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    • 1PERFORMANCEREPORTCONTENTS2004–2012Address of the FNE President Andrei Kortunov 2About the FoundationGeneral information 4Inception and development 6Operating geography 10Management structure 12The team 16Key achievements 2004-2012 20Press reports 24Testimonials28Program areasEducation32Territorial development 54Social sphere development 78Support of regional mass media 96Special initiatives 106Future development and partnership plans 112Cooperation115Donors and clients 118Financial report 122
    • 2NEWEURASIAFOUNDATIONADDRESSOF THE FNE PRESIDENTEight years is not a major anniversary.Nevertheless we have decidedto summarize the Foundation’sperformance since its inception, in whatnow seems a very distant 2004. We’redoing this not in order to create a formalreason for corporate celebration, butto take a look back, assess our successesand failures, measure the distancecovered, and identify new landmarksfor the future. To begin with, we wouldlike to mention some of the Foundationmost significant achievements.
    • 3First of all, the New Eurasia Foundation has transformed itself froma traditional grant-giving charity organization into an innovative andindependent social development agency. There are no more “classic”charity projects left in our current portfolio: they have been replacedwith much more comprehensive programs involving regional devel-opment, international expertise, workforce training, consulting, andsocial process management. It has been a difficult and often pain-ful undertaking, but the strategy we chose eight years ago has finallypaid off: the New Eurasia Foundation has every right to claim leader-ship in its priority program areas.Secondly, we have finally managed to decentralize the Foundation’smanagement system by reorganizing it into a democratic federation ofautonomous program blocks. Here, as well, we often encountered dif-ficulties, internal communication problems, and lack of understand-ing on the part of certain colleagues and partners. We were in dangerof losing the Foundation’s manageability and becoming a shapelessassociation of poorly connected projects and programs, thus losingthe advantages of cross-program coordination. So far we have beenable to minimize these risks and demonstrate our ability to combinethe autonomy of the program blocks with a high degree of horizontalinteraction. This management model is uncharacteristic of the non-commercial sector in Russia, and we have every reason to be proud ofthe fact that FNE has demonstrated not only the practicality, but alsothe efficiency of this model.And thirdly, over the past year we managed almost entirely to over-come the negative consequences of the 2008-2009 recession by dra-matically cutting our budget and shrinking our project portfolio. TheFoundation’s principal financial indicators have returned to pre-crisislevels. Our budget has also changed significantly: the share of fundscontributed by Russian donors and clients keeps growing at a notice-able rate. With all due respect to our foreign partners and donors, weare convinced that the Foundation must continue to rely primarily ondomestic sources of funding, and expand its circle of Russian part-ners, clients, and donors.There have been other changes at FNE. We have managed to recruitmany young and talented specialists. On the other hand, we have lostseveral very strong professionals from among our veterans who havemoved on to successful careers in the private sector, government,mass media, international organizations, and educational institu-tions. We wish our former colleagues every success and hope thatwe will preserve not only warm personal relations, but also mutuallybeneficial professional ties.To conclude, we must mention some new challenges facing the NewEurasia Foundation. As the Russian social service market continues toexpanding and grow in economic importance, so too will competitionin this market continue to grow. From time to time our competitorsare former FNE grantees or partners. Though sometimes difficult, itis such competition that maintains the Foundation’s vitality, keepsit in shape, prevents it from resting complacently on its laurels, andstimulates it to do everything in its power to live up to its reputation ofbeing an innovative, professional, and highly efficient organization.Andrei Kortunov,President of the New Eurasia Foundation
    • 4ABOUT THE FOUNDATIONFORMSOF OPERATION• Development, support,and implementation of significant socialprojects and programs.• Assessment and analysis of regionalsocio-economic development.• Development of proposals,recommendations, and strategiesdesigned to address territorialdevelopment problems.NEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 5The New Eurasia Foundation is a Russian social development agencythat implements international, national, interregional, regional,and municipal projects designed to improve the standard of living of Russian citizens.RESOURCES• Domestic and international networkof experts.The New Eurasia Foundation’s expertpotential is unique in that mostof its experts work as professionals whooffer practical solutions that take intoaccount the specifics of each region.The Foundation’s expert network consistsof specialists representing 23 Russianregions and more than 35 countriesof the world.• Technological portfolio.The Foundation uses a unique setof technologies in the sphere of socialdevelopment. Our methods have beentested and proven effective in currentRussian conditions.• International cooperation.The Foundation’s international partnernetwork enables it to take advantageof worldwide expertise.• Efficient funding schemes.The Foundation is experienced in raisingbudget and out-of-budget funds to ensureproject sustainability.SPHERESOF OPERATION• Implementation of complex regionaland municipal socio-economic developmentprograms.• Modernization of the regional generaleducation, as well as primary and secondaryvocational education.• Management modernization at institutionsof higher learning.• Support of international activities by Russianeducational institutions.• Development of technology transfer systemsat institutions of higher learning.• Development of regional innovation supportinfrastructures.• Development of youth initiatives.• Support of local initiatives and communityengagement in regional socio-economicdevelopment.• Support of housing and utility systemreforms.• Coordination of migration processes.• Development of conflict prevention systemsat the regional and local levels.• Support of small and medium-sized businesses in Russia’s regionsand municipalities.• Support of regional and municipal massmedia organizations.• Support of Russian civil society institutionsin their international engagement endeavors.OPERATIONPRINCIPLES• Integration: the Foundation’sprojects and programs are basedon governmental policy,and implemented in close collaborationwith official state bodies.• Openness: the Foundation is opento cooperation with any partners withinits mandate, with at view to achievingagreed-upon results.• Efficiency: the Foundation enablesits partners to meet their ownobjectives, and actively provides themwith resources and services to enhancetheir capacity and expand theirprospects.• Comprehensiveness: the Foundation’sprojects and programs take placein many of Russia’s most advancedand modernized areas.• Concentration of resources:the Foundation takes advantageof the resources and experience gainedthrough related projects, programs,partners, and donors — therebyachieving a synergistic effect.• Transparency: the Foundationmonitors and evaluates its projectsand programs, and publishesperformance reports to ensurethe utmost transparencyof its operations.
    • 6INCEPTIONAND DEVELOPMENTThe New Eurasia Foundation (FNE) –is a Russian nonprofit organizationfounded in 2004 in Moscow.NEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 72004–2005 2006–2007Mission:The New Eurasia Foundation improves the lives of Russian citizens by consolidating the efforts and resources of the public,private, and nongovernmental sectors and implementing social and economic development programs at the regional and locallevels that are based on the most advanced domestic and international expertise and innovative technologies.Operation Methodology:The New Eurasia Foundation creates and cultivates interregional and international networks of professional experts who designand implement collaborative projects that address relevant development problems.The New Eurasia Foundation launchedits operations on October 1, 2004. Theorganization was co-founded by the Dy-nasty Foundation (Russia), Eurasia Foun-dation (USA), and Madaryaga EuropeanFoundation (Belgium).The organization’s total budget amount-ed to approximately $10 million USD andwas made up of grants and donationsfrom Russian, American, and Europeangovernmental and private charity foun-dations, technical assistance programs,corporations, and international organiza-tions. The Foundation’s programs weredesigned to address complex issues, e.g.to improve the efficiency of managerialdecisions, mobilize human capital, andsupport the development and applicationof innovative models that help resolve so-cial problems.In 2005 the New Eurasia Foundation be-gan its transformation from being an or-ganization that accumulates and distrib-utes donations, into one that joins withgovernment and businesses to implementsocial investment strategies. FNE becamenot only a social investment agency fa-cilitating regional development, but alsoan operator that identifies, adapts, anddisseminates advanced problem-solvingmodels and technologies pertinent to so-cial problems in Russia.The Foundation began implementing large-scale, integrated regional developmentprograms, such as “Complex innovationdevelopment of the Republic of Udmurtia”,“Strategicplanning in large Russian citiesinterms of national governmental projects”,etc. Social tools proposed by the Founda-tion were in great demand, especially thosepertaining to migration management, re-vival of vocational training, developmentof small businesses in company towns,and housing and utility system reform. TheFoundation signed some two dozen coop-erative agreements with Russian regionsand large municipalities, which became thefoundation for long-term cooperation.In 2007 the Foundation transformed itselfinto an innovative social developmentagency and designed programs of variousscale and complexity.  In the same year itexpanded efforts in the housing and utilitysphere, primarily supporting homeownersassociations and vocational training. Wealso worked to improve programs in moretraditional areas, such as tertiary educa-tion administration, and to alleviate migra-tion-related problems, support communityschools, and more.During this period we also developed part-ner relations with leading Russian socialorganizations, such as the Institute for Ur-ban Economics, Business CommunicationsAgency, Small Towns Institute, and manyregional partners. We received invaluableassistance from the RF Ministry of RegionalDevelopment, RF Ministry of Education andScience, RF Federal Migration Service, andthe RF Public Chamber. We continued pur-suing an international agenda, expandingour scope with a series of projects in China.
    • 82008–2009 2010–2011During this period FNE became a socialdevelopment agency. While retainingnon-commercial status and continuing topursue its grant-making objectives, FNEbegan to use an integrated approach tosocial problem-solving. The FNE adaptedits worldwide experience to specific situa-tions in Russia, and it formed coalitions be-tween official bodies, businesses, and civilsociety institutions geared to improving thelives of Russian citizens and engaging themin socially meaningful activities.In 2008 – 2009 the New Eurasia Founda-tion partnered with the Siberian Coal Ener-gy Company Regional Development Fund tolaunch a series of comprehensive programsin five areas operated by the company. Theapproach suggested by the Foundation wassimple: the more active local communitiesand authorities are, the better their fund-raising chances, and the more numerousthe possibilities of resolving local socialproblems and ensuring sustainable territo-rial development.In 2008 the New Eurasia Foundation closedits subsidiary in the Far East. Despite thisdecision the Foundation remained active,but focused on social problems in the Rus-sian Far East. For example, one project de-veloped — with support from the local gov-ernment — an innovation support system inthe Khabarovsk region. Collaboration withcertain municipalities also continued. The“Chegdomyn Plus” program was part of thecollaborative project “Designing and im-plementing social development programsin the operation territories of coal-miningenterprises.” This was implemented inpartnership with the Siberian Coal EnergyCompany Regional Development Fund, inclose cooperation with the government ofthe Verkhnebureinsk district and the Minis-try of Economic Development and ExternalRelations of the Khabarovsk region.In 2010 – 2011 the New Eurasia Founda-tion implemented activities in the follow-ing key areas:• Support of education,• Territorial development,• Social sphere development,• Development of regional mass media.In 2010 FNE launched the long-term“EURECA” Program (Enhancing Univer-sity Research and Entrepreneurial Capac-ity), thereby expanding its portfolio ofeducation initiatives. Sponsored by theUS-Russia Foundation for Economic Ad-vancement and Rule of Law (USRF), theprogram came about through partner-ship with the RF Ministry of Educationand Science. “EURECA” aimed to put inplace new research university develop-ment models and help research universi-ties access international innovation andintellectual property markets. To this endFNE put together a broad internationalnetwork of partners.The Foundation set up partnerships withleading national and foreign researchuniversities, and such expert organiza-tions as the Institute of ContemporaryDevelopment, National Training Foun-dation, “Skolkovo” Foundation, OPORARUSSIA  — Russian Non-GovernmentalOrganization for Small and Medium Entre-preneurship, and many others.
    • 9The Foundation pays special attention to or-ganizing international study tours designedto the improve professional qualificationsof university representatives in key highereducation development areas, and formpartnerships with foreign universities andtheir associations (Association of AmericanUniversities, Association of Universities inthe Netherlands, Russell Group universitiesin Great Britain, Free University of Berlin,Polytechnic University of Turin, University ofBologna in Italy, and more), as well as busi-nesses.In 2010 FNE started using the social invest-ment concept as a methodological basis forregional development. Social investmentinitiatives require integration of public in-terests, the interests of private businesses,and local resources. They also require thatlocal community representatives activelyengage in social development efforts andlook for new opportunities. The economicrecession of 2008 – 2009 called for chang-es, which is why in 2010 FNE launched “Im-proving the efficiency of development re-sources of company towns,” implementedin collaboration with the Siberian Coal En-ergy Company Regional Development Fund.Along with another project: “Designing andimplementing social programs in operationregions of coal mining enterprises” (2008 –2009), FNE sought to improve the efficiencyof social programs implemented in regionsoperated by the Siberian Coal Energy Com-pany OJSC. Another goal was to preparelocal communities innovation processesunderway in modern Russian society. In2010 – 2011 the New Eurasia Foundationmanaged to create highly effective partner-ships with regional and municipal govern-ments, as well as with representatives oflocal business communities and the non-commercial sector.The “Social sphere development” programarea is comprised of several components:support of youth initiatives, coordinationand integration of migration processes, aswell as conflict-prevention in the North Cau-casus, and support of social entrepreneur-ship. The Foundation’s social developmentprojects include, among many others, thefollowing: “Social integration of young peo-ple with disabilities via professional train-ing and employment”, “Social adaptationof orphanage and boarding school gradu-ates in Moscow”, “Disseminating the bestpeacemaking and conflict-prevention prac-tices in the North Caucasus”, “Migrationbarometer of the Russian Federation”, andso forth.The New Eurasia Foundation’s regionalmass media support program has been un-derway for the past seven years. It aims tofacilitate the development of high-qualityindependent regional newspapers. One ofthe most significant 2010 programs wasthe launch of a new initiative, “The role oflocal mass media in elections”, was oneof the most significant program events in2010. This project resulted in the produc-tion of two documentaries: “Total failure:how the city of Krasnoturyinsk elected itsMayor” and “A free ride to Kachkanar”.How a downhill skier overcame politicaltechnologists. These enabled the films’ pro-tagonists and participants to see their workfrom a new perspective. They proved to beextremely important documents portrayingregional public and political to all relevantstakeholders.
    • 10OPERATINGGEOGRAPHYSince 2011 the New Eurasia Foundationhas been operating in 32 subjectsof the Russian Federation.NENETSAUTONOMOUSDISTRICTLENINGRAD REGIONREPUBLIC OF KARELIANOVGOROD REGIONPSKOV REGIONVLADIMIR REGIONNIZHNIY NOVGOROD REGIONKALUGA REGIONIVANOVO REGIONMOSCOW, MOSCOW REGIONORENBURG REGIONVORONEZH REGIONRYAZAN REGIONPENZA REGIONTAMBOV REGIONPERMREGIONREPUBLIC OF UDMURTIAREPUBLIC OF TATARSTANULYANOVSK REGIONREPUBLIC OF CHUVASHIAVOLGOGRAD REGIONREPUBLIC OF KABARDINO-BALKARIAREPUBLIC OF KARACHAEVO-CHERKESSIASTAVROPOL REGIONREPUBLIC OF DAGESTANREPUBLIC OF NORTH OSSETIAKRASNODAR REGIONROSTOV REGIONSAMARA REGIONSARATOV REGIONSVERDLOVSK REGIONVOLOGDA REGIONTVER REGIONKALININGRAD REGIONREPUBLIC OF MARIY ELARKHANGELSK REGIONMURMANSK REGIONNEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 11ALTAY REGIONALTAY REPUBLICIRKUTSK REGIONREPUBLIC OF BURYATIAKEMEROVO REGIONREPUBLIC OF KHAKASSIANOVOSIBIRSK REGIONTOMSK REGIONOMSK REGIONKRASNOYARSK REGIONTRANS-BAIKAL REGIONJEWISH AUTONOMOUS DISTRICTKHANTY-MANSI AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT – YUGRAMAGADAN REGIONPRIMORYE REGIONKHABAROVSK REGION
    • 12MANAGEMENTSTRUCTURENEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 13BOARD OF DIRECTORSThe New Eurasia Foundation’s Board of Directors was formedin 2004 upon the organization’s inception. The principal functionsof the FNE Board of Directors include:• General strategic management of the Foundation;• Oversight of the FNE projects and programs;• Financial oversight.MANAGEMENT STRUCTUREBOARD OF TRUSTEESEXECUTIVE COMMITTEEPRESIDENTFINANCIAL AND ANALYTICAL DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTPROGRAM DEPARTMENT“Social sphere development”program area“Territorial development”program area“Education” program area«Support of regional massmedia» program area
    • 14FNE BOARD OF DIRECTORSIN 2006‑2007• Boris Ananyich, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences(Russia),• Elena Chernyshkova, Executive Director of the Dynasty Foundation(Russia),• Anatoly Karachinsky, President and CEO of IBS Group (Russia),• Andrey Melvil, Vice Rector of the Moscow State Universityof International Relations (Russia),• Lilia Shevtsova, Senior Researcher of the Moscow Carnegie Center(Russia),• Igor Yurgens, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialistsand Entrepreneurs (Russia),• Jacek Wojnarowski, an independent consultant (Poland),• Sarah Carey, a partner at the law firm «Squire, Sanders &Dempsey, LLP» (USA),• Charles Ryan, Head of the Regional Subdivisions and the CEOof Deutsche Bank Russia (USA),• Hubert Pandza, an independent consultant in financeand management (Germany),• Eugene Lawson, President of the US-Russia Business Council(USA).THE VERY FIRST BOARDOF DIRECTORS IN 2004‑2005INCLUDED THE FOLLOWINGMEMBERS:• Dmitry Zimin, founder and President Emeritus of VimpelCom(Russia),• Boris Ananyich, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences(Russia),• Elena Chernyshkova, Executive Director of the Dynasty Foundation(Russia),• Anatoly Karachinsky, President and CEO of IBS Group (Russia),• Andrey Melvil, Vice-Rector of the Moscow State Universityof International Relations (Russia),• Lilia Shevtsova, Senior Researcher of the Moscow Carnegie Center(Russia),• Igor Yurgens, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialistsand Entrepreneurs (Russia),• Raymond Georis, Executive Director of the Madaryaga EuropeanFoundation (Belgium),• Karl Bildt, Chairman of Kreab Group (Sweden),• Klaus Mangold, Executive Advisor of Daimler Chrysler Band AD,Chairman of the Department of Eastern Europe and Middle Asiaof the German Business Association,• Sarah Squire, a department director at the British Foreignand Commonwealth Office,• Jacek Wojnarowski, Executive Director of the Foundation for CivilSociety in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland),• William Maines, President of the Eurasia Foundation (USA),• Sarah Carey, a partner at the law firm «Squire, Sanders &Dempsey, LLP» (USA),• Peter McPherson, President of the University of Michigan (USA),• William Perry, Senior Researcher at the Stanford University HooverInstitute (USA),• Serge Schmemann, IHT Editor (USA).The first major rotation of the members of the FNE Board of Direc-tors took place in 2006. In the same year the FNE Board of Directorsformed the Finance and Nomination Committees.
    • 15BOARD OF TRUSTEESThe  Board of  Trustees  — the  supreme governing body of  the  NewEurasia Foundation — was created in 2010. The FNE Board of Trus-tees exercises control over compliance with the operation purposesaccounted for by the FNE Charter and oversees the implementationof the FNE projects and programs and expenditure of the FNE budgetfunds.The  FNE Board of  Trustees comprises prominent representativesof scientific, education, and financial circles, as well those of Russianand international non-commercial organizations.FNE BOARD OF TRUSTEESIN 2011• Andrey Melvil, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Applied PoliticalScience of the National Research University «Higher Schoolof Economics», Chairman of the FNE Board of Trustees (Russia),• Elena Chernyshkova, Head of the «Education and Non-commercialOrganizations» practice, Odgers Berndtson (Russia),• Lilia Shevtsova, Senior Researcher of the Moscow Carnegie Center(Russia),• Konstantin von Eggert, an independent analyst and author(Russia),• Natalia Schetinina, Executive Director, Head of the Departmentof external relations and marketing of JP Morgan (Russia),• Randy Bregman, Salans — partner (USA),• Terence English, Director of Baring Vostok Capital Partners (USA),• Jacek Wojnarowski, Chairman of the Information SocietyDevelopment Foundation (Poland).FNE BOARD OF DIRECTORSIN 2008‑2009• Elena Chernyshkova, Executive Director of the Dynasty Foundation(Russia),• Andrey Melvil, Vice Rector of the Moscow State Universityof International Relations (Russia),• Lilia Shevtsova, Senior Researcher of the Moscow Carnegie Center(Russia),• Igor Yurgens, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialistsand Entrepreneurs (Russia),• Jacek Wojnarowski, an independent consultant (Poland),• Sarah Carey, a partner at the law firm «Squire, Sanders &Dempsey, LLP» (USA),• Charles Ryan, Head of the Regional Subdivisions and the CEOof Deutsche Bank Russia (USA),• Hubert Pandza, an independent consultant in financeand management (Germany),• Mikhail Strikhanov, professor, Rector of the Moscow Instituteof Physical Engineering, Deputy Director of the Departmentof the governmental research and innovation policy of the Ministryof education and science of the Russian Federation (Russia),• Ruslan Grinberg, Ph.D., an associate member of the RussianAcademy of Sciences, a member of the International ManagementAcademy, Editor-in-Chief of the «Mir Peremen» magazine (Russia),• Terence English, Director of Baring Vostok Capital Partners (USA).
    • 16THE TEAMIt would be impossible for the Foundation to fulfill its missionwithout qualified and committed employees. The Foundation employsmore than 30 specialists representing various areas of expertise,such as education and youth policy, territorial and innovationdevelopment, migration, entrepreneurship, information and publiccommunications, etc.NEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 17“The time has come for us all to give serious thought to the veryimportant notion of “social cohesion”. Our close cooperation andeffective partnership with representatives of various governmen-tal structures, both federal and regional, the members of a broadcommunity of experts, as well as our regional colleagues enablesus to successfully promote and strengthen social cohesion”.NADEZHDA ALENINA,Director of the “Social sphere development” program area“The old slogan about the decisive role of the workforce in mod-ernization has never been so popular as today. I agree that the ad-equate selection of workers is important, but I also think that theeffective organization of education, precise formulation of goalsand objectives, methodological support, and new education tech-nologies are just as meaningful. I think that education is the mainpivot, the cornerstone that upholds us as human beings, a society,and a nation. I am glad that the Foundation has given me a uniqueopportunity to work with very interesting and versatile people, de-sign and implement interesting programs, and contribute to themodernization of Russian education”.NARGIS VALAMAT-ZADE,Director of the “Education development” program area“Back in autumn 2004, when I was working in television, I did notknow that next fall my career would take a dramatic and unexpect-ed turn, and that I would come to spend a significant period of mylife working with print media. I liked the feeling of doing some-thing real and pursuing an idea that everyone seemed to believein. Only three people have remained from the old team and newpeople have come to work with us, but we have not lost the chargethat we had all those years ago. We are still “slightly mad” and weare still open to everyone who wants to change, to those who arelooking for something and who want to make their newspapersinteresting for the readers. I hope the Foundation will keep evolv-ing the way it has been and remain open to new ideas and newpeople”.ANTON GOLOVANOV,Coordinator of the FNE media programs“I think that the Foundation’s transformation from a grant-makingcharity organization into an organization that independently de-signs and implements Social sphere development projects in theRussian regions has been one of the Foundation’s most importantachievements over the past several years. These projects offerpractical solutions for local social problems”.NATALIA SUKHORUKOVA,FNE Projects and Communications Manager
    • 18“The New Eurasia Foundation is an organization of great capac-ity, comprised of highly professional management, a selflesslydedicated workforce, and a creative partnership with the bestrepresentatives of the Russian and international expert commu-nity. No matter what concepts the Foundation develops, no matterwhat project ideas it implements, at the core of all its activitiesthere are real people with their problems and needs, plans andambitions, dreams and pursuits. The Foundation’s commitment tolooking forward is one of the chief characteristics of its activitiesthat attract people who care, people who want to build their futureefficiently”.LYUBOV BABAITSEVA,New Eurasia Foundation Advisor,FNE Program Director in 2007-2010“My involvement with the New Eurasia Foundation, both as , andas an expert has enabled me to significantly expand my knowl-edge and improve my understanding of the social developmentprocesses underway in today’s Russia. Working in various fieldsand in different regions, the Foundation provides its employeesand experts with a unique opportunity to see the entire gamut andcomplexity of the country’s life, and contribute to its development.The Foundation’s projects always combine intellectual innovationand practical benefits for real people residing in different regions.From the bottom of my heart I wish the Foundation every successand hope it will continue expanding its inter-regional and interna-tional ideas and introduce many breakthrough projects in varioussocial development spheres”.RODION SOVDAGAROV,New Eurasia Foundation Advisor,FNE Deputy Program Director in 2008-2010“When I was working at the New Eurasia Foundation I did a lot oftraveling around the country and met wonderful people in largeand small cities, in places I would have never visited otherwise.Thanks to that I came to know my country and my profession a lotbetter. I led the independent media development program and wehad a great team. We were all a bit crazy but we never hired anyonedifferent. Very few Muscovites believed in true journalism outsidethe MKAD, but we did. I am grateful to all my colleagues; thosewere great years, and together we achieved a lot of what I am stillvery proud of. I wish the Foundation to keep coming up with greatideas, and have the will and resources to implement them. I alsohope that the Foundation will continue to believe in what it does,that its ideas can and must change things for the better”.DMITRY SURNIN,Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper “Moy Rayon”,Director of the New Eurasia Foundation’s Local Mass MediaDevelopment Program in 2004-2007“I worked at the New Eurasia Foundation from the day of its in-ception. Furthermore, the Foundation’s birthday is so close tothe birthday of my only child, in October 2004, that sometimesI thought I had two children: my daughter and the FNE independ-ent print media support program, where I worked as the FinancialManager from October 2004 till October 2009. How do we treatour own children? We love them, of course, look after them, andteach them everything we know, do everything for their benefit,protect them from grief and think about their future. I did all thatand more for the Foundation. I was proud of being part of FNE, itsbroad scope of work, its new projects; I had a great deal of respectfor my program colleagues and the Foundation’s managers. TheFoundation kept growing and getting stronger. The child grew upand turned into a beautiful, multi-talented, and competent adult.I wish the New Eurasia Foundation further growth and develop-ment, every success in life, victories and accomplishments, for thebenefit of our country and our people”.NATALIA NIKONOVA,Director of Finance and Administration /Chief Accountantof the representative office of Management SystemsInternational Inc. (USA) in Moscow, Financial Managerof the New Eurasia Foundation’s Local Mass MediaDevelopment Program in 2004-2009The New Eurasia Foundation benefits from the input of like-minded individuals from among its former employees, experts,and representatives of partner and donor organizations. We are grateful to them for their support and contribution to all ideas,ventures, and specific project activities. We are proud of the expert community surrounding the Foundation, because FNE expertsare working practitioners in their respective areas who offer practical project implementation solutions taking into accountthe peculiarities of specific territories.
    • 19“The Center for Social Technologies “Garant” has been collaborat-ing with the New Eurasia Foundation for many years. This collabo-ration gives us the opportunity to take part in interesting projectsthat greatly facilitate the development of our region. All FNE ac-tivities always aim to respond to territorial needs and address themost pressing regional problems. The Foundation has helped im-plement innovative social technologies in various Russian regionsthereby supporting local community development. It is importantthat these projects capitalize on the most advanced internationaland domestic experience. I wish the Foundation and its employ-ees long life, new creative achievements, and promising innova-tive projects”.MARINA MIKHAILOVA,Director of the Arkhangelsk Centerfor Social Technologies “Garant”“I think that the work being done by the New Eurasia Foundationis very valuable and important for the development of the RussianFederation and its civil society as it helps streamline the intereth-nic and interreligious relations within the country and strengthensRussia’s relations with the rest of the world. It employs top-notchprofessionals whose creativity and authority are recognized by theglobal expert community. I hope the Foundation will keep perform-ing its laborious tasks for many years to come, that it will never reston its laurels but always move forward and keep expanding thescope of its work for the benefit of our country”.VYACHESLAV POSTAVNIN,President of “Migration XXI Century” FundEight years ago, every time we opened a newspaper we thoughtnatural for an editorial board to be financed by the founder. No-body financed us back in 2006 when we joined the independentprint media support program, even though we had broken even bythen. I do not think we would exist today if it had not been for theNew Eurasia Foundation’s program. Or rather, we would probablyexist, but only as an advertising medium. Looking back at the sixyears of our cooperation, I can state with confidence that we doadhere to the standards of quality journalism. Honest media busi-ness is the most important thing that we have learned over theseyears: we are honest to our readers, our advertisers, and we arehonest to ourselves. It turns out that that is possible in Russia.Perhaps all it takes is learning how to do that. We were lucky tohave our teachers from the New Eurasia Foundation”.GALINA KOMORNIKOVA,Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper “Courier. Wednesday.Berdsk”, City of Berdsk, Novosibirsk region“I have been collaborating with the Local Mass Media DevelopmentProgram since 2002. First of all, I would like to note that this projectis very effective. This is evident not only from quantitative indica-tors (more journalists, expanding circulation, a growing number ofpages in the newspapers, wider distribution) — but also from thequalitative improvement many publications have demonstratedover the past several years. Secondly, the Foundation’s team is veryprofessional. Half of any success is ensured by human resources.All of the Foundation’s employees are top-notch specialists intheir respective fields but, most importantly, their professionalismmakes them absolutely great to work with. This is a team of like-minded individuals who support even the “smallest” publicationsand help them grow into a strong information product”.ELENA NEMANOVA,Development Director of the managing company“Samara – Media”, media consultant“I tried to recall the year when I started cooperating with the NewEurasia Foundation and I failed. It was a long time ago and our co-operation has been very dynamic which makes time seem to fly byfaster. The New Eurasia Foundation serves as a “bridge” betweenforeign donors, large businesses, and the problems of modernRussia. This work is very important not only because it brings mon-ey and social technologies to our country, but also because theFoundation creates, upholds, and promotes social project fundingpractices that are efficient, equitable, and transparent. It createsthe tradition of obtaining significant results at a low cost. This kindof experience is vital for our country with its globally notorious cor-ruption record”.MIKHAIL SAVVA,Director of Grant Programs of the Southern Regional ResourceCenter, professor of the PR and Social CommunicationsDepartment of the Public Administration Facultyof the Kuban State University“I have always been amazed by the New Eurasia Foundation’sability to remain at the forefront of changes and advance socialinnovations in Russian society. For everyone working with it theFoundation acts as a powerful stimulus in terms of creative ideas,modern technologies, and civic initiatives. All FNE projects havesomething in common: they develop the country’s human poten-tial and use it to help regions implement real changes for people’sbenefit. The Foundation’s young, professional, and mobile teammay be viewed as the role model for all modern workers. I wishthe Foundation prosperity, new projects, success, and leadershipin innovations”.TATIANA NOVIKOVA,Deputy Head of the Department of Education SystemsDevelopment of the Qualifications Improvement and RetrainingAcademy for Education Specialists, Ph.D.
