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  • 1. 2012 ANNUAL REPORT http://www.neweurasia.ru 1001
  • 2. ANNUAL REPORT NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION 2012 About the Foundation General information 2 Management structure 3 Operating geography 4 Program areas Education  5 Territorial development  17 Social development  24 Support of local mass media 34 Special initiatives  36 Donors and clients  Financial reporting  http://www.neweurasia.ru 37 38 1
  • 3. ABOUT THE FOUNDATION GENERAL INFORMATION THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION (FNE) IS A RUSSIAN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ESTABLISHED IN MOSCOW IN 2004. OPERATING IN THE CAPACITY OF A SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION IMPLEMENTS INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, INTERREGIONAL, REGIONAL, AND MUNICIPAL PROJECTS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF RUSSIAN CITIZENS. FORMS OF OPERATION SPHERES OF OPERATION OPERATION PRINCIPLES • Providing support to the development of Russian education and science in compliance with the national priorities, as well as to the development of innovation ecosystems at the federal and regional levels and their integration into the global innovation ecosystem. • Assessing various aspects of socioeconomic development of the Russian territories. • Designing, implementing, and supporting the implementation of education, as well as territorial and social development projects and programs, as well as projects and programs promoting collaboration between education, business, and the social sphere. • Designing proposals, recommendations, and strategies that address various problems and issues in the field of education, territorial and social development, and collaboration between education, business, and the social sphere. • Implementation of complex regional and municipal socio-economic development programs. • Modernization of regional general education, as well as primary and secondary vocational education systems. • Modernization of management of institutions of higher learning. • Support of international activities implemented by Russian institutions of higher learning. • Development of technology transfer systems at the level of institutions of higher learning and regional governments. • Development of regional innovation infrastructures. • Support of youth initiatives. • Support of local community initiatives and engagement of local communities in regional socio-economic development processes. • Support of the housing and utility system reforms. • Coordination and harmonization of migration processes. • Development of conflict prevention systems at the regional and local levels. • Support of small and medium-sized businesses in Russia»s regions and municipalities. • Support of regional and municipal mass media organizations. • Public-private partnership: the Foundation»s projects and programs are implemented on the basis of relevant governmental policies in close collaboration with bodies of state power, businesses, and civil society organizations. • Openness: the Foundation is open to cooperation with any partners within its mandate, with a view to achieve agreed-upon results. • Efficiency: the Foundation enables it partners to meet their own objectives and actively provides them with resources and services thereby enhancing their capacity and expanding their prospects. • Comprehensiveness: the Foundation»s projects and programs are implemented in most of the groundbreaking and modernization areas of human activity. • Concentration of resources: the Foundation takes advantage of the resources and experience gained through related projects, programs, partners, and donors — thereby achieving a synergistic effect. • Transparency: the Foundation strictly abides by the laws of the Russian Federation (in particular, the legitimacy of the FNE operations is confirmed by the Interdepartmental Audit that the Foundation went through in April 2013), monitors and evaluates its projects and programs, and publishes performance reports to ensure the utmost transparency of its operations. http://www.neweurasia.ru 2
  • 4. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOUNDATION RESOURCES • Domestic and international network of experts. The New Eurasia Foundation’s expert potential is unique in that most of its experts work as professionals who offer practical solutions that take into account the specifics of each region. The Foundation’s expert network is geographically diverse and consists of specialists representing 23 Russian regions and more than 35 countries of the world. • The Foundation has access to a pool of international experts specializing in 36 scientific disciplines and capable of delivering professional assessment of scientific research projects. • An international database of experts specializing in assessment of scientific research projects. The database contains the resumes of more than 7,000 scientists and researchers representing36 scientific disciplines and 42 countries of the world. • Portfolio of techniques. The Foundation has access to a unique portfolio of project methods and techniques in the field of social development. All FNE methods and techniques have been tested and proven effective in the current Russian conditions. • International cooperation. The New Eurasia Foundation has access to a broadly distributed network of international partners enabling it to leverage the world’s most advanced scientific and technological expertise. • Efficient funding schemes. The Foundation is experienced in leveraging governmental and corporate funding required for successful implementation of social development projects and programs. NETWORK OF PARTNERS • Federal and regional governments and local self-government bodies. • Russian and foreign educational institutions and research organizations. • Russian and international corporations. • Foreign governmental organizations. • International organizations. • Organizations representing professional communities in the field of education and innovation development. • Russian and foreign non-commercial organizations operating in the field of social development. • Private charity foundations. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE BOARD OF TRUSTEES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESIDENT FINANCIAL AND ANALYTICAL DEPARTMENT “Social sphere development” program area “Territorial development” program area BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Board of Trustees — the supreme governing body of the New Eurasia Foundation. The FNE Board of Trustees exercises control over compliance with the operation purposes accounted for by the FNE Charter and oversees the implementation of the FNE projects and programs and expenditure of the FNE budget funds. http://www.neweurasia.ru PROGRAM DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT “Education” program area «Support of regional mass media» program area FNE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN 2012 Andrei Kortunov President of the New Eurasia Foundation Andrei Melville Dean of the Faculty of Applied Political Science, Professor High School of Economics — State University Lilia Shevtsova Senior Associate, Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institution, Carnegie Moscow Center Elena Danilova Head of Department, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences Natalia Schetinina Executive Director, Head of External Relations and Corporate Marketing, JP Morgan Russia Randy Bregman Salans (a partner based in Salans’ New York office) Terrence J. English Director, Baring Vostok Capital Partners 3
