. “We came here, — said Sergey Nikolayevich, — to see how the Krasnoyarsk region, Kemerovo region, Khakassia, Altay, and Buryatia operate. Our representatives observed the fair in Borodino”. Sergey Ivanchenko wants to launch a pilot small business support program in his district that currently boasts about 35 entrepreneurs that would be able to consolidate the fragmented businesses of the Novoshakhtinsk settlement, populated by some 8,500 people, primarily represented by commerce and service enterprises… “PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN MODERNIZING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION” PROJECT 2011 “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY: SMALL BUSINESS” PROJECT 2012 TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Project goal: to put together a system that will help train young workers for the Siberian Coal Energy Company enterprises at the vocational training schools in the company’s operation territories. Project geography: Kemerovo region, Republic of Buryatia. Project geography: • Kemerovo region, • Republic of Buryatia.This project capitalizes on the outcomes of the projects in professional selfdetermination of youth implemented in 2008‑2010 in partnership with the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund and aims to meet the most pressing workforce training needs. The qualifications of vocational school graduates rarely meet the requirements of industrial enterprises and this problem is felt very strongly in Russia’s industrial regions. This is why workforce training has become such an important issue for Russian municipalities, regions, and businesses. Addressing this problem requires qualitatively new approaches. In 2010, the project “Developing the Labor potential of Leninsk-Kuznetsky” helped establish a center for professional self-determination of youth at the city’s Lyceum No.4. The workforce preparation procedure is interactive, focused on independent work, reflexive discussions, distant learning courses, and application of best Russian and foreign practices in the development of territorial workforce potential. 24 25 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY” PROJECT 2012 From RIA “Leninsk” materials, April 17, 2012: T he project is designed to organize a professional identity system in consideration of the modern employee requirements. Mobile, competent, and competitive graduates capable of promptly acquiring the professions for which there is a market demand are required today. At the same time, they must have social competencies and be independent and mature enough: they must be able to assume responsibility for their own lives and know how to make the right choice. This is why the notion of professional identity in this project differs from the traditional notion of professional orientation: it also has to do with one’s personal identity, one’s attempt to develop certain qualities that make one an independent adult. The New Eurasia Foundation marked its third year of operation in our city not only with the traditional competitions “Breakthrough into the XXI Century”, but also with a special seminar “developing innovative thinking among youth” organized especially for the Leninsk-Kuznetsk schoolteachers. The city pedagogues were glad to become students again. Dancing, singing, and laughter — a good teacher will use them all in their work. Knowing the students’ various thinking types and their individual activation methods are what is important. Methodological materials based on the seminars will be put together to be used by all city pedagogues. KEY PROJECT RESULTS • Three municipal popular science museums were launched (Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region, Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region, and Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia). • In 2013, new popular science museums open their doors in the settlement of Chegdomyn, Khabarovsk region, and the settlement of Novoshakhtinsky, Primorye region. • A popular science museum is scheduled for opening in the Chegdomyn settlement, Khabarovsk region, in 2013 and in the Novoshaktinsk settlement, Primorye region, in September 2013. • Four regional competitions of children’s innovation projects “Breakthrough into the XXI century” were hosted by the Leninsk-Kuznetsky popular science museum in 2011‑2012. The competitions received a total of 221 research projects. FEEDBACK FROM PROJECT PARTICIPANTS Lyudmila V. Popova, Head of the Education Administration Department: “… We extend our gratitude to our colleagues from the New Eurasia Foundation and Siberian Coal Energy Company for working with us. No doubt, our relationships have positively impacted the operations of our district institutions of learning in 2010‑2011. … Our meetings mean not only improved pedagogical skills but also an impulse of sorts for new accomplishments”. Olga A. Almabekova, Institute for Management of Business Processes and Economy, “International Language Communication” laboratory: “From what I have learned at the seminar I am going to use the innovative thinking techniques when conducting practical English lessons”. Irina I. Miroshnikova, Deputy Head of the Mikhailovsk district municipality: “As an education curator I will use the knowledge I acquired at the seminar to create a professional incubator”. Oksana I. Odarichenko, Deputy Principal of Secondary School No.4, Chegdomyn settlement, Verkhnebureinsk district, Khabarovsk region: “From what I have learned at the seminar I will use the “Profession and career” program in my everyday work. I will also create an electronic navigator of professions”. A. N. Borchukov, Head of the Borodino municipality, Krasnoyarsk region V. N. Klimov, Chairman of the Borodino Council of City Deputies “The government of the city of Borodino and the Borodino Council of City Deputies thank the New Eurasia Foundation for the significant contribution it has made to the development of the city of Borodino by implementing socially meaningful projects designed to support small and medium-sized businesses of the city of Borodino in 2008‑2010”.