    • 20KEY ACHIEVEMENTS2004-2011FACTS• Since its inception, the New EurasiaFoundation has implemented over 80 projectsand programs designed to facilitate Russia’ssocio-economic development.• More than two million people have taken partin the FNE programs and activities.• FNE projects have helped create more than2000 jobs and 200 small businesses.• More than 150 partner organizations havetaken part in FNE programs, for whichthe Foundation has raised more than$ 50 million.• More than 5.5 million roubles have beenspent in the form of grants and donationsto support the activities of educationalinstitutions, non-commercial organizations,research institutes, and analytical centers.• The New Eurasia Foundation has helpedcreate more than 300 information resources,including books and websites, e.g. bookspublished in the «Democratic EducationLibrary», «Migration Library», and «Migrant’sMini-Library» series; publicationson modernization of administrationin vocational and higher education systems;the «EURECA», «Migration barometerin the Russian Federation», and «Conflictu.Net» project websites; the Internet-portalof the Russian community schools movement;websites designed to support regional massmedia; and more.NEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 21• We compiled a portfolio of consultationand education technologies for compre-hensive projects on modernizing univer-sity management and  developing spe-cific university activities.• We have assembled a broad internation-al network of partners to design and im-plement infrastructure development pro-jects in education.• FNE projects included more than 20study tours to  European countries, Is-rael, China, and the USA: more than 15international conferences on  educationdevelopment issues («Education and ex-panding social engagement of  youth»,«US-Russia relations in  higher educa-tion: challenges and prospects», «Lead-ing Russian universities within the con-text of  the  European higher educationdevelopment trends», etc.).• We designed training mechanisms tocreate a  competitive workforce thatmeets employers» requirements, as wellas the needs of regional labour markets,and which facilitates regional economicdevelopment.• We designed replicable models of  col-laboration between universities and re-gional partners.• We put together a large methodologicalbase for  secondary schools, as well asa  qualifications-improvement programfor secondary school teachers and prin-cipals, based on the community schoolmodel.• We organizedan inter-regional networkof resource centers providing methodo-logical, advisory, and  education sup-port to community schools, institutionsof  higher learning and  postgraduateeducation, so as to  improve the  quali-fications of  secondary school teachersand administrators.• We helped improve the  competenceof education specialists, administrators,and  employees of  educational NGOsin such areas as public-private educationadministration and social partnering.• We published a portfolio of case-studiesreflecting the  most successful educa-tion development practices in  Russiaand abroad.• We put together a package of methodsthat support development of public-pri-vate education administration practicesand promote networking among educa-tors.EDUCATION• We have provided support, professionaltraining, and  employment opportunitiesto young people with disabilities.• We have assisted orphanage and boardingschool graduates in their social adaptationefforts by teaching them various adult liv-ing skills — ranging from the most basic(cooking, family budgeting, home engi-neering, job hunting) to  more advanced(family relations and child rearing).• We organized the  national survey «Rus-sian youth: problems and  solutions»(2004).• We helped the  governments of  theVladimir, Kaliningrad, Pskov, Saratov,Tambov, and Tomsk regions to design re-gional youth programs.• Our project «Active youth for  local com-munities» helped create a  university-based network of  seven qualificationsimprovement centers for  professionalsspecializing in youth affairs.• We helped create a Center for Comprehen-sive Support of Migrants based at the Si-berian Federal University’s legal clinic.• We helped create Centers for Social Cohe-sion with  non-commercial organizationsoperating in  the  Republics of  Dagestan,Kabardino-Balkaria, and  Karachaevo-Cherkessia, as well as the  Krasnodarand  Stavropol regions. These providecomprehensive support to  vulner-able groups, encourage inter-culturaldialogue, and help eliminate the conse-quences of  social inequality and  exclu-sion. The Centers help reduce social ten-sion in the North Caucasus.• We helped design mechanisms to preventinter-ethnic conflicts among adolescentsand youth, through assessment of the so-cial and cultural dynamics among immi-grant families, education in a multicultur-al environment, psychological and peda-gogical assistance to  children from mi-grant families, and  through promotionof  tolerance in  multicultural schoolsand towards children from migrant fami-lies.• We held panel discussions as part of ourproject «Migration barometer in the Rus-sian Federation,» and  suggested modi-fications to  Russia’s migration laws.The  latter helped in  preparing changesto  the  Russian law «On the  legal statusof foreign citizens in the Russian Federa-tion».• We helped create a network of NGOs pro-viding support to migrants and refugeesin Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan,Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, and Romania.SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT
    • 22• We devised and  implemented regional development modelsadaptable to  ongoing socio-economic challenges (e.g. modelsfor small business development, professional self-determination,local community civic engagement, developing «schools of socialentrepreneurship,» and so forth.• We helped create more than 40 regional and municipal social in-frastructure «growth points,» including the Saratov Regional De-velopment Agency: the Business School for the Temporarily Unem-ployed in the Primorye region; the Housing Education Schools Net-work — a nongovernmental institution of learning comprised of 14non-commercial organizations operating in 12 regions of the Rus-sian Federation; the Small Business Support Agency of Borodinoand the Rybinsk district of the Krasnoyarsk region; the Small Busi-ness Support Fund of  the  city of  Mikhailovsk of  the  Sverdlovskregion; four municipal resource centers for  professional self-de-termination in  the  Republic of  Khakassia and  Kemerovo region,two electronic libraries in the Republic of Buryatia and Kemerovoregio;, two popular science museums in the Kemerovo and Kras-noyarsk regions; the public organization»Initiative» of the Verkh-nebureinsk district of the Khabarovsk region; the children’s presscenter of  the  Sagan-Nur settlement in  the  Republic of  Buryatia;and so forth.• We helped design socio-economic development strategies, in-cluding investment programs for 39 municipalities of the Saratovregion, the  principal provisions of  the  «Innovation developmentstrategy as an integral component of socio-economic developmentof the Stavropol region»; the «Innovation infrastructure develop-ment strategy of the Primorye region for 2007‑2012»; a compre-hensive modernization plan for the city of Borodino, in the Krasno-yarsk region.• The regional projects we implemented in 2006‑2011 helped createmore than 1300 new jobs and more than 200 new small business-es; more than 25 million roubles was raised from various sources,including federal and regional governmental programs, to supportregional projects.• We published more than 100 compilations of  methodologicaland informational materials pertaining to the organization of en-trepreneurial activities and  small business support infrastruc-tures, as well as on technologies used to issue municipal bondsand  manage residential properties. These include managementprocedures for  multifamily apartment buildings in  municipali-ties; for the organization of youth professional self-determinationgroups; and other public initiatives.• We held more than 15 inter-regional and municipal competitions,including «Comfortable living environment,» a social projects fairin the Verkhnebureinsk district and the settlement of Chegdomynof the Khabarovskregion; a business projects fair inthe city of Boro-dino and the Rybinsk district of the Krasnoyarsk region; the «Gold-en Workforce Reserve» contest; municipal career orientation con-tests in the Republic of Khakassia, Kemerovo region, and more.• We joined with the Barents Secretariat and the Ministry of ForeignAffairs of Norway to implement a multiyear international grant pro-gram designed to facilitate the development of the Russian North-west. We supported more than 50 territorial development projectswithin the framework of the «Russian Northwest — Norway: BarentsRegional Development Program».• In order to strengthen social partnerships at all levels and iden-tify main social investment trends and strategic areas we joinedwith the RF Ministry of Regional Development, RF Public Chamber,Institute of Contemporary Development, and regional governmentsto hold more than 20 national and regional public events, includ-ing two national conferences on the management of multifamilyapartment buildings; the inter-regional conference «Opportunitiesand prospects of public-private partnership in social investment:experiences of  social programs implemented in  the  operationregions of  Siberian Coal Energy Company in  2008‑2010»; paneldiscussions on «Innovation development of the Russian regions:problems and  prospects», «Social partnership of  governmentsand businesses: addressing the problems of complex moderniza-tion of company towns», etc.TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
    • 23• Financial independence of  mass media. Newspapers whoseemployees trained in  New Eurasia Foundation programs haveachieved impressive financial results by launching new advertis-ing supplements, websites, and even radio stations — thus ex-panding audiences and increasing advertising revenues.• Improving the quality of journalism and its authority in local com-munities. At the  heart of  FNE training sessions for  local massmedia are  investigative journalism, political analysis, coverageof municipal problems, and improvement of materials. Newspa-pers that worked hard to improve feedback channels by publish-ing supplements and creating websites succeeded in establish-ing effective communication with their readers, thus enhancingthe papers» authority.• Training of newly hired journalists. We conducted more than 70training sessions, dozens of consultations, and 25 online semi-nars on all aspects of media, including the work of journalists,editors, designers, advertisement specialists, lawyers, and  ITspecialists.• Strengthening professional communities. Horizontal links con-necting mass media professionals have emerged. Eight newspa-pers have joined the Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers.An informal network of Ural newspapers now enables its mem-bers to interact and exchange experiences.• Organizing the  «Newspaper design» contest. Since 2005, 317newspapers from small and large Russian cities and CIS member-states have taken part in the «Newspaper design.» The jury —made up international newspaper design specialists  — judgednominations for  best newspaper design, photography, front-page layout, and  other categories. The  annual newspaper de-sign contest, and  the  conference following, give independentRussian newspapers an  opportunity to  get feedback from col-leagues, exchange new ideas, improve their format, and  raisethe  status of  newspaper design as a  profession. The  mandateof  the  contest, expanded in  2010, includes not only newspa-per, but also newspaper website design. A new contest website,www.newspaperdesign.ru, was launched in 2011.• Organizing the «Best regional newspaper» contest. This contestis  designed specifically for  newspapers from Russia’s smallercities. 287 newspapers from 54 Russian cities have taken partin the contest since 2007. The winners in the principal nomina-tions  — «Best regional newspaper» and  «Best journalistic in-vestigation» — are given the opportunity to go on a study tourto the USA.• Making films about the role of mass media in public life. We havehelped produce three documentaries about the role of mass me-dia in urban communities.DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL MASS MEDIA
    • 24FEDERALAND REGIONAL PRESSFederal and regional press reportsabout the New Eurasia Foundationand its programsNEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 25“The New Eurasia Foundation has been commissioned to help Koryazhmadesign a comprehensive municipal development strategy. The small busi-ness development programs suggested by the Foundation, its training andconsultation services for youth and women will help address the problem ofunemployment and engage residents in the socio-economic life of the citymuch more effectively”.“ALL RUSSIA” NO.203 (1282) 05.11.2004“The New Eurasia Foundation is one of the organizers of the “Youth in themodern world” forum. It implements projects and programs designed to helpyoung people realize their innovation potential to the utmost”.“PSKOVSKAYA PRAVDA” NO.119 10.06.2005“Commercialization of Russia’s intellectual assets and technologies” is aprogram designed to create conditions required for sustainable develop-ment of small and medium-sized innovation businesses that manufacturecompetitive products and services and help reduce the unemployment rate.“Signing the cooperative agreement with the New Eurasia Foundation willhelp expand and develop the innovation sector of the Stavropol regionaleconomy”, – the Ministry of economic development and trade of the Stav-ropol region has been quoted as saying: “The program’s implementation inthe Stavropol region will help raise additional investment capital to supportthe development of innovation activities”.ALLIANCEMEDIA.RF – RUSSIAN BUSINESS PORTAL 27.08.2005“The comprehensive territorial development programs designed by the NewEurasia Foundation bring together regional and/or municipal governments,local businesses, and non-commercial organizations that join their efforts todesign and implement strategic territorial development plans and addresspressing social issues. By doing so the FNE programs help mobilize whateverresources are available in a given territory”.“SECURITIES MARKET” 16.01.2007“The decision by representatives of more than 100 non-commercial housingorganizations to establish the Russian National Alliance for Support of Home-owners Associations and Housing Construction Cooperatives can be viewedas one of the most significant outcomes of the conference. The decision wassupported by Oleg Alexeyev, the Chairman of the Public Board under the RFMinistry of Regional Development, and by Andrey Kortunov, the President ofthe New Eurasia Foundation. The New Eurasia Foundation and the RF Ministryof regional development co-organized the conference and a number of thePublic Board meetings”.“A THOUSAND TIPS ABOUT HOUSING” 06.06.2007“Getting ahead of myself I will tell you that, thanks to our participation inthe New Eurasia Foundation program, we, regional journalists, had the op-portunity to see life in the North Caucassus republics with our very own eyes,not just officials’ lives, but the lives of ordinary citizens. We had a pricelessopportunity to talk to our colleagues from different regional publications. Ourimpressions are so numerous and diverse that it will take time for them tosettle down so that they can be properly analyzed”.“NOVAYA GAZETA KUBANI” 27.08.2007“The Center for Technology Transfer established in the Stavropol region as aresult of the New Eurasia Foundation’s program “Commercialization of Rus-sia’s intellectual assets and technologies” will become a key element of theregional infrastructure designed to support the development of innovativesmall and medium-sized businesses”.“RUSSIAN SOUTH” 13.04.2008
    • 26“Development of migration processes is one of the key activity areas of theNew Eurasia Foundation. The Foundation has previously implemented aproject designed to create “migration bridges” whose mechanism has beensuccessfully put to work. For example, “Uralsky Dom”, an organization thatadvocates the interests of migrants, partnered with public organizations fromKyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and managed to attract more than 40 doctors andteachers so much needed in the Ural backwoods. Today, the New EurasiaFoundation is helping the government of the Krasnoyarsk region to imple-ment a federal program designed to facilitate the return of compatriots toRussia.“LITERATURNAYA GAZETA” 11.08.2010“This year the Karelian State Teachers Training Academy launches a new pro-gram of study: “Leadership in education”. It is designed to train specialistsfor community schools. Community school pedagogues should naturally becivic activists, want and be able to work for the benefit of society, and be ableto organize their students to do the same. The program is implemented aspart of the “Community schools in Russia” project implemented by the NewEurasia Foundation.”“KARELIA” 30.09.2010“Several centers for social cohesion have been established in the North Cau-casus as a result of the New Eurasia Foundation’s project “Stabilizing thesituation in the North Caucasus by designing institutional conflict-preventionmechanisms”. These centers for social cohesion were hosted by North Cau-casus NGOs that won an open competition held by the New Eurasia Foun-dation. The centers facilitate multilateral dialogue between various socialgroups in order  to reduce social tension in the North Caucasus”.SOCIAL INFORMATION AGENCY 14.02.2011“The Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund has de-cided to use an innovative approach to addressing social issues in regionsoperated by the Siberian Coal Energy Company. First of all, to identify themost pressing social issues, the Fund selected five pilot territories in 2007.Assisted by its partner, the New Eurasia Foundation, the Fund analyzed thesocio-economic situation in these territories and put together maps of prob-lem zones. Next, residents in these territories were asked to decide what so-cial investment by Siberian Coal Energy Company should be spent on, and toidentify optimal development methods for these population centers”.“ROSSIYSKAYA GAZETA” 26.08.2010“The small business support program implemented in 2009 for the benefitof entrepreneurs from Borodino included a series of training sessions organ-ized by the New Eurasia Foundation, and conducted by leading business con-sultants who trained the program participants in designing business projectsand putting together business plans. The best business projects designedin the course took part in an investment projects fair, held in Borodino inNovember”.“PRESS-LINE” INFORMATION AGENCY 22.12.2009“The qualifications improvement courses for professionals specializing inyouth affairs are starting today in Vladimir. The Committee for Youth Policyreports the program includes theoretical and practical classes, discussions,study tours, and training sessions. This training opportunity has been offeredas part of the “Active youth for local communities” project implemented bythe New Eurasia Foundation, in partnership with the Vladimir subsidiary ofthe Russian Public Administration Academy, under the RF President, withsupport from the regional Committee for Youth Policy”.“VLADIMIR NEWS SERVICE”INFORMATION AGENCY 12.05.2008
    • 27“If one were to analyze the “Community universities” program upon thewhole one would realize that modern universities need to change. This iscalled for not only by reforms promoted by the Ministry of Education, but alsoby global challenges questioning the very idea of the university. The Novo-kuznetsk subsidiary of the Kemerovo State University is getting ready to openitself to the city. FNE seminars are teaching university officials how to do itproperly”.“KUZNETSKIY RABOCHIY” 04.09.2010“The New Eurasia Foundation is currently implementing the project “Socialadaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates in Moscow”. Inaddition, since the beginning of 2011 the Foundation has been organizingvarious training sessions where pedagogues and children learn to under-stand one other, avoid aggression, see the best in people, resolve conflictsin groups and families, work as a team, and perform various social roles. Theculinary contest is one of the many activities organized and implemented bythis non-commercial organization”.“MOSKOVSKAYA PRAVDA” 28.03.2011Below is an excerpt from an interview given by German Dyakonov, Rector ofKazan State Technological University, to the “Tatarstan Youth” newspaperupon his return from a study tour to the USA as part of a delegation repre-senting the Association of Leading Russian Universities. The tour took placeon April 11-16, 2011 and was organized by the RF Ministry of Education andScience and implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation.“We established good contacts with a number of US universities. Our agree-ments may benefit our staff members: chemists, technologists, polymer in-stitute researchers, as well as representatives from light industry and othersectors. They can all can take advantage of our university development pro-gram and undergo internships with these universities; identify topics forcollaborative research; work on various joint initiatives, including projectsco-funded by their American counterparts; and engage their students andgraduate students in these collaborative efforts”.“TATARSTAN YOUTH”“Teachers and students have long wanted to gentrify their school region soto make it not only look nice, but also interesting. Last autumn they designeda social project entitled “Planet of childhood”. The project was submitted tothe social projects fair “We are the city,” held under the auspices of the NewEurasia Foundation and the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Develop-ment Fund”.NIA – KUZBASS 13.07.2011The project “Chegdomyn Plus,” organized and supported by the New EurasiaFoundation and Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund,has changed settlement residents by encouraging them to care about andengage with each other. This is why social investments in people are viewedas the most lasting and reliable”.“PACIFIC STAR” (KHABAROVSK)  02.11.2011“Participants of the ‘Economy of leadership and innovations: youth engage-ment formats’ conference, organized as part of the New Eurasia Foundation’sinter-regional and international “EURECA” program, discussed ‘Internationaland domestic experiences in supporting youth research activities and engag-ing young people in innovation’”.“BUSINESS ONLINE” 23.11.2011 28.05.2011
    • 28TESTIMONIALSNEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 29We express our appreciation of the high professionalism demon-strated by the New Eurasia Foundation staff members for provid-ing organizational and information support services to prepare forthe February 28 – March 3, 2011 session of the US-Russia Presi-dential Commission “Education – Science – Innovations”.Letter No.SI-308/11, April 7, 2011SERGEY IVANETS,Deputy Minister of Education and Scienceof the Russian FederationOn behalf of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RussianFederation I express our appreciation of the high professional-ism demonstrated by the New Eurasia Foundation staff membersin the preparation and conduct of the open grant competition ofthe Government of the Russian Federation, designed to supportresearch projects implemented by leading scientists at Russianinstitutions of higher learning”.Letter No.SM-949/11, November 12, 2010SERGEY MAZURENKO,Deputy Minister of Education and Scienceof the Russian FederationThe New Eurasia Foundation is working painstakingly in the mostimportant sphere of Russia’s modern life – public relations. Unfor-tunately, the extent to which we have neglected this sphere is outra-geous. And it is hardly surprising: 70 years of Soviet rule, followed byanother 20 years of far from successful reforms, have repeatedly af-fected the lives of most of our fellow citizens. We ended up having tobuild institutions facilitating the relationships among our people, aswell as the relationships between our people and the government,virtually from scratch. All the Foundation’s projects I am aware ofare designed to help do just that. And it is extremely important tonote that the Foundation’s specialists demonstrate utter skill andcare transplanting civilized world experiences onto the Russian soil,looking for emerging elements of the future even in some of ourmost remote provinces. I think this hard work has already begun topay off and I believe its effects will become even more visible overtime. I hope that as time goes by the Foundation demonstrates evengreater perseverance in achieving its goals, and expands its circle ofcontacts and the scale of its work for the benefit of Russia.YEVGENY GONTMAKHER,member of the Board of the Institute of ContemporaryDevelopment, head of the Center for Social Politics of theInstitute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences“The New Eurasia Foundation is a team of highly qualified spe-cialists capable of successfully managing systemic and specificnational and international projects in education, research, and in-novation in any degree of any complexity. The “EURECA” program,designed to create a network of Russian and American universitiesinvolved in commercialization of university research and technol-ogy transfer, is an excellent example of the above”.VLADIMIR VASILYEV,Chairman of the Board of Rectors of the St. Petersburg’sInstitutions of Higher Learning, Rector of the St. PetersburgInstitute of Technology, Mechanics, and Optics, associatemember of the Russian Academy of EducationNizhniy Novgorod State University has been selected as one oftwo Russian participants in the program “EURECA  – EnhancingUniversity Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity”. This is a greatachievement. The program is of international importance. Fundedby the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and theRule of Law, it is implemented in cooperation with the RF Ministryof Education and Science. The program is operated by an inter-national consortium of non-commercial organizations: the NewEurasia Foundation, in Russia, and the American Councils for In-ternational Education and the National Council for Eurasian andEast European Research, in the USA”.YEVGENY CHUPRUNOV,Rector of the Nizhniy Novgorod State Universitynamed after N. I. Lobachevsky
    • 30“We thank the New Eurasia Foundation for the excellent resultsachieved by the project “Social integration of young people withdisabilities via professional training and employment in the Kras-noyarsk region”. I think our collaboration is one of the most suc-cessful projects undertaken by Chevron in this field, both in termsof its goals and outcomes. The training programs conducted andthe database created under the project do help create new jobsfor young people with disabilities. Excellent work! We are proud ofbeing part of this project! Congratulations on the successful con-clusion of the project!”VERA SHEININA,Public Relations Advisor of Chevron Neftegaz Inc.“The housing problem is the last bulwark of the totalitarian Sovietsystem. To some extent, the depth of social reforms depends onthe extent of changes in the housing sphere. This is why I do notdoubt the need to implement the FNE’s “Housing self-governance”program, which has become a reliable and interested partner ofthe Public Board under the RF Ministry of Regional Development”.O. B. ALEXEYEV,Deputy Chairman of the Public Boardunder the RF Ministry of regional development“The government of the city of Tver recognizes the valuable con-tribution made by the project “Support of homeowners” in imple-menting housing and utility sector reforms. We hope you chose theright partner, and we will do our best to adopt as much of the NewEurasia Foundation’s experience in housing education as we can”.From the thank-you letterA. YU. GOLODNY,Head of the Tver city government“The Government and the Legislative Assembly of the city of Boro-dino thank the New Eurasia Foundation for the significant contri-bution it made to the development of the city of Borodino by im-plementing in 2008-2010 a series of socially meaningful projectsdesigned to support the development of small and medium-sizedbusinesses”.From the thank-you letterA. N. BORCHUKOV,Head of the city of Borodino, Krasnoyarsk regionV. N. KLIMOV,Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the city of Borodino“The New Eurasia Foundation helps the city government to imple-ment the most advanced methods in the management of multi-family apartment buildings. The recommendations of the FNEspecialists are effectively used by the city government, managingcompanies, and property owners in their everyday efforts under-taken to maintain comfortable living conditions and engage resi-dents in the management of their own buildings”.From the thank-you letterA. B. KATS,Head of the Perm city government“Cooperation with the New Eurasia Foundation has enabled thecity government to gain access to a package of methodologicalmaterials needed to organize effective and efficient managementof multifamily apartment buildings, and develop adequate work-ing relationships with property owners and utility providers”.From the thank-you letterV. E. BULAVINOV,Head of the Nizhniy Novgorod city government“The Ministry of Economic Development and External Relationsof the Khabarovsk region thanks the New Eurasia Foundation fororganizing, conducting, and taking an active part in activities de-signed to create an effective and efficient regional innovationssupport infrastructure, and to bring innovations to the real econ-omy sector”.From the thank-you letterA. B. LEVINTAL,Deputy Chairman of the regional governmentand Minister of economic development and external relationsof the Khabarovsk region“We are happy that the New Eurasia Foundation has been ap-pointed to operate the “EURECA” program. I believe that FNE’sprofessional team, spearheaded by such an ideologist as AndreyKortunov, will make a special contribution to the development ofUS-Russian relations in education, and help bring Russian institu-tions of higher learning closer to world standards”.MARK POMAR,President of the US-Russia Foundation for EconomicAdvancement and the Rule of Law (USRF), USA
    • 31We recognize the fact that he Ministry’s first experience in col-laboration with a large-scale education project of the New EurasiaFoundation has been positive. The organizational support pro-vided by the Foundation has enhanced the project outcomes interms of their quantity and quality. The New Eurasia Foundationhas demonstrated extraordinary commitment and excellent pro-ject management skills”.LEONID KUROCHKIN,Minister of industry and transportationof the Republic of Udmurtia“The Murmansk regional public charity organization “Northern Hu-manitarian Institute” thanks the New Eurasia Foundation for sup-porting the “Partnership Program” and assisting in organizing asustainable NGO sector in Northern Russia. We wish all New Eura-sia Foundation employees every success in their work, but, mostimportantly, we wish them good health and the strength they needto achieve their ambitious goals”.MARINA MIKHAILOVA,Director of the Murmansk charity organization“Northern Humanitarian Institute”“The Stavropol region’s participation in the New Eurasia Founda-tion’s “CRIAT” program helped us to summarize and introduce inour everyday work the most innovative Russian and foreign man-agement practices in various socio-economic spheres. Assistedby the Foundation specialists we have designed the InnovationsDevelopment Strategy of the Stavropol region, and are now imple-menting the “Innovations development program of the Stavropolregion for 2006-2008”.IGOR CHEREVKO,Head of the Department of Investments and InnovationDevelopment of the Ministry of economic developmentand trade of the Stavropol region“I want to thank everyone who helped organize this project: theNew Eurasia Foundation, Chevron Corporation, and, of course, theKrasnodar Information and Training Center. I underwent training in“PC Assembly and Maintenance”. I improved not only my knowl-edge and skills, but also my self-esteem: I know a lot and there area lot of things I can do now, and it will help me in life, as much as inwork. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for this unique op-portunity! It is such a joy being around the people who understandyou, who do all they can to accommodate your needs, but, mostimportantly, it is such a joy being around people who truly care!”DMITRY SAVOTSKY,a group III invalid (eyesight) and participant in the project“Social integration of young people with disabilities viaprofessional training and employment in the Krasnodar region”“There are three people in our group. We are studying to becomecomputer-literate. Only Sergey has the ability to write, while we –the two Irinas – are unable to write. We both lost that ability afterour respective accidents. But we are quite good at using comput-ers. We are very grateful to you for the training opportunity thatyou gave us. We look forward to every class. We are happy that ourclasses are held in a comfortable environment. We are happy thatwe are learning new skills, that we are spending time with eachother, that we are so lucky to have been selected for the project.We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. You are bringingus back to life. If we had a chance to ask something else of you,there is only one thing we would ask: please do not abandon us!”IRINA NOZDRYUKHINA,IRINA UDELNAYA,AND SERGEY TELEGIN,participants of the project “Social integration of young peoplewith disabilities via professional training and employmentin the Krasnodar region”“The Labour and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk regionextends its gratitude to the New Eurasia Foundation for the fruit-ful cooperation and the expert support provided in the course ofthe project “Designing an effective system of management of vol-untary relocation of compatriots to the Krasnoyarsk region”. Thisproject has demonstrated the advantages of partnership betweengovernmental agencies and non-commercial organizations. TheLabour and Employment Agency has every intention to continueour cooperation”.From the thank-you letterV. V. NOVIKOV,Head of the Labour and Employment Agencyof the Krasnoyarsk region“Thank you for the opportunity to take part in the program “Train-ing development managers for Russian regional universities”. Thematerials supplied by the lecturers and other teams, the new ap-proaches presented, the conclusions we made when preparing forthe classes and in between, the case-studies we prepared for ourrespective institutions of higher learning will no doubt be used inour further university development efforts”.THE TEAM OF THE SARATOV STATESOCIO-ECONOMIC UNIVERSITY
    • 32EDUCATIONABOUT THEPROGRAM AREA«Education» is one of the NewEurasia Foundation’s key programareas. It aims to improve the livesof Russian citizens by facilitatingmodernization of the Russian educationsystem. The Program area has alwaysresponded to educational needsand the requirements of variousstakeholders, as well as those of regularRussian citizens. These FNE projectsadvance the social function of educationand improve its quality and accessibility.PROGRAMAREAS
    • 33Today, Russian education must correspond to the innovative develop-ment model of the Russian economy and social needs of the popula-tion. This is why the New Eurasia Foundation’s “Education” portfolioconsists of education and consultation methods, along with technol-ogies required to implement both comprehensive and focused pro-jects designed to facilitate development of general, vocational, andtertiary education. This includes development of regional educationsystems; promotion of partnerships between governments, educa-tion, businesses, and civil society institutions; commercialization ofresearch and technology transfe; and networking among educationprofessionals and youth. The Foundation designs these projects incollaboration with a broad network of partners including Russian andforeign institutions of learning, associations, and expert organiza-tions.FNE’stertiaryeducation projectshave, firstofall, helped to implementthe principles of the Bologna agreement, including the introductionof ECTS and modification of the education program design principles;creation of university quality management systems; deployment ofmodern university administration approaches; promotion of mutu-ally beneficial partnerships between institutions of higher learning,governments, business communities, and civil society institutions, aswell as enhancement of their roles in regional development.Any institution of higher learning, be it a large federal or a small re-gional university, can significantly improve its education services,and expand its resource, client, and partner bases, by promoting ter-tiary education and by collaborating with Russian and foreign institu-tions of higher learning.The New Eurasia Foundation undertakes special efforts to supportcommercialization of university research. FNE projects in this areaengage such interested parties as local governments, investors, in-novators, and the academic community. Over the years FNE has alsoimplemented projects designed to support comprehensive regionalinnovation development.In 2010-2011, commissioned by the RF Ministry of Education and Sci-ence, FNE assessed project proposals submitted in open grant com-petitions held by the Government of the Russian Federation in compli-ance with its Resolution No.220: “On measures designed to attractleading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning”. As a re-sult, FNE — with the help of an international team of experts from 40countries, specializing in more than 30 scientific disciplines — gainedexperience in assessing research and education procedures of anydegree of complexity. FNE’s methodology meets the requirements ofleading international organizations, and it enables the Foundation toorganize projects in compliance with international standards.Training of highly qualified specialists is another important problemarea in Russian education. FNE has offered worker training programsgeared to employers’  requirements, as well as vocational trainingthat meets the demands of regional labor markets and facilitates ter-ritorial economic development.FNE projects in secondary education help promote democratic valuesand facilitate the development of community education. In addition,the Foundation supports development of the community school mod-el that helps transform secondary schools into local civic, education,and cultural centers. Finally, FNE disseminates information about thebest domestic and international experiences in secondary educationadministration, organization of social partnerships, and networking.Themes of the New Eurasia Foundation’s education-related projects,programs, study tours, and internships held in Russia and abroad in-clude:• Tertiary education administration modernization.• Internationalization of Russian institutions of higher learning andtheir associations.• Organization of assessment of research and education projects byinternational experts.• Modernization of primary and secondary vocational trainingsystems, with employer participation.• Development of university technology transfer systems.• Development of community education practices at the regional level.• Involvement of Russian institutions of higher learning in local socialand economic development.“EDUCATION” PROGRAM AREA RESOURCES• Participation in governmental initiatives undertaken to modernize ter-tiary education: development of networks of federal and national re-search universities, recruitment of leading scientists for institutions ofhigher learning, assessment of research and education projects by in-ternational experts.• Collaboration with an international network to help organize projects,training programs, and study tours to the world’s leading universities.• Access to analytical studies identifing the most pressing problems andbest practices in university development.• A package of proven training and consultation methods.• Access to an international network of experts, including leading univer-sity development specialists.