  • 5. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOUNDATION OPERATING GEOGRAPHY In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation has been operating in more than 45 subjects of the Russian Federation. • Altai region • Arkhangelsk region • Irkutsk region • Ivanovo region • Kaliningrad region • Kemerovo region • Khabarovsk region • Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District • Kostroma region • Krasnodar region • Krasnoyarsk region • Leningrad region • Moscow • Moscow region • Murmansk region • Nizhniy Novgorod region • Novgorod region http://www.neweurasia.ru • Novosibirsk region • Novosibirsk region • Omsk region • Primorye region • Pskov region • Republic of Adygea • Republic of Buryatia • Republic of Chechnya • Republic of Dagestan • Republic of Ingushetia • Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria • Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia • Republic of Karelia • Republic of Khakassia • Republic of Mariy El • Republic of North Ossetia • Republic of Tatarstan • Republic of Udmurtia • Rostov region • Ryazan region • Samara region • Saratov region • Stavropol region • Sverdlovsk region • Tambov region • Tomsk region • Trans-Baikal region • Tyumen region • Vladimir region • Volgograd region • Voronezh region • Yaroslavl region 4
  • 6. PROGRAM AREAS EDUCATION MISSION: To support the  modernization of  Russian education with  the  view to  improve the  lives of Russian citizens. GOAL: To support the development of Russian educational systems and institutions by creating conditions conducive to cooperation and consolidation of resources. In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation continued implementing various projects and programs within the framework of its “Education” program area, both in Russia and abroad. These projects and programs are focused on the following principal issues: development of technology transfer systems at institutions of higher learning, assessment of research and education projects by international experts, development of international activities of Russian institutions of higher learning and their associations, modernization of primary and secondary vocational education with participation of employers, development of community education practices at the level of regional education systems, engagement of Russian institutions of higher learning in socio-economic development of local communities, and collaboration between tertiary education, private businesses, and regional governments. http://www.neweurasia.ru IMPLEMENTATION MECHANISMS • Promotion of public-private partnerships in the field of education and social functions of educational institutions; creation of a network-based professional community. • Promotion of collaboration between educational institutions and the Labor market; encouragement of professional self-identification and education of youth with the view to train, attract, and retain skilled workers in Russian territories. • Provision of support to institutions of higher learning that choose to continue their development as entrepreneurial universities. • Promotion of the universities’ role in the development of regional innovation infrastructures, commercialization of research, and technology transfer required for the development of territorial innovation ecosystems by designing regional, interregional, and international projects with participation of territorial education administration bodies, governments, businesses, national partner organizations (e.g. Association of Innovative Russian Regions, Skolkovo Foundation, Foundation for Support of Small Innovative Enterprises, RVC, etc.), as well as international partners. • Provision of advisory support in modernization of educational systems and institutions. • Improvement of administration efficiency of educational systems and institutions. • Organization of evaluation, benchmarking, and ranking of educational systems and institutions in compliance with applicable global standards. • Provision of assistance to Russian educational institutions that choose to pursue international markets in joining international consortia and projects by promoting international cooperation. • Implementation of exchange programs, operational and research projects in collaboration with leading institutions of higher learning, their associations, and other professional associations from the USA, European countries, China, Israel, and other Asian countries. • Provision of assistance to territorial innovation communities consisting of educational and research organizations, innovative businesses, industrial enterprises, governments, and third sector organizations in their attempts to join the global innovation community. • Organization of qualifications improvement and internship programs for representatives of educational institutions, businesses, and governments in Russia that are focused on education development issues that are relevant for the Russian partners and territories; promotion of academic mobility, including international academic mobility. • Implementation of community school model, as well as community, multicultural, and democratic education models to ensure equal conditions for the development of children and youth and socially vulnerable population groups. • Promotion of best Russian and global models and practices in the development of children’s creativity in compliance with innovation development requirements; development of technological competencies and creativity in students and youth. • Promotion of youth support and development models that are based on the premise that youth is one of the key territorial development subjects and the country’s new creative class. 5