  • T he project sought to introduce the “School of social entrepreneurship” technology in the SCEC OJSC operation regions with the view to address social development problems by implementing social entrepreneurship projects. KEY PROJECT RESULTS • 18 social entrepreneurship projects were designed. • 10 social entrepreneurship projects were launched in 2012. • Two projects (“Obstetric Services” by N. N. Goncharova and “Medical Center “Alternativa” by N. M. Tricheva, LeninskKuznetsky) received honorary diplomas of the Second National Forum of Social Investors and Entrepreneurs (raised investment capital). • The initiated projects have benefited 2,786 individuals. • The initiated projects have provided employment to 56 individuals. • The total amount of funds invested in the projects is 16,116,800 roubles, including 12,499,800 roubles worth of private contributions and 3,617,000 roubles worth of governmental support. “School of social entrepreneurship” is a social technology designed to develop and diversify the Labor market, as well as local community initiatives. This technology helps address social problems, including that of employment, more effectively by ensuring financial sustainability of social entrepreneurship projects. SOCIAL EFFECTS FOR THE TERRITORIES Chernogorsk, Altaysk, Beysk, and Ust-Abakan district of the Republic of Khakassia • Additional funds were raised and territorial resources were mobilized to implement social entrepreneurship projects and address social development problems; • Children with disabilities demonstrated positive health dynamics; • Registered juvenile delinquents found employment by becoming involved with the paintball club; • Senior citizens from rural areas were given the opportunity to become computer literate. • Improved health dynamics of the local population (hydro-massage — a new rehabilitation service for children with disabilities and children with weakened immunity; new individually designed fitness programs for postnatal women; • Diversified health care services in the city afforded by the private sector (a new obstetric care clinic complete with innovative obstetric and gynecological care methods; a new polyclinic capable of daytime and temporary accommodation is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2013); • A new recreation venue for children (an indoor skating rink). Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region • Expanded innovation capacity of municipal social agencies and additional funds raised to support their development; • Additional investments acquired by the city to address social problems; • Registered juvenile delinquents found employment by becoming involved with the newly created event organization agency established on the basis of the MBUK “UDK”; Chegdomyn settlement, Khabarovsk region • Opportunities for additional investments in the settlement’s development; • Funds raised from nongovernmental sources to support the development of municipal organizations. “GOLDEN WORKFORCE RESERVE” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS FROM THE PRIMORYE, KHABAROVSK, KRASNOYARSK, AND KEMEROVO REGIONS AND REPUBLICS OF BURYATIA AND KHAKASSIA (IMPLEMENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SIBERIAN COAL ENERGY COMPANY REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION 2011 “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROJECT 2012 TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS T he “Golden Workforce Reserve” competition was organized to bring creatively and innovatively thinking young workers to Siberian Coal Energy Company, identify promising ideas and projects that may help develop the coal mining industry, as well as to design an effective mechanism of implementation of the personnel policy of industrial enterprises. 26 27 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • Project goal: to engage children and adolescents residing in the operation regions of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC in technological activities and awaken their interest in mining and energy professions. Project geography: • Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region, • Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region. The project attempts to tackle one of the most relevant tasks for today’s Russia — to awaken an interest in science, research, and technology in young people. The project methodology is based on the popular science museum model. Popular science museums exist all around the world. In recent years, they have appeared in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Irkutsk. The project aims to establish popular science museums whose activities will promote innovative thinking, popularize science and technology, revive the prestige of engineering professions, and train a competitive workforce for the coal-mining industry. The first Popular Science Museum was inaugurated in Leninsk-Kuznetsky on August 24, 2011. The museum is the result of a social partnership: the exhibits were created by the members of the Children’s Creativity Center; the lyceum teachers, spearheaded by the principal, T. A. Yakushina, designed amusing exercises for the youngest patrons, while the municipal research methodology center, education department, and New Eurasia Foundation provided methodological support. The museum’s inauguration turned out to be a truly joyful event for the children. A special tour of the museum was designed for them. “Feel free to touch the exhibits!” is the basic rule of behaviour in the museum, which is why the children were able to experiment with each exhibit and check how it worked. Some of the children immediately revealed their abilities. For example, Ilya, a lyceum student, built Leonardo da Vinci’s bridge in record time. In addition to the tour of the museum, the organizers had put together four experimental laboratories where the children examined the composition of light and colour, analyzed the air of Leninsk-Kuznetsky, assembled a model of Earth’s crust, built a radio receiver and a Dictaphone, and turned on the light in a lighthouse model. The Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region for economy and regional development, D. V. Islamov, had visited the museum shortly before the inauguration ceremony. The Director General of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC, V. V. Rashevsky, came to check out the new museum on August 27, the official Miner’s Day. Another popular science museum was inaugurated in the city of Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region, in December 2011. “DEVELOPING REGIONAL INNOVATION SUPPORT STRUCTURES” PROJECT 2011 2011 “CREATING INNOVATION ACTIVITY CENTERS FOR CHILDREN” PROJECT Project goal: to improve the operating efficiency of regional innovation support structures. Project geography: • Kemerovo region, • Khabarovsk region. One of the factors impeding the advancement of innovations is the poor operating efficiency of the regional innovation support structures. This is often accounted for by the lack of information about the best Russian and international practices and models of regional innovation development. This is why the project focuses on supporting the networking among regional innovation support structures, analyzing the world’s best practices, and ensuring exchange of relevant experiences. The project partners include two regional innovation support structures: the Kuzbass Technological Park (Kemerovo region) and Far-Eastern Agency for Support of Innovations (Khabarovsk region).