    • 34EDUCATIONCURRENT PROJECTS• Enhancing the researchand entrepreneurial potential of Russianuniversities – “EURECA” program• Supporting international activitiesof universities and their associations• Organizing assessment of educationand research projects by internationalexperts• Community universities• Community schools in RussiaPROGRAMAREAS
    • 35The program is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Edu-cation and Science of the Russian Federation, and is a pilot project ofthe Subgroup on Education of the US-Russian Bilateral PresidentialCommission.The program is operated by a consortium of non-commercial organi-zations consisting of the New Eurasia Foundation (Russia), AmericanCouncils for International Education (USA) and National Council forEurasian and East European Research (USA). The pilot phase of the program (2010 – 2012) aims to design ef-fective research commercialization models so that select Russianuniversities can accumulate innovation experience and share thiswith other institutions of higher learning, while also serving also asresearch centers (‘hubs’).“EURECA” PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WERE SELECTEDON THE BASIS OF COMPETITIONThe competition, held between Russian national research universities,identified two winners who took part in the pilot phase of the “EURECA”program: Nizhniy Novgorod State University named after N. I. Lobachevsky(NNSU) and St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies,Mechanics, and Optics (ITMO). The winners were approved by the RF Minis-try of education and science.In autumn 2010 NNGU formed a partnership with the University of Mary-land and Purdue University, while ITMO formed a partnership with the Uni-versity of California in Los Angeles and Washington University.ENHANCING THE RESEARCHAND ENTREPRENEURIALPOTENTIAL OF RUSSIANUNIVERSITIES –“EURECA” PROGRAMThe “EURECA” Program, a.k.a. “Enhancing University Researchand Entrepreneurial Capacity”, is implemented by FNE withfinancial support from the US-Russia Foundation for EconomicAdvancement and Rule of Law” (USRF). “EURECA” aims tofacilitate innovation in the Russian economy and its integrationinto the global economy. This goal requires the creation of aresearch commercialization system, as well as improvement inmarketability of university research.
    • 36MODULAR PROJECTS OF THE INTERUNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPSThe St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics,and Optics (a.k.a. ITMO) is a dynamically growing university and one of therecognized leaders in the development of information and optical technolo-gies. The university has a well developed innovation support infrastructure; dby taking part in the program it hopes to access international markets of intel-lectual property, and also join international partnerships implementing com-mercialization of research and technology transfer projects. ITMO has formeda partnership with the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to imple-ment two projects. One is: “Enhancing the International Innovation Capacityof the St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics,and Optics”, designed to adapt the university’s existing intellectual propertysystem to the international standards needed to access international markets.The second is: “Bringing Russian innovations to international markets of intel-lectual property and venture capital”, designed to create a system that willbring ITMO innovations to international markets of intellectual property andventure capital[1]. As the north-western center of a network of leading Russianinnovative universities, ITMO plans to provide consultative services to otherinstitutions, so as to help them position their intellectual property in the in-ternational market.The Nizhniy Novgorod State University named after N. I. Lobachevsky (NNSU)is a large classical university and the intellectual center of one of Russia’s pri-mary industrial regions – the Upper Volga. The university is taking part in theprogram in order to transform its relations with the regional industry on thebasis of effective market and technology transfer mechanisms. This universityis also implementing two modular projects. The first is the “Center for Devel-opment of Innovative Entrepreneurship of Academic Youth”, implemented inpartnership with Purdue University (USA), which aims to engage students andyoung researchers in innovative entrepreneurial activities and to support theirinitiatives. The second is the “Center for International Cooperation in Technol-ogy Transfer”, in partnership with the University of Maryland (USA), which aimsto reform the university’s research management system and organize collabo-ration with Russian and foreign industrial enterprises.ECONOMY OF LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATIONS: YOUTH ENGAGEMENT FORMATSAn international conference “Economy of leadership and innovations: youth engagement formats” washeld on November 21, 2011 in Kazan. The conference (part of the EURECA program) was organized bythe Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the New Eurasia Foundation, the Association of InnovativeRussian Regions, and the technological park “Idea”. The conference was attended by representativesof regional governmental bodies, institutions of higher learning, innovative youth, private businesses,investors, civil society institutions, and Russian and foreign experts.The conference participants learned about supporting youth technological creativity and engagementin innovation activities in the USA (FabLabs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Israel, andEstonia. Russian approaches and models were also presented.Conference participants:• Took stock of successful international, Russian, and regional experiences in supporting the develop-ment of youth as a creative class.• Proposed methods designed to improve creative development.• Put together a portfolio of social and education project ideas to stimulate youth entrepreneurshipand creativity.The “EURECA” program takes the Ameri-can experience in technology transfer andadapts it for use in Russian universities. Theprogram also supports international net-working, thereby enabling Russian researchuniversities to access international, particu-larly American, markets of innovation andintellectual property.
    • 37PRINCIPAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PILOT PROJECTSNizhniy Novgorod State University named after N. I. Lobachevsky (NNSU)• NNSU created an “Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Center forAcademic Youth,” thereby forming a new network that became part of theinnovation support infrastructure, and which consolidated the efforts ofuniversity subdivisions and programs supporting youth entrepreneurship.• NNSU also established a “Center of International Cooperation in TechnologyTransfer” and reached agreements on cooperation in technology transferwith regional innovation enterprises (“Teploobmennik” OJSC, Research In-stitute of Instrumentation Systems named after Yu. E. Sedakov, as well as“OKBM Afrikantov” OJSC, “NITEL” OJSC, and “Salut-27” CJSC). These enter-prises have agreed to support the development of NNSU business educa-tion initiatives.• A number of technologies and solutions designed by NNSU in the firstphase of the “EURECA” program were presented at the annual meeting ofthe US – Russia Business Council held in Chicago on October 3-5, 2011.These technologies and solutions include: “Biochip for early diagnosis andmonitoring of cancer”, “3D-visualization and geometry reconstruction of to-mograms and microscopy data in medicine and biology”, “Spark plasmasintering for production of nano-crystalline ceramic cutting tools for tita-nium alloys”, etc.• A delegation from NNSU visited the University of Maryland and reached anagreement with the Maryland International Incubator to engage high-techMaryland companies with the Nizhniy Novgorod region in internationaltechnology transfer.справить, а то обидятсяSt. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, andOptics (ITMO)• In order to bring its technologies to international markets ITMO haslaunched four research projects with partners in the USA, Sweden, Korea,and Ireland, all of which received financial support from the RF Ministry ofeducation and science.• The university’s participation in the “EURECA” program has affected sub-sequent development of its innovation and entrepreneurship activities. Forexample, the university’s Senate prepared and approved the “ITMO innova-tion infrastructure development program for 2011-2017”. In 2011 ITMO sig-nificantly expanded the network of its domestic and international partnerswithin the innovation, entrepreneurship, and consultation spheres.• ITMO reached agreements on consulting and innovation entrepreneurshipactivities with the University of Twente (Netherlands), Munster University ofApplied Sciences (Germany), and SAG Development Inc. (USA, MIT Enter-prise Forum). In addition, memoranda of understanding have been signedwith the University of California, Los Angeles and University of North Caro-lina, Raleigh.• ITMO joined with the “Skolkovo” Fund to initiate the establishment of theRussian Association of Entrepreneurial Universities. The declaration of as-sociation was endorsed in St. Petersburg on September 28, 2011 by the“Skolkovo” Fund, ITMO, and representatives of four other leading Russianuniversities: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, National NuclearResearch University, National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”,and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics.• The university signed an agreement with the Russian Academy of People’sEconomy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Fed-eration, by which it acquires access to cooperation with all 69 subsidiariesof the Academy in 64 subjects.• ITMO, the Russian Academy of People’s Economy and Public Administrationunder the President of the Russian Federation, the Higher School of Eco-nomics, and the Association of the Russian Innovative Regions have agreedto help support the design of innovation programs, creating and develop-ing infrastructures, and so forth. Under this partnership the RF regions areexpected to generate business projects for subsequent commercializationand international marketing.
    • 38SUPPORTING INTERNATIONALACTIVITIES OF UNIVERSITIESAND THEIR ASSOCIATIONSThe New Eurasia Foundation supports higher educationinternational activities in the context of effectiveinternational cooperation, and the adaptation of the bestforeign practices to Russian conditions. The Foundation hasaccess to partner resources, and organizes a wide varietyof seminars and conferences, as well as training, internship,and qualifications improvement programs.FNE RESOURCES• Study tours abroad and trainingprograms in the key university de-velopment areas;• Comprehensive international col-laboration agreements enablinginstitutions of higher learning tocooperate with foreign partners;• A network of international educa-tion and research centers, institu-tions of learning, public organiza-tions, including foundations andprofessional associations  — inEurope, the USA, China, and Mid-dle East;• A team of professional managersand partner organizations spe-cializing in logistical support.CALIFORNIA, USAVANCOUVER, CANADACHICAGO, USABOSTON, USAMASSACHUSETTS, USAINDIANA, USANEW-YORK, USAHELSINKI, FINLANDTURKU, FINLANDKUOPIO, FINLANDBERLIN, GERMANYPARIS, FRANCEMARSEILLE, FRANCENICE, FRANCEBONN, GERMANYNORTH CAROLINA, USABEIJING, CHINASHANGHAI, CHINASU-CHZHOW, CHINAMADRID, SPAINBRUSSELS, BELGIUMVIENNA, AUSTRIAGRAZ, AUSTRIAMECHELEN, BELGIUMLEUVEN, BELGIUMWASHINGTON, USALILAFERED, HUNGARYPECS, HUNGARYBUDAPEST, HUNGARYWARSAW, POLANDBOLOGNA, ITALYTORINO, ITALYROME, ITALYRAVENNA, ITALYFERRARA, ITALYLONDON, GREAT BRITAINTARTU, ESTONIAPIARNU, ESTONIANARVA, ESTONIATALLINN, ESTONIAJERUSALEM, ISRAELBEER-SHEVA, ISRAELTEL-AVIV, ISRAELHAIFA, ISRAEL
    • 39Thus far, the New Eurasia Foundation has organized over 20 study tours to European countries, the USA, China, and Israel, and conductedover 15 international conferences on relevant education development issues (“Education and youth engagement”, “US-Russian relations inhigher education: challenges and prospects”, “Leading Russian universities within the context of the European higher education developmenttrends”, etc.).EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS1. Study tour «University as a  community center», May 2009, Arlington,Virginia (USA), with support from George Mason University — experienceof  American universities in  collaboration with  companies, enterprises,and organizations in implementing practical research projects, comparisonof Russian and American approaches to gauging social responsibility of uni-versities.2. A study tour and training program for representatives of Russian universi-ties at leading French universities, with the participation of UNESCO (UN-ESCO / International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and l»InstitutFrançais des Relations Internationales (IFRI), December 2010, Paris,France — engagement of universities in economic development and socialpartnership, support of university innovations and research, commercializa-tion of research, exchange of experiences in internationalization, and the ef-fects of international cooperation on university development.3. Qualifications improvement program «Community universities: socialfunctions and responsibility» at the University of Bologna and study toursto a number of Italian universities, including the University of Turin, Poly-technic University of Turin, the University of Bologna campus in Ravenna,and University of Ferrara — June 2011 — Italian education system and au-tonomy of Italian universities, forms of university engagement in communitydevelopment, best practices of collaboration between universities and re-gional partners, innovation management systems in Italian universities, in-ternationalization problems.4. Training on participation in the European tertiary education developmentprograms, April  — May 2011, Lillafered, Hungary  — a  training sessionfor representatives of institutions of higher learning interested in improvingtheir skills in participation in European tertiary education, research, and in-novation management programs implemented under the auspices of «Eu-rope 2020» — EU Programs for R@D and Innovation, FP7 program, TempusIV program, and  special programs implemented as part of  the  EU-Russiacooperation.5. A study tour for senior executives of leading Russian universities to Wash-ington, Maryland, and North Carolina (USA), April 2011 — promoting coop-eration between the Association of American Universities and Associationof  Leading Russian Universities (ALRU), site-visits to  three technologicalparks at the University of Maryland and three universities in North Caroli-na that are members of the «Research Triangle», a program for promotionof university research in the global market, meetings with representativesof the largest foundations supporting the development of higher educationand promotion of innovation, as well as leading representatives of Ameri-can businesses from among the members of the US-Russia Business Council(USRBC).6. A study tour for senior executives of Russian universities and their businesspartners, «Collaboration between French universities, the  real economysector, and technological parks. French experiences in commercializationof  research», September 2011, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Nice  — toolsrequired to design university / laboratory marketing plans, systems of indica-tors, system of control over implementation of marketing plans, new pro-grams of the European Commission designed to support academic mobility;site-visits to the Château-Gombert and Europôle Méditerranée de l»Arboistechnology parks in Marseille, Aix-Marseille University.7. An international study tour «Managing university’s investment attractive-ness: the Israeli experience», October — November 2011, Israel — site-vis-its to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be»er Sheva, Hebrew Universityof Jerusalem, University of Haifa, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology,Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, and Weizmann Institute of Science; trainingin the development of mechanisms required to improve the investment at-tractiveness of an institution of higher learning, to evaluate its performance,and to raise investment capital.STUDY TOUR “INTERNATIONALIZATION OF UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES: GERMAN EXPERIENCE”On November 28 – December 3, 2011 a group of Russian university administra-tors and managers in charge of internationalization of university activities andinternational cooperation went on a study tour to Germany. The tour was organ-ized by the New Eurasia Foundation in partnership with the Association of theLeading Russian Universities and Free University of Berlin (Germany).The study tour program consisted of two interconnected components: the in-teractive training session “Internationalization of university activities: Germanexperience” and visits to some of the leading German universities. The trainingsession analyzed the following issues: global trends in higher education, strate-gic international cooperation (collaborative education programs, dual diplomaprograms), international promotion of university brands, international recruit-ment, and participation in large-scale European programs (e.g. Fp7), as well asexperiences of the Free University of Berlin in all of the aforementioned uni-versity internationalization aspects. The study tour also included visits to, andfamiliarization with the internationalization strategies of, Freie Universität Berlin,Potsdam University, and Dresden Technical University, two of which have previ-ously won German “Excellence Initiative” (Exzellenzinitiative) awards. This com-ponent enabled the tour participants to supplement knowledge received duringtraining with specific examples from internationalization strategies of the Ger-man universities.
    • 40ORGANIZINGASSESSMENTOF EDUCATIONAND RESEARCHPROJECTSBY INTERNATIONALEXPERTSThe New Eurasia Foundation hasexperience organizing assessmentof research and education byinternational experts. A diversifiedexpert base and a proven methodthat meets the proceduralrequirements of leading internationalorganizations enables the Foundationto assess projects, in compliancewith international standards.Assessment results are made availablein the form of rankings assignedto project proposals, and / or grantapplications, as well as assessmentstatements prepared by independentexperts from different countriesand organizations. Ongoing interactionswith international experts and a provenmethod enable the Foundationto organize assessment on a tightschedule without affecting quality.THE FOUNDATION IS ALSO ABLE TO ORGANIZE ASSESSMENT OF THE FOLLOWING:• Institutions of higher learning and research organizations – as to compliance with internationalstandards and priorities in education and science development;• Governmental and nongovernmental science and education development programs – as to compli-ance with program goals and objectives;• Research and education projects – as to efficiency and achievement of goals and objectives;• Applications for participation in education and research projects, as well as applications submittedto grant competitions.EXAMPLES OF COMPLETED PROJECTSThe New Eurasia Foundation organized assessment of the project proposals submitted in open grantcompetitions held by the Government of the Russian Federation in 2010 and 2011, in compliance withResolution No.220, “On measures designed to attract leading scientists to Russian institutions of high-er learning”, by international experts.
    • 41In late 2010, for the first time in the history of modern Russia, theGovernment of the Russian Federation announced a competition de-signed to recruit the world’s leading scientists to create international-class research laboratories at Russian institutions of higher learning.The New Eurasia Foundation was commissioned to act as an operatorresponsible for organizing the assessment of proposals submitted. Despite all initial doubts and scepticism, the New Eurasia Founda-tion successfully organized and conducted assessment of the grantproposals by a large group of internationally acclaimed experts; theeffort was acknowledged and highly commended. Close scrutiny bythe worldЃfs scientific community (more than 1200 international ex-perts) enabled the assessment to avoid RussiaЃfs ubiquitous andruinous corruption when determining competition winners. Today,the RF Government is negotiating the possibility of supporting theprogram of mega-grants on a continuous basis. Such a competitioncould become a systemic mechanism of expanding the circle of glob-al scientists involved in the development of Russian science. It wouldalso create conditions required to raise a new generation of Russianscientists that are open to the world and adhere to global approachesin the interests and priorities of Russia.FNE RESOURCES• An international network made up of leading experts in the following dis-ciplines: astronomy and astrophysics, nuclear energy and technologies,biology, biotechnologies, information technologies and computer sys-tems, space exploration and technologies, mathematics, engineering,medical sciences and technologies, mechanics and management pro-cesses, nanotechnologies, earth sciences, material sciences, psychol-ogy, cognitive research, radio electronics, construction and architecture,physics, chemistry, ecology, economics, international research, sociol-ogy, energy, energy efficiency and energy saving.• The Foundation’s international expert network includes specialists rep-resenting more than 40 countries (Austria, Australia, Belgium, GreatBritain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Israel, Ireland, Spain, Italy,Canada, Cyprus, China, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, NewZealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slova-kia, USA, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland,Estonia, Japan, and others).• An interactive information system enabling experts to access applica-tions and prepare assessment statements, and ensuring confidentialityof data and regulated access.
    • 42COMMUNITYUNIVERSITIESThe contemporary university is an organization that notonly implements education and research programs, but alsospearheads the transition from traditional to innovationeconomy. In addition, it makes a tangible contributionto the development of its local community, and helpsimprove the quality of people’s lives. Modern universitieswant to be more competitive, have an excellent reputationon the international education market, and participatein regional development — all the while preserving everythingthat is good about the Russian system of tertiary education.The “Community universities” project helps engage university stu-dents in socially meaningful practices, as well as entrepreneurialactivities; supports the development of continuous education pro-grams; promotes the project management approach; enables institu-tions of higher learning to make important contributions to the devel-opment of local communities; helps improve the quality and practi-cality of education; offers additional self-realization opportunities touniversity students, faculty, and staff members; and augments theuniversity resource base. The project is sponsored by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation andhas been underway since 2008. It helps develop mutually beneficialrelations between  Russian regional universities, civil society insti-tutions, and private businesses by having university students andfaculty address important social problems. In 2008 – 2011 elevenregional universities designed an impressive package of modern edu-cation and administration technologies that facilitate collaborationwith local communities and their mutually beneficial development. Inaddition, they designed a model for a socially-entrepreneurial univer-sity that is now being tested by the above pilot institutions. The new phase of the project (2011 – 2013) focuses on creating asustainable mechanism for advancing the social function of Russianuniversities. It will enable large universities to act as networking cent-ers; design their own community education practices; as well as ac-cumulate, adapt, and promote their experience among other Russianuniversities. Such networking, plus collaboration with foreign univer-sities, will help create a university model that meets present day re-quirements, and the needs of society and the economy.
    • 43PARTICIPATION OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING INTERRITORIAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTAn international practical research conference, “Participation of institu-tions of higher learning in territorial socio-economic development: globalexperiences and Russian practices”, took place in Moscow on October 21-22, 2011. The conference marked the launch of a new phase of the “Com-munity universities” project. Conference participants discussed cooperation undertaken for develop-ment purposes between universities, government bodies, businesses, andcivil society institutions. They focused especially on the “third function”of universities; on improving universities’ investment attractiveness; andfacilitating networking between universities, other educational institutions,and foreign partners. More than 20 universities participated, including thecountry’s top 10 institutions (five federal and five national research uni-versities), plus international experts from Ireland, Norway, Finland, GreatBritain, and Estonia, as well as representatives of private business and civilsociety institutions.PROJECT RESOURCES• A portfolio of proven methods of collaboration between an institution ofhigher learning and its local community;• Active collaboration between federal universities and university associa-tions;• An interregional network of institutions of higher learning, experts, andconsultants engaged in community development;• Collaboration with the international university network “Talloires” thatpromotes community university practices around the globe.“THE UNIVERSITY AS A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE REGIONALDEVELOPMENT PARTNER”This book, published as part of the pro-ject, showcases projects designed bythree Russian universities to develop co-operation between institutions of higherlearning and their respective communi-ties. The book also describes the modelof socially-entrepreneurial university.Authors: S. V. Golubev, T. V. Svetenko,T. G.  Novikova.“COMMUNITY UNIVERSITIES”: PROJECT OUTCOMESThe project helped design a model of the socially-entrepreneurial univer-sity, based on pilot universities’ experiences, as well as modern communityeducation theory. The model has four components:1. A public component in education and research activities,  is imple-mented by “training by action”, public discussions of the outcomes ofresearch and studies, and education program advisory boards made upof representatives of the public.2. A component of practical application, implemented by initiating newtypes of university activities, including various social development pro-jects.3. A component of interdisciplinary horizontal management within a uni-versity, manifesting in social networking.4. A component of cross-sector partnerships between institutions of high-er learning, governments, businesses, and the public.
    • 44COMMUNITYSCHOOLSIN RUSSIAThe New Eurasia Foundation has been supportingdevelopment of the community school model in Russiasince 2005. This model entails active partnershipbetween a secondary school and its local community, useof community resources in education and upbringing,promotion of student volunteerism, and engagementof parents and other community members in school life.Several RF regions are developing secondary educationsystems based of this model. In addition, a communityschool model has been included in the federal«Education» program, which sets out the methodologicalresources required for deployment of the new generationof education standards.The third phase of the “Community schools in Russia: a new genera-tion” project, designed to train community school specialists, wascompleted in June 2011. The project a new training system for com-munity school specialists at existing teachers training and qualifica-tions improvement institutes. Project participants designed 11 setsof materials that were officially approved, published, and incorpo-rated into the curricula of the participating institutions. Two of thesesets are designed to train community school specialists at teachertraining institutions; eight will be used to train community schoolspecialists at institutions of continuous pedagogical education; andone set was designed for both categories of students. All materialsmeet the requirements of the third-generation federal educationstandard, pursuant to which all teachers and education administra-tors are to upgrade their skills so as to ensure consistent quality insocial, educational, economic, and other reforms. Project materialscan be used by school teachers and education administrators not yetfamiliar with the community school model, as well as by those whohave already started to implement the model at their schools. Basedon these outcomes the New Eurasia Foundation formulated the nextphase of the project “Community schools in Russia: an outlook”(2011 — 2013). This aims to support further training of communityschool specialists by:• Forming links between teacher training and qualificationsimprovement institutes forcommunity school specialists;• Supporting networks among Russian community schoolsfacilitated by school resource centers;• Popularizing and implementing the community school model inthe North Caucasus.
    • 45FNE RESOURCESINFORMATION RESOURCES• A portfolio of methods for secondary education, as well as for ongoingeducation of secondary school teachers and education administrators;• An interregional network of resource centers providing methodological,advisory, and training support to community schools;• An interregional network of institutions of higher learning and continu-ous education that train and improve the professional qualifications ofcommunity school specialists;• Collaboration with international networks of community schools in theCIS and abroad.Internet-portalof the Russian Community schools movementwww.cs-network.ruДВИЖЕНИЕОБЩЕСТВЕННО-АКТИВНЫХ ШКОЛДВИЖЕНИЕОБЩЕСТВЕННО-АКТИВНЫХ ШКОЛ
    • 46COMPLETEDPROJECTSEDUCATIONPROGRAMAREAS
    • 47The “Student loans in Russia” program enabled the Foundationto summarize education financing models available in Russia byimplementing a research project, “Comparative analysis of Rus-sian and foreign education financing models”. In addition, FNEmade recommendations to Russian institutions about attractingnon-budget funding and organizing research activities; and  it sug-gested ways to improve existing education financing models.“STUDENT LOANS IN RUSSIA”: PROJECT OUTCOMESTHE “STUDENT LOANS IN RUSSIA”PROGRAM 2005 — 2006The project “Regional university – regional development resource”aimed to engage regional universities and their resource potentialin regional socio-economic development processes by designingand introducing replicable models of collaboration between institu-tions of higher learning and regional subjects of social partnership.THE PROJECT “REGIONAL UNIVERSITY –REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE” 2006 — 2009• The project «Comparative analysis of Russian and foreign education financ-ing models» summarized education financing models available in Russia.• The  project helped design recommendations for  attracting non-budgetfunding and organizing research activities; and it suggested ways to im-prove existing education financing models in Russia, resulting from dis-cussions held at the international conferences «Student loans for Russia»,«The future of university finance: the prospects of out-of-budget funding»,and «Organizing research in a modern university».• Compilations of  conference materials that we published helped Rus-sian universities summarize, systematize, and adapt world experiences,and  also design recommendationsto addressing current problems.The project “Training development managers for Russian regionaluniversities” was designed to improve the ability of Russian region-al universities to successfully compete on the market of educationservices by training a group of university development specialistsand incorporate their training program into the tertiary educationcurriculum.“TRAINING DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS FOR RUSSIAN REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES”:PROJECT OUTCOMESTHE PROJECT “TRAININGDEVELOPMENT MANAGERS FORRUSSIAN REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES” 2006 — 2008• We designed a training program for university development managers spe-cializes in university development strategies and prospects, and also sup-ports professional development of university faculty and staff members;• Representatives from pilot universities underwent training and receivedgovernmental qualifications improvementcertificates;• We published the book “Training develop-ment managers for modern universities:theory and practice” that summarizes thestrategic planning experiences of Russianinstitutions and analyzes foreign experienc-es in the training of university developmentmanagers.The booklets handed outat the «Student loans in Russia»conference (January 2006, DitchleyPark, Great Britain) containeddescription Russia’s experiencein education financing, and materialswritten by foreign experts.