  • 7. EDUCATION RESOURCES THE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION EDUCATION PROJECTS 2012 • Enhancing university research and entrepreneurial capacity – “EURECA”. • Organizing scientific and education projects’ international expertise. • Study-tours, trainings and retraining programs. • Community universities: Phase 3. • Community schools in Russia: an outlook. E Э ЭВРИКА EURECA ENHANCING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY — “EURECA” PROGRAM (PILOT PHASE) Over the course of the pilot phase of the program (2010-2012) its participants took part in a great number of networking events; the participating US and Russian universities implemented a series of collaborative pilot projects; there was created a system designed to provide information and advisory support to Russian institutions of higher learning pursuing innovation development goals; and a number of Russian universities significantly enhanced their entrepreneurial potential and  capacity for  commercialization of research and technology transfer. During that period representatives of more than 40 leading Russian universities attended more than 20 networking training sessions, seminars, and  workshops on  the  most relevant development issues of  innovative and entrepreneurial institutions of  higher learning, methods of strengthening the role of institutions of higher learning in the regional and national innovation economies, and the prospects of integration of Russian institutions of higher learning in the global innovation community. Some of those networking training sessions were hosted by the pilot universities of the program, i.e. Nizhniy http://www.neweurasia.ru Novgorod State University (NNSU) and St. Petersburg University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics (ITMO), and attended by the leading Russian and international experts and «EURECA» program participants. They presented the outcomes of their university research commercialization activities, experimental design and development activities, as well as technological audit activities, including approaches, methods, and the place and role of institutions of higher learning in commercialization of research. In addition to the numerous networking events, the program’s successful experience has been made freely accessible to those interested in developing the entrepreneurial potential of Russian institutions of higher learning public and disseminated via the designated “EURECA” program website, , the “EURECA” Program” group created by a group of Russian universities on Facebook, websites of the pilot universities - http://eureca.ifmo.ru/?lang=en and http://www.eureca.unn.ru/eng/, publication of various materials generated by the pilot projects, success stories, analytical and methodological materials, as well as resource manuals, such as: • Participation in the implementation of governmental initiatives aimed at modernizing tertiary education: development of the networks of federal and national research universities, recruitment of leading scientists, assessment of education and research projects by international experts. • Collaboration within the framework of a distributed international network that makes it possible to organize international networking projects, training events, and study tours hosted by the world’s leading university centers. • Reliance on the outcomes of exclusive analytical research projects designed to identify problematic areas and best practices in university development. • A portfolio of tested and proven training and consulting techniques and methods. • An international network of experts encompassing some of the world’s leading specialists in the field of education systems, university development, and youth affairs. • An international database of experts specializing in assessment of scientific research projects. The database contains the resumes of more than 7,000 scientists and researchers representing 36 scientific disciplines and 42 countries of the world. «EURECA» was initiated by the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF) in partnership with the RF Ministry of Education and Science. It is implemented in compliance with the priorities of the National «Education» Project and the pilot project designed to create national research universities. The «EURECA» program has been included in the project portfolios of the Working Group for Education and the Working Group for Innovations of the US-Russian Presidential Commission. The pilot phase of the program (2010-2012) has been completed. • EURECA Resource Book “EURECA” Program: a complex university research development system: the case of the St. Petersburg University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics (ITMO) – a pilot university of the program”. • EURECA Resource Book “EURECA” Program: entrepreneurial university and regional development opportunities: international experience and Russian context - experience of the Nizhniy Novgorod State University – a pilot university of the program”. • EURECA Resource Book “University – region – business: working together towards integration”. 6
  • 8. EDUCATION EXAMPLES OF NETWORKING CONFERENCES, FORUMS, WORKING MEETINGS, AND INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS CONDUCTED IN THE COURSE OF THE PILOT PHASE OF THE PROGRAM GENERAL OUTCOMES OF THE PILOT PHASE OF THE PROGRAM • The conference-seminar “Developing the innovation infrastructure of the leading institutions of higher learning”, organized and held by the New Eurasia Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (December 2010, Moscow). • A visit paid by the top executives of 17 Russian leading universities to the United States of America, in partnership with the Associations of the leading Russian and US universities, RF Ministry of Education and Science, and American Councils for International Education – the US operators of the “EURECA” program (April 2011, USA). • International conference “Global experiences in collaboration between universities, private businesses, and regional governments in the field of technology transfer”, hosted by MISiS (September 2011, Moscow). • International conference “Economy of leadership and innovations: youth engagement formats ” (November 2011, Kazan). • Annual conference on the implementation of outputs of the first year of the pilot phase of the program, “Developing the research and entrepreneurship potential of Russian universities: EURECA”, focused, among other things, on developing relationships between universities, authorities, businesses, and industrial enterprises (January 2012, Los Angeles). • Working meeting “Education. Innovations. Social capital. University and the innovation ecosystem of the Russian Far East and the Asian-Pacific countries” (January 2012, Vladivostok). • Networking conference “Innovation ecosystem of universities and their role in regional innovation development – lessons and solutions for successful commercialization”, held as part of the VI International Forum “From science to business” (May 2012, St. Petersburg). • International conference “We are building our future today: university – region – business” (November 2012, Moscow). • International forum hosted by the Nizhniy Novgorod State University “Entrepreneurial university – innovative region” (November 2012, Nizhniy Novgorod); etc. • Development of institutional innovation ecosystems required for entrepreneurial universities to emerge. • Development of the mechanisms and potential required for institutions of higher learning to integrate themselves into regional economic development processes. • Development of the mechanisms of integrating Russian universities to the national and international innovative community. • Development of new US-Russia relationship formats through long-term mutually beneficial cooperation between institutions of higher learning and businesses and governments. • Development of a new format for a largescale and systemic international program implemented in compliance with