  • Project goal: To establish innovation centers on the basis of public institutions of higher learning in the operation territories of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC that will offer practical training and qualifications improvement programs for the company engineers. Project geography: • Kemerovo region, • Krasnoyarsk region. The Siberian Federal University and Kuzbass State Technical University implemented projects designed to enhance their respective innovation potentials, improve practical training of innovative workforce, and facilitate the advancement of university innovation research into the real economy sector. To help the pilot universities implement their projects the New Eurasia Foundation has conducted training seminars for their students on innovation project design (“School of innovation development”). These seminars required forming interdisciplinary project teams made up of not only students of technical faculties, but also future economists, marketing specialists, managers, and lawyers. At the same time, the Foundation is providing practical assistance to the teams in their efforts to design innovation projects based on the innovative activities of their respective universities. For example, the Siberian Federal University has put together interdisciplinary teams for five innovation projects: • Environmentally friendly and energy-saving technology of utilization of the out-of-balance coals of the Kansk-Achinsk coalfield for production of calcium carbide, acetylene, and hydrogen. • Development of environmentally friendly and energy-saving devices for preparation of the Kansk-Achinsk field coals for power production at power plants. • Biomedical products manufactured on the basis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). • Medical application of nano-sized ferrihydrite particles. • Reduction of silicone tetrachloride using a univalent aluminum compound (subchloride). This approach to the development of innovative projects, on the one hand, helps to better prepare projects for external financing, and on the other — makes it possible for students to acquire practical skills in teamwork, experience in training and subsequent implementation of innovative projects, and an opportunity to form teams for implementation of their own projects in the future. “CREATING AND DEVELOPING A SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT STRUCTURE IN THE CITY OF SHARYPOVO, KRASNOYARSK REGION” PROJECT 2011 “CREATING INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC INNOVATION CENTERS AT REGIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING USING INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES” PROJECT 2011 TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Project goal: to establish and facilitate the organizational development of a small business support structure in the city of Sharypovo, Krasnoyarsk region. This project was implemented using the model that was tested in the course of the small business support project implemented in the city of Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region, in 2008‑2010 as part of a program implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation in collaboration with the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund. Small business development is one of the most pressing needs currently experienced by the city of Sharypovo because, according to the head of the municipal government, V.  G. Khokhlov, it is small and medium-sized businesses that are to act in the capacity of “city-forming enterprises” for Sharypovo. The FNE experts traveled to the city of Sharypovo and analyzed the needs of the local business community and the status of the existing small businesses in the city, designed a small business development concept for the city, and selected candidates for recruitment by the future small business support structure to be soon established in Sharypovo. 28 29 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • 2011 “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP OF THE OMSK REGION” PROJECT Project geography: • Phase I — Omsk region; • Phase II — Omsk region, Republic of Tatarstan, Irkutsk region. The project consists of two phases. The first phase, completed in July 2011, helped design and test the training component of the School of social entrepreneurship. The Omsk regional community school resource center acted as the project partner. The first group of the school students — a total of 43 individuals — were selected on the basis of competition. Over the course of the subsequent five months, these people not only designed, but also implemented social entrepreneurship projects. The Supervisory Board of the school presided over by the Deputy Chairman of the Omsk regional government, A. V. Artyomov, was put together to monitor the students’ progress. The Supervisory Board also included prominent representatives of the regional business community and noncommercial sector. A local community development technology based on the social entrepreneurship approach and public-private partnership was the principal result of the first phase of the project. The social entrepreneurship approach allows combining the advantages of the non-commercial sector and entrepreneurship in social practices and address social problems at the local and regional levels more efficiently. The technology is unique in that successful local businessmen provide expert support to the students’ projects and ongoing negotiations and collaboration between municipal governments, social entrepreneurs, and the Supervisory Board members help create a favourable entrepreneurial climate in the pilot territory. The second phase of the project is designed to put together a regional pool of social entrepreneurship trainers. In addition, the project geography was expanded as the Irkutsk region and Republic of Tatarstan joined the project. RESULTS OF PHASE I OF THE “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROJECT • The project participants designed and launched 32 social entrepreneurship projects in the Omsk region; • Sustainable partnerships were created between the bodies of power, businesses, and non-commercial organizations in seven districts of the Omsk region (the total number of participating partners reaching 143); • 57 new jobs were created; • 5,302,727 roubles were raised to implement social entrepreneurship projects; • The participating social entrepreneurs earned about 1.5 million roubles during the five months following the completion of their training under the project.
  • Project goal: to organize and facilitate an exchange of best practices of the participants of the social projects implemented in 2008‑2010 and to disseminate the most successful models in other territories. Project geography: • Krasnoyarsk region, • Khabarovsk region, • Trans-Baikal region, • Altay region, • Primorye region, • Kemerovo region, • Republic of Buryatia, • Republic of Khakassia. The New Eurasia Foundation launched the «School of Local community» project in 2011 to engage as many of the Siberian Coal Energy Company’s operation territories as possible in socially meaningful activities using the territorial development models tested in 2008‑2010, as well as to improve professional qualifications of the representatives of the resource centers established under the social projects implemented in 2008‑2010. This format helped optimize the budget required for continued implementation of the 2008‑2010 social projects, support of the “growth points” created thereunder, and creation of conditions conducive to leveraging of federal and regional government funding for ongoing development of the project’s pilot regions. The project had three thematic foci: • Development of small and medium-sized businesses (on the basis of the Small Business Support Agency of the city of Borodino and Rybinsk district); • Professional orientation of youth and career counselling (on the basis of the resource centers established in the Republic of Khakassia and Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region); • Volunteerism and support of socially meaningful initiatives of citizens (on the basis of the public charity organization of the Verkhnebureinsk district “Initiative”, the initiative group from the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region, and the children’s press-center in the settlement of Sagan-Nur, Republic of Buryatia). “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY” PROJECT ACTIVITIES The project activities bring together representatives of six operation regions of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC (heads of municipalities, employees of municipal governments and organizations, active project participants, and initiative citizens), including representatives of the territories in which social programs were not implemented in 2008‑2010. As they learned about the successful project experiences and results of other territories, the participants of the seminars re-evaluated the prospects of their respective coal-mining enterprises. For example, the participants of the seminars in Kiselyovsk and Ulan-Ude were presented with implementation experiences of specific public initiatives: the municipal fair of social projects organized by an initiative group of citizens in Kiselyovsk and professional self-identification and career counseling at the local press-center in the settlement of Nikolsk, Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia. The participants of the seminar in Krasnoyarsk learned how to improve people’s lives in a small company town and attract additional capital by promoting the development of small businesses and small business support structures as it was done by the small business support agency of the city of Borodino and the Rybinsk district. In Abakan, the seminar participants learned about the professional self-identification and career-counseling model used by the Ust-Abakan municipal center for professional self-identification and career counseling for youth, which helps young people to find their life paths and choose professions required for ongoing prosperity of their home towns. The municipalities of the Primorye region in which Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC operates a number of its enterprises also took an active part in the seminars. The seminars were attended by a total of 121 participants. “COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT” – AN INTERREGIONAL COMPETITION OF SOCIAL PROJECTS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE PRIMORYE, KHABAROVSK, KRASNOYARSK, TRANS-BAIKAL, AND KEMEROVO REGIONS AND REPUBLIC OF BURYATIA AND KHAKASSIA 2011 “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY” PROJECT 2011 TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Project goal: to facilitate social engagement of the residents of the SCEC OJSC operation territories. The contest of social projects “Comfortable living environment” was held among neighbourhood gentrification projects submitted by social organizations, initiative groups of citizens, and local community members residing in the operation regions of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC. 30 31 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • 2010 “CREATING A SYSTEM OF PROFESSIONAL SELF-IDENTIFICATION” PROJECT “URBAN ENVIRONMENT” PROJECT 2008 – 2009 T he project sought to organize the provision of professional self-identification and career counseling services to senior high school students. To that end, a competition of social projects was held for the interested parties of the settlement of Sagan-Nur and Mukhorshibir district. Project geography: • settlement of Sagan-Nur, Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia. T “SUPPORT OF YOUTH INITIATIVES” PROJECT T 2010 he project sought to attract and retain specialists, skilled workers, and youth by supporting the development and improvement of the urban and social infrastructure of the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region. Project geography: • Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region. “DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP” PROJECT T he project helped create a small business support structure, the Borodino and Rybinsk District Small Business Support Agency. Project geography: • Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region. 2008 – 2010 he project sought to engage young people in public life by creating opportunities for self-realization in socially meaningful activities. Project geography: • Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region.