    • 48The project “Creating interregional vocational training centers sup-porting the development of key industries in the pilot territories ofRussia and China” helped identify key development trends in vo-cational training systems, design and introduce a number of effec-tive PVE/SVE system development practices, and help modernizevocational training so as to ensure a balance between the labourmarket and the regional PVE/SVE system, and help create effec-tive workforce potential.ANALYSIS OF THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONSYSTEMS IN CHINA AND RUSSIATHE PROJECT “CREATING INTERREGIONALVOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTERS SUPPORTINGTHE DEVELOPMENT OF KEY INDUSTRIES IN THE PILOTTERRITORIES OF RUSSIA AND CHINA” 2007 — 2009Comparative analysis of primary and secondary vocational education in Chi-na and Russia helped identify key development trends in Russian regions,and efforts needed to optimize local labour markets.The project “New vocational training programs (PVE and SVE) de-signed on the basis of professional standards” offered a mecha-nism of engaging employers in designing standards for profes-sions needed for regional development, and subsequently usedto design vocational training programs for skilled workers andmanagers.THE PROJECT “NEW VOCATIONALTRAINING PROGRAMS (PVE AND SVE)DESIGNED ON THE BASISOF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS” 2007 — 2010The project “Forecasting the tertiary education system develop-ment for 2009 – 2011 in the conditions of education moderniza-tion” enabled the Foundation to estimate development prospectsand changes in tertiary education over the medium term.THE PROJECT “FORECASTING THE TERTIARYEDUCATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENTFOR 2009 – 2011 IN THE CONDITIONSOF EDUCATION MODERNIZATION” 2009 — 2011Russian tertiary education development forecast for 2009‑2011» is a bookpublished as a result of the project «Forecasting the tertiary education sys-tem development for  2009‑2011 in  the  conditions of  education moderni-zation,» with the participation of the Academy of People’s Economy underthe  Government of  the  Russian Federa-tion, Higher School of  Economics underthe Government of the Russian Federation,the  Institute for  Socio-Economic Prob-lems of  the  Population of  the  RussianAcademy of Sciences, and the RF FederalEducation Agency. The book analyzes keydevelopment trends in  higher educationin 2000‑2007 and forecasts developmentsfor 2009‑2011.The “University library” project helped improve the quality of lib-eral arts university education by  providing  libraries with Russianand foreign books in the field of humanities.THE “UNIVERSITY LIBRARY”PROJECT 2005 — 2006
    • 49The project “To the world of professions through education” helped introduce new ap-proaches to education quality management in primary/secondary vocational training,based on negotiated interests of regional communities and businesses.THE PROJECT “TO THE WORLDOF PROFESSIONS THROUGH EDUCATION” 2006 — 2009THE PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED MODERNIZATION OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION,WITH PARTICIPATION OF EMPLOYERS:• Improved competency of primary and secondary vocational education specialists in system develop-ment approaches, in five Russian regions;• Benchmarking tools for the development of regional vocational training systems;• Methodological recommendations on organizing expert groups to design professional standards;• Recommendations and development of vocational training and programs based on the third genera-tion model of the federal education standard;• Documentation on establishing and organizing activities of vocational training resource centers;• Mechanisms of engaging employers in the activities of vocational training schools (participation inmethodological commissions, development of training and methodological materials, etc.);• Typical provisions pertaining to regional and municipal workforce boards;• A method of analyzing employers’ needs, plus information support for the development of workforcetraining within the vocational training system;• A package of expert support services provided by leading vocational training specialists;• Mechanisms of collaboration with foreign partners (institutions of learning, education administrationbodies, professional associations, etc.);• Information materials on vocational training systems in Europe and China.INFORMATION RESOURCES:• Developing regional vocational training systems in China and Russia: current status and principal trends. Com-pilation of materials, Moscow 2010.• Developing regional vocational training systems – reality, approaches, and opportunities. Compilation of ma-terials, Moscow 2010.• Dialogue between educators and employers: recommendations, prospects, and opportunities. Compilation ofmaterials, Moscow 2010.The project “Collaboration between edu-cation and civil society: best practices”enabled teachers and representatives ofeducation NGOs from more than 20 ter-ritories to describe their experiences inaddressing problems in the implementa-tion of public-private education adminis-tration,   and organizing a dialogue withemployers in the case-study format. Thetraining course, which describes bestpractices using the case-study method,is used by specialists at a number of re-gional education resource centers.THE PROJECT“COLLABORATION BETWEENEDUCATION AND CIVILSOCIETY:BEST PRACTICES” 2005 — 2006The project “School teams as an insti-tution of learning development instru-ment” tested and implemented in thepilot schools of the Yaroslavl, Kostroma,and Ivanovo regions a series of new Aus-trian approaches to school development.These entailed forming partnerships be-tween teams of teachers and local com-munity representatives.THE PROJECT “SCHOOLTEAMS AS AN INSTITUTIONOF LEARNING DEVELOPMENTINSTRUMENT” 2005 — 2007
    • 50The New Eurasia Foundation launched its “Democratic education library”series in 2007. The materials published within the series cover communityschool theories and practices.• Issue I: “Educating the child as a citizen in a democracy”, edited by G. B.Kornetov• ssue II: “Development of democratic pedagogy: ascent to the communityschool”, by G. B. Kornetov• Issue III: “Democratic pedagogy of the XXI century: the prospects of com-munity schools”, by G. B. Kornetov• Issue IV: “The Educator within the democratic pedagogical environment:training teachers for community schools”, by G. B. Kornetov• Issue V: “What is a community school?”, by G. B. Kornetov• Issue VI: “Training community school specialists”, Part 1, by G. B. Kornetov• Issue VII: “Training community school specialists”, Part 2, by G. B. Kor-netov• Issue VIII: “Community schools in Russia: experiences, problems, pros-pects”, edited by I. V. SerbinaCOMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN RUSSIA” PROJECT SERIESDEMOCRATIC EDUCATION LIBRARYThe first project in the series, “Community schools in Russia: unitingefforts” (2005 – 2007), helped establish the Coordination Boardfor the Development of Community Education, create the Internet-portal of the Russian community schools movement, publish asignificant number of methodological materials, and launch the“Democratic education library” series.  The second project, “Community schools in Russia: expandingpartnership” (2007 – 2009) helped establish two new communityschool resource centers in Pskov and the Republic of Karelia.Participants included school principals, education administrators,and faculty members in qualifications-improvement and continingeducation institutions for specialists in the Novgorod-the-Great andArkhangelsk regions. In addition, the Internet-portal of the Russiancommunity schools movement was upgraded; recommendationswere made on school development as community schools; andfour textbooks were published within the “Democratic educationlibrary” series. The third project, “Community schools in Russia: a new generation”(2009 – 2011), supported networking among Russian communityschools and resource centers, and helped improve the workforcecapacity of the Russian community school movement. FNE alsocommissioned a number of teacher training and qualificationsimprovement institutes to design modules and courses for schoolteachers and administrators. Pilot institutions used the community school model as a referencepoint to upgrade their traditional training courses (e.g. introductionto pedagogic science, general pedagogy, history of pedagogy,didactics, theory and practice of child rearing, etc.), and introducenew training courses, including electives and special seminars. Thisrequired them to strengthen links with their local communities. Thepilot institutions managed to become not only workforce trainingcenters for community schools, but also community developmentcenters themselves.
    • 512005 — 2011The project “Interregional education forums” was one of the first inRussia to test a number of public discussion formats (interregionalcouncils, forums, clubs, etc.). The talks covered ideas, initiatives,and best education development practices..Participantsincluded heads of regional education systems, school principals,representatives of education NGOs, and leading educationexperts. Recommendations designed in the course of the projectwere used by relevant ministries, governmental agencies, andeducation professionals.THE PROJECT “INTERREGIONALEDUCATION FORUMS” 2004 — 2007The project “Education in a dialogue with the public” helped im-plement mechanisms of public participation in education admin-istration in the Voronezh region, including public discussions andan education quality assessment system entailing open schoolreports.THE PROJECT “EDUCATIONIN A DIALOGUE WITH THE PUBLIC” 2007The project “International school of school principals” facilitatedinterregional and international exchanges of best schooldevelopment practices. It  supported emerging “growth points”,promoted best experiences, and enabled school principals fromRussia, CIS, and Eastern Europe to put together an internationalportfolio of best school development practices.INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTOF THE SYSTEM OF GENERAL EDUCATIONTHE PROJECT “INTERNATIONALSCHOOL OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS” 2008 — 2009• Case-studies in education: a compilation of materials for case-study au-thors, Moscow 2007.• Analyzing school modernization experiences: a compilation of methodsand materials for school teachers and principals, methodologists, teachertrainers, and education professionals, Moscow 2010.RESULTS OF THE “COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN RUSSIA” PROJECTS• The projects helped create conditions needed for sustainable develop-ment of a community school network. Data accumulated and analyzed,including experiences, best practices, and innovation technologies weremade available on the Internet-portal of the Russian community schoolsmovement.• New community school resource centers were formed in  Pskovand the Republic of Karelia. Thanks to the regional community schooldevelopment projects, another 20 schools joined the Russian commu-nity schools movement.• The projects helped identify innovative methods for facilitating democra-tization in education and child upbringing.• School principals, administrators, and representatives of qualifications-improvement institutes in the Novgorod-the-Great and Arkhangelsk re-gions underwent training designed to prepare community school spe-cialists. Trainers came from leading Russian community school resourcecenters.• The New Eurasia Foundation helped prepare methodological recommen-dations on designing community school development programs.• Project participants designed 11 sets of  training and  methodologicalmaterials based on the community school model. These were officiallyapproved, published, and incorporated into the curricula of the partici-pating institutions of higher learning and continuous pedagogical edu-cation.• Thirty representatives from institutions of higher learning and continu-ous pedagogical education underwent training in the community schoolmodel.• The New Eurasia Foundation published a number of textbooks withinthe  «Democratic education library» series. These textbooks were dis-seminated to  Russian community school resource centers, as well asto libraries at participating institutions of higher learning and continuingpedagogical education.
    • 52PROGRAM AREAPARTNERSEDUCATIONPROGRAMAREAS
    • 53• Ecole Nationale d»Administration• Fraunhofer Gesellschaft• Highland Gold Mining Ltd• Kultur Kontact, Austria• Research Triangle Group• Russell Group DLR, Germany• Talloires Network• US Agency for International Development (USAID), USA• Academy of People’s Economy under the RF Government• US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Ruleof Law (USRF), USA• American Councils for International Education• Association of American Universities• Association of the Leading Russian Universities• Association of German Research Universities• Association of the Best Russian Schools• Association of Universities in the Netherlands• Russian National Online Pedagogical Council, Russia• German Rectors Conference• Academic Exchange Service of the German Embassy in Russia• Higher School of Economics• European Commission Mission in Russia• Association of European Universities• September 1» Publishing House, Russia• Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation, Liechtenstein• Institute for Eastern European Studies• Institute for Higher Education Policy, USA• Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia• Institute for Socio-Economic Problems of the Populationof the Russian Academy of Sciences• State Education Committee of Styria, Austria• Chevron Neftegaz Inc., USA• Mechelen University College• British Foreign and Commonwealth Office• Ministry of education and science of the Krasnoyarsk region• Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation• Ministry of regional development of the Russian Federation• Ministry of sports, tourism, and youth policy of the RussianFederation• Moscow Higher School of Economic and Social Sciences, Russia• National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, USA• National Science Foundation, USA• National Foundation for Workforce Training, Russia• New York Academy of Sciences• Severstal OJSC, Russia• Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC, Russia• SUAL OJSC, Russia• Russian national association of small and medium-sizedbusinesses «OPORA ROSSII»• Public Chamber of the Russian Federation• Russian State Teachers Training University named afterA. I. Gertsen• Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs• US-Russia Business Council• Network of Education Policy Centers• Governmental Council of the Krasnoyarsk region• National Strategy Council, Russia• Federal Agency for Youth Affairs of the Russian Federation• Financial corporation «JPMorgan Chase & Co», USA• Eurasia Foundation, USA• Oxford-Russia» Fund• «Skolkovo» Foundation, Russia• «Territory of the Future» Foundation• Carnegie Foundation, USA• Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, USA• Center for Russian Education Studies, People’s Republic of China• Center Education 2000+”, Romania• Central Academy of Pedagogical Research, People’s Republicof China• Free University of Berlin, Germany• Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy• University of Bologna, Italy
    • 54TERRITORIALDEVELOPMENTABOUT THEPROGRAM AREARussian regional development is oneof FNE’s principal focus points.In view of the Russian government’scurrent attempt to modernizethe nation and overcome the negativeconsequences of global recession,development has become even moreimportant, both for the Foundationand its partners. This is becausethe implementation of territorialdevelopment projects has a positiveimpact on the entire social climatein the Russian regions. Strivingto ensure utmost efficiency, FNE usesa resource-oriented approach to addresssocial problems, and helps designand implement regional developmentstrategies at various levels, improvethe professional competencyof municipal and regional governmentalofficials, and create conditions thatactivate innovation potential and sustainregional development.PROGRAMAREAS
    • 55We interpret the notion of resources very broadly: from infrastructureto human capital, from the potential of governmental structures andlocal self-government bodies to corporate social responsibility. For ex-ample, the development resources of some regions may be represent-ed by their central regional cities, while defence industry enterprisesmay serve as development resources for other regions. Businessesand government are the principal development resources of the sin-gle-industry regions and former closed autonomous territories (ZATO).Taking into account a territory’s actual resource base, the Foundationstrives to create a functional social partnership, ensure conditions forcross-sectoral collaboration, and actively involve representatives ofregional and municipal governmental bodies, businesses, and NGOsin the solution of social problems.The New Eurasia Foundation uses this approach fully when imple-menting programs within the framework of three large thematicblocks: housing reform, innovation development of the regions, anddevelopment of small and medium-sized businesses.Housing and utility reform has a special place among socio-economicreforms implemented in the Russian Federation, because it affects theinterests and the standard of living of every citizen of the country. Re-sponding to the challenges presented by housing and utility reform,the New Eurasia Foundation focused its efforts on creating conditionsrequired to institutionalize civic engagement in housing managementand urban economy development. For example, the Foundation’s ef-forts have helped create Russia’s first nongovernmental housing edu-cation institute – the network of “Housing Education Schools” – com-prised of 14 non-commercial organizations operating in 12 regions ofthe Russian Federation.The importance of small and medium-sized businesses  to consist-ent, sustainable regional development, employment, and growth of amiddle class cannot be overstated. The New Eurasia Foundation hasalways considered small and medium-sized businesses as a neces-sary resource for regional social development. Since the time of itsinception the Foundation has implemented a broad spectrum of inno-vative projects and designed model approaches to entrepreneurship.Examples of this include: providing informational and consultativesupport to small and medium-sized businesses; access to financial re-sources; development of small innovation businesses; developmentof regional and municipal small business support infrastructures, andmore. All projects implemented by the Foundation in this field havebeen supported by Russian municipalities and/or regional govern-ments, as well as some of the largest Russian corporations, such asSUAL-Holding, ILIM-Pulp, Severstal Group, Salym Petroleum Develop-ment, Rusdragmet, and Siberian Coal Energy Company.Deployment of innovations is what ensures the competitiveness ofRussian society in general, and the country’s economic developmentin particular. The New Eurasia Foundation understands the complexityand importance of these issues, and it has worked hard to address.FNE’s program portfolio includes projects designed to help developregional innovation support infrastructures, promote commercializa-tion of research, support innovation activities of children and youth,and develop a regional innovation environment. The Foundation’ssuccesses in this field include the development of a municipal popu-lar science museum model that helps engage children in creative sci-entific research activities from an early age.Since 2010 the New Eurasia Foundation’s activities in the field ofterritorial development have been based on the concept of social in-vestment that reconciles the interests of businesses and the public,makes effective use of territorial resources, actively engages localcommunity members in social development initiatives, and identifiesnew resources and opportunities for territorial development.  FNE’sapproaches encompass optimizing internal and external resources,leveraging additional resources, development of public-private part-nership, development of human capital, and deployment of social in-novations.Today, the Foundation designs new projects and programs within thisfield by using a comprehensive approach and taking into account thefollowing territorial development models:• Support and development of small and medium-sized businessesat the municipal level;• Professional self-determination of youth and adaptation of primaryand secondary vocational education as needed in the labour mar-ket;• Mobilization of local communities by engaging them members insocially meaningful projects and civic initiatives;• “School of social entrepreneurship” model.All projects optimize Russian regional development resources, di-versify the labour market, ensure employment and self-employment,improve human capital, and introduce innovative technologies andapproaches in the social sphere.
    • 56CURRENTPROJECTS• COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM OF THE NEWEURASIA FOUNDATION AND SIBERIANCOAL ENERGY COMPANY REGIONALDEVELOPMENT FUND DESIGNEDTO SUPPORT SOCIO-ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT OF THE OPERATIONREGIONS OF SIBERIAN COAL ENERGYCOMPANY OJSC:–– The project «Public-private partnershipin modernizing primary and secondaryvocational education»–– Golden Workforce Reserve»–– The project «Developing regionalinnovation support structures»–– The project «Creating innovationactivity centers for children»–– The project «Creating industry-specific innovation centers at regionalinstitutions of higher learning usinginternational experiences»–– he project «Creating and developinga small business support structurein the city of Sharypovo, Krasnoyarskregion»–– The networking project «Localcommunity school»–– he social projects contest«Comfortable living environment»• PROJECT “SCHOOL OF SOCIALENTREPRENEURSHIP”TERRITORIALDEVELOPMENTPROGRAMAREAS
    • 57REGIONAL AND MUNICIPALEDUCATION SYSTEMSThe project “Public-private partnership in modernizing primary andsecondary vocational education” will help train young workers forthe Siberian Coal Energy Company enterprisesat vocational schoolsin the company’s regions of operations (Kemerovo region and theRepublic of Buryatia).This project capitalizes on the outcomes of the 2008 – 2010 pro-jects in professional self-determination of youth. Implemented inpartnership with the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Devel-opment Fund, it aims to meet the most pressing workforce trainingneeds. The qualifications of vocational school graduates rarely meetthe requirements of industrial enterprises, and this problem is feltvery strongly in Russia’s industrial regions. Thus, workforce traininghas become a major issue for Russian municipalities, regions, andbusinesses, often requiring qualitatively new approaches.In 2010, the project “Developing the labour potential of Leninsk-Kuznetsky” helped establish a center for professional self-determi-nation of youth at the city’s Lyceum No.4. The New Eurasia Founda-tion helped design the resource center’s organizational structure,requisite normative documentation, and employees’ job descrip-tions. In addition, the Foundation helped design and test program,methodological, and information materials, and train the center’semployees. At present, the center is revising the training programsand designing new modules integrating programs of study of all lev-els, from preschool to vocational training. A similar resource centerwas to be formed in the Mukhorshibir district of the Republic ofBuryatia by the end of 2011.While training programs are being revised, FNE experts are work-ing in the Kemerovo region and the Republic of Buryatia, improvingqualifications of project instructors. Training is interactive, focusingon independent work, reflexive discussions, and distant-learningcourses; and it entails ongoing monitoring of the best Russian andforeign practices in developing territorial workforce potential.THE PROJECT “PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN MODERNIZINGPRIMARY AND SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION”CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROFESSIONHow does one train specialists capable of performing creatively and suc-cessfully? What kinds of conditions help young people identify themselvesprofessionally? These and other issues were discussed on November 14 –16, 2011 by participants of the seminar “Disseminating professional self-de-termination models and the popular science museum model,” organized bythe New Eurasia Foundation and the Siberian Coal Energy Company RegionalDevelopment Fund in Leninsk-Kuznetsky.“Growing the city’s labour potential” is a successful program that has been-operating in Leninsk-Kuznetsky for the past several years. “Our cooperationwith the Kuzbass division of Siberian Coal Energy Company and the NewEurasia Foundation was the reason to bring together in our city so many inter-esting, remarkable people that are sincerely interested in professional self-determination of youth”, – said Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Telegin, the Mayorof Leninsk-Kuznetsky, addressing the seminar participants. “Last year welaunched a project designed to establish a professional self-determinationcenter for children and youth on the basis of the city lyceum No.4. The projectis implemented on public-private partnership principles”.Seminar participants learned about four “coal mine – school” fellowshipmodels and visited the “Krasnoyarskaya”, “Komsomolets”, and “Kirov”mines. The seminar program also included the panel discussion (‘Profession-al self-determination as a territorial development resource’) and a presenta-tion of the technological portfolio of the Leninsk-Kuznetsky professional self-determination center. This included an experimental science and technologyinitiative, a lesson in popular nanotechnologies, a tour of the popular sciencemuseum, as well as training sessions in professional self-determination.From the “Kuzbass” newspaper, November 18, 2011
    • 58The “Siberian Coal Energy Company Golden Workforce Reserve”competition was launched in October 2011. It brought creativeand innovative young workers to the Siberian Coal Energy Com-pany, so as to identify promising ideas and projects that may helpdevelop the coal mining industry; as well as to design an effec-tive policy among industrial enterprises. Competition participantsincluded third-, fourth-, and fifth-year students from SiberianFederal University (Krasnoyarsk region), Kuzbass State TechnicalUniversity (Kemerovo region), State University of the Republic ofKhakassia, State University of the Republic of Buryatia, and theFar-Eastern Federal University (Primorye region).THE COMPETITION «GOLDEN WORKFORCE RESERVE”December 19, 2011: Moscow’s “President-Hotel” hosts awards ceremonyfor the “Siberian Coal Energy Company Golden Workforce Reserve” competi-tion winnersA total of 29 innovative solutions were selected in six competition catego-ries: “Coal in the ХХI century industry”, “Information technologies”, “It’s allabout the workforce”, “Smart service”, “Safe environment”, and “The art ofcommunication”. Fifteen of them were rewarded with prizes. Many of the stu-dent works were directly connected with the Siberian Coal Energy Companyenterprises, for example: “Analyzing the utilization efficiency of the “Novo-shakhtinskoye” excavation fleet”, “Designing measures to reduce the risk ofaccidents at the Siberian Coal Energy Company enterprises”, and “Degassedmethane as a non-traditional source of energy”.
    • 59INNOVATIONDEVELOPMENTThe project “Developing regional innovation support structures”is designed to improve the operating efficiency of regional inno-vation support structures. The project is implemented in the Ke-merovo and Khabarovsk regions.One of the factors impeding innovations advancement is the pooroperating efficiency of regional support structures. This is oftendue to lack of information about the best Russian and internation-al practices and models of regional innovation development. Thus,the project focuses on supporting networking among regional in-novation support structures, analyzing the world’s best practices,and ensuring exchange of relevant experiences. Project partnersinclude two regional innovation support structures: the KuzbassTechnological Park (Kemerovo region) and Far-Eastern Agency forSupport of Innovations (Khabarovsk region). At the outset, FNE ex-perts analyzed the best Russian and foreign practices, methods,and forms that are used to support innovation development, andidentified the needs of the two pilot regions in adaptation of inter-national experiences. In May 2011 project participants went on astudy tour to Israel, which is famous for its well-developed govern-ment-funded innovation support system. Study tour participantslearned about innovation support programs funded and admin-istered by the Israeli government, as well as a wide range of Is-raeli experiences in commercialization of research and technologytransfer. They visited the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology,in Haifa, as well as the technology transfer center at Ben GurionUniversity of the Negeva. In order to learn about incubators of in-novation projects (known in Israel as technological greenhouses),study tour participants visited one of the most successful Israeliincubators over the last 20 years — the LN technological green-house in Haifa.THE PROJECT “DEVELOPING REGIONALINNOVATION SUPPORT STRUCTURES”
    • 60The project “Creating innovation activity centers for children” isdesigned to engage children and adolescents residing in the oper-ation regions of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC in technologi-cal activities, and to awaken their interest in mining and energyprofessions. The project is implemented in the Leninsk-Kuznetsky,Kemerovo, Borodino, and Krasnoyarsk regions.The project attempts to tackle one of the most relevant tasks fortoday’s Russia – to awaken in young people an interest in science,research, and technology. The project’s methodology is based onthe popular science museum model. Popular science museumsexist all around the world. In recent years they have appeared inMoscow, St. Petersburg, and Irkutsk. The project aims to establishpopular science museums that will promote innovative thinking,popularize science and technology, revive the prestige of the en-gineering professions, and train a competitive workforce for thecoal-mining industry. They will also help change their educationaland cultural environments.THE PROJECT “CREATING INNOVATION ACTIVITYCENTERS FOR CHILDREN”LENINSK-KUZNETSKY WELCOMES ITS FIRST POPULAR SCIENCE MUSEUMThe  first Popular Science Museum was inaugurated in  Leninsk-Kuznetskyon August 24, 2011. The museum is the result of a social partnership: exhib-its were created by the members of the Children’s Creativity Center. Lyceumteachers, spearheaded by the principal, T. A. Yakushina, designed amusingexercises for the youngest patrons, while the municipal research methodol-ogy center, education department, and  New Eurasia Foundation providedmethodological support. The museum’s inauguration turned out to be a trulyfestive occasion for the children. A special tour of the museum was designedfor them. «Feel free to touch the exhibits!» is the basic rule of behaviourin the museum, which is why the children were able to experiment with eachexhibit and check how it worked. Some of the children immediately revealedtheir abilities. For example, Ilya, a lyceum student, built Leonardo da Vinci’sbridge in  record time. In addition to  the  museum tour, organizers put to-gether four experimental laboratories where children examined the composi-tion of light and colour, analyzed the air of Leninsk-Kuznetsky, assembleda model of Earth’s crust, built a radio receiver and a Dictaphone, and turnedon the light in a lighthouse model.The Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region for economy and regional de-velopment, D. V. Islamov, visited the museum shortly before the inaugura-tion ceremony. The Director General of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC,V. V. Rashevsky, came to check out the new museum on August 27, the officialMiner’s Day.Another popular science museum was inaugurated in the city of Borodino,Krasnoyarsk region, in December 2011.