the key national priorities and global economy development trends. THE EVENTS THAT CONCLUDED THE PILOT PHASE OF THE US-RUSSIAN “EURECA” PROGRAM DESIGNED TO FACILITATE TH DEVELOPMENT OF THE RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP POTENTIAL OF RUSSIAN UNIVERSITIES, WERE HELD ON NOVEMBER 27‑29, 2012 IN MOSCOW AND NIZHNIY NOVGOROD The international conference “We are building our future today: University  — Region — Business” took place on November 27, 2012 in Moscow. The  conference was attended by E. V. Ugrinovich, the Director of the Department for International Affairs of the RF Ministry of Education and Science, John Beyrle, the US Ambassador to Russia (2008‑2011), top executives of  the  USRF, New Eurasia Foundation, American Councils for  International Education, and  representatives of some of the leading Russian universities. Representatives of the pilot universities — St. Petersburg National Research University for  Information Technologies, Mechanics, and  Optics and  Nizhniy Novgorod State University named after N. I. Lobachevsky — presented the mechanisms and structures they had used to  design effective models of  international cooperation, workforce training, innovative entrepreneurship, including youth entrepreneurship, and  development of  universities’ sustainable innovation ecosystems for  the  benefit of  innovation development of  the  regions http://www.neweurasia.ru and the country upon the whole. They also identified their most promising development avenues. The Moscow events were followed by the international forum “Entrepreneurial university  — innovative region” that was held on  November 28‑29, 2012 at  the  Nizhniy Novgorod State University. The forum enabled its participants to identify and discuss entrepreneurial university development methods, organization of  international technology transfer activities, and  the  role of  university in  the  development of  an  innovative region. The forum was attended by more than 200 participants, including representatives of some of the leading Russian and American universities, regional governments, businesses, investors, business angels, professional business associations, innovative Russian and  US regions, as well as leading experts and researchers. 7
  • 9. EDUCATION The forum proceedings were organized in the form of panel discussions where the outcomes of the pilot projects implemented within the framework of the “EURECA” program were presented, e.g.: experiences in cooperation between NNSU and Purdue University (USA) in promoting innovative entrepreneurship among youth, NNSU and Maryland University (USA) in promoting innovative partnerships with local and global business, as well as experiences in cooperation between ITMO (St. Petersburg) and University of California in Los Angeles (USA) in designing a business accelerator model. The program of the forum also included an open workshop for students and graduate student, “Entrepreneurship for students and young scientists”, conducted by a group of instructors from Purdue University (USA). E. V. UGRINOVICH The Director of the Department for International Affairs of the RF5Ministry of Education and Science OUTCOMES OF THE PILOT PROJECTS In the course of the pilot phase of the “EURECA” program (2010 - 2012) two pilot Russian research universities – NNSU and ITMO – built effective partnerships with some of the leading US universities that enabled them to enhance their capacity in commercialization of research and technology transfer, develop and improve their innovation infrastructure in compliance with modern technological requirements, and acquire new opportunities for accessing national and global innovation markets. As a result of its partnership with Purdue University the Nizhniy Novgorod State University has become a center of innovative entrepreneurship having created the “Education and Entrepreneurship Engagement” system comprised of methodological materials and new training programs for instructors and researchers, the Center of Innovative Student Entrepreneurship, a model of competition of innovative youth projects, “InnoBusiness”, an interfaculty business incubator of innovative student projects, and the “InnoForum” web-portal (www.innoforum.ННГУ.ru) for the innovative NNSU student community. As a result of its partnership with University of Maryland the Nizhniy Novgorod State University has created a Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship and initiated an International Innovation Corridor with the view to expand cooperation between the USA and Russia in the field of innovations and commercialization of biomedical research. Russian companies are now able to access the international market via the University of Maryland Business Incubator. By creating a similar facility the Nizhniy Novgorod State University will help Russian companies access the national market using the best international experiences in the field. The St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics (ITMO, RF) and University of California in Los Angeles (USA) have engaged in their cooperation the Association of University Technology Managers (АUTM, USA), Massachusetts Export Center (USA), Russia Innovation Collaborative (Cambridge, USA), National Business Incubation Association (NBIA, USA), National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2, USA), thereby forming a comprehensive university research support system, including, for example, the iDealMachine start-up accelerator complete with $6 million worth of funding available to small innovative businesses in partnership with RSV Venture Partners LP, the university marketing department, a center for development of youth innovations and technological entrepreneurship, a science and technology foresight center, and a business incubator. This university research commercialization technology, including the development of R&D management skills, business models and virtual prototypes of innovative products, and experimental specimens of innovative products within the framework of the iDealMachine start-up accelerator has been tested for further integration into the Russian system of tertiary education. New international and interregional partnerships in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship have emerged and a network-based partnership of 60 subjects of the Russian Federation was put together to provide information and advisory services in the field of R&D development. http://www.neweurasia.ru “...Over the course of its next phase the program will retain its systemic nature and scale to ensure sustainability of results for the development of education and the sphere of innovations in Russia”. JOHN BEYRLE US Ambassador, a member of the Board of Directors of the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law “...“EURECA” is unique in that it helps create new and mutually beneficial forms and mechanisms of cooperation between Russian and American institutions of higher learning and engage regional governments and representatives of the sphere of innovations in this cooperation”. V. V. NEFYODOV The Minister of industry and innovations of the Nizhniy Novgorod region, noted that the Nizhniy Novgorod region was one of Russia’s largest innovation centers with a powerful technological potential “The cooperation with US universities helps us grow this potential. The primary objective of our international collaboration is to bring together Russian experiences and American potential to create products that are able to serve for the benefit of mankind”. 8