  • “CHEGDOMYN PLUS” / “CREATING SOCIAL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE SETTLEMENT OF CHEGDOMYN” PROJECTS 2008 – 2010 T he project sought to create conditions conducive to social and professional self-identification of youth as a regional development resource. Project geography: • Chernogorsk, Republic of Khakassia, • Ust-Abakan, Beysk, and Altaysk districts T hese two projects sought to engage the settlement residents in social activities, educate them in housing and utility issues, promote entrepreneurship and support small business development. Projects’ geography: settlement of Chegdomyn, Khabarovsk region. “SAGAN-NUR COMMUNITY CENTER” PROJECT 2008 – 2009 “PROFESSION AND CAREER” PROJECT 2008 – 2010 TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS T he project sought to organize a press-center in the settlement of Sagan-Nur to be run by children and adults. The press-center ended up publishing a local periodical newspaper, “Peremena”. Project geography: • settlement of Sagan-Nur, Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia. 32 33 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AREA PARTNERS • “Business Communications Agency” CJSC • “Interfax” International Information Group • “Krasnoyarsk Regional Agency for Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses” OJSC • “Kuzbass Technological Park” CJSC • “Vneshtorgklub”, a corporate club of international partnership and cooperation • Academy of People’s Economy of the Russian Federation • Arkhangelsk Center for Social Technologies “Garant” • Association of Community Schools of the Republic of Khakassia • Center for Fiscal Policy • Center for Innovation Technologies of the Republic of Udmurtia • Center for Strategic Development of the Russian Northwest • Education Administration Department of the Kemerovo region • Far-Eastern Innovations Support Agency • Foundation for Support of Legislative Initiatives • Government of the Baley district of the Chita region • Government of the city of Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region • Government of the city of Kamensk-Uralsky • Government of the city of Kandalaksha, Murmansk region • Government of the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region • Government of the city of Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region • Government of the city of Nizhniy Novgorod • Government of the city of Perm • Government of the city of Severouralsk, Sverdlovsk region • Government of the city of Shelekhov • Government of the city of Tver • Government of the city of Volkhov, Leningrad region • Government of the Nizhniye Sergy district, Sverdlovsk region • Government of the Saratov region • Government of the settlement of Chegdomyn, Verkhnebureinsk district, Khabarovsk region • Government of the Verkhnebureinsk district, Khabarovsk region • Governments of the city of Chernogorsk, Ust-Abakan, Altaysk, and Beysk districts of the Republic of Khakassia • Governments of the city of Segezha and settlement of Nadvoitsy • Institute of Contemporary Development • Interdepartmental Commission for Company Towns of the RF Government • Khabarovsk Regional Fund for Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses • Kuzbass State Technical University • Labor and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region • Management and Workforce Retraining Center (Saratov) • Ministry of economic and regional development of the Krasnoyarsk region • Ministry of economic development and external relations of the Khabarovsk region • Ministry of economic development and trade of the Stavropol region • Ministry of economy of the Republic of Udmurtia • Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Buryatia • Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Khakassia • Ministry of industry and transportation of the Republic of Udmurtia • Ministry of regional development of the Russian Federation • Municipal government of the Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia • Municipal government of the settlement of Sagan-Nur, Republic of Buryatia • National Association of Self-regulating Real Estate Management Organizations • Omsk Center for Social Initiatives • Pskov Regional Center for Education Technologies • Public Board under the RF Ministry of regional development • Qualifications Improvement and Professional Training Academy for Education Specialists • Regional Development Agency of the Saratov region • Regional Development Institute • Russian Microfinance Center • Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs • SCEC — Khakassia LLC • SCEC — Krasnoyarsk OJSC • SCEC — Kuzbass OJSC • Siberian Coal Energy Company (SCEC) OJSC • Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Foundation • Siberian Federal University • State Qualifications Improvement and Professional Retraining Academy for Construction Specialists • Tomsk Innovations Support Center • Tugnuy Coal Mine OJSC, Republic of Buryatia
  • SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT The New Eurasia Foundation’s “Social Sphere Development” portfolio encompasses projects and programs that seek to provide methodological and organizational support to specialists working for the benefit of disadvantaged population groups. Our projects facilitate successful social integration of socially vulnerable individuals, enable them to find ways to implement their socio-economic potential, promote mutual understanding and social cohesion, and help create a conflict-free living environment. Mission: To design and implement social development mechanisms ensuring a high standard of living of all Russian citizens. Goal: To implement practical mechanisms designed to support socially vulnerable population groups. 34 35 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • Nadezhda ALENINA, Director of the New Eurasia Foundation’s “Social Sphere Development” program area: “The time has come for us all to give a serious thought to the very important notion of “social cohesion”. Our close cooperation and effective partnership with representatives of various governmental structures, both federal and regional, members of a broad expert community, as well as our regional colleagues enable us to successfully promote and strengthen social cohesion”. Our target audience is comprised of regional and municipal governments, local self-government bodies, businesses, youth and youth NGOs, NGOs providing social services, teachers and pedagogues, parents, people with disabilities, orphans and children deprived of parental care, risk groups, including youth-at-risk, journalists, and university students. Within this program area, the New Eurasia Foundation uses a variety of operating methods and tools, such as training sessions, seminars, panel discussions, conferences, camps, competitions and contests, internships, study tours, and forums. These methods and tools have enabled the Foundation to implement effective practices and techniques in social integration, adaptation, and advocacy, local community development initiatives, as well as projects designed to strengthen civil society institutions and prevent social conflicts. OPERATION PRINCIPLES • Partnership We build and strengthen our partnerships with governments, regulatory bodies, public organizations, and private businesses to achieve project goals and ensure substantial and lasting outcomes. • Public support We rely on public support to design project activities that adequately meet the needs and requirements of specific target groups. • Utmost transparency We market ourselves as a social development agency and attract new donors and partners by monitoring and evaluating our projects and programs on an ongoing basis, disseminating information about our activities at various events, publicizing our work using various information channels, and by keeping our existing partners and beneficiaries regularly updated. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT FOCI • Designing conflict-prevention systems at the regional and local levels. • Streamlining and harmonizing migration processes. • Supporting social development processes in Northern Caucasus. • Supporting local community initiatives and engaging local communities in the socio-economic development processes of their respective territories. • Supporting youth initiatives. • Supporting social adaptation of orphans and children deprived of parental care. • Supporting social integration of people with disabilities through professional training and employment. • Providing support to repatriates and migrants. • Organizing education programs, including study tours, training courses, and qualifications improvement programs, at interregional and international levels. • Disseminating social entrepreneurship techniques with the view to empower disadvantaged population groups to realize their socio-economic potential.
  • MORE THAN 10 STUDY TOURS TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, ISRAEL, AND THE USA HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED WITHIN THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AREA. APPROXIMATELY 20 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ON SOME OF THE MOST RELEVANT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES HAVE BEEN HELD. MORE THAN 100 “CREATING AN EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE RELOCATION OF COMPATRIOTS TO KRASNOYARSK REGION” PROJECT (2008–2010) “ADAPTATION OF YOUTH AND CHILDREN FROM MIGRANT FAMILIES IN THE KRASNOYARSK REGION” PROJECT (2009–2010) “BRIDGES OF GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS” PROJECT (2010–2011) “MIGRATION BAROMETER IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION” PROJECT (2009–2011) “SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT” PROJECT (2010–2012) INDIVIDUALS REPRESENTED BY REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES, ORPHANAGE DIRECTORS AND BOARDING SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, AS WELL AS NGO LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS HAVE UNDERGONE RELEVANT TRAINING. A TOTAL OF 8 TRAINING COURSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AND MORE THAN 120 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE UNDERGONE RELEVANT TRAINING. A TOTAL OF 5 TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND IMPLEMENTED. MORE THAN 200 CHILDREN AND ACTIVISTS FROM YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS HAVE UNDERGONE TRAINING UNDER THE “SCHOOL OF MUTUAL HUMANITY”. MORE THAN 50 EVENTS SUPPORTING YOUTH INITIATIVES HAVE BEEN HELD AND ATTENDED BY MORE THAN PARTICIPANTS. MORE THAN 30 2,500 REGIONAL YOUTH PROJECTS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED. MORE THAN 120 INDIVIDUALS ATTENDED ACTIVITIES DESIGNED FOR ORGANIZATIONS SPECIALIZING IN PROVIDING SUPPORT 2008 SOCIAL DEVELOP 2009 2010 2011 2012 TO ORPHANS. FNE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF 6 REGIONAL YOUTH PROGRAMS BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE VLADIMIR, KALININGRAD, PSKOV, SARATOV, TAMBOV, AND TOMSK REGIONS. MORE THAN 10 BOOKS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED, INCLUDING “RUSSIAN YOUTH” (SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH), “SOCIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING”, “DIGEST OF YOUTH PROJECTS”, ETC. MORE THAN 10 TRAINING SEMINARS HAVE BEEN HELD FOR SOCIAL WORK SPECIALISTS AND NGO ACTIVISTS WORKING TO PREVENT SOCIAL ORPHANHOOD AND MINIMIZE CHILD NEGLECT. A TOTAL OF 120 TRAINERS HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO WORK COMPLETED PROJECTS WITH YOUTH ISSUES, AS WELL AS TO PLAN AND DESIGN SOCIALLY MEANINGFUL PROJECTS. 36  CURRENT PROJECTS
  • L   “SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A METHOD OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE KRASNODAR REGION” PROJECT (2012–2014) “SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANAGE AND BOARDING SCHOOL GRADUATES IN MOSCOW” PROJECT (2010–2013) “SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANS THROUGH SOCIALLY MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES” PROJECT (2013–2015) MORE THAN 200 ORPHANS HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE PROJECT ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO FACILITATE SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANS, INCLUDING CONTESTS, “LEADER” CAMPS, SEMINARS, AND TRAINING SESSIONS. MORE THAN 9 PROJECTS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED TO HELP HARMONIZE THE RF MIGRATION POLICY AT THE INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL, AND MUNICIPAL LEVELS. 13 200 4 A TOTAL OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON STREAMLINING INCOMING LABOR MIGRATION HAVE BEEN HELD AND ATTENDED BY APPROXIMATELY PARTICIPANTS. A TOTAL OF COLLECTIONS OF MATERIALS REFLECTING EXPERIENCES IN SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED AND 6 PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE POST-INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT TO EMANCIPATED ORPHANS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND TESTED. A TOTAL OF 15 BOOKS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED WITHIN THE “MIGRATION BAROMETER IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION” PROJECT LIBRARY SERIES. MORE THAN 40 ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED TO SUPPORT PUBLIC PEACEMAKING AND CONFLICT-PREVENTING INITIATIVES, PMENT 2013 2014 2015 INCLUDING FORUMS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, SEMINARS, TRAINING SESSIONS, ETC. A TOTAL OF 8 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CENTERS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED ON THE BASIS OF EXISTING NGOS IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS. A TOTAL OF 11 REGIONAL PROJECTS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED TO SUPPORT PUBLIC INITIATIVES FOR PEACE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS. A TOTAL OF 9 “PUBLIC INITIATIVES FOR PEACE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT” FORUMS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN HELD IN THE REGIONS 1,500 OF NORTHERN CAUCASUS. A CENTER FOR COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT OF MIGRANTS WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE KRASNOYARSK REGION. MORE THAN 30 LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT SPECIALISTS REPRESENTING 17 DESTINATION MUNICIPALITIES OF THE KRASNOYARSK REGION UNDERWENT RELEVANT TRAINING.  “MITIGATING ETHNIC CONFLICTS BY SUPPORTING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTIONS IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS” PROJECT (2012–2013)  “ORGANIZING A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO PREVENT CONFLICTS AT THE LEVEL OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS” PROJECT (2013–2014)  “PREVENTING CONFLICTS IN TRANSNISTRIA BY BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN NGOS, BUSINESS COMMUNITIES, AND MASS MEDIA FROM MOLDOVA, UKRAINE, AND RUSSIA” PROJECT (2012–2014) A TOTAL OF 7 PANEL DISCUSSIONS PRESENTING THE DESTINATION MUNICIPALITIES AND THEIR SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS WERE HELD IN ARMENIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, UKRAINE, TAJIKISTAN, AND TURKMENISTAN. MORE THAN 100 INDIVIDUALS FROM THE CIS MEMBER- STATES RECEIVED CONSULTATIONS ON RELOCATION TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. 37