    • 61The project “Creating industry-specific innovation centers at regionalinstitutions of higher learning using international experiences” is de-signed to establish innovation centers at public institutions of higherlearning in regions operated by Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC.These centers will offer practical training and qualifications improve-ment programs for company engineers in the Kemerovo and Krasno-yarsk regions.The Siberian Federal University and Kuzbass State Technical Univer-sity are implementing projects designed to enhance their innovationpotential, improve training of an innovative workforce, and facilitateuniversity innovation research into the real economy sector.To help pilot universities, FNE has conducted training seminars forstudents on innovation project design (“School of innovation devel-opment”). These seminars required forming interdisciplinary projectteams made up of students in technical faculties, along with futureeconomists, marketing specialists, managers, and lawyers. FNE pro-vided practical assistance to teams in their efforts to design innova-tion projects based on the activities of their respective universities.For example, the Siberian Federal University has put together interdis-ciplinary teams for five innovation projects:• Environmentally-friendly and energy-saving technology usingcoals from the Kansk-Achinsk field for production of calciumcarbide, acetylene, and hydrogen.• Development of environmentally-friendly and energy-savingdevices that prepare Kansk-Achinsk field coals for powerproduction plants.• Biomedical products manufactured from polyhydroxyalkanoates(PHA).• Medical application of nano-sized ferrihydrite particles.• Reduction of silicone tetrachloride using a univalent aluminumcompound (subchloride).THE PROJECT “CREATING INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC INNOVATION CENTERS AT REGIONALINSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING USING INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES”
    • 62DEVELOPMENT OF SMALLAND MEDIUM-SIZEDBUSINESSESThe project “Creating and developing a small business support struc-ture in the city of Sharypovo, Krasnoyarsk region” aims to establishand develop a small business support structure in the city of Shary-povo, Krasnoyarsk region.This project uses a model tested in the course of a small businesssupport project implemented in the city of Borodino, Krasnoyarskregion, in 2008 – 2010, as part of am FNE program in collaborationwith the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund.Small business development is one of the most pressing needs cur-rently experienced by the city of Sharypovo because, according to thehead of the municipal government, V. G. Khokhlov, it is small andmedium-sized businesses that act as  “city-forming enterprises.”FNE experts traveled to Sharypovo, analyzed local business needsand the status of the existing small businesses in the city. The ex-perts designed a small business development concept for the city,and selected candidates for recruitment by the future small businesssupport structure soon to be established in Sharypovo.THE PROJECT “CREATING AND DEVELOPINGA SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT STRUCTUREIN THE CITY OF SHARYPOVO, KRASNOYARSK REGION”
    • 63The networking project “Local community school” was designed to organize and facilitate anexchange of best social project practices (2008 – 2010) and to disseminate the most success-ful models in other territories. The project  encompassed the Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk, Trans-Baikal, Altay, Primorye, and Kemerovo regions, and the Republics of Buryatia and Khakassia.The New Eurasia Foundation launched the “Local community school” project in 2011 to en-gage as many of the Siberian Coal Energy Company’s operation territories as possible. Theproject focused on three themes:• Development of small and medium-sized businesses (in connection with the SmallBusiness Support Agency in the city of Borodino and in the Rybinsk district);• Professional orientation of youth and career counseling (at resource centers in the Republicof Khakassia and in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region);• Volunteerism and support of citizen initiatives (linked with the public charity organization“Initiative,” in the Verkhnebureinsk district; the initiative group from the city of Kiselyovsk,Kemerovo region; and the children’s press-center in the settlement of Sagan-Nur, Republicof Buryatia).THE NETWORKING PROJECT “LOCAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL”LOCAL COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTSMALL BUSINESS FAIR IN BORODINO, KRASNOYARSK REGIONA business project competition was launched in the city of Borodino and in the Rybinsk district of the Kras-noyarsk region in October 2011. The competition was organized by the Small Business Support Agency ofBorodino and the Rybinsk district, the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund, and theNew Eurasia Foundation. Selected project proposals were presented to the public in the course of a SmallBusiness Fair held at the “Ugolschik” Culture Club in Borodino on November 25, 2011. The first place awardwent to a project designed by “Sibelektroremont” LLC (Rybinsk district): “Organizing an electric motor repairenterprise in the Rybinsk district”. Second place went to a project designed by a private entrepreneur fromBorodino: “Production and sale of wrought iron decorations”. The third place was shared by two projects: “Or-ganization of a quail farm in Borodino” and “Organization of a small pig farm in the Rybinsk district”. Fundstotalling 560,000 roubles were made available by the government of the Rybinsk district, the Borodino citygovernment, and the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund.About 30 local shops and service firms operated booths at the Small Business Fair. The diversity of theirproducts was staggering: drapes, leather, furs, textile, baby products, etc. It’s important to note that all thesecommodities had been manufactured by small businesses operating in Borodino and the Rybinsk district.In addition, local divisions and subsidiaries of the tax inspection authority, banks, an employment center,pension fund, and a regional small business support agency also operated booths. These provided on-siteconsultations for participants and visitors to the fair.The fourth Social Projects Fair of the Cheg-domyn settlement and the Verkhnebureinskdistrict (Khabarovsk region), “We Live Here!”,was held on October 27, 2011. The fair was or-ganized by the government of the Chegdomynsettlement, along with a Verkhnebureinsk dis-trict public charity “Initiative” (created by FNEand the Siberian Coal Energy Company Region-al Development Fund in 2008-2010).This was the first time that the fair’s grant poolconsisted of funds provided by not only theSiberian Coal Energy Company Regional De-velopment Fund, but also by the Chegdomynsettlement government. In order to supportmeaningful social projects the settlementgovernment passed a provision, “On a mu-nicipal grant to the Chegdomyn settlement”.Local small businesses contributed another100,000 roubles, so the grant pool eventuallytotalled 729,000 roubles.Six of the nine projects presented at the fairreceived financial support. Four of the winningprojects were sports-related: “A new karatestudio for children”, designed to popularizeKyokushinkai karate; “Accessible sport”, de-signed to build an open-air sports groundand a “Children’s ‘Olympic’ Play Center.” “Inpursuit of the Yankan summit” turned out tobe the most popular project: it will bring anindoor rock-climbing wall and rock-climbingclasses to Chegdomyn. The other two winnersincluded a project designed to beautify themunicipal park, “Urban park: living in beautyand cleanliness”, designed by a commercialstructure, and “Skillful seamstress”, a projectto set up a sewing and clothing repair work-shop at the local veterans’ club.“WE LIVE HERE!” – A SOCIAL PROJECTS FAIR
    • 64The social projects contest «Comfortable living environment» aimedto facilitate social engagement among residents of the Krasnoyarsk,Khabarovsk, Kemerovo, and  Primorye regions, along with  thoseof the Republic of Khakassia, and the Republic of Buryatia.A competition of  area gentrification projects, titled «A comfort-able living environment,» was held, with submissions from socialorganizations, citizens» initiative groups, and  local communitymembers residing in the operation regions of Siberian Coal EnergyCompany OJSC.The contest had four categories:• «My house, my backyard» — projects entailing improvementof facades and backyards;• «Living nice and tidy» — projects entailing gentrificationof adjacent territories, landscaping, and ecology-improvementprojects;• «My health — my future» — projects promoting healthy living,sports, and physical culture;• «Youth initiatives — for the homeland» — youth projectscreating a comfortable living environment.THE SOCIAL PROJECTS CONTEST“COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT”THE INNERS OF THE “COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT” CONTEST WERE:• First prize (500,000.00 roubles) – Lyceum No.4, for the project “Aroundthe world with Siberian Coal Energy Company!” (Kemerovo region, Leninsk-Kuznetsky);• Second prize (300,000.00 roubles) – Sagan-Nur secondary school, for theproject “Healthy recreation zone” (Republic of Buryatia, Sagan-Nur settle-ment);• Third prize (255,000.00 roubles) – kindergarten No.39 “Golden Key”,for the project “Healthy children – healthy nation” (Primorye region,Mikhailovsk district, Novoshaktinsky settlement).
    • 65THE PROJECT “SCHOOL OF SOCIALENTREPRENEURSHIP OF THE OMSK REGION”SCHOOL OF SOCIALENTREPRENEURSHIP• Project participants designed and launched 32 socialentrepreneurship projects in the Omsk region;• Sustainable partnerships were created between government,business, and non-commercial organizations in seven Omskdistricts (the total number of participating partners reaching 143);• 57 new jobs were created;• 5,302,727 roubles were raised to implement socialentrepreneurship projects;• Participating social entrepreneurs earned about 1.5 millionroubles in the five months following completion of training.The second phase of the project put together a regional pool of so-cial entrepreneurship trainers, expanded to include the Irkutsk regionand the Republic of Tatarstan.The Project is designed to test mechanisms that make it possible touse entrepreneurial approaches to address social problems. Projectgeography: Phase I – Omsk region; Phase II – Omsk region, Republicof Tatarstan, Irkutsk region.The project consists of two phases. The first phase, completed inJuly 2011, helped design and test the training component of theSchool of Social Entrepreneurship. The Omsk regional communityschool resource center acts as the project partner. The first group ofthe school students – a total of 43 individuals – were selected onthe basis of a competition. Over the next five months they had notonly to design, but also implement social entrepreneurship projects.The Supervisory Board of the school, presided over by the DeputyChairman of the Omsk regional government, A. V. Artyomov, wasput together to monitor students progress. The Supervisory Boardalso included prominent representatives of the regional businesscommunity and non-commercial sector. The team devised a localcommunity development technology based on the social entrepre-neurship approach and public-private partnership. The social entre-preneurship approach allows one to combine the advantages of thenon-commercial sector with entrepreneurship in social practices,and address social problems at the local and regional levels more ef-ficiently. The technology is unique in that successful local business-men provide expert support for the students’ projects and ongoingnegotiations and collaboration between municipal governments,social entrepreneurs, and the Supervisory Board members. All thishelped create a favourable entrepreneurial climate in the pilot andachieve significant results:
    • 66COMPLETEDPROJECTSTERRITORIALDEVELOPMENTPROGRAMAREAS
    • 67KEY PROJECT RESULTSIN 2008 – 2010• The projects helped create social infrastructure «growth points»(e.g. a small business support agency in Borodino and the Rybinskdistrict; municipal centers for professional self-determinationand career counselling in the Ust-Abakan and Beysk districtsand the city of Chernogorsk, Republic of Khakassia, and the cityof Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region; «electronic libraries»in the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region, and settlementof Sagan-Nur, Republic of Buryatia; a children’s press-centerand print shop in the settlement of Sagan-Nur; and publicorganization of the Verkhnebureinsk district «Initiative»).• A total of 55 social and business projects were designedand implemented.• More than 100 new jobs and 60 small businesses were created,including the Early Development Center for Children (Borodino),«Orange Paradise» playground (Chegdomyn), and computerliteracy center «Open World».• More than 10 million roubles were raised from federaland regional governmental sources to support socio-economicdevelopment in program pilot regions.
    • 68SOCIAL PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED IN OPERATION TERRITORIES OF COAL-MINING ENTERPRISES, 2008 – 2010(IN COLLABORATION WITH SIBERIAN COAL ENERGY COMPANY REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND)In November 2007 the New Eurasia Foundation won a tender held by the Sibe-rian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Fund for the right to designand implement social programs in certain of the company’s operation regions.FNE proposed that the social programs be designed with due regard for the par-ticular characteristics of each region, and that they facilitate the developmentof human capital by training local residents in new skills, and actively engagingthem in program activities. The five entities initially selected for participationin the program were: the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region; city of Borodino,Krasnoyarsk region; city of Chernogorsk, in the  Republic of Khakassia; the set-tlement of Sagan-Nur, in the Republic of Buryatia; and the settlement of Cheg-domyn, in the Khabarovsk region.Despite the different locations and sizes of the pilot regions, they all turned outto be afflicted by the same problems: their dependency of their labour marketson city-forming enterprises; a reduced standard of living, resulting in popula-tion outflow, shortage of professional workers, and poorly developed social in-frastructure. The following projects were proposed to address these problems:“Chegdomyn Plus”, aiming to identify new development vectors for the settle-ment of Chegdomyn; “Establishing a small business support fund in the cityof Borodino”, aiming to create new jobs in Borodino; “Sagan-Nur CommunityCenter”, aiming to mobilize internal development resources of the settlementof Sagan-Nur; “Creating a regional social development infrastructure” (Cher-nogorsk) and “Urban Environment” (Kiselyovsk), aiming to make infrastructurechanges in the respective pilot cities.Efficiency of social investment depends largely on how fully social programstake into account the unique characteristics of each region; how actively lo-cal residents participate in program activities; and how effective are humancapital development efforts. The implementation approach suggested by theFoundation is simple: the more active and energetic the local communitiesand authorities, the better their fundraising chances, and the possibility of re-solving local social problems and ensuring sustainable regional development.By mobilizing local communities through such contests as “My backyard – mysports ground,” in Kiselyovsk; the social projects fair in Chegdomyn; the chil-dren’s contest “Mining is my profession” in the Republic of Khakassia, andso forth — FNE managed to achieve significant results by the end of 2008. Forexample, the program helped create the first “growth centers” in the region,such as an electronic library and children’s outdoor playground in the city ofKiselyovsk, Kemerovo region, and a children’s press-center in the settlement ofSagan-Nur, Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia.The program “Improving the efficiency of company-town development re-sources” (launched in 2010) was designed to ensure sustainability of the pro-ject “Designing and implementing social programs in operation territories ofcoal-mining enterprises” (2008 – 2009); to support further development andimprove the efficiency of social programs implemented in the operation territo-ries of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC; and to prepare local communitiesfor innovation currently underway in Russian society. The strategic goal of the2010 projects was to put together effective social partnerships between lo-cal self-government bodies, businesses, and civil society institutions, so as tomobilize and diversify regional development resources. In the same year theprogram expanded to include the city of Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region,one of the first company towns to design a comprehensive investment plan,which experienced a severe shortage of qualified workforce.REGIONAL STRATEGICDEVELOPMENT• «Urban environment» program (Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region);• «Sagan-Nur community center» program (Republic of Buryatia);• «Profession and career» program (Republic of Khakassia);• «Creation and development of a small business support fundin the city of Borodino» program (Krasnoyarsk region);• «Chegdomyn Plus» program (Khabarovsk region).PROJECT “DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING SOCIALPROGRAMS IN OPERATION REGIONSOF COAL-MINING COMPANIES” 2008 — 2010Experiences in the implementation of so-cial projects in the operation regions ofSiberian Coal Energy Company OJSC is thetitle of the brochure published by the NewEurasia Foundation in 2011 to reflect theexperiences of the social projects and pro-grams implemented by the New EurasiaFoundation and the Siberian Coal EnergyCompany Regional Development Fund inthe operation regions of Siberian Coal En-ergy Company OJSC in 2008 — 2010.
    • 69RUSSIAN COMPANY TOWNS IN THE CONDITIONSOF AN ECONOMIC CRISISRUSSIAN COMPANY TOWNS IN ECONOMIC CRISIS:AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SURVIVALEconomic recession exacerbates socio-economic challenges and impedessustainable Russian regional development. For ,company towns whoseeconomies largely depend on the performance of a single enterprise or agroup of enterprises operating within a single market segment, sudden re-cession leads to a disastrous decline in standard of living. For example,a decline in production profitability can result in massive layoffs, growingunemployment, curtailed investment and social programs; and it can un-dermine the general social situation in company towns. The crises that af-fected Baikalsk and Pikalyovo and the complex situation in Togliatti provethat such problems are fraught with serious corporate, industrial, and po-litical risks.Despite the fact that most company towns, in addition to paying taxes, alsosupport the territories in which they operate, the forms of such sponsorship(e.g.funding of one-time events, the acquisition of equipment, and renova-tion of infrastructure) often fail to satisfy the companies themselves, as wellstate and local governments.Two meetings of experts were organized by FNE in 2009 so as to share ex-periences in the resolution of social problems in company towns, as well asexamples of public-private partnerships that make it possible to reconcilebudget priorities, upgrade industrial enterprises, and pursue strategic de-velopment goals.The first panel discussion (‘Employment problems in Russian companytowns: new economic challenges’) was held on January 22, 2009, organ-ized by the Institute of Contemporary Development, FNE, and the SiberianCoal Energy Company OJSC. Participants discussed social problems in com-pany towns formed around large enterprises. Experts believe it was smallertowns that have been most affected by the economic recession: 100 out of460 company towns are already experiencing serious hardships. The eventparticipants discussed ways of alleviating the social consequences of thecrisis, and ensuring territorial and cross-industry mobility of workers. Theyalso discussed the role of business, government, and the third sector inresolving the population employment problems; as well as the particularsof implementing housing projects within the framework of public-privatepartnerships. Participants identified three key problems affecting companytowns: unemployment, housing needs, and the need to furtherconstructivedialogue between government, business, and the community.A SERIES OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS “RUSSIAN COMPANY TOWNS IN CONDITIONSOF ECONOMIC CRISIS: OPPORTUNITY FOR SURVIVAL” 2009 — 2010
    • 70INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN REGIONS:PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTSPANEL DISCUSSION “INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALOF THE RUSSIAN COMPANY TOWNS: KEMEROVO REGION”On December 22, 2010 the New Eurasia Foundation in partnership with the Insti-tute of Contemporary Development and “Interfax” Information Group conductedthe panel discussion “Innovation development of the Russian regions: problemsand prospects”. Participants analysed the subject of innovation from different an-gles. In particular, certain reports and presentations emphasized the importanceof training specialists for an innovation economy. They discussed the prospectsof venture financing and the creation of conditions required to bring innovationsinto the real economy sector — as well as opportunities for development of an in-novation education environment, approaches to commercialization of research,development of a regional innovation system, and sample practices of effectivepublic-private partnerships in the social sphere. The meeting concluded with anawards ceremony in which regional and federal press representatives receivedprizes for best coverage of relevant social issues in Russia.Prizes were awarded for: the best publication in federal print media; the bestpublication in regional print media; and the best publication in online media.The Expert Board (competition panel) decided that the 2010 Contest for the bestcoverage of relevant social issues in Russia would be dedicated to the “Socialaspects of modernization and innovation development of the Russian regions”.Below is a list of the contest winners:In the “Federal print mass media” nomination:• Olga Kosheleva – “Trud” newspaper (Moscow)• Olga Mordyushenko  – “Kommersant” newspaper (Moscow) – a specialprize from “Yevrokhim” OJSCIn the “Regional print mass media” nomination:• Marina Zadorozhnaya – “Chernogorsky Rabochiy” newspaper (Khakassia,Chernogorsk)• Olga Gileva – “Russian Leader” newspaper (Kemerovo)• Elena Roschupkina – “Interfax – Povolzhye” Agency in Tatarstan (Kazan) –a special prize from “Tatneft” OJSCIn the “Online media” nomination:• Alexandra Borisova – Gazeta.RUA special prize, “For creating a nationwide communication system facilitatingthe innovation development in Russia”, went to the Press-Center of the RFMinistry of Energy. A special diploma, “For introducing and supporting in-novation technologies in the public-private partnership sphere”, went to theGovernment of the Kemerovo region.This panel discussion was held in the city of Kemerovo on August 25, 2010.It was organized by the government of the Kemerovo region, with the partic-ipation of the Kuzbass Technological Park, FNE, and the “Interfax” Informa-tion Agency. The round-table focused on economic diversification of com-pany towns, and resulted recommendations pertaining to this extremelyimportant and complex process.In his opening address Dmitry Islamov, Deputy Governor of the Kemerovoregion for economy and regional development, noted that the socio-eco-nomic development strategy of the Kemerovo region for the period endingin 2025 does address regional economic diversification. It is clear todaythat further consistent economic development  in Kuzbass is impossiblewithout creating new enterprises and even whole industries. It is especiallytrue for  company mining towns, whose fate demonstrably confirms theneed in diversification and modernization.Panel discussants included representatives of the government of the Ke-merovo region, the heads and officials of the company towns Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Prokopyevsk, and Polysaevo, officials and leading specialistsof the RF Ministry of regional development, Siberian Coal Energy CompanyOJSC, Kuzbassrazrezugol OJSC, the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnolo-gies, Kuzbass Technological Park, Kuzbass Chamber of Commerce and In-dustry, Kemerovo State University of Technology, and the Coal Institute ofthe Russian Academy of Sciences. They specifically focused on innovationprojects implemented in some of the towns of the Kemerovo region. Theexperience of the Kuzbass Technological Park shows that the need for in-novations in a broad variety of economy sectors is very great, as it is fordevelopment and deployment.A CONTEST FOR THE BEST PRINTAND ON-LINE COVERAGEOF SOCIAL ISSUES IN RUSSIA 2009 — 2010
    • 71The “Municipal bonds” project aimed to create the conditions re-quired to raise funds for Russian social infrastructure by issuingmunicipal bonds.The project “Strategic planning in the conditions of implementa-tion of national projects” aimed to design a strategic developmentsystem for large Russian cities through national projects.The project “Designing and implementing investment programsin Saratov regional municipalities” helped increase the influx ofinvestment capital into the Saratov region by improving its invest-ment attractiveness and preparing it for the arrival of investors.THE “MUNICIPAL BONDS” PROJECTTHE PROJECT “STRATEGIC PLANNING IN THECONDITIONS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONALPROJECTS”THE PROJECT “DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTINGINVESTMENT PROGRAMS IN SARATOV REGIONALMUNICIPALITIES”The project “New management technologies – new developmentquality” aimed to mobilize the intellectual potential and improveprofessional qualifications of mid-level industrial management inthe Republic of Udmurtia.THE PROJECT “NEW MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES –NEW DEVELOPMENT QUALITY”The Republic of Udmurtia’s industrial enterprises are city-forming, and theprosperity of the regional population largely depends on their wellbeing.However, the arrival of the market economy required Udmurtia’s defense andheavy industry enterprises to undergo serious changes, including, but notlimited to, modernization of production facilities and implementation of newmanagement and staffing approaches.For this reason, FNE and the Ministry of Industry and Transportation of theRepublic of Udmurtia joined in a project designed to mobilize the intellectualpotential, and improve professional qualifications, of mid-level industrialmanagement.Project participants included approximately 30 industrial enterprises; morethan 100 individuals underwent training; 10 investment projects emerged asa result of the training sessions. These came about through a series of opencompetitions. The number of project proposals submitted by regional en-terprises seeking targeted financing multiplied tenfold. Professional skillsacquired by the mid-level managers of the region’s industrial enterprisesenabled them to engage in development of investment projects. The morereceptive and responsive attitude of top executives towards new productionmanagement approaches will enable defence enterprises to develop andgrow in the challenging conditions of global market competition.Russian Northwest – Norway: Barents Regional Development Pro-gram (2006 – 2008) was a collaborative initiative of the New Eura-sia Foundation, Barents Secretariat, and the Ministry of Foreign Af-fairs of Norway. The program aimed to create conditions requiredto ensure the socio-economic sustainability and development ofthe Russian Northwest and Norway.RUSSIAN NORTHWEST – NORWAY: BARENTSREGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2006 — 20082006 — 20072006 — 20072004 — 20052006 — 2008
    • 72ENTREPRENEURSHIPThe program “Supporting the development of small and medium-sized businesses in the Baley district of the Chita region” helpedincrease the number of small and medium-sized businesses, in-cluding agricultural enterprises, and encourage the local popula-tion to more actively engage in economic activities.The program “Social investments of Russian businesses” aimed topromote corporate social and charity programs by strengtheningthe capacity of companies to identify goals, design strategies, andimplement social and charity programs.The project “Promoting non-bank financing of small and medium-sized businesses” helped enhance economic involvement of thepopulation by supporting micro-lending institutions.The project “Development of small businesses and creation ofnew jobs in the settlement of Salym, Nefteyugansk district, Khan-ty-Mansi Autonomous District” helped identify the most effectivemechanisms for facilitating employment, self-employment, anddevelopment of small business in the settlement of Salym, so asto diversify the local economy and create new jobs.• Comprehensive territorial development in the operationregions of SUAL “New forms of collaboration: development ofthe small business support infrastructure within the frameworkof public-private partnerships”;• Collaborative initiative of the New Eurasia Foundationand SUAL designed to support the development of smallbusinesses and creation of new jobs in the cities ofMikhailovsk and Nizhniye Sergy, Sverdlovsk region;• Collaborative initiative of the New Eurasia Foundationand SUAL designed to support the development of smallbusinesses and creation of new jobs in the city of Severouralsk,Sverdlovsk region;• “Assessing the condition, problems, and developmentprospects of the Volkhov, Pikalyovo, and Kandalakshamunicipalities”.THE PROGRAM “SUPPORTINGTHE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZEDBUSINESSES IN THE BALEY DISTRICTOF THE CHITA REGION”THE PROGRAM “SOCIAL INVESTMENTSOF RUSSIAN BUSINESSES”THE PROJECT “PROMOTING NON-BANKFINANCING OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZEDBUSINESSES”THE PROJECT “DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESSESAND CREATION OF NEW JOBS IN THE SETTLEMENTOF SALYM, NEFTEYUGANSK DISTRICT,KHANTY-MANSI AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT”COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVEWITH SUAL2006 — 20072004 — 20052005 — 200620062004 — 2009
    • 73KEY RESULTS OF THE SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT PROJECTS• In 2005, a total of 83 new small businesses were registered, and more than1,000 new jobs created, at small and medium-sized enterprises in the Nizh-niye Sergy district.• In the summer of 2006, the Municipal small business support fund of thecity of Severouralsk offered a new credit product for small and medium-sized businesses that had been designed in partnership with FNE experts.• The “Small business development center of the Republic of Karelia” joinedwith FNE in establishing a “Territorial Development Center” in the settle-ment of Nadvoitsy (Segezha district, Republic of Karelia), which providesinformation and consultation services to small businesses and public or-ganizations.• Programs implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation in 2004-2005 ena-bled more than 500 entrepreneurs to acquire additional business manage-ment skills and deploy new management technologies at their enterprises.• More than 50 entrepreneurs from five municipalities took part in regionalsmall business support programs, and won regional investment projectcompetitions and government procurement contracts.• A small business support fund was established in the city of Mikhailovsk(Nizhniye Sergy district, Sverdlovsk region) in 2006. During  its first sixmonths the Fund provided consultations and office services to approxi-mately 200 entrepreneurs. It also provided local entrepreneurs with morethan 100 micro-loans, totalling more than 600,000 roubles. The loan repay-ment rate was 100%.• In 2006, pilot municipalities designed and approved small business sup-port programs funded by their respective municipal budgets.• In 2006, the municipal governments of Kamensk-Uralsky and Severouralskorganized their first municipal procurement competitions, with the par-ticipation of small and medium-sized businesses. The first homeownersassociation was established in Severouralsk, which expanded businessopportunities for local entrepreneurs within the utility sector of the urbaneconomy.• In 2006, the Severouralsk municipal small business support fund offered anew credit product for small and medium-sized businesses which had beendesigned in cooperationFNE experts.• 2007 – The “Small business development center of the Republic of Karelia”joined forces with the New Eurasia Foundation to establish a “Territorial De-velopment Center” in the settlement of Nadvoitsy (Segezha district, Repub-lic of Karelia). This center provides information and consultation services tosmall district businesses and public organizations.• 2007 – 2008 – More than 50 entrepreneurs from five municipalities tookpart in regional small business support programs and won regional invest-ment project competitions and government procurement contracts.• 2007 – 2008 – More than 150 officials and heads of municipal govern-ments improved their qualifications in regulation of the small-businesssector. As a result, a number of municipal licensing and authorization pro-cedures were simplified.Sodeystviye 2007“Sodeystviye 2007”, a consumer credit cooperative providing micro-loansto residents in the city of Baley and the Baley district of the Chita region,was established in 2007. In 2008, the FNE helped the cooperative design aregional micro-lending program. The goal here is to facilitate collaborationbetween the banking sector and micro-lending organizations, by author-izing the latter to access consumer credit histories. In addition, the Founda-tion helped the cooperative design a long-term capital-raising strategy tar-geted at domestic and foreign investors, with a view to augmenting its owncredit portfolio. “Centurion Capital” CJSC managed to raise $2,000,000from external sources, thereby expanding access to financial resources forthe regional micro-lending organizations.