  • 10. EDUCATION CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS SOCIAL EFFECTS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE РROGRAM • Changes in the status of the pilot institutions of higher learning – the “EURECA” program helped enhance the status of the Russian pilot universities and their respective projects. • “EURECA” stimulates internal mobilization of university personnel thereby forming the core of new culture carriers who promote and engage in innovation activities. The program has helped create an interesting, skilled, interdisciplinary, creative, and constructively spirited teams consisting of young and more elderly people. All of them became more capable to set ambitious goals and achieve exemplary results in many activity areas, thanks in no small part to the “EURECA” program. • Changes in attitudes towards innovations within the pilot institutions of higher learning — proliferation of the spirit and taste for innovations. • Changes in motivation for involvement in innovation activities thanks to the emergence of an active young “core”: most participants of the project teams are young, enthusiastic, and creative specialists. • Changes in the nature of collaboration with other institutions of higher learning – networking and operation as hubs, i.e. resource centers for other institutions of higher learning and their partners. • “EURECA” stimulates the development of the innovative entrepreneurship culture and environment and enables university students to select their future professions and develop entrepreneurial skills. It is another opportunity for active and enterprising individuals to find themselves within the walls of their alma-mater. • “EURECA” stimulates internal mobilization of university personnel thereby forming the core of new culture carriers who promote and engage in innovation activities. Over the course of one year the program has helped create an interesting, skilled, interdisciplinary, creative, and constructively spirited collective largely consisting of young people. They set ambitious goals and achieve exemplary results in many activity areas, thanks in no small part to the “EURECA” program. The Program is sponsored by the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The program is operated by a consortium of non-commercial organizations represented by the New Eurasia Foundation in Russia and the American Councils for International Education– in the USA http://www.neweurasia.ru 9
  • 11. EDUCATION ОRGANIZING THE ASSESSMENT OF THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS SUBMITTED TO THE OPEN GRANT COMPETITIONS DESIGNED TO ATTRACT THE WORLD’S LEADING SCIENTISTS TO RUSSIAN UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH CENTERS UNDER RESOLUTION NO.220 OF THE RF GOVERNMENT BY THE WORLD’S MOST REPUTABLE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS The New Eurasia Foundation has experience in and disposes of resources required to organize assessment of research and education process of any degree of complexity by international experts. A diversified expert base and a proven method that meets the procedural requirements of the leading international organizations enable the Foundation to organize project assessment in compliance with relevant international standards. Assessment results are made available in the form of rankings assigned to project proposals and/or grant applications, as well as assessment statements prepared by independent experts from different countries and organizations. Ongoing interactions with international experts and a proven method enable the Foundation to organize assessment on a tight schedule without compromising the quality. In 2012, the FNE used its methods and access to a database of international experts to organ­ ze assessment of 37 project proi posals submitted to a grant competition of the RF Government. Those project proposals were assessed by 71 international experts. In 2012 the Foundation worked hard to expand the base of international experts. At present the New Eurasia Foundation has it’s own data base that includes 7,000 international experts. A wide scope of experts is required to ensure an utmost diversity of candidates from among foreign http://www.neweurasia.ru experts and avoid unnecessary skews in favor of any particular country when organizing assessment of project proposals. The Foundation’s international expert network is made up of specialists representing more than 40 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Israel, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Chin a, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, USA, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, etc. Since 2010 The New Eurasia Foundation has been an operator of international expertise in the framework of Resolution No.220, “On measures designed to attract leading scientists to Russian in­ titutions of higher learning”, by international s experts. To learn more about this initiative of the RF Government and to view the competition documentation and the outcomes of the previous grant competitions please visit the website of the RF Ministry of Education and Science, or the designated website of the initiative. By expanding the scope of international experts the New Eurasia Foundation has managed to put together an international expert network consisting of leading scholars that represent 36 scientific disciplines: mathematics, computer science and information technologies, physics, chemistry, Earth sciences and adjacent ecological disciplines, biology, construction and architecture, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanics and engineering, chemical technologies, material technologies, medical technologies, energy and rational use of natural resources, ecological biotechnologies, industrial biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, medical and health sciences, fundamental medicine, clinical medicine, medical biotechnologies, agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry and dairy science, veterinary, agricultural biotechnologies, psychology, economics and business, pedagogics, sociology, law, political science, social and economic geography, mass media and mass communications, history and archeology, languages and literature, philosophy, ethics, religion, and history of art. 10