  • “PREVENTING CONFLICTS IN TRANSNISTRIA BY BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN NGOS, BUSINESS COMMUNITIES, AND MASS MEDIA FROM MOLDOVA, UKRAINE, AND RUSSIA” PROJECT T he project aims to enhance the capacity of civil society institutions, businesses, and mass media required to facilitate peaceful resolution of conflicts and design new social conflict-prevention mechanisms in Transnistria. “BRIDGES OF GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS” PROJECT 2010 – 2011 T he project will enable groups of orphans from among senior-year high school students and their mentors to undergo training in social project management and support their independent efforts in designing and implementing their own socially meaningful projects, as well as effective communication and constructive competition with peers.. 2012 – 2014 “SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANS THROUGH SOCIALLY MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES” PROJECT 2013 – 2015 SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS T “SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A METHOD OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE KRASNODAR REGION” PROJECT 2012 – 2014 he project aimed to prevent illegal migration to RF by improving the conditions and opportunities for legalization of migrants. The project consisted of a series of activities designed to further the political dialogue between EU and the countries involved in the project with the view to improve the quality and quantity of social support available to migrants before they leave home and upon their arrival in their destination countries. In addition, the project entailed a training program designed to improve relevant competencies of government officials and NGO representatives in social adaptation of migrants. T he project aims to introduce the social entrepreneurship technology to young people with disabilities as a tool they can use to facilitate their own social adaptation and integration into the socioeconomic life of their community. The project helps its participants to determine if they want to engage in social entrepreneurship and formulate their business ideas, if they do. 38 39 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • T he project helps identify effective models of collaboration between the governments and civil society institutions, such as NGOs, institutions of higher learning, social development centers, community school resource centers, etc. in the field of prevention and mitigation of conflicts in Northern Caucasus. The project will help increase the number of initiatives implemented by civil society institutions in collaboration with governments with the view to prevent and mitigate conflicts, as well as expand the media coverage of this work in the region. Yuri Yefimov, professor of political science and sociology at the Stavropol State Agricultural University, doctor of political sciences, member of the public board under the Authorized representative of the RF President in the North-Caucasian Federal District: “The seminars available as part of the New Eurasia Foundation’s project “Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaboration between the governments and civil society institutions in Northern Caucasus” are very useful because they enable their participants to understand the role and place of local self-governance in our lives. A government that is closest to people is not always able to solve all their problems. There is a great need for the New Eurasia Foundation training seminars, especially here in Northern Caucasus. There is a need in practical knowledge here, a need in practical application of theoretical knowledge in unique and challenging conditions”. “SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANAGE AND BOARDING SCHOOL GRADUATES IN MOSCOW” PROJECT T “Social Development Centers have been established in Northern Caucasus. They have been made possible thanks to the New Eurasia Foundation’s project “Stabilizing the situation in Northern Caucasus by designing institutional conflict-prevention mechanisms”. The Foundation had held an open competition among NGOs from Northern Caucasus willing to take part in the project by hosting the aforementioned Social Development Centers. These Social Development Centers provide forums for multilateral communication and collaboration among various social groups and are hoped to help reduce social tension in Northern Caucasus”. EXAMPLES OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED UNDER THE PROJECT 2010 – 2013 “MITIGATING ETHNIC CONFLICTS BY SUPPORTING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTIONS IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS” PROJECT 2012 – 2013 SOCIAL INFORMATION AGENCY, February 14, 2011 he project is implemented in partnership with the Department of Family and Youth Policy of the Moscow city government. The New Eurasia Foundation facilitates the process of social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates by providing them with social communication skills, as well as independent goal-setting and goal-achievement skills. To that end the FNE partners and specialists have adapted and provided orphanage specialists with a set of specifically designed methods and techniques, including psychological and skill development training sessions, and involved orphanage residents and graduates in social project management. • “Experience of the municipal government of Madrid in social adaptation of orphans”, Spain, June 2011. The participants of this study tour represented by directors of Moscow orphanages and boarding school principals learned about the system and experiences in social adaptation of orphans at the Madrid social adaptation centers, workshops, and service enterprises that employ young people representing various risk groups. • “Providing post-institutional support to emancipated orphans in the Vladimir region”, June 2012 The primary goal of this study tour was to enable the orphanage directors, boarding school principals, and representatives of Moscow municipalities to exchange their experiences in preparing orphans for independent adult living. The participants of the study tour learned about the relevant experiences of their colleagues representing the orphanages of Pokrov, Lakinsk, and Kameshkovo in providing postinstitutional support to emancipated orphans. From the thank-you letter written by T. A. Neverova, the Deputy Head of the Department of family and youth policy of the Moscow City Government: “The Department of family and youth policy of the city of Moscow extends its sincere gratitude to the New Eurasia Foundation for the invaluable assistance and support it provides to orphans in the course of the project designed to prepare them for emancipation and independent adult living… The Department of family and youth policy of the city of Moscow looks forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation within this field”.
  • INTERREGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS 2008 – 2016 SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS T he New Eurasia Foundation has access to partner resources sufficient to organize a broad variety of seminars, conferences, training sessions, study tours, and qualifications improvement programs. The Foundation especially focuses on organizing international study tours designed to improve professional qualifications of representatives of the noncommercial sector, leaders of youth organizations and student communities, pedagogues, and municipal employees. The Foundation organizes thematic international study tours and training programs, as well as custom-designed programs commissioned by territorial stakeholders in compliance with their specific requirements. Belarus Poland Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Germany Belgium Belgium Austria Ukraine Spain Spain Armenia Tajikistan USA Israel “SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT” EDUCATION PROGRAMS • Qualifications improvement programs for professionals specializing in youth affairs (certificates issued by the Saratov State University and Vladimir subsidiary of the Russian Public Administration Academy). • Programs on social adaptation of orphans and children deprived of parental care for social workers, psychologists, pedagogues, school principals, residents of orphanages and boarding schools. • Training course “Model of provision of post-institutional support to emancipated orphans”. • “Trial Social Maturity Test” program (design and implementation). • Technologies of collaboration between university faculty and students and social services and non-commercial organizations designed specifically for university faculty and students, municipal government officials, and employees of social centers. • Training and consulting technologies for aspiring entrepreneurs (“Pyramid”). • Programs on prevention of interethnic conflicts for secondary school psychologists. • Training program “We are together!” for people with disabilities (a tested weeklong camp course). • “Third age university” (a course in socio-legal literacy: legal basics, financial basics, computer literacy, home ownership and utility industry, health care, etc.). • “Temporary Employment Service” (methods of engaging retired people in the lives of local communities). • A study tour to Austria for migration service officials (a tested training course on working with migrants and refugees). • A study tour to Germany for social workers on providing care to senior citizens (a tested course on analyzing experiences of social shelters, retirement homes, and juvenile correction centers). • Training methods designed to engage people representing different social groups in collaborative project activities with the view to promote good neighbourliness. • Methods of provision of advisory support to regional governments and local self-government bodies. 40 41 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • EXAMPLES OF COMPLETED EDUCATION PROGRAMS • “Experience of the municipal government of Madrid in social adaptation of orphans”, Spain, June 2011. The participants of this study tour represented by directors of Moscow orphanages and boarding school principals learned about the system and experiences in social adaptation of orphans at the Madrid social adaptation centers, workshops, and service enterprises that employ young people representing various risk groups. THE PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED BY THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION WITHIN THE “SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT” PROGRAM AREA INCLUDED MORE THAN 10 STUDY TOURS TO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, THE USA, AND ISRAEL THE FOUNDATION ORGANIZED ALMOST 20 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ON SOME OF THE MOST RELEVANT SOCIAL ISSUES (“INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES INTO LOCAL COMMUNITIES”, “INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANS”, “SUPPORTING YOUTH INITIATIVES”, ETC.). “ORGANIZING A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO PREVENT CONFLICTS AT THE LEVEL OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS” PROJECT T 2013 – 2014 • International study tour to Austria for representatives of municipal governments of the Krasnoyarsk region, May 2010. The participants of the project “Designing an effective system required to manage the process of voluntary relocation of repatriates to the Krasnoyarsk region” traveled to Austria to learn about the operating experiences of the Austrian Integration Fund, Department No.17 of the Vienna City Government (“Integration and Diversity”), and the Public Employment Service. They visited the Integration House, the offices of the international organization “Caritas”, and the Center for support of migrants and refugees “East”. • International study tour to Austria for NGO leaders, June 2009. The study tour was organized by the New Eurasia Foundation in partnership with Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria. The study tour participants represented by NGO leaders from the Stavropol and Krasnodar regions, as well as the republics of Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan, and KarachaevoCherkessia acquired theoretical and practical knowledge in transforming conflicts into dialogues, the history of conflicts as accounted for by various ethnic cultures, forms of conflicts, their causes, and methods of their resolution. he project seeks to create conditions required to mitigate and prevent social conflicts by engaging various population groups in Northern Caucasus in socially meaningful activities and improving their legal literacy and awareness.