    • 74IINNOVATIONDEVELOPMENTThe program “Commercialization of the Russian intellectual assetsand technologies – CRIAT” was designed to assist the governmentof the Stavropol region in developing a comprehensive regionalinnovation support infrastructure based at regional institutions ofhigher learning.THE PROGRAM “COMMERCIALIZATIONOF THE RUSSIAN INTELLECTUAL ASSETSAND TECHNOLOGIES – CRIAT”The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of the Stavropol region helped 75 re-search teams prepare their project proposals and applications for partici-pation in the “Start – 2006” competition of the Fund for Support of SmallInnovative Businesses. Twenty of those proposals received awards totalling15 million roubles. Winning project proposals included, for example, devel-opment plans for a new class of modular neuro-computers, designing andcertifying biochemical reactants manufactured from food stuffs, manufactur-ing PVC stabilizers by recycling used lead batteries, designing processingtechnologies for by-products of apiculture, and designing meat processingtechnologies using new-generation dairy-based protein-carbohydrate com-pounds.The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) of the Stavropol region helped a numberof small innovative businesses to prepare for a grant competition set up bythe Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Stavropol region, as partof a regional program: “Development of small and medium-sized businessesin the Stavropol region in 2006 – 2008”. Seventeen out of the twenty-oneproject proposals won awards totalling 5.7 million roubles. Winning entriesincluded, for example, a proposal to develop and organize production of bio-logically active food supplements, consumed in the form of an anti-arthrosishydrogel; design of  a zero-emission energy-saving processing technologyfor avicultural waste; organization of production of functional anti-arthrosisfoods for domestic animals; a procedure for manufacturing cosmetics basedon animal stem cells; and a procedure for providing psychological consulta-tions over the Internet.The project “Developing the innovation support infrastructurein the Khabarovsk region” aimed to design a replicable modelof advancing innovations into the real economy sector of theKhabarovsk region.KEY RESULTS OF THE INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTUREDEVELOPMENT PROJECTSTHE PROJECT “DEVELOPINGTHE INNOVATION SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTUREIN THE KHABAROVSK REGION”• The New Eurasia Foundation helped design the Innovation developmentstrategy of the Stavropol region.• FNE helped create a network of commercialization of research and technol-ogy transfer institutions in the Stavropol region.• FNE helped design and test a mechanism to mobilize the innovation po-tential and improve professional qualifications of municipal employees — amechanism that may be replicated in other RF regions.• The project “Comprehensive innovation development of the Republic of Ud-murtia” helped train 50 municipal employees and 15 innovation develop-ment experts, and design 11 innovation projects.• FNE helped expand the scope and improve the quality of services providedby the innovations support infrastructure of the Khabarovsk region.2005 — 2007The project “Comprehensive innovation development of the Re-public of Udmurtia” aimed to facilitate innovative socio-economicdevelopment in the Republic of Udmurtia.THE PROJECT “COMPREHENSIVEINNOVATION DEVELOPMENTOF THE REPUBLIC OF UDMURTIA” 2006 — 20072008
    • 75HOUSINGECONOMYMANAGEMENT• Project “Holding public hearings on implementation of thehousing reform. Determining the role and place of the non-commercial sector in exercising public control”;• Project “Network of housing education schools”;• Project “We choose the way we manage our apartmentbuilding” (facilitating housing self-governance in Moscow);• Project “Housing movement in modern Russia: an informationdirectory”• Project “Strengthening the capacity of the Russian NGOresource centers specializing in housing self-managementand advocacy of tenants’ rights by adapting relevant Polishexperiences”;• Project “Facilitating the exchange of experiences betweenRussian and foreign NGO resource centers specializing inhousing self-management”.• Project “Supporting Russian homeowners” (2007 – 2009)“HOUSING SELF-MANAGEMENT”PROGRAM 2006 — 2008The Homeowners Support project is a project set up by FNE in 2007 – 2009,with financial support from the United States Agency for International devel-opment (USAID). This project played an important role in housing and utilityindustry reform. It proved the need for a transparent system of organization-al, financial, and contractual relations, so as to manage multifamily apart-ment buildings regardless of specific management methods.The project applied a comprehensive approach to modern housing manage-ment and collaboration among all the housing management stakeholders.The closed grant competition held as part of the Homeowners Support pro-ject provided 39 homeowners associations and management companieswith funding for demonstration projects. These projects (set up in Perm,Nizhniy Novgorod, and Tver) deployed market-based housing stock manage-ment models designed to develop effective relations among homeownersassociations, management companies, and utility providers; strengthen op-erational and institutional resources of homeowners associations; and im-prove the legal environment in which they operate. The best practices weredescribed in a Code of Best Practices disseminated among three thousandRussian municipalities, through seven nationwide public events held as partof the Homeowners Support project — as well as the website of the Associa-tion of NGOs Supporting Homeowners Associations and Housing Construc-tion Cooperatives (both created in the course of the project).In addition, the project helped create a large library of information, training,and methodological materials on a variety of housing stock management is-sues. The library consists of 13 textbooks, four training courses, six thematicbooklets, as well as videos all aiming to prepare the housing industry stake-holders for the provision of better quality housing stock management, techni-cal maintenance, and capital renovation services.HOMEOWNERSSUPPORT PROJECT 2007 — 2009
    • 76ROGRAM AREAPARTNERSTERRITORIALDEVELOPMENTPROGRAMAREAS
    • 77• Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation• Interdepartmental Commission for Company Towns of the RFGovernment• Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Khakassia• Ministry of Economic and Regional Development of theKrasnoyarsk region• Labour and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region• Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Khakassia• Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Stavropolregion• Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Udmurtia• Ministry of Industry and Transportation of the Republic ofUdmurtia• Government of the Saratov region• Ministry of Economic Development and External Relations of theKhabarovsk region• Department of Education of the Kemerovo region• Public Board under the RF Ministry of regional development• Government of the city of Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region• Governments of the city of Chernogorsk, Ust-Abakan, Altay, andBeysk districts of the Republic of Khakassia• Municipal government of the Mukhorshibir district, Republic ofBuryatia• Municipal government of the settlement of Sagan-Nur, Republicof Buryatia• Government of the Verkhnebureinsk district, Khabarovsk region• Government of the settlement of Chegdomyn, Verkhnebureinskdistrict, Khabarovsk region• Government of the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region• Government of the city of Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region• Government of the city of Kamensk-Uralsky• Government of the city of Shelekhov• Governments of the city of Segezha and settlement of Nadvoitsy• Government of the Nizhniye Sergy district, Sverdlovsk region• Government of the Baley district, Chita region• Government of the city of Severouralsk, Sverdlovsk region• Government of the city of Kandalaksha, Murmansk region• Government of the city of Volkhov, Leningrad region• Government of the city of Tver• Government of the city of Perm• Government of the city of Nizhniy Novgorod• Krasnoyarsk Regional Small Business Support Agency OJSC• Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC – Kuzbass• Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC – Krasnoyarsk• Siberian Coal Energy Company LLC – Khakassia• Tugnuy Coal Mine OJSC, Republic of Бурятия• Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs• Vneshtorgklub”, a corporate club of international partnershipand cooperation• Institute of Contemporary Development• Regional Development Institute• National Association of Self-regulating Real Estate ManagementOrganizations• Far-Eastern Innovations Support Agency, Khabarovsk region• Small Business Support Fund of the Khabarovsk region• Tomsk Innovations Support Center• Interfax” Information Agency• Business Communications Agency CJSC• Academy of People’s Economy of the Russian Federation• Qualifications Improvement and Professional Training Academyfor Education Specialists• State Qualifications Improvement and Professional RetrainingAcademy for Construction Specialists• Siberian Federal University• Kuzbass State Technical University• Kuzbass Technological Park CJSC• Fund for Support of Legislative Initiatives• Center for Strategic Development of the Russian Northwest• Arkhangelsk Center for Social Technologies “Garant”• Omsk Community School Resource Center• Pskov Regional Center for Education Technologies• Association of Community Schools of the Republic of Khakassia• Management and Workforce Retraining Center (Saratov)• Saratov Regional Development Agency• Center for Innovations and Technologies of the Republic ofUdmurtia• Russian Microfinance Center• The Institute for Urban Economics• Center for Fiscal Policy• Charity Aid Foundation, Russian representative office• Sustainable Development” Fund• Center for Information Support of the Housing and UtilityIndustry Reform• Sociological club “City” of the Higher School of Economics• Members of the “Ulitka” Housing Club of the Higher School ofEconomics• Foundation in Support of Local Democracy, Poland• Network of housing education schools• Association of NGOs Supporting Homeowners Associations andHousing Construction Cooperatives
    • 78SOCIAL SPHEREDEVELOPMENTABOUTTHE PROGRAMAREAOver the past two decades Russia hasundergone a series of dramatic changesthat have seriously affected societyand thrown it out of balance. Socialdifferentiation of the country’spopulation is but consequenceof these changes.PROGRAMAREAS
    • 79The New Eurasia Foundation interprets the notion of “social sphere”as the place where links among people emerge and function. Thisis why FNE’s “Social sphere development” projects target diversegroups, ranging from orphans and people with disabilities, to youthat risk and people in difficult life situations, such as migrants andethnic minorities.FNE’s youth-related projects (which have both educational and socialcomponents) regard youth as a strategic resource in social develop-ment, whose active engagement in economic, political, and socialprocesses contributes additional development impulses, both  tospecific regions and the country as a the whole. Over the past severalyears, directly assisted by youth itself, the New Eurasia Foundationhelped design Russia’s first youth policy concept; and it implement-ed a great number of projects to help young people integrate intosociety and take a more active part in the solution of youth problems,regional development, and democratization.Each project, while responding to the needs and requirements of spe-cific groups of citizens, has its own goals and objectives. They all,however, have something in common: they aim to create and imple-ment mechanisms that foster the observation of social norms andhuman rights, that assist citizens and support socially vulnerablepopulation groups.Key operation principles of the “Social sphere development” pro-grams include:• Partnership: We build and strengthen partnerships withgovernments, regulatory bodies, public organizations, and privatebusinesses to achieve project goals and ensure substantive andlasting outcomes.• Public support: We rely on public support to design projectactivities that adequately meet the needs and requirements ofspecific target groups.• Utmost transparency: We market ourselves as a socialdevelopment agency and attract new donors and partnersby monitoring and evaluating our projects and programs onan ongoing basis; by disseminating information about ouractivities at various events; by publicizing our work using variousinformation channels; and by keeping our existing partners andbeneficiaries regularly updated.By implementing social development projects in Russia, the NewEurasia Foundation facilitates the evolution of a civil society that ena-bles its members to live in dignity, care about their problems, andsafeguard their rights.
    • 80SOCIAL SPHEREDEVELOPMENTCURRENTPROJECTS• The project «Social integration of youngpeople with disabilities throughprofessional training and employmentin the Krasnodar region»• The project «Social adaptationof orphanage and boarding schoolgraduates in Moscow»• The project «Migration barometerin the Russian Federation»• The project «Bridgesof good neighbourliness»• The project «Disseminating the bestpeacemaking and conflict-preventingpractices in Northern Caucasus»PROGRAMAREAS
    • 81The project “Social integration of young people with disabilities through professional train-ing and employment in the Krasnodar region” (December 2010 – April 2012) aims to en-gage young people with disabilities in the activities of regional institutions of higher learn-ing and local NGOs. The project helps design training programs to facilitate their successfulintegration into society. Social workers and leaders of public organizations catering to theneeds of people with disabilities will also be able to improve their professional qualifica-tions.The “Information Training Center”, the projectpartner in Krasnodar, has already started work-ing on the project.  The Center’s specialists trainpeople with disabilities on its own premises,as well as individually at home.  The followingcourses are especially popular: “Bookkeeping”,“PC user”, “1S: Accounting”, “PC assembly andmaintenance”.COORDINATION MEETINGS ON PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENTOF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESSOCIAL INTEGRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITHDISABILITIES VIA PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ANDEMPLOYMENTTHE PROJECT “SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLEWITH DISABILITIES THROUGH PROFESSIONAL TRAININGAND EMPLOYMENT IN THE KRASNODAR REGION”• On March 23, 2011the “Information Training Center”, a nongovernmental institution of learning inKrasnodar, hosted its first coordination meeting on professional training and employment of youngpeople with disabilities. The regional project manager, E. M. Shablo, stated that the organization wastraining 14 students, aged 18 – 30. The young people taking part in the project were interested notonly in obtaining employment, but also in socializing with their peers in the course of training. Train-ers needed to be heedful and sensitive; participants had traveled to Krasnodar from other regionalcities and spent substantial amounts of money on tickets. The project team remains in close contactwith the parents of the students, many of those parents were present at the classes. • A coordination meeting on professional training and employment of young people with disabilities washeld in Krasnodar on October 10, 2011. Besides project team members, other attendees includedrep-resentatives of organizations that had cooperated with the FNE project: “Hand of Charity” Center forSupport and Protection of Citizens, a Krasnodar regional public charity organization; and the “Vozrozh-deniye” initiative group. Participants expressed willingness to  help the “Information Training Center”to find employment for the young people undergoing professional training in the project. Their  jointefforts will help achieve better results and support for those requiring help.In late September a group of members and vol-unteers of the “Levados” Center in Krasnodarorganized a City Day information event to dis-seminate information about the project “So-cial integration of young people with disabili-ties through professional training and employ-ment in the Krasnodar region”.  The project’sprogress and results, as well as the addressesof the training venues, were listed in colour-ful booklets printed in hundreds of copies andhanded out on Krasnaya Street. This thorough-fare was open on City Day to pedestrian trafficonly and doubled as the city’s principal concertvenue.  The project helped boost inquiries re-garding professional training opportunities foryoung people with disabilities — which meansthat the number of potential project beneficiar-ies may significantly increase as well.
    • 82The project “Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding schoolgraduates in Moscow” (December 2010 – February 2012) aimedto create conditions needed by orphanage and boarding schoolgraduates for social adaptation, by providing them with skills inindependent adult living. The New Eurasia Foundation has alwayspaid special attention to working with youth, supporting its initia-tives, and training young leaders. This project is a new effort tofind solutions for youth problems, childhood institutionalizationbeing one of the most significant. The project is sponsored by thefinancial corporation “JPMorgan Chase & Co”.CULINARY DUELWHO IS THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE?THE PROJECT “SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANAGEAND BOARDING SCHOOL GRADUATES IN MOSCOW”The New Eurasia Foundation co-founded the contest “My favourite teacher,”whose participants (orphanage and boarding school students) wrote essaysabout their favourite teachers. Hundreds of essays were submitted to thecompetition, of which only 10 made it to the semi-finals; three teachers even-tually won the contest: N. A. Ilyichova, a pedagogue from boarding schoolNo.62, M. A. Morozova, a social pedagogue from orphanage No.39, and T. V.Klyueva, a supplementary education pedagogue from boarding school No.15named after Yuri Nikulin.On March 23 Moscow boarding school No.62 hosted a “Culinary duel” todemonstrate the skills of orphans and boarding school students who hadtaken part in culinary training sessions.Twelve contending teams presented collectively created “house specialties”that were not only pleasing to the eye, but also excellent in taste, accordingto members of the competition panel and fans in attendance.Delicious and affordable!” was the competition motto. Competition judgescarefully observed the cooking techniques and used calculators to determinethe cost of ingredients. One of the main requirements of the contest was thatthe cost of ingredients for all three courses, i.e. a salad, a hot cereal, andpancakes, was not to exceed 300 roubles. Half an hour later the teams wereready to present their “creations”. Mikhail Liske, a member of the competi-tion panel, as well as a professional chef, and the owner of the “CulinaryStudio” — was surprised by the young people’s ability to efficiently prepareand beautifully serve high-quality dishes. In turn, contest participants wereastonished by the cooking techniques demonstrated by Mikhail in the courseof the workshop.In an atmosphere of happy excitement all contestpants received gifts andworkshop participation certificates, as well as honorary letters and cook-books.“Who is the master of the house” was a contest held on December 1, 2011that brought together more than 100 participants from 16 institutions.  Con-testants had to demonstrate knowledge in eight life-skill areas, such as iron-ing clothes, laying tables, hammering nails, sewing on buttons, entertainingguests, and giving first aid.  While, truth be told, computing the amount ofpaint and wallpaper required for renovation of a room, or determining thecost of a bank loan did pose certain difficulties for the young contestants,other tasks did not. These included handling a traffic situation properly, hav-ing a conversation with representatives of utility service providers, compos-ing a letter to a superintendent regarding problems in an apartment, andpaying utility bills correctly. Contestants received certificates of completion in home engineering, andgifts from the “Flower of Life” charity fund and the New Eurasia Foundation. Winners also received special prizes in the form of electrical kettles providedby Moscow’s “Mikromashina” plant.The project continues! Soon it will offer a great number of interesting and,most importantly, useful workshops and training sessions to help orphansdevelop self-confidence and succeed in their independent adult lives.New participants keep joining the project which initially encompassed onlyfive Moscow orphanages. At present its workshops, interactive discussions,and practical training sessions are attended by the  residents of orphan-ages No.14, No.17, No.48, No.57, and No.59, boarding schools No.4, No.9,No.62, and No.80, Education Center No.1865, and boarding school No.15named after Yuri Nikulin.
    • 83Management of migration procedures is one of the many importantfoci of the New Eurasia Foundation’s “Social sphere development”program area. The Foundation strives to create a mechanism of net-working between the governments, businesses, and nongovern-mental organizations, so as to keep the public well informed aboutissues pertaining to labour migration and the rights of migrants inthe Russian regions and CIS member-states. To support these ac-tivities the Foundation plans to continue developing a communica-tion environment for discussion of relevant issues in this field. Thisin turn will create conditions condusive to observation of the rightsof labour migrants, support for events and activities, and the pub-licaton of books on important migration-related issues.THE PROJECT “MIGRATION BAROMETERIN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION”1. «Migration in Rhythm with Time» by Viktor Perevedentsev. This is a com-pilation of articles by a prominent migration researcher, V. I. Perevedent-sev. The  author analyzes migration-related problems in  a  broad socialcontext, and their interconnection with demographic processes, the la-bour market, and regional development.2. «Migration and the Demographic Crisis», edited by Zh. A. Zayonchkovs-kaya and E. V. Tyuryukanova. Thts publication describes two large-scaleresearch projects in  the  field of  migration implemented by the  Centerfor Migration Studies in 2008‑2010.3. «Aching for Citizenship» by Lidia Grafova. A collection of articles on citi-zenship issues written by well-known human rights activist Lidia Grafo-va and published in «Rossiyskaya Gazeta» over the course of ten years(2001­‑2010).4. «Russian migration policy prospects: choosing the  right path» byI. V. Ivakhnyuk. The author compares Russia’s migration policy with ad-vanced international migration management methods and  analyzesits further development prospects.5. «Women-migrants from CIS in  Russia», edited by E. V.  Tyuryukanova.The  book analyzes the  role of  women in  modern migration processes.It debunks the common stereotype according to which labour migrationis primarily men’s activity; it describes women’s various migration behav-iour models, and  individual and  family migration strategies, includingmigration with children; and it raises the issue of a gender-sensitive mi-gration policy and states the need to expand the scope of social respon-sibility of the recipient government.• “Russian migration policy development scenarios” by V. A. Postavninand N. I. Vlasova;• “Labour market and migration” by O. D. Vorobyova;• “Labour migration regulation mechanisms in developed countries”by M. B. Denisenko;• “Does Russia need an internal migration policy?” by N. V. Mkrtchian;• “Integration policy” by V. I. Mukomel;• “Labour migration in Russia: how to proceed further”by E. V. Tyuryukanova, Zh. A. Zayonchkovskaya, and Yu. F. Florinskaya;• “Statistical support of the migration policy of the Russian Federation”by O. S. Chudinovskikh.Brochure “Migration barometerin the Russian Federation”SEVEN THEMATIC BROCHURES PUBLISHED AS PARTOF THE “RUSSIAN MIGRATION POLICY” REPORTMIGRATION BAROMETER IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION” PROJECT LIBRARY:
    • 84“Bridges of good neighbourliness” project (July 2010 – December2011) seeks to prevent illegal migration to Russia by improvingconditions and expanding the opportunities for legal migration.The project attempts to create a Eurasian network of nongovern-mental organizations facilitating international management of mi-gration and promoting political dialogue between the EuropeanUnion and participating countries. The goal is to improve socialsupport provided to migrants in their home and destination coun-tries, as well as the competencies of employees of NGOs andgovernmental organizations, and to promote a positive image ofmigrants. Project participants included non-commercial organi-zations from Armenia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland,Romania, and Ukraine. Russian participants include five publicorganizations from Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Makhachkala, Samara,and Stavropol.INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “BRIDGES OF GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS”THE PROJECT “BRIDGES OF GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS”An international conference was held on September 12-14, 2011 as part ofthe project “Bridges of Good Neighbourliness,” implemented by the New Eur-asia Foundation in partnership with the German fund AWO. Attendees camefrom Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and Germany.At the plenary sessions project participants shared their best practices in in-tegration, adaptation, legalization, and education of migrants. In addition,participants discussed opportunities for partnership and cooperation be-tween non-commercial organizations and authorised agencies in regulatingmigration, and making use of the migration potential to benefit of regionaland local community development.The project also included an international contest among for the best journal-ism on integration of migrants; it supported a youth website on preventionof xenophobia; it organized a special section on migration-related problems(within the framework of the “Migration bridge: Russia – Central Asia” sym-posium held in November 2011 in Hudzhand, Tajikistan, and the seminar“Migration in the post-soviet space: trends, consequences, and prospects”held December 2011 in Moscow).
    • 85The project “Disseminating the best peacemaking and conflict-preventing practices in Northern Caucasus” (April 2011 – March2012) aims to reduce interethnic tension by encouraging youthorganizations to employ innovative peacemaking techniques. Theproject will help regional institutions of higher learning to launchhumanitarian clinics, student social service offices, and publicreception rooms. These will produce a positive impact on the de-velopment of the local communities, prevent conflicts, and bringyoung people together by engaging them in socially meaningfulproject activities.PUBLIC INITIATIVES FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENTИНФОРМАЦИОННЫЕ РЕСУРСЫ НАПРАВЛЕНИЯTHE PROJECT “DISSEMINATING THE BESTPEACEMAKING AND CONFLICT-PREVENTINGPRACTICES IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS”An open forum “Public initiatives for peace and development” was held inthe city of Grozny (Republic of Chechnya) on October 10 – 12, 2011. Theforum has become a traditional event for the project “Disseminating thebest peacemaking and conflict-preventing practices in the North Caucasus”.The first forum was organized in partnership with the State University of Ka-rachaevo-Cherkessia and held in the city of Karachaevsk in September 2009.The second open forum partnered with the PyatigorskState Linguistic Univer-sity in September 2010. The third open forum, held in Grozny, was organizedby the New Eurasia Foundation in partnership with the State University ofChechnya.The almost five hundred participants included members of parliament, gov-ernment officials, members of the Public Chamber of the Chechen Republic,university students and professors, as well as representatives of non-com-mercial organizations and private businesses. Forum participants identifiedopportunities for collaboration and socio-economic development.  Partici-pants expressed gratitude to the forum’s organizers and made specific pro-posals in a variety of areas, including the development of small business-es, homeowners associations, community schools, and civic collaborationmechanisms.An open forum “Public initiatives for peace and development” was held inthe city of Nalchik (Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria) on December 13, 2011.The forum was organized by the New Eurasia Foundation in partnership withthe State University of Kabardino-Balkaria.Participants learned about the methods designed by their Karelian col-leagues from Petrozavodsk State University who presented their experiencesin organizing and running a social services office as part of the university,as well as examples of practical research implemented by their students.In addition, participants took part in the workshops “Technologies of col-laboration with local communities” and “From xenophobia to respect”. E. N.Loguntsev, the Director General of the “Zarechny Technopolis DevelopmentFoundation” and a member of the municipal legislature of the city of Zarech-ny, Sverdlovsk region, discusses practical experiences in the development ofsmall business support infrastructures in the Russian regions. Forum partici-pants from the pedagogical community of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkariawere presented with a community school model, plus a comprehensive pack-age of methodological materials on “Interactive networking technologies”.
    • 86COMPLETEDPROJECTSSOCIAL SPHEREDEVELOPMENTPROGRAMAREAS
    • 87Migration barometer in the Russian Federation» project. The firstphase of the project (2009‑2010) was designed to draw public at-tention to the problem of labour migration and migrants» rightsin the Russian Federation. This entailed a series of panel discus-sions on relevant migration-related problems — which generateda significant public response in Russia. Project experts gave doz-ens of interviews on the problems discussed at the round-tableevents, and took part in radio and television shows, thereby help-ing to shape public opinion on migration-related issues. Projectparticipants designed specific recommendations on changing mi-gration laws. For example, these experts» recommendations weretaken into account when drafting the law «On amending the RFFederal Law «On the legal status of foreign citizens in the RussianFederation». This law made it easier to recruit skilled foreign work-ers and required employed migrants to obtain work certificates.Sustainable operation of  the  above website is  one of  the  mostimportant results of the «Migration barometer in the Russian Fed-eration» project. The website updates daily information about mi-gration-related procedures in the Russian Federation and abroad.The website publishes interviews with leading migration expertsand  migrants, along with  materials from completed panel dis-cussions, including recommendations for  governmental bod-ies. Website visitors can access the databases of NGOs workingfor the benefit of migrants and refugees in the Russian Federation,as well as a library containing recent migration-related publica-tions in Russian and English. The website includes feedback fromvisitors. About 500 site visitors took part in a series of surveys con-cerning, for instance, the need to bring labour migrants to Russia,the role of migration in effective operation of Russian businesses,the social integration of migrants, etc.The  second phase of  the  project (implemented in  2010‑2011)supports more active and  liberal migration policies by helpingthe RF government to design an innovative and effective migra-tion policy concept. To that end the New Eurasia Foundation cre-ated a broad consortium of leading Russian experts, advocatesof the rights of migrants, research centers, business associations,migrant organizations, and media outlets. These expressed will-ingness to share their expertise in addressing migration-relatedproblems and facilitating development of new governmental mi-gration policy.For example, in  August  — December 2010, in  cooperationwith the Institute of Contemporary Development, the New Eura-sia Foundation conducted a series of meetings to prepare a reporton  «Migration processes and  the  future of  Russia». This reportwas included in a larger document: «Acquiring the future: Strategy2012», prepared by the Institute of Contemporary Developmentas part of an election campaign program for RF presidential can-didate.A TOTAL OF NINE PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND TWO INTERNATIONALCONFERENCES WERE HELD IN 2009 – 2011 AS PART OF THE PROJECT“MIGRATION BAROMETER IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION”:THE PROJECT «MIGRATION BAROMETERIN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION” 2009 — 2011Panel discussions:• “Migration as an economic development factor”;• “Approaches to improving the foreign workforce recruitment system in theRussian Federation”;• “Labour migration to Russia: balancing administrative and market regulation”;• “Consensus: assessing the number of labour migrants in Russia”;• “The role of mass media in the development of the Russian migration policy”;• “Russian migration policy in conditions of demographic decline”;• “Developing a service infrastructure for employers and migrants”;• “The concept of the Russian governmental migration policy: migrants andeducation”;• “The problems of social integration of migrants in Russia”.International conferences:• “Gender aspects of migration policy: lessons learned and recommenda-tions”• “Demographic and migration-related problems in Russia, China, and In-dia: the prospects of exchanging experiences and best practices”
    • 88The project “Training fundraising managers for the social sphere ofthe Republic of Tatarstan” (November 2010 – April 2011) aimed totrain fundraising managers representing social institutions in theRepublic of Tatarstan.INTERNSHIP IN BELGIUM“TRAINING FUNDRAISING MANAGERS FOR THE SOCIAL SPHEREOF THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN”: PROJECT OUTCOMESTHE PROJECT “TRAINING FUNDRAISINGMANAGERS FOR THE SOCIAL SPHEREOF THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN” 2010 — 2011On March 13-18, 2011 participants in the project “Training fundraising man-agers for the social sphere of the Republic of Tatarstan” took part in an intern-ship program in Belgium.  The internship program was organized by the NewEurasia Foundation and Lessius University College Mechelen.Participants learned about the activities of Belgian social institutions, metwith the Minister of Social Welfare of Flanders, with whom they discussed so-cial policy implementation in Flanders, and familiarized themselves with thebest practices in organizing fundraising activities.This project involved 10 social workers who attended three thematic trainingsessions and took part in an internship program abroad. In between trainingsessions they were able to organize effective fundraising activities. Over thecourse of three months this group managed to achieve the following:• Assisted by 22 volunteers, they raised 43,000 roubles for a 10-year old boyrequiring expensive medical treatment.• They raised 500,000 roubles from private businesses to create a salt caveat a labor veterans’ resort; • They donated seven computers toa home for senior and disabled citizensin Yelabuga;• They donated 18,000 roubles-worth of raw materials to a psychiatric facil-ity in Chistopol;• They recruited eight volunteers from among public servants, and 33 vol-unteers from among NGO representatives to work at social institutions; • They ensured that 100 free tickets would be donated quarterly to peoplewith disabilities and senior citizens to enable them to travel to social in-stitutions in Kazan;• They raised 300,000 roubles from small business support committee tocreate new jobs for people with disabilities through the public organiza-tion “Plant of Kindness”;• They submitted a grant application for 200,000 roubles to the “Our Fu-ture” Fund, and a grant application for 2,400,000 roubles to the EuropeanCommission to seek funding for social projects designed by regional socialinstitutions.The group of fundraisers trained under the project managed to raise a total of1,086,600 roubles over the course of three months.
    • 89The project«Creatingan effectivemanagementsystemfor relocationof our compatriots to the Krasnoyarsk region» (2008‑2010)relatedproblems in  the  Krasnoyarsk region by improving efficiencyof  regional programs designed to  assist immigrant willingto relocate to the Krasnoyarsk region in 2007‑2009. The projecthelped improve the professional qualifications of representativesof  local self-government bodies, launch collaboration betweenpublic organizations and  the  governmental entities involvedin  supporting the  relocation process, and  create a  systemof management of migration processes in the Krasnoyarsk region.The project “Social adaptation of children and youth from immi-grant families in the Krasnoyarsk region” aimed to create a systemof social adaptation through education. The project (implement-ed at the Krasnoyarsk teachers training college No.2) helped testmethods of social adaptation and vocational training for immigrantchildren. These methods were subsequently mastered by teacher-training and qualification-improvement specialists of the Krasno-yarsk region; they enabled the pedagogues to reduce or eliminate intolerance and interethnic conflict among children and youth. Theproject helped design a qualifications improvement manual forpedagogical education specialists, using as the core of the modu-lar training course a full spectrum of techniques  for with workingwith migrant children.THE PROJECT ACHIEVED THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:THE METHODOLOGICAL MANUAL FOR SPECIALISTS WORKING WITHIMMIGRANT FAMILIES INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:THE PROJECT “CREATING AN EFFECTIVEMANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR RELOCATIONOF OUR COMPATRIOTSTO THE KRASNOYARSK REGION”THE PROJECT “SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF CHILDRENAND YOUTH FROM IMMIGRANT FAMILIESIN THE KRASNOYARSK REGION”2008 — 2010 2009 — 2010The first publication produced within the “Reloca-tion Library” series was the “Relocating Compa-triots’ Memo” brochure designed as a practicalmanual for individuals seeking to relocate to theRussian Federation and apply for citizenship.• A Center for Comprehensive Support of Migrants was set up;• A telephone “hotline” for migrants was launched on the basis of a lo-cal NGO;• Migration management specialists representing local self-governmentbodies of the recipient municipalities underwent requisite training;• Information materials designed to assist immigrants to the Krasno-yarsk region were published;• Municipal migration management specialists underwent an internshipprogram in the Kaluga region;• A database was compiled of non-commercial organizations catering tothe needs of immigrants residing in CIS member-states that took partin the project;• Some of the best European practices were adapted and implementedby Russian NGOs working with migrants in the Krasnoyarsk region.• Module “Providing psychological and pedagogical assistance to chil-dren whose parents are refugees or displaced persons”,• Module “Providing psychological and pedagogical assistance to chil-dren whose parents are immigrants”,• Module “Socio-cultural adaptation of childrenfrom immigrant families”, • Module “Developing social skills in immigrantsand their children”,• Module “Professional self-determination of im-migrant children”,• Materials designed by the regional experts.”RELOCATION LESSONS” AND Z-MAP”Relocation Lessons” and Z-Map – final compilation of project materialsRelocation Guide for Returning Expatriates” is a brochure published bythe New Eurasia Foundation as part of its project “Creating an effectivemanagement system for relocation of our compatriots to the Krasnoyarskregion”. It is a practical reference bookcovering a variety of issues, includ-ing acquisition of Russian citizenship by potential immigrants. The Z-Mapcontains the contact information of all agencies and services in chargeof immigrant relocation to the Krasnoyarsk region, as well as for RussianFederation consu-lates in CIS mem-ber-states andBaltic countries.