  • 12. EDUCATION STUDY-TOURS, TRAININGS AND RETRAINING PROGRAMS The New Eurasia Foundation does a lot of work supporting international activities of educational institutions of different kinds. Here, the New Eurasia Foundation focuses on promoting effective formats of international cooperation and informing Russian education specialists of best foreign practices and methods of their adaptation to the Russian conditions. Over the years, the Foundation has built serious partnerships with some of the leading America, European, and Asian universities, professional associations, and expert communities. The Foundation’s networks of partners enable it to organize various seminars and conferences, training sessions, study tours, and qualifications improvement programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of Russian universities. Education services are usually requested by the leading Russian universities and regional institutions of higher learning. In 2012 the Foundation organized more than ten study tours to European countries, Israel, and the USA, more than seven international conferences on the most relevant education development issues («We are building our future today: university — region — business», «Innovation ecosystem of institutions of higher learning and their role in regional innovation development — lessons and solutions for successful commercialization», German-Russian symposium «Knowledge transfer — a new key objective of institutions of higher learning: supporting innovation development at the regional and international levels», etc.). EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS, TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED IN 2012 • International study tour «Entrepreneurial strategies of leading American universities: practices and partnerships for territorial development», December 2012, Boston, USA. The study tour was organized for representatives of the Southern Federal University and Penza Technological Academy and covered the third function of universities, development of socially-entrepreneurial universities, and collaboration between institutions of higher learning and local stakeholders for the benefit of university and territorial development. • Study tour «Management of innovation technologies: Israeli experiences», December 2012, Israel. The study tour participants included representatives of three Russian universities: Tomsk State University, Higher School of Economics, and State University of Chechnya. In the course of the study tour their Israeli colleagues demonstrated a full spectrum of methods that are used to enable researcher (inventor) - manager partnerships to bring innovative technologies to the market. • Meeting of top executives of Russian and Dutch institutions of higher learning, «Russian - Dutch interuniversity partnership: new academic and research priorities», November 2012, Moscow (Russia). The meeting was hosted by the Higher School of Economics in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the New Eurasia Foundation. The purpose of the meeting was to organize cooperation between the leading Russian and Dutch universities and explore possibilities for implementation of collaborative research and education programs. • Study tour “Collaboration between Dutch universities and private businesses; technology transfer. Dutch experiences in commercializing university research”, October 2012, Maastricht, Sittard-Geleen, Eindhoven (Netherlands), and Leuven (Belgium) – hosted by the Maastricht University. The study tour participants included representatives of the Ural Federal University named after the first RF President B. N. Yeltsin, Southern Federal University, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Far-Eastern Federal University, State University of Chechnya, and St. Petersburg Academic University – a research and education center in the field of nanotechnologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Academic University). The study tour participants learned about the best practices in collaboration between universities and businesses, commercialization of research, and technology transfer. They also designed their own university marketing plans, university management action plans, tools of planning and control over the strategic university management cycle, as well as forms of collaboration with businesses. • Conference “Innovations after 2013”, July 2012, Amsterdam (Netherlands). This international event was organized by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands in partnership with the New Eurasia Foundation and Association of the Leading Russian Universities. The purpose of this conference was to identify promising areas for cooperation between Russian and Dutch universities and put together collaborative action plans for the year of bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands scheduled for 2013. • Qualifications improvement program «Education quality management and innovative instruction technologies: experiences of French universities», May 2012, France. The qualifications improvement program participants included top executives, administrators, and instructors from the North-Eastern Federal University named after M. K. Ammosov, Mordovian State University named after N. P. Ogaryov, and Belgorod National Research University. The training program consisted of three thematic blocks: global experiences and the two-tier structure of the French tertiary education system; university management and education quality management at the national and institutional levels; innovative instruction technologies: experiences of French universities and colleges. • German-Russian symposium “Knowledge transfer – a new key objective of institutions of higher learning: supporting innovation development at the regional and international levels”, April 2012, Kassel (Germany). The symposium was organized by the “East – West” research center and University of Kassel in cooperation with the New Eurasia Foundation and Tomsk Polytechnic University with participation of the German Society for Research on Eastern Europe (DGO) and financial support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Scientific Research of Germany within the framework of the Russian – German year of science. The symposium was attended by rectors and vice-rectors of institutions of higher learning, leaders of technology transfer departments, representatives of governmental ministries, university and trade associations, foundations, as well as the leaders of collaborative German – Russian research and education projects. The symposium participants discussed a variety of issues falling within the following two problematic areas: 1) Knowledge transfer as an innovative method used to support the development of science and regional practices and 2) International transfer of knowledge and technologies between Germany and Russia. http://www.neweurasia.ru 11