  • “SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT” PROJECT 2010 – 2012 SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS S “MIGRATION BAROMETER IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION” PROJECT 2009 – 2011 ocial integration of young people with disabilities from the Krasnodar region achieved by implementing professional training programs for young people with disabilities and qualifications improvement programs — for social workers, as well as by incorporating these programs into curricula of local institutions of higher learning and regular operations of local NGOs. T he project included regular panel discussions attended by representatives of legislative and executive bodies of power specializing in regulation of incoming Labor migration, as well as representatives of ethnic diasporas, migrant NGOs, and academia. The panel discussions enabled their participants to coordinate their positions on a variety of migration-related issues and publish analytical materials that were also made available on this website: http://www.baromig.ru. 42 43 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
  • 2009 – 2010 “ADAPTATION OF YOUTH AND CHILDREN FROM MIGRANT FAMILIES IN THE KRASNOYARSK REGION” PROJECT T “CREATING AN EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE RELOCATION OF COMPATRIOTS TO KRASNOYARSK REGION” PROJECT V. V.  Novikov, Head of the Labor and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region: “The Labor and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region extends its gratitude to the New Eurasia Foundation for the fruitful cooperation and the expert support provided in the course of the project “Designing an effective system of management of voluntary relocation of compatriots to the Krasnoyarsk region”. This project has demonstrated all advantages of the partnership between governmental agencies and non-commercial organizations. The Labor and Employment Agency has every intention to continue our cooperation”. T 2008 – 2010 he project helped design and deploy methods of social adaptation of children and youth from migrant families through education. The project also enabled the target group members to plan their professional lives. he project aimed to create conditions required for comprehensive solution of the demographic and migration-related problems of the Krasnoyarsk region by ensuring effective implementation of the governmental program designed to facilitate voluntary repatriation from abroad. The project helped establish a Center for comprehensive support of migrants and returnees, launch a telephone “hotline” for migrants and repatriates hosted by one of the local NGOs, train representatives of local self-government bodies from the Krasnoyarsk region, publish information materials designed to assist returning repatriates, and put together a database of noncommercial organizations representing the interests of RF citizens residing in the CIS member-states involved in the project.
  • SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AREA PARTNERS • Labor and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region • Education Administration Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region • Department of Education of the Moscow city government • Family and Youth Policy Department of the Moscow city government • AWO, German foundation • “Aspern” Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine • “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” Foundation • Cherepovets municipal government • “Civic Education School”, autonomous non-commercial organization, Samara • “Civic Strategy” Center, Cherkessk • Center for Education Technologies, Pskov • Congress of Caucasian Peoples • Chevron Neftegaz Inc. • Caucasian Center for Support of Youth Initiatives, Republic of Ingushetia • “Childhood Shelter”, non-commercial organization, Moscow • “Children’s Order of Charity”, regional public organization • Dagestan republican division of the RF Federal Migration Service • “DOM” Center for Psychological Assistance, Moscow • “Dynasty” Foundation • East-European Foundation — Moldova • East-European Foundation — Ukraine • “Fialta” Youth Education Center, Minsk, Republic of Belarus • Government of the Republic of Karelia • Government of the Vladimir region • Government of the Kaliningrad region • Government of the Krasnoyarsk region • Government of the Pskov region • Government of the Saratov region • Government of the Tambov region • Government of the Tomsk region • Government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District • “Hand of Mercy” Foundation, Krasnodar region • “Here and Now” Foundation • J. P. MorganChase & Co. • Institute for Youth Problems, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria • International Migration Organization • Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria • “Krasnoyarskiy Rabochiy” newspaper • Krasnoyarsk regional division of the RF Federal Migration Service • Krasnodar Center for Population Employment • Krasnodar Information and Training Center, non-commercial education organization • Laboratory for migration studies of the Institute of Economic Prognostication of the Russian Academy of Sciences • Ministry for youth affairs, physical culture, and sports of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania • Ministry for information and mass communications, youth affairs, and collaboration with public associations of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria • Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia • Ministry of regional development of the Russian Federation • Ministry of health care and social development of the Russian Federation • “Migration XXI Century” Fund • “Migration XXI Century” magazine • Migrant Organizations Forum • “Niyso” (“Equality”) Center of Chechen Culture, Republic of Chechnya • “Nabat”, regional public charity organization, Makhachkala • Nazran Polytechnic College • “Novaya Gazeta Kubani” newspaper • Office of the Authorized Representative of the RF President in the North-Caucasian Federal District • Open Society Institute — Assistance Foundation, Liechtenstein • “Povolzhskiy Mir” Center for Tolerance, public charity organization, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan • Public Chamber of the Pskov region • Public Chamber of the Republic of Dagestan • Public Chamber of the Republic of Ingushetia • Public Board of Moscow • Public Board under the RF Federal Migration Service • “Public Committee for Human Rights”, Krasnoyarsk regional public organization • Pyatigorsk State Linguistic Institute • Regional governments of the North-Caucasian Federal District • Regional Qualifications Improvement Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan • Rotary Club • Russian Union of Women • Russian Union of Journalists • Social Information Agency • Severstal OJSC • State University of North Ossetia named after K. L. Khetagurov • State University of Kabardino-Balkaria • State University of Karachaevo-Cherkessia • SALTO, Youth Resource Center for Eastern Europe and Caucasus • Social Security Department of the Moscow city government • Social Security Department of the Krasnodar regional government • “Sodeystviye-Yug” Fund, Stavropol region • “Solidarity”, Association of Migrant Organizations of the Stavropol region • State University of Chechnya • Southern Regional Resource Center • “Semper Avanti”, Poland • “Tajikistan” Foundation • “Uralskiy Dom”, public organization, Zarechye, Sverdlovsk region • Vladimir subsidiary of “MegaFon” • “Voskhozhdeniye” interdepartmental service for assistance to children and youth, non-commercial partnership, Cherepovets 44 WWW.NEWEURASIA.RU
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