    • 90The project “Stabilizing the situation in Northern Caucasus by de-signing institutional conflict-prevention mechanisms” helped im-prove the adaptation of migrants, refugees, and local populationsin the North Caucasus by creating a network of partnerships usingeffective conflict-prevention mechanisms. The project helped es-tablish Centers for Social Cohesion in the Republic of Dagestan, Re-public of Kabardino-Balkaria, Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia,and the Krasnodar and Stavropol regions. These Centers providecomprehensive support to vulnerable population groups, stimu-late interpenetration of cultures, alleviate the consequences of so-cial inequality and exclusion, and provide forums for multilateraldialogue that help reduce social tension in the North Caucasus.STABILIZING THE SITUATION IN THE NORTH CAUCASUS BY DESIGNINGINSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT-PREVENTION MECHANISMS”.ANALYTICAL BRIEFS, CONFERENCE AND MEETING MATERIALSPROJECT RESOURCESTHE PROJECT “STABILIZINGTHE SITUATION IN NORTHERN CAUCASUSBY DESIGNING INSTITUTIONALCONFLICT-PREVENTION MECHANISMS”2008 — 2011Ongoing collaboration with a number of publicorganizations from the North Caucasus, confer-ences, panel discussions, and resulting publi-cations.• Regional study of qualitative parameters in the current situation with regu-lation of interethnic conflict in the North Caucasus;• Training program for employees of the Centers for Social Cohesion;• Training program in conflict prevention for secondary school psycholo-gists;• Materials of the International conference in the Republic of Dagestan “Civilsociety resources for peace and regional development”;• Expert advisory support provided to the Centers for Social Cohesion in de-veloping social projects.2007 — 2011
    • 91The project “Road back home” aimed to prevent child neglect andhomelessness,  and provide assistance to children and familiesin critical situations. The project helped improve the professionalqualifications of specialists, and foster collaboration among agen-cies and services in charge of prevention of child neglect in the cityof Cherepovets. In particular, the project helped:• organize a confidential telephone hotline for adolescents andparents;• launch schools for “Adoptive Parents” and “MotherhoodTraining”;• launch a “Restorative justice” program that enables aadolescents who have committed minor legal offences toreconcile with their victims, which helps to considerably reducethe rate of recidivism;• design and test a model of restorative socio-psychologicalsupport provided to children and families (this is an innovativetool based on a qualitative assessment of the child oradolescent’s social situation).THE PROJECT “ROAD BACK HOME” 2005 — 2007The project «АСТ!» (2006‑2007) aimed to improve the operatingefficiency of youth organizations and movements in the Vladimir,Saratov, and Pskov regions. In the international internship programand  subsequent training sessions, project participants acquiredskills that enabled them to  design various projects. For exam-ple, activities of an Austrian leisure center were used as a proto-type for  organizing the  Vyazniki Youth Club, while the  activitiesof an SOS Children’s Village near Vienna inspired a youth organiza-tion from Pskov to create a similar village in their region.Regional fairs of youth projects indicated that youth had becomemore socially engaged. Presentations of ongoing and completedprojects, services provided by youth organizations, competitionsof project ideas, and forums for discussion of youth problems —all were to be found at fairs that attracted thousands of visitors.Winners of the regional fair youth projects presented their projectsat  the  International Forum «Youth in  the  Modern World,» heldin December 2006 in Moscow, and which brought together morethan 200 participants from Russia, CIS, and Europe.SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED REGIONAL YOUTH PROJECTS:TRAINING IN SOCIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENTTHE PROJECT “АСТ!” 2006 — 2007• Territorial development – “Young managers for rural population cent-ers”, Saratov• Regional mechanisms of improving the competitiveness of youth in thelabour marketЃh, Tomsk• ЃgSupporting the development of the tourism industry by promotingthe territorial imageЃh, Gdov district, Pskov region• Social integration of young people with disabilities – “Regional bureaufor part-time and full-time employment of young people with disabili-ties”, Kaliningrad• The warm light of ‘Apparel’”, Tambov [which is a regional branch of theAssociation of Young Invalids of Russia] • Prevention of homelessness among children – “Children must live infamilies”, VladimirThe “АСТ!” project was implemented in partnership with the InterculturalCenter, Austria, with financial support from the European Commission’sTACIS program.This publication contains the final materials of the“ACT!” project implemented by the New EurasiaFoundation in partnership with the Austrian “In-terkulturelles Zentrum”: a special training course in“Social practices of youth” and a portfolio of youthprojects.
    • 92The project «YOUTH-Net CIS» helped organize cooperation and net-working among young people and youth organizations from Europeand CIS member-states (Russian Federation, Belarus, and Ukraine).The newly established contacts were used to support volunteerismand other youth initiatives.During the project a group of leaders from Russian youth organiza-tions underwent training in social project management.The project:• Included a series of seminars for representatives of youthNGOs from EU countries, Russia, Belarus, and Ukraineon «Fighting fascism», «Active civic position», and «Humanrights advocacy»;• Helped train 120 youth trainers in social project management.EXAMPLES OF COLLABORATIVE YOUTH PROJECTSTHE PROJECT “YOUTH-NET CIS” 2004 — 2007• “Dialogue in religion” (a collaborative project implemented by Hungar-ian, Russian, Israeli, Ukrainian, and Belgian youth organizations);• “Open space” (a collaborative training session organized and held byUkrainian, Russian, and Turkish youth leaders);• “Human rights: changes in relationships and changes in lives!” (a col-laborative Russian-Polish project).The project «Active youth — for local communities!» aimed to en-gage Russian youth in regional development processes by formingpartnerships and facilitating networking.A network of seven qualifications improvement centers for profes-sionals specializing in youth affairs was created regional institu-tions of higher learning. The training programs were based on mod-ern Russian and foreign technologies and best practices in workingwith  youth. More than 500 specialists, including youth trainersand tutors, underwent training in 2007. The knowledge and skillsthey acquired through training enabled them to  bring togetheryoung people so as to implement more than 100 socially meaning-ful projects, e.g.:• 40 youth tutors deployed teams of volunteers in the Tambov re-gion to prevent juvenile delinquency.• The project «DAR — the warmth of our hands», implementedin  Kaliningrad, enabled young local photographers to  teachthe  foundations of  photography to  children and  adolescentswith disabilities. The children’s works were used to put togethera mobile exhibition that traveled all over the region.• A group of trainers held sessions for young people in need of so-cial adaptation in Saratov.• School of  Youth leaders organized in  Surgut trained 20 lead-ers, 15 sports instructors, and three teambuilding specialistswho spend their summer breaks working with deviant childrenand adolescents.• Youth leaders from senior secondary school students, vocation-al school students, and college and university students in Pskovimplemented 15 socially meaningful projects, including oneson the social adaptation of children with disabilities, organiza-tion of local history youth associations, and promotion of law-abiding behaviour. They presented these projects at a regionalyouth festival.• In Taganrog the efforts of youth leaders focused on implement-ing projects designed to improve the standard of living of ruralyouth.• Participants from the Vladimir region implemented 18 projects:«Youth radio», «Youth employment bureau», a  project thatbrought together road police officers and members of a bikersclub to jointly patrol the streets of Suzdal, and so forth.THE PROJECT “ACTIVE YOUTH –FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES!” 2007 — 2008Compilation of the “Active youth – for local commu-nities” project materials.  This publication containsdescriptions of projects implemented by pilot teamswith support from the New Eurasia Foundation, qual-ification improvement programs for professionalsspecializing in youth affairs, as well as methodologi-cal recommendations and materials designed by theproject participants.Regional youth policy: theory, practice, issues. Thebook summarizes outcomes of the project “Activeyouth – for local communities”.PROJECT PUBLICATIONS
    • 93The project “We are together!” was designed to promote toleranceby bringing together young people with regular and limited capa-bilities, and training them to design and implement joint projects.The project trained a group of organization leaders specializingin working with young people with disabilities. The project oper-ated in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District; it helped organ-ize dynamic collaboration between children with disabilities andtheir more fortunate peers by engaging the former in public life,and by providing support to children and youth in difficult life situ-ations. The project title – “We are together!” – speaks for itself:young people, regardless of their health condition and develop-ment opportunities, came together to find the answers to difficultquestions, overcame obstacles and hardships, and reached theirgoals. Each year the “School of mutual humanity” – a training ini-tiative launched in 2007 – brings together more than 60 childrenand youth NGO activists from all over Russia. During the one-weektraining session held in Moscow, participants studied aspects ofpsychology, pedagogy, speech pathology, and medicine — whichhelped them to understand better the problems faced by peoplewith disabilities.The project “We are together!” was sponsored by the Chevron Cor-poration.THE PROJECT “WE ARE TOGETHER!” 2007 — 2010“We are together!”project bookletThe project “Regional youth programs” designed and disseminatedregional youth policy development procedures. Participants in-cluded representatives of all regional development stakeholders,i.e. governments, businesses, and civil society institutions. In sixpilot regions (Vladimir, Kaliningrad, Pskov, Saratov, Tambov, andTomsk regions) leaders and activists of youth organizations, repre-sentatives of regional governments and business communities, aswell as education administrators formed strategic teams to analyzeyouth-related problems in their respective regions and design com-prehensive programs to meet youth development needs. The col-laboration procedures designed between governmental and publicorganizations, the network of youth resource centers established,and the information and financial resources identified during thecourse of the project enabled the youth programs to become a foun-dation for implementation of policies in the Vladimir, Kaliningrad,Pskov, Saratov, Tambov, and Tomsk regions.“Digest of youth projects” is a book resulting from the project.Those interested in designing and implementing youth projects willfind this book to be very useful.The principal project comes were various social projects initiatedin the pilot regions and showcased at regional youth fairs. For ex-ample:• “Children must live in families”, “State of the young”,“Volunteerism as a method of raising active and caring youth”(Vladimir).• “Aqua-2007”, “BARS”, “Regional bureau for part-time andfull-time employment of young people with disabilities”(Kaliningrad).• “Second chance”, “Supporting the development of the tourismindustry by promoting the territorial image of the Gdov district,Pskov region” (Pskov).• “Young workforce”, “Youth – Consolidation – Strength!”,“Young managers for rural population centers” (Saratov).• “City – village: open cultural space”, “Creating a regionalrecruitment system as a social security factor on the labourmarket”, “Creating an Ecological Information Center”, “Warmlight of “Apparel”  [“Apparel’ is an association of young peoplewith disabilities in Tambovsk.]• “Let’s do some sports!”, “Youth newspaper: a socialvector”, “Designing regional mechanisms of improving thecompetitiveness of youth on the labour market” (Tomsk).THE PROJECT“REGIONAL YOUTH PROGRAMS” 2004 — 2008
    • 94PROGRAM AREAPARTNERSSOCIAL SPHEREDEVELOPMENTPROGRAMAREAS
    • 95• Autonomous non-commercial organization “Civic EducationSchool”, Samara• Education Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region• US Agency for International Development (USAID)• Labour and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region• 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• Association of migrant organizations of the Stavropol region:“Solidarity”• Vladimir subsidiary of “MegaFon”• “Krasnoyarskiy Rabochiy” newspaper• Education Department of the Moscow City Government• Department of Family Affairs and Youth Policy of the Moscow CityGovernment• Department of Social Security of the Krasnodar regionalgovernment• Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation• Institute for Youth Problems, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria• Caucasian Center for Support of Youth Initiatives, Republicof Ingushetia• State University of the Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia• Chevron• Krasnodar Population Employment Center• Krasnoyarsk regional “Public Committee for Human RightsAdvocacy”• Migration laboratory of the Institute of Economic Prognosticationof the Russian Academy of Sciences• International Migration Organization• Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria• Ministry of information, mass communications, publicassociations, and youth affairs of the Republicof Kabardino-Balkaria• Ministry of education and science of the Republicof Karachaevo-Cherkessia• RF Ministry of regional development• RF Ministry of health care and social development• “Fialta” Youth Education Center (Minsk, Belarus)• Cherepovets City Government• Non-commercial organization “Children’s Shelter”, Moscow• Non-commercial partnership “Interdepartmental Service forSupport of Children and Youth “Voskhozhdeniye”, Cherepovets• German foundation “AWO” • Krasnodar Information Training Center• “Novaya Gazeta Kubani” newspaper• Public charity organization of the Republic of Tatarstan“Center for Promotion of Tolerance “Povolzhskiy Mir”, Kazan• Public organization “Uralskiy Dom”, Zarechye, Sverdlovsk region• Public Chamber of the Pskov region• Public Chamber of the Republic of Dagestan  • Public Board under the RF Federal Migration Service• Office of the Authorized Representative of the RF Presidentin the North-Caucasian Federal District • Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University[4]
    • 96SUPPORT OF REGIONALMASS MEDIAABOUTPROGRAM AREAThere are approximately 22,000newspapers officially registered inRussia but only a very small portionof them are published on a regularbasis. The number of newspaperscovering socio-economic events issmaller still and only a handful of themcan be viewed as truly economicallyindependent. On the whole, the industrysuffers from internal weaknesses,poorly developed infrastructure,and unfavourable market and socialconditions. This is why readers are rarelyloyal to local newspapers and oftenshow distrust for mass media in general.The reading audiences of many regionalnewspapers remain relatively smalland keep shrinking. When a newspaperis unable to increase its circulation, itoften becomes financially vulnerable andsusceptible to corruption and externalpressure. Eventually, local communitiesend up being deprived of the opportunityto access quality information that couldenable them to make informed decisionsabout their lives.PROGRAMAREAS
    • 97While Russian authorities and their opponents argue about who is re-sponsible for the lack of a free press in Russia, and the self-censor-shipexercisedbyjournalists,independentregionalnewspapersprovethat obituaries about responsible journalism in our country are pre-mature. While there are  more and  more regional newspapers thatsupply readers with balanced and unbiased information, and whichcover important and often controversial problems, the number is stillinsignificant.For the past seven yearsFNE has been working successfully with re-gional newspapers throughout Russia in a program called «Supportof  local mass media». FNE primarily supports local socio-politicalnewspapers that are financially and politically independent: i.e. notowned by regional or  municipal governments, political parties,or large businesses. Independent journalism has never been moreimportant as a key institution of civil society. Independent newspa-pers, websites, and radio stations offer venues for free discussion,and are where city residents go to ask for support in addressing spe-cific problems.PROGRAM AREA PRINCIPLES• Engaging newspapers in civil society development. Periodicalsmust serve the interests of their audiences, help readers makesense of the world around them, and act as a forum for exchangeof opinions.• Helping independent Russian newspapers achieve financialprosperity. Newspapers must operate as honest, transparent,and successful businesses. Today, Russian print media can beboth independent and profitable if they produce and disseminatequality information for which there is a market demand.• Creating a community of newspaper professionals. Viableprofessional associations must be formed within the industry.Their goal is to maintain quality standards, facilitatethe professional growth of their members, and supportand advocate their rights.PRINCIPAL ACTIVITY TYPES• Training sessions and seminars for owners and employeesof mass media organizations;• Individual consultations on specific problems;• Annual contests «Best regional newspaper» and «Best newspaper design»;• Internships with Russian and foreign organizations,exchange of experiences between partner periodicals;• Sociological surveys implemented in collaborationwith leading research centers;• Publishing;• Production of films on the role of independentlocal mass media in regional elections.
    • 98CURRENTPROJECTS• Independentprint media development program• The project “Strengthening localRussian mass media and their publicrelations”SUPPORT OF REGIONALMASS MEDIAPROGRAMAREAS
    • 99INDEPENDENTPRINT MEDIADEVELOPMENTPROGRAMPRINCIPAL PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING• Seminars, online seminars, and training sessions for publishers, editors, journalists,designers, photographers, advertising managers, and distribution specialists.• Practical workshops for journalists: production of a newspaper issue by a teamof journalists and editors from across the country at one of the partner mediaorganizations.• Individual consultations for participating newspapers focusing on specific problems.• Internships with Russian and foreign companies.• Exchange of experiences and specialists among the partner organizations.• Annual contests «Best regional newspaper» and «Best newspaper design».• Production of films on the role of local independent mass media in regional elections.PROGRAM RESOURCES• This program brings together a team ofmedia professionals, such as designers,journalists, editors, and advertisement anddistribution specialists.• It provides unique experience in creatingmedia projects — e.g. newspapers, radiostations, websites  — from scratch andthrough trial and error.• Over the past seven years, the programhas established numerous connections be-tween journalists and periodicals, in Russiaand abroad. The priceless result is that weare trusted.The New Eurasia Foundation’s “Independent print media development program,”launched in 2004, is now in a third phase scheduled to conclude in October 2014.PRINCIPAL 2011 RESULTS• A «Best Russian regional newspaper — 2010» contest was held, to which more than 330aplications, from 160 newspapers across and the CIS, were submitted.• Contest results were summarized at another gathering: «Local newspaper au courant» —that featured presentations by Russian and foreign speakers, workshops for journalistsand editors, and an award ceremony where contest winners received diplomas and prizes.A compilation of materials from the «Best regional newspaper — 2009» contest was alsodisseminated at the conference.• In the «Newspaper design — 2010» contest, participants included 69 regional newspapersfrom Russia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. 56 prizes were shared by 20 newspapers.• The first conference on info-graphics and info-design was held for newspaper designspecialists in St. Petersburg.• A film on mayoral elections in the city of Berdsk, Novosibirsk region, was produced.The film was produced by independent media development program officers. The filmis about the role played by the independent newspaper «Courier. Wednesday. Berdsk»in local elections. The film was shown in several cities to significant public acclaim.A CONFERENCE ON INFO-GRAPHICSAND INFO-DESIGNA conference on info-graphics and info-designwas attended by more than 150 specialists fromamong newspaper designers, editors, infogra-phers, and art directors. Eleven Russian andforeign speakers made presentations, and par-ticipants participants discussed current trendsin information design, as well as the problems ofcreation and operation of info-graphics in massmedia. One of the most important results ofthe conference was the creation of a new forumenabling infographers to share experience, andlearn about modern methods of creating and us-ing info-graphics, and well as how to popularizethe “Newspaper design” competition within themedia community.
    • 100BEST REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS – 2010The New Eurasia Foundation summarized the results of “The best Russianregional newspaper – 2010” competition and announced results at the“Local newspaper au courant” conference, held on April 22 – 24, 2011in Moscow. The conference was organized by the New Eurasia Foundationand the Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers, with support fromthe “Novosti” Information Agency. The Gold Medal in the main nominationwent to the newspaper “Courier. Wednesday. Berdsk” (Berdsk). The SilverMedal was shared by the newspapers “Sloboda” (Tula) and “DelovayaGazeta. Yug” (Krasnodar). The Bronze Medal went to the newspaper “Thurs-day in Kachkanar”.Anastasia Grigoryeva (“Zhukovskiye Vesti”) received a Silver Medal for herjournalistic investigation “Cinema for Select Few”. The Gold Medal was notawarded in this nomination.More than 330 applications from 160 newspapers from across Russia andCIS member-states were submitted to the contest. The jury included Rus-sian and foreign experts.
    • 101CANVAS OF THE WORLDCITY FREE FROM CENSORSHIPIn a collaborative FNE effort to establish linksand promote responsible journalism withsocially meaningful content, six newspapersjoined together to create a memorial to Beslan.FNE invited readers to gather in city centersand hold a vigil for those killed in the terror-ist act that shocked Beslan in 2004. Althoughmany of the newspapers that took part in FNEproject had not covered Beslan, they now pub-lished detailed reports on the tragedy, andgave their readers an opportunity to expresstheir opinions about the lessons that shouldbe learned from it.The slogan “My city free from censorship”,spray-painted on snow in downtown Hanty-Mansiysk, marked the arrival of a new inde-pendent periodical in late 2006. The entireeditorial board of the city newspaper “Gorod.hm” quit after the newspaper’s owner pro-hibited them from publishing an article aboutthe embezzlement of the funds designated forreconstruction of a local factory. High local of-ficials were suspected of misappropriation.The article was later published in the first is-sue of a new periodical, “My City” producedby the team of journalists, with assistance ofcolleagues from other regions, on a home com-puter. Almost all 999 copies of the first issuewere sold in the city streets – at twice the aver-age price of a local newspaper. Today, support-ed by the publishers and editors of anothernewspaper from among New Eurasia Founda-tion clients, “My City” is gaining momentumhas a circulation of 2,500.We have come a long way with assistance from the New Eurasia Foundation, both interms of the publishing business and in terms of our content.  We have reinvented ouradvertising service and significantly increased our revenues.  Our distribution has alsobeen reorganized on the basis of market principles.  In addition, participation in theNew Eurasia Foundation’s media support program has enabled us to launch a number ofpublishing projects: the “Globus” newspaper in the city of Serov and a network of freeinformation and advertising newspaper “Vybiray-ka!”ALEXANDER ARTSYBASHEV,Editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Vecherniy Krasnoturyinsk”
    • 102THE PROJECT“STRENGTHENING LOCALRUSSIAN MASS MEDIA ANDTHEIR PUBLIC RELATIONS”THE PROJECT AIMS• To bring mass media organizations (newspapers, websites, radiostations) and their audiences closer together,• To assist mass media organizations in creating and developingtheir own radio stations,• To promote the most advanced yet accessible methods of workingwith multimedia.From October 2008 the New Eurasia Foundation is implementing the project “Strengthening local Russian mass media and theirpublic relations”.PROJECT ACTIVITY TYPES• Seminars and training sessions from foreign specialistson multimedia content, social mass media, development of onlinecommunities, efficient operation of media holdings in conditionsof a converging editorial board, etc.• Individual consultations for partner publications (focusingon specific problems).
    • 103ONGOING ONLINE SEMINARS PROJECT RESULTS IN 2011Online seminars were first introduced in 2010to provide consultations for project partici-pants and beneficiaries. This format made itpossible to cut project costs while maintain-ing the same high quality of services. Onlineseminars are regularly held for participantsand beneficiaries of the project “Support ofindependent Russian print media” in the fol-lowing areas: newspaper content analysis,legal aspects of newspaper operations, sub-scription and distribution, etc. This workingformat is gaining popularity, as participantskeep suggesting materials for discussion withtheir trainers and colleagues. As a result, theonline seminar on newspaper content analysishas become permanent, and all participants,including trainers and experts, prepare for thisseminar well in advance.• A series of seminars was conducted: «Howto  form an  online community», «Your ownradio station from scratch», and  «The  se-crets of  creative advertising». The  lattertwo seminars were organized for the news-papers operating their own radio stations.The  Foundation for  Independent RadioBroadcasting  — one of  the  project grant-ees — took an active part in the preparationand conduct of these seminars.• The  seminar «How to  form an  online com-munity» was attended by 11 participants,and  the  seminars «Your own radio stationfrom scratch» and  «The  secrets of  crea-tive advertising»each had 14 participants.The  seminar «How to  form an  online com-munity» enabled participants to  exchangeexperiences and  acquire new knowledge.In addition, it enabled the «Globus» news-paper to create its own website that by nowhas evolved into a full-fledged online com-munity. The seminar «Your own radio stationfrom scratch» enabled participants fromamong print media journalists to  acquireinitial knowledge about creating a radio sta-tion in a small town at a low cost.
    • 104PROGRAM AREAPARTNERSSUPPORT OF REGIONALMASS MEDIAPROGRAMAREAS
    • 105• US Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID)• Alliance of IndependentRegional Publishers, Russia• Autonomous non-commercialorganization «Internews»,Russia (prior to 2006)• Society for News Design (SND),USA• Periodical Publishers Guild,Russia• Mass Media Lawyers Board,Russia• International Centerfor Journalists (ICFJ), USA(prior to 2011)• US Government, Bureauof Democracy, Human Rights,and Labour• «Novosti» Information Agency,Russia• Eurasia Foundation, USA• Foundation for IndependentRadio Broadcasting, RussiaPROGRAM PARTNERS FROMAMONG REGIONAL PERIODICALS• «Courier. Wednesday. Berdsk», Berdsk,Novosibirsk region• «Aspect», Barabinsk,Novosibirsk region• «Vecherniy Krasnoturyinsk»,Krasnoturyinsk, Sverdlovsk region• «Globus», Serov, Sverdlovsk region• «City News», Revda, Sverdlovsk region• «Thursday in Kachkanar», Kachkanar,Sverdlovsk region• «Zolotaya Gorka», Berezovskiy,Sverdlovsk region• «Zhukovskiye Vesti», Zhukovskiy,Moscow region• «Klinskaya Nedelya», Klin,Moscow region• «Omutninskiye Vesti», Omutninsk,Kirov region• «Zemlya Vyatskaya», Kotelnichy,Kirov region• «Vyatskiy Nablyudatel», Kirov,Kirov region• «Echo of the Week», Zheleznogorsk,Kursk region• «Inform-Polis», Ulan-Ude,Republic of BuryatiaPROGRAM GUESTS,CONFERENCES PARTICIPANTS• «Yakutsk Vecherniy», Yakutsk,Republic of Sakha — Yakutia• «Free Course», Barnaul, Altay region• «My District», Moscow• «My District», St. Petersburg• «Sloboda», Tula, Tula region• «Strana Kaliningrad», Kaliningrad,Kaliningrad region• «Action», Moscow• «Inform-Polis», Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia• «New Life», Verkhoturye, Sverdlovsk region• «Kamskiye Zory Plus», Dobryanka, Perm region• «Two by Two», Apatity, Murmansk region• «Evening Kotlas», Kotlas, Arkhangelsk region• «Molva», Otradniy, Samara region• «Bolshoy Cheremshan», Dimitrovgrad,Ulyanovsk region• «Nasha Gazeta», Mayna settlement,Ulyanovsk region• «Echo of the Week», Zheleznogorsk, Kursk region• «Moyo», Voronezh, Voronezh region• «Business Yeysk», Yeysk, Krasnodar region• «Ivanovo and I», Ivanovo, Ivanovo region• «Peak Hour», Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region• «Voice of Sharya», Sharya, Kostroma region• «Novaya Gazeta Kubani», Krasnodar,Krasnodar region• «Our City», Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region• «SKAT-INFO», Slobodskoy, Kirov region
    • 106SPECIALINITIATIVESThe New Eurasia Foundation has beenworking to expand the participation ofpublic organizations in the development,implementation, and evaluation ofrelevant international projects, therebyhelping Russian civil society institutionsbecome an integral part of the emergingglobal civil society, as well as improvingRussia’s relations with its principalforeign partners.The New Eurasia Foundation activelyimplements such projects using itspartner relations with foreign non-commercial and expert organizations,as well as institutions of learningin the USA and Europe. To createan effective model of collaborationamong civil society institutions theFoundation uses traditional cooperationforms (exchanges, conferences andseminars, training programs and studytours, technical assistance programs,etc.) — as well as innovative forms,such as associated membership withinternational expert organizations,creation of thematic consortia, andonline resources facilitating exchangesof information and best practices.PROGRAMAREAS
    • 107US-RUSSIA CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMThe US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program (CSPP) was launched in May of 2011.  Theprogram is sponsored by the US Agency for International Development and implemented bythe Eurasia Foundation (USA) in partnership with the New Eurasia Foundation.  The program isdesigned to be completed by late April of 2014.The CSPP is the follow-on to the two US-Russia Civil Society Summits held in 2009 and 2010,during which Russian and US civil society organizations recognized the need for greater col-laboration across a broad array of thematic topics. The ultimate goal is to create sustainablemechanisms for the development and delivery of recommendations from citizens to policy-makers, leading to greater cooperation and meaningful improvement in the lives of the citi-zens of both countries.Through dynamic and unfettered dialog, the program participants will design concrete andinnovative policy recommendations to accelerate progress in such areas as anti-corruption,local community development, environmental protection, education, migration, child pro-tection, youth, gender equity, independent mass media and freedom of information, publichealth, and human rights.The program entails a series of activities, including summits and conferences of civil societyleaders from the two countries; a small grants competition designed to support the implemen-tation of collaborative projects; online meetings of the working groups; as well as develop-ment of an Internet resource platform, www.usrussiacivilsociety.org, that will enable programparticipants to exchange information about their activities, update their work plans in a timelyfashion, and publish the latest news.FIRST US – RUSSIACIVIL SOCIETY SUMMITThe first US-Russian Civil Society Summit or-ganized by the Eurasia Foundation, New Eura-sia Foundation, and Center for Strategic andInternational Studies was held in Moscow onJuly 6-7, 2009 — at the same time as  the sum-mit of RF President Dmitry Medvedev and USPresident Barak Obama. The forum was attend-ed by more than 100 representatives of Rus-sian and American public organizations, massmedia, academic and educational institutionswho discussed common problems within theframework of the following working groups:“Press and new media”, “Environmental pro-tection”, “Development of local communities”,“Youth and education”, “Public health”, and“Human rights and the rule of law”. PresidentObama met with leaders of American and Rus-sian nongovernmental organizations fromamong the summit participants, and com-mented on the reports and proposals made byrepresentatives of the working groups. Summitparticipants designed practical recommenda-tions on organizing collaboration between Rus-sian and American NGOs.
    • 108SECOND US – RUSSIACIVIL SOCIETY SUMMITOn June 24, 2010 Washington, DC, hosted the second US-Russia Civil So-ciety Summit held at the same time as the Bilateral Presidential Commis-sion’s Civil Society Working Group meeting.During the two days preceding the second summit, its coordinating com-mittee (consisting of 40 representatives of Russian and American non-commercial organizations) discussed the most promising activity areas.Participants paid special attention to ensuring sustainable developmentof Russian and American civil society institutions, civic engagement, andstimulation of innovation in this sphere. After the summit, FNE invited com-munity experts and civil society representatives to discuss proposals onUS-Russian cooperation through working groups on tertiary education andlocal community development.
    • 109CSPPTHEMATIC WORKING GROUPSUS AND RUSSIA CIVIL SOCIETY:DEEPENING PARTNERSHIPS1. Anti-Corruption and Institutional Integrity2. Child Protection3. Community Development4. Education & Youth5. Environmental Protection6. Gender Equity7. Higher Education8. Human Rights and Rule of Law9. Media and Access to Information10. Migration11. Public HealthThe conference «US and Russia Civil Society: Deepening Partnerships» took place in Moscow on Novem-ber 14‑15, 2011. The conference launched the US-Russian Civil Society Partnership Program (CSPP).The conference was attended by more than 70 leaders of public organizations from Russia and the USA,and was broadcast live using a special online resource platform, www.usrussiacivilsociety.org. The on-line resource platform enabled more than 2000 civil society representatives from the two countriesto take part in the conference remotely.The conference covered 11 thematic areas. Working group members identified principal activity vectorsand designed joint action plans for 2012. Here are some results:• Members of the working group «Anti-Corruption and Institutional Integrity» identified the followingjoint activity priorities: to encourage and protect informers by disseminating success stories and ex-changing best practices; to encourage the business community to participate in collective corruptionprevention activities; to use social networks to protect informers and facilitate collective corruptionprevention activities in specific industries.• Members of the working group «Child Protection» resolved to work with children representing riskgroups and children deprived of parental care, and organize practical NGO activities to advocate chil-dren’s rights.• Members of the working group «Human rights and Rule of Law» identified three priority activity ar-eas: human rights in penitentiary facilities; human rights and police: opportunities for civic controland participation; access to justice: free legal assistance and strategic litigation.• Members of the working group «Gender Equity» identified the following priorities: fighting violenceagainst women: lessons learned and best practices in legislation development and advancement;reducing women’s vulnerability through education and advocacy of their rights; expanding opportu-nities for women through leadership training.• The working group «Migration» discussed the priorities of collaboration in adaptation of migrantsinto local communities using public organizations; application of migration amnesty experiences;the legalization of aliens in the USA and civil society’s participation in these processes; as well aspromotion of public institutes and networking among NGOs to address the problems of migrants.• Members of the working group «Environmental Protection» identified the following priorities: sus-tainable development in the Arctic region for preservation of ecosystems, development of marketinstruments for preservation of nature; and support for civil society’s involvement in environmentallysignificant decision-making.
    • 110RUSSIA AND POLAND: EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPIN THE NON-COMMERCIAL SECTORThis initiative, implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation in col-laboration with the Stefan Batory Foundation (Poland), providedRussian and Polish NGOs with a unique opportunity to cooperatein three areas: mobilization of local communities, developmentof small businesses, and support of migrants and refugees. As aresult of two conferences (the first, held in Warsaw in June 2006,and the second in Pskov, in June 2008) the Polish and RussianNGOs designed 16 collaborative projects, 10 of which were subse-quently funded by various European organizations (including theStefan Batory Foundation’s “East – East” program, Poland’s Min-istry of Foreign Affairs, and the European Commission). Programson youth, community schools, housing and urban economy, tour-ism, and culture development, implemented by Russian and Pol-ish NGOs, helped resolve local community problems and enhancecivic engagement in Russia and Poland.
    • 111“RUSSIA – 2010: RUSSIAN TRANSFORMATIONS WITHIN THE GLOBALDEVELOPMENT CONTEXT” – A NEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY THE NEW EURASIAFOUNDATIONRUSSIAN TRANSFORMATIONSWITHIN THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT CONTEXTA book, “Russia – 2010: Russian transformations within the global develop-ment context”, was published by the New Eurasia Foundation upon comple-tion of the project “Russian transformations within aglobal development context,” implemented in part-nership with the Gorbachev-Fund. The book analyzesRussian social reforms at the turn of the XXI century,the phenomenon of the “second arrival” of capitalismin Russia, principal phases and general developmenttrends of the Russian economy within the context ofglobal development, and key social policy aspects.  Inaddition, the book predicts the political cycle for 2008-2012 and assesses the future of Russian statehood.In 2011 the New Eurasia Foundation launched a non-traditional,yet relevant for the Russian health care system, research projectto study the shadow market of health care services. The researchproject was held in partnership with the Russian “S-Media” agen-cy, with support from the Institute of Public Projects (http://www.inop.ru). The goal was to identify the structure of the “shadow”market of health care services, the causes of its proliferation andits operation mechanisms, with a view to designing programsminimizing corruption in health care institutions. The researchhelped identify the volume and extent of informal payments, theservices most required by patients, as well as factors affecting thehealth care market. Research was carried out Moscow, Tver, andNovosibirsk.Research demonstrated that, without fundamental changes inhealth care management introduced at the governmental level,no legal measures will bring about significant results, becausethe pervasion of informal payments is but a consequence of nu-merous problems affecting the health care system and its govern-mental administration. The problem of informal payments maybe successfully addressed only by using a systemic approachthat combines a variety of measures undertaken at all manage-ment levels, from the ministry to specific health care institutions.The findings of the research project were used to prepare recom-mendations on designing programs that minimize informal pay-ment practices.RESEARCH FINDINGS“SHADOW” MARKET OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES: OPERATION MECHANISMS AND CAUSES OF EXPANSION• According to the survey results, over the past year only 50% of the surveyedpatients have received medical assistance from health care insurance pro-grams (the government-funded Mandatory Health Care Insurance Program andprivately-funded supplementary health care insurance policies), and have notresorted to other methods of payment for health care. 22% of the patientspaid their doctors informally at least once, and 41% of patients surveyed paidat the cash register.• The volume of services paid for by the patients amounted to 41%, of which15% of services were paid for informally and 26% of services were paid for atthe cash register. Insurance programs compensated only 59% of the value ofhealth care services received by patients in the past year.• The shadow market is made up almost equally of patients that benefit fromthe government-funded and privately funded insurance policies: 22% of thesurveyed patients claimed their doctors had agreed to be paid directly for theirservices; 27% of the surveyed patients experienced difficulties accessinghealth care; 19% of them claimed they had encountered an artificial shortageof health care services; 11% of the patients claimed they had been deniedfree health care services, and 7% of the surveyed patients were asked by theirhealth care providers to pay for the services which they believed to be free.• When asked to identify the factors causing informal payments between doc-tors and patients, survey participants referred to traditional gratitude, the lowsalaries of health care professionals (33% of patients and 55% of physicians),the desire to receive better quality health care services (36% of patients and27% of physicians), and lower amounts of informal payments as compared tolegal payments (29% of patients and 33% of physicians).• Factors perpetuating informal payments include, according to the surveyparticipants, inadequate management of the general health care system, in-adequate standardization of health care services, inefficient organization ofmedical treatment, and poor financial management of health care institutions.In 2006 The  New Eurasia Foundation partnered with  the  Gor-bachev-Fund and INO-Center to organize a series of discussionsabout Russia’s socio-economic and political development dynam-ics since 1985, and potential trends for the period ending in 2025.On May 30, 2006 partner organizations held the  conference«Does Russia need the West?» — attended by USSR President,M. S.  Gorbachev, and  the  Secretary of  the  RF Public Chamber,E. P. Velikhov. Prominent scientists, political and public activists,foreign diplomats, and journalists discussed economic and tech-nological cooperation between Russia and the West, as well asthe problem of anti-Western sentiments among the Russian elite.Conference participants were presented with  the  report «DoesRussia need the West? Something to think about» that analyzedsocio-economic and humanitarian assistance provided to Russiaby Western states and nongovernmental organizations; as well asthe issues of technological, information, and cultural cooperationbetween Russia and the West.
    • 112FUTURE PLANS ANDDEVELOPMENT PROSPECTSWe extend our gratitude to everyonewho has helped us implement socialdevelopment projects in the RussianFederation, to those who have sharedtheir experience and know-how,and who have supported our effortsto form the partnerships neededto ensure a comprehensive approachto social problems.The Foundation’s operating format(a combination of expert and consultingactivities) will not undergo substantialchange. We shall do our best to makesure our projects continue addressingthe broadest possible scope of issues,ranging from supporting the disabledand orphans, to promoting universitytechnology transfer systems,community schools, and to designingand implementing Social spheredevelopment programs in the Russianregions.NEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 113SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT• Geographic expansion of project activities in the North Caucasus by includingthe republics of Chechnya and Ingushetia in the project «Disseminating the bestpeacemaking and conflict-preventing practices in the North Caucasus».• Development of cooperation with the RF Federal Migration Service and its regionaldivisions.• Creation of humanitarian migration clinics in the regions receiving large numbersof foreign workers.• Strengthening of existing partnerships through technological and expert support,and provision of consulting services in the development of new project areas.• Dissemination of youth-with-disabilities professional training experience acquiredin the Krasnodar region, to other Russian regions.• Expansion of activities in the social adaptation and integration of orphans byengaging new orphanages and boarding schools, and by summarizing regionalexperiences and incorporating them in project practices.• Provision of social development services on a commercial basis, upon requestof regional governments, to business communities.SUPPORT OF EDUCATION• Implementation and expansion of the current education programs,creation of new segments addressing the most relevant educationdevelopment issues, and meeting the needs of the target groupsand program block partners.• Formation and development of partnerships with associations ofleading American and European universities.• Organization of exchange programs, operational and research pro-jects implemented in collaboration with institutions of higher learn-ing and professional associations from the USA, Europe, Israel,China, and other Asian countries.• Development of a network-based innovation community in partner-ship with the “EURECA” program.• Promotion of cross-sectoral collaboration in the educational andsocial functions of institutions of learning; inclusion of new institu-tions of various types in the “Community universities” project; de-velopment of a network-based professional community, expansionof the project portfolio in the field of education.• Development of regional, interregional, and international projectsinvolving education organizations, governments, and businesses,as well as partners from among organizations operating at the na-tional (e.g. Association of Innovative Russian Regions, “Skolkovo”Fund, Bortnik Foundation, etc.) and international levels.• Development of projects and initiatives aiming to improve educa-tion administration efficiency.• Promotion of regional and municipal projects improving and ex-panding collaboration between institutions of learning and labourmarkets.• Organization of qualifications improvement programs and studytours for representatives of education, business, and governmentin Russia and abroad, on education development and related is-sues; plus facilitation of academic, including international mobility.• Organization of the assessment, benchmarking, and classificationof education systems and institutions of learning against globalstandards.• Provision of advisory support on modernization of education sys-tems and institutions of learning.• Creation of a resource center for support and coordination of theNorth-Caucasus community schools network.• Creation of a network of universities and teachers training institutesthat educate, retrain, and improve the professional qualifications ofcommunity school specialists.DEVELOPMENTOF REGIONAL MASSMEDIA• Audience expansion of the participating massmedia organizations by creating new websitesand radio stations.• Development of the documentary film project:production of documentaries on a broadvariety of social problems.• Creation of a network of regional resourcecenters to train young journalists, on the basisof partner organizations in the Moscow, Kirov,and Novosibirsk regions and in the Urals.• Creation of a community of newspaper editorsand development ofa system of mutualassistance among the program area partners.
    • 114TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT• Development of a new project focus, «Strategic and municipalgovernment»:–– networking project «The strategic regional developmentschool»;–– project «Development of regional e-governments»;–– networking project on development of complex investmentplans for company towns.• Geographic expansion of social development programin the operating regions of coal-mining enterprises.• Dissemination of the school of social entrepreneurship model(Irkutsk region, Tatarstan, Angarsk, Pskov and Pskov region).• Creation of a regional innovation environment developmentmodel.• Expansion of the project portfolio by creating new foci, includingenergy efficiency, and housing and utility industry developmentprograms.• Expansion of the number of territorial development projectsimplemented in partnership with various stakeholders, suchas businesses and governments.• Dissemination of successfully tested territorial developmentmodels, including those of a commercial basis.• Analytical assessment of political and social risks affectingbusiness development in the Russian regions.Date and place EventJanuary 2012A cycle of four online seminars in newspaper design for the new participants of the Independent print media developmentprogram.January – March 2012FNE will be accepting applications for the “Best regional newspaper” and “Best newspaper design” competitions. For addi-tional information visit: http://www.efmedia.ru/.January 23, 2012, VladivostokConference “Education. Innovations. Social capital. University and the innovation ecosystem of the Russian Far East and theAsian-Pacific countries”, “EURECA” program – “Enhancing university research and entrepreneurial capacity”.January 25-26, 2012, MoscowregionSeminar for orphanage directors and boarding school principals “Socialization of orphans: problems and reality”, project“Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates in the Moscow region”February 3, 2012, Moscow Initial seminar for officials of the bodies authorized to provide social support to orphanage and boarding school graduates.March 1-2, 2012, NazranPanel discussion “Public initiatives for peace and regional development”, project “Disseminating the best peacemaking andconflict-preventing practices in Northern Caucasus”.March 5-10, 2012, Moscow Art show “Pillow from the heart”, project “Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates in Moscow”.March 1-20, 2012, Moscow Training course “Home design”, project “Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates in Moscow”.March 11, 2012, MoscowSeminar for officials of the bodies authorized to provide social support to orphanage and boarding school graduates, project“Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates in Moscow”March 18, 2012, MoscowSeminar for municipal officials working with orphans, project “Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduatesin Moscow”April 2-3, 2012, Anapa, KrasnodarregionConference “Summarizing results, expanding the partnership”, project “Social integration of young people with disabilitiesvia professional training and employment in the Krasnodar region”.April 24-25, 2012, Kassel, GermanyRussian-German symposium “Knowledge transfer – a new key objective of institutions of higher learning. Facilitating innova-tion development at the regional and international levels. Experiences and prospects in Russia and Germany”.April 2012, HungaryTraining session on participation in the European Union grant programs. “Forming partnerships between Russian and foreignuniversities to participate in the European Commission’s framework programs”May 1-8, 2012, Sevres, FranceQualifications improvement training “Education quality management and innovative instruction technologies: experiences ofFrench universities”Late May 2012, Moscow, Russia Russian-Italian presentation conference for representatives of Italian and Russian universities implementing design programsJune 2012, Brussels, Belgium A seminar and a tour of the European Commission officesJune 2012, Washington, DC A conference to be held as part of the US-Russian Civil Society Partnership ProgramSeptember 2012, Washington, DC Study tour “Innovative and successful approaches used by the US universities in their collaboration with local communities”October – November 2012Leuven, Mechelen, Antwerp,BelgiumQualifications improvement training and study tours on university administration, working with students, and the social roleof universitiesNovember – December 2012Milan, Torino, Florence, BariQualifications improvement training and a study tour to ItalyCALENDAR OF EVENTS
    • 115COOPERATIONThe New Eurasia Foundation is opento cooperation with various partnerswithin its mandate. We improve ouroperating efficiency by collaboratingwith governments, businesses,education organizations, and civilsociety institutions. This approachcharacterizes most of the Foundation’scurrent projects, ranging from small-scale «high-precision» initiatives,to large-scale long-term programsencompassing entire Russian regions.We analyze territorial problems and lookfor adequate and effective solution,by capitalizing on our achievements,learning from our mistakes,and adapting to existing experience.In addition, the Foundation takes intoaccount the diversity of social challengesand problems affecting the developmentof Russian territories and ensures thatits projects and programs are designedto target a broad variety of issues.NEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 116BENEFITS FOR GOVERNMENTAL BODIES• Design of territorial strategies and comprehensive development plans.• Support of governmental programs of socio-economic development in the Russian regions.• Analyses of regional socio-economic situations and marketing.• Deployment of service quality management in municipal administration.• Exchange of experiences and deployment of the best foreign practices in socio-economicdevelopment.• Organization of training and internship programs for governmental officials and municipalemployees.• Deployment of innovative technologies, methods, and best practices in socio-economicdevelopment of the Russian territories.• Development of innovation support infrastructures (business incubators, technological parks,innovation support centers).• Modernization of education systems by strengthening and expanding public engagementand by promoting partnerships.• Know-how sharing, training and internship programs in modernization of education systems.• Implementation of comprehensive programs on integration and social adaptation of migrantsin cooperation with official bodies and public organizations.• Organization of collaboration with official bodies and nongovernmental structures in CISmember-states and RF regions; establishment of «migration bridges» designed to attract labormigrants.• Organization of training sessions and seminars for governmental officials specializing in youthaffairs.• Support for municipal programs designed to facilitate the implementation of housingand utility sector reform, including organization of capital renovation of multifamily apartmentbuildings.• Design and implementation of programs facilitating the development of housing self-governance institutions (homeowner associations, unions of homeowner associationsof various organizational and legal forms).• Organization of seminars and training sessions for governmental press-services on howto collaborate with the press, engagement of public servants in training sessionsfor journalists and editors as experts and consultants, provision of assistance to membersof the public in the acquisition of meaningful governmental information.Here is how you can benefit from cooperation with the New Eurasia Foundation:BENEFITS FOR BUSINESSES• Regional socio-economic analysisand marketing.• Organization of training and internshipprograms for entrepreneurs,representatives of small innovationbusinesses, and innovation supportinfrastructure specialists.• Optimization of social investmentand corporate social responsibilityprograms.• Modernization of vocational educationto reflect labour market requirements.• Creation of municipal centersof professional self-determinationand career counselling.• Assistance in public acquisitionof information about business;training in mass media advertising;and implementation of sociallymeaningful activities.
    • 117BENEFITS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING• Organization of seminars for education administrators.• Provision of expert support to education organizations in theirefforts to design and implement institutional developmentprograms.• Know-how sharing, as well as training and internship programsin the modernization of education systems.• Support for the development of national research universities.• Modernization of education systems by strengtheningand expanding public engagement and by promoting partnerships.• Introduction of innovative technologies, methods, and bestpractices in education.• Establishment of career development centers at institutionsof higher learning, with the participation of leading industrialemployers.• Adaptation of municipal and regional vocational educationsystems to local labour market requirements.• Provision of methodological support to institutions of higherlearning in designing qualifications improvement programsfor specialists in youth affairs.• Design and deployment of modular programs for training migrantsin professional standards of enterprises, basic law, Russianlanguage.• Engagement of students in mass media activities.BENEFITS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES• Creation and support of local community development centers.• Organization of local community development training.• Development of public engagement in education administration.• Organization of collaboration with official bodiesand nongovernmental structures in CIS member-states and RFregions; establishment of «migration bridges» designed to attractlabour migrants.• Implementation of comprehensive programs on integrationand social adaptation of migrants, with the participation of officialbodies and nongovernmental organizations.• Provision of methodological support to youth initiatives, includingestablishment of volunteer organizations.• Organization of youth camps.• Conduct of training sessions on organizing collaborative projectactivities of youth and young people with disabilities.• Organization of training sessions for the leaders of homeownerassociations and housing management companies.• Organization of public activities designed to engage membersof the public in housing management.• Promotion of civic engagement by organizing public discussionsand social initiatives hosted by local mass media organizations.
    • 118DONORSAND CLIENTSRUSSIAN GOVERNMENTALBODIES• Department of Family Affairs and Youth Policyof the Moscow City Government• Ministry of Education and Science of the RussianFederation• Ministry of Industry and Transportation of the Republicof Udmurtia• Government of the Saratov regionRUSSIAN INSTITUTIONSOF LEARNING• Astrakhan State University• Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service• Voronezh Institute of High Technologies• Regional Qualifications Development Agency• Far-Eastern Federal University• Kazan State Technological University• Moscow State Technical University named afterN. E. Bauman• National Nuclear Research University «MIFI»• Nizhniy Novgorod State University named afterN. I. Lobachevsky• Perm State University• St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University• Northern (Arctic) Federal University• North-Eastern Federal University named after M. K. Amosov• Siberian Federal University• Multidisciplinary College of Tambov• Polytechnic College of Tambov• Engineering College of Tambov• Construction College of Tambov• Pacific State University of Economics• Ural Federal University named after B. N. Yeltsin• Southern Federal UniversityNEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 119RUSSIAN BUSINESSES• Salym Petroleum Development, Nefteyugansk subsidiary• Kotlas Paper Mill OJSC• SUAL-Holding OJSC• Severstal-Group OJSC• Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC• Taseyevskoye Highland Gold Mining Limited LLC• Khorol-Zerno LLC• Center of Social and Legal Assistance for Migrants LLC• Inkonsult K LLC• KA&MO LLC• Jupiter LLC• VIP-Trade LLC• Dedal Group LLC• Iksolit LLC• Pegasus Tour LLCRUSSIAN CHARITYFOUNDATIONS AND NGOS• Far-Eastern Innovations Support Agency• Far-Eastern Center for Support of Civic Initiatives and SocialPartnership• Center for Innovation Technologies of the Republic of Udmurtia• Institute of Public Projects• «Stratosphere» Center for Social Consulting• «Mitra» Association for Methodological Support of Businessand Public Development• Siberian Center for Support of Public Initiatives• «New Society» — a Russian national organization for solutionof social problems• Primorye Charity Foundation for Social Support «Development»• «Dynasty» Foundation• Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development FundFOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, DONORORGANIZATIONS, PRIVATEFOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS,AND NGOS• AWO Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Germany• East Office of Finnish Industry OY, Finland• United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USA• US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Ruleof Law, USA• International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), USA• US State Department• European Commission, TACIS Program• Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation, Liechtenstein• Chevron Neftegaz Inc., USA• Intercultural Center, Austria• British Foreign and Commonwealth Office• Ministry of foreign affairs of Norway• Ministry of foreign affairs of Poland• US Government, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour• Barents Secretariat, Norway• Financial corporation J. P. Morgan Chase & Co• Eurasia Foundation, USA• Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany• Stefan Batory Foundation, Poland• Oxford — Russia Fund, Great Britain• Foundation in Support of Local Democracy, Poland• William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA• Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, USA• Swiss Agency for Development and CooperationPRIVATE DONORS• Piskaryov, Sergey Anatolyevich• Titov, Alexander Nikolayevich• Tumin, Oleg Igorevich• Sharayev, Ivan Vladimirovich• Andreyev, Yevgeniy Ivanovich• Ponomaryov, Alexander Vladimirovich
    • 120FINANCIALREPORTINGThe New Eurasia Foundation operatesin compliance with accountingand taxation requirementsand procedures establishedby applicable Russian laws, and reportsto the governmental statisticsand taxation bodies, as well as otherauthorized entities in compliancewith applicable legal requirements.NEWEURASIAFOUNDATION
    • 121In December 2010 the New Eurasia Foundation was audited by the Moscow Division of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. The auditors concludedthat the New Eurasia Foundation operates in compliance with the purposes and procedures accounted for by its founding documents and applicable laws of theRussian Federation.The New Eurasia Foundation undergoes independent annual auditing in compliance with Russian and international standards.The New Eurasia Foundation publishes its accounting reports, including audit statements, as well as property use reports on an annual basis.FNE FUNDING DYNAMICS 2004 TO 2012$0$1 000 000$2 000 000$3 000 000$4 000 000$5 000 000$6 000 000$7 000 000$8 000 0002004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012Изменение объемов финансирования Фонда с 2004 по 2012 год*
    • 122THE FUNDING OF FNE ACTIVITIES BY PROGRAM AREA,2004 — 2012 (PROJECTED FUNDING FOR 2012)FNE FUNDING SOURCES, 2004 — 2012(PROJECTED FUNDING FOR 2012)Распределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности Фонда запериод с 2004 по 2012 год*25%6%6%30%3%25%4%1%Развитие региональныРазвитие жилищного сРазвитие миграционныМолодежь и образованРазвитие предпринимаТерриториальное развМеждународное сотруРазвитие инновационнРаспределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности Фонда запериод с 2004 по 2012 год*25%6%6%30%3%25%4%1%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие жилищного самоуправРазвитие миграционных процесМолодежь и образованиеРазвитие предпринимательстваТерриториальное развитиеМеждународное сотрудничествоРазвитие инновационной инфраИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда за период с 2004 по 2012 год*10%19%32%13%26% Российские государственные стрфонды и НКОРоссийские бизнес-структурыФонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частные фонды и кМеждународные донорские оргаDevelopment of Regional MediaHousing Self-managementDevelopment of Migration ProcessYouth and EducationEntrepreneurship DevelopmentTerritorial DevelopmentInternational CooperationSupport of Innovation InfrastructureИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда за период с 2004 по 2012 год*10%19%32%13%26% Российские государствфонды и НКОРоссийские бизнес-стрФонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частныеМеждународные донорRussian government-funded agencies,Foundations and NGOsRussian CorporationsEurasia Foundation, USAInternational Private Foundationsand CorporationsInternational Donor Organization
    • 123THE FUNDING OF FNE ACTIVITIES BY PROGRAM AREA, 2009FNE FUNDING SOURCES, 2009Распределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности в 2009 г30%15%8%19%26%2%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие жилищного самоуправленРазвитие миграционных процессовМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеМеждународное сотрудничествоРаспределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности в 2009 г30%15%8%19%26%2%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие жилищного самоупраРазвитие миграционных процеМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеМеждународное сотрудничествИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда в 2009 г2%20%31%8%39%Российские государственныеи НКОРоссийские бизнес-структурыФонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частные фондыМеждународные донорские оDevelopment of Regional MediaHousing Self-managementDevelopment of Migration ProcessYouth and EducationTerritorial DevelopmentInternational CooperationИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда за период с 2004 по 2012 год*10%19%32%13%26% Российские государфонды и НКОРоссийские бизнес-Фонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частнМеждународные доRussian government-funded agencies,Foundations and NGOsRussian CorporationsEurasia Foundation, USAInternational Private Foundationsand CorporationsInternational Donor Organization
    • 124THE FUNDING OF FNE ACTIVITIES BY PROGRAM AREA, 2010FNE FUNDING SOURCES, 2010Источники финансирования деятельности Фонда в 2010 г30%18%16%16%20%Российские госи НКОРоссийские бизФонд Евразия,Иностранные чМеждународныРаспределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности в 2010 г25%9%36%30%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие миграционных процессовМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеРаспределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности в 2010 г25%9%36%30%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие миграционных процессовМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеDevelopment of Regional MediaDevelopment of Migration ProcessEducationTerritorial DevelopmentИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда за период с 2004 по 2012 год*10%19%32%13%26% Российские государствфонды и НКОРоссийские бизнес-стрФонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частныеМеждународные донорRussian government-funded agencies,Foundations and NGOsRussian CorporationsEurasia Foundation, USAInternational Private Foundationsand CorporationsInternational Donor Organization
    • 125THE FUNDING OF FNE ACTIVITIES BY PROGRAM AREA, 2011FNE FUNDING SOURCES, 2011Распределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности в 2011 г26%6%43%22%3%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие миграционных процессовМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеМеждународное сотрудничествоИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда в 2011 г14%22%11%26%27%Российские государственные структи НКОРоссийские бизнес-структурыФонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частные фонды и корпМеждународные донорские организаРаспределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности в 2011 г26%6%43%22%3%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие миграционных процессовМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеМеждународное сотрудничествоDevelopment of Regional MediaDevelopment of Migration ProcessEducationTerritorial DevelopmentInternational CooperationИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда за период с 2004 по 2012 год*10%19%32%13%26% Российские государфонды и НКОРоссийские бизнес-Фонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частнМеждународные доRussian government-funded agencies,Foundations and NGOsRussian CorporationsEurasia Foundation, USAInternational Private Foundationsand CorporationsInternational Donor Organization
    • 126FNE FUNDING SOURCES, 2012Источники финансирования деятельности Фонда в 2012 году*14%27%11%23%25%Российские государственные структфонды и НКОРоссийские бизнес-структурыФонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частные фонды и корпМеждународные донорские организаРаспределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности Фонда в 2012году*24%2%44%27%3%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие миграционных процессовМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеМеждународное сотрудничествоTHE FUNDING OF FNE ACTIVITIES BY PROGRAM AREA, 2012Распределение финансирования по направлениям программной деятельности в 2011 г26%6%43%22%3%Развитие региональных СМИРазвитие миграционных процессовМолодежь и образованиеТерриториальное развитиеМеждународное сотрудничествоDevelopment of Regional MediaDevelopment of Migration ProcessEducationTerritorial DevelopmentInternational CooperationИсточники финансирования деятельности Фонда за период с 2004 по 2012 год*10%19%32%13%26% Российские государствфонды и НКОРоссийские бизнес-стрФонд Евразия, СШАИностранные частныеМеждународные донорRussian government-funded agencies,Foundations and NGOsRussian CorporationsEurasia Foundation, USAInternational Private Foundationsand CorporationsInternational Donor Organization
    • The Eurasia Foundation Network promotes stability and prosperity throughout the Eurasia region by supporting institutions that advance open, pluralistic and entrepreneurial societies.Our programs harness the energy and aspirations of ordinary citizens seeking to improve the schools, businesses and government in the communities where they live and work.We encourage cooperation across sectors and borders to address problems of mutual concern. As a network of five partner foundations rooted in local communities yet linkedto international donors and experts, the Eurasia Foundation Network channels resources and expertise to the region and connects its citizens to the wider world.
    • NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION3/9, 3rd Syromyatnichesky lane, building 1105120, Moscow, Russian FederationTel: +7 495 970-1567Fax: +7 495 970-1568www.neweurasia.rureception@neweurasia.ruSUPPORT OF LOCAL MASS MEDIA PROGRAM3/9, 3rd Syromyatnichesky lane, building 3105120, Moscow, Russian FederationTel: +7 495 644-30-80www.efmedia.rumedia@efmedia.ru