  • 13. EDUCATION COMMUNITY UNIVERSITIES In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation continued implementing its “Community universities: phase 3” project designed to promote the social function of tertiary education in Russia, collect and disseminate best practices in implementation of the social function of universities, and organize networking between Russian and foreign institutions of higher learning. Establishment of information and resource centers designed to promote the social function of universities at six Russian institutions of higher learning, including the Ural Federal University, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Tomsk State University, ITMO, Kostroma State Agricultural Academy, and the Novokuznetsk Branch of the Kemerovo State University, is viewed as the principal outcome of the project. In addition, the par- ticipating universities put together a portfolio of the best “university – local community” collaboration practices. So far they have collected 30 such practices and they plan to collect 60 more by the summer of 2013. The participating universities are disseminating information about these practices among other institutions of higher learning in the course of panel discussions, seminars, and conferences. PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2012 • Leading Russian institutions of higher learning have joined the discussion of the place and role of the social function of universities – these issues were discussed in the course of the conferences hosted by the Higher School of Economics and Tomsk State University; • The Perm State University was the first of the leading Russian universities to incorporate the social function of university in its overall strategic development program. KEY PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN 2012 A SERIES OF METHODOLOGICAL SEMINARS FOR UNIVERSITIES ON THE SOCIAL FUNCTION OF TERTIARY EDUCATION • The first methodological seminar for the participating universities was held on March 15 – 16, 2012. Assisted by a group of experts, the seminar participants agreed upon a certain best “university – local community” practice presentation format, discussed the principal approaches to organizing an information and resource center, and explored opportunities for networking. • The second methodological seminar, “Entrepreneurial university: the Finland case”, took place on August 12 – 19, 2012 in Tampere and Helsinki. The seminar’s intense program was not limited to the examination of the University of Tampere’s experience in entrepreneurship. The seminar participants also visited the Innovative Entrepreneurship Academy of the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, the Tampere Innovation Experience at Demola, the Aalto University School of Economics Small Business Center, and the Continuous Education School of the Institute of Marketing (Helsinki). The seminar participants learned about the Finland’s experience in organizing academic, institutional, and student entrepreneurship. The methodological seminar enabled its participants to borrow from their Finnish colleagues a number of proven instruments and technologies used to develop the entrepreneurial capacity of institutions of higher learning. DISCUSSION ON THE SOCIAL FUNCTION OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AT THE RF PUBLIC CHAMBER A discussion on the social function of universities was held at the RF Public Chamber on October 5, 2012. The key issues included the following: • Social responsibility of institutions of higher learning. • Best practices in collaboration between institutions of higher learning and local communities: a new education quality. • Education process development principles that take into account the new requirements. • Methodology of public assessment of university education quality. The discussion participants concluded that the situation called for designing a method that could be used by Russian institutions of higher learning to put together reports on their socially meaningful activities. http://www.neweurasia.ru 12
  • 14. EDUCATION KEY PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN 2012 LEADING RUSSIAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING JOIN THE DISCUSSION OF THE PLACE AND ROLE OF THE SOCIAL FUNCTION OF UNIVERSITIES • “Birth and rebirth of universities” was the name of the conference that was held on October 19 – 20, 2012 in Moscow at the Higher School of Economics. One of the key topics discussed by the conference participants was the third mission of institutions of higher learning: models and successful practices of social entrepreneurship and social responsibility. A representative of one of the project participants, Ural Federal University, delivered a report in which he presented the university’s experience in collaboration with the local community • The Russian national forum of vice-rectors for education from agricultural universities “Collaboration between agricultural institutions of higher learning and local communities as a development mechanism of rural territories” was held on November 26 – 27, 2012. The forum was hosted by the Kostroma State Agricultural Academy. The forum participants were greeted by the Governor of the Kostroma region, S. N. Sitnikov. The forum participants designed and adopted Recommendations of the Russian national forum of vice-rectors for education from agricultural universities “Collaboration between agricultural institutions of higher learning and local communities as a development mechanism of rural territories”. Among other things, these Recommendations include the following. Projects designed to facilitate collaboration between agricultural institutions of higher learning and their respective local communities, youth, businesses, regional and municipal governments must become one of the most important education activity areas of each agricultural institution of tertiary education. This kind of collaboration will help to not only create new opportunities for professional and cultural development of students via their engagement in activities designed to improve the standard of living in rural territories, but it also will help improve the social image of agricultural institutions of higher learning among the population and governments and create opportunities for implementation of socially meaningful collaborative projects. The project is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. http://www.neweurasia.ru 13
  • 15. EDUCATION COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN RUSSIA In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation launched the fourth phase of the «Community schools in Russia: an outlook» project designed to create conditions required to train community school teachers and administrators at qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists. The primary objectives of this phase include the following: to form sustainable links between teachers training institutes and qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists involved in training of community school teachers and administrators; to support the networking among Russian community schools via community school resource centers; to introduce and promote the community school model in Northern Caucasus. The project participants included the qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists from three pilot regions: the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria and Irkutsk and Tambov regions. The results achieved by these institutions in promoting the community school model are already quite visible. In Irkutsk and Tambov, despite the lack of financial support, the work performed by the qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists was closely intertwined with the project activities which enabled the project teams to successfully put together a primary network of community schools in the pilot regions and adjacent territories in Central Russia, Siberia, and Northern Caucasus. The team of the Irkutsk qualifications improvement institute successfully introduced a tutorship and advisory monitoring technology for community school teams. The activities implemented by the qualifications improvement institute for education specialists of the Republic of KabardinoBalkaria with the view to facilitate the development of a network of community schools in the region helped engage the qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists from the neighbouring NorthCaucasian republics and in some cases to even overcome certain socio-cultural barriers impeding cooperation. By combining its activities associated with school management boards and community school model the Tambov regional qualifications improvement institute for education specialists managed to reach the national level and it now trains community school specialists from all over the country. http://www.neweurasia.ru ДВИЖЕНИЕ ОБЩЕСТВЕННОАКТИВНЫХ ШКОЛ ДВИЖЕНИЕ ОБЩЕСТВЕННОАКТИВНЫХ ШКОЛ PROJECT RESOURCES • Methodological materials required to train community school teachers and administrators. • Training programs for  community schools teachers and administrators based on  the federal state education standards. • Various technologies: –  utorship of the school teams, including T advisory monitoring (Irkutsk); –  acilitation and support of community F school promotion approaches in Northern Caucasus; –  ompetition of social projects designed C by community schools “People’s project” (Tambov); Development of partnerships and implementation of collaborative projects (with ombudsmen, juvenile delinquency prevention centers, heads of municipalities). In 2011 – 2012 the community school promotion activities in the Tambov region were supported by the regional government in the amount of 29.5 million roubles. 14
  • 16. EDUCATION COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND PEDAGOGICAL CREATIVITY “Community schools and pedagogical creativity” was the name of the coordination session that was held on November 8 – 9, 2012 in Nalchik, Republic of KabardinoBalkaria. The session was attended by instructors of the qualifications improvement institutes for education specialists from Nalchik, Irkutsk, Samara, Tambov, Moscow, as well as members of community school teams from the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria and five school teams from the city of Grozny, Chechen Republic. The session participants discussed methods that could be used to develop secondary schools as socio-cultural centers and centers of pedagogic creativity. The teams representing the FNE project pilot regions presented their achievements in promoting qualifications improvement programs for education specialists based on the community school model. School principals from different districts of KabardinoBalkaria spoke about their school development programs and shared their initial experiences in innovative social project management. The session concluded with the panel discussion “Implementation prospects of the community school model in Northern Caucasus”. NEW BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE “DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION LIBRARY” SERIES In autumn 2012 the “Democratic Education Library” series welcomed a new addition – “Introducing a new generation of the governmental education standards: the capacity of community schools”, a book written by community school expert Dr. Grigory Kornetov. The book demonstrates how the second generation of the federal state general education standards can be most successfully introduced in community schools that are committed to democratization of secondary education and active collaboration with local communities. The book is designated for general education institutions, education administration bodies, methodologists, professors of teachers training universities, and everyone interested in the community school model. The project is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. http://www.neweurasia.ru 15
  • 17. EDUCATION EDUCATION PROGRAM AREA PARTNERS • Academic Exchange Service of the German Embassy in Russia • Academy of People’s Economy under the RF Government • American Councils for International Education • Association of American Universities • Association of Best Russian Schools • Association of German Research Universities • Association of Innovative Russian Regions (AIRR) • Association of Leading Russian Universities • Bologna University, Italy • Center for Russian Education Studies, People’s Republic of China • Central Academy for Pedagogical Research, People’s Republic of China • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, USA • Christian Albrecht University in Kiel • DLR, Germany • Dresden Technical University, Germany • Ecole Nationale d’Administration • European University Association • Foundation for Support of Small Innovative Businesses • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft • Free University of Berlin, Germany • German Academic Exchange Service • German Rectors Conference • Governments, education ministries of more than 35 subjects of the Russian Federation http://www.neweurasia.ru • Highland Gold Mining Ltd • IB2C France, consulting agency • Institute for Eastern European Studies • Institute for Higher Education Policy, USA • Institute for Socio-Economic Problems of the Population of the Russian Academy of Sciences • Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia • Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria • International Bureau of the German Ministry of Education and Scientific Research • Kultur Kontact, Austria • Maastricht University, Netherlands • Mechelen University College • Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation • Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation • Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation • National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, USA • National Foundation for Workforce Training, Russia • National Science Foundation, USA • National Strategy Council, Russia • New York Academy of Sciences • “Oxford — Russia” Fund • Perdue University, USA • Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy • Preparing for the Future LTD, Israel • Public Chamber of the Russian Federation • Research Triangle Group • RuSciTech — International Association of Russian-Speaking Science and Technology Professionals • Russell Group, Great Britain • Russian National Association of Small and Medium-sized Businesses “OPORA ROSSII” • Russian National Online Pedagogical Council, Russia • Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs • Russian Venture Company • “Skolkovo” Fund, Russia • State Education Committee of Styria, Austria • Talloires Network • Tartu University Narva College, Estonia • “Territory of the Future” Fund • Tsinghua University, People’s Republic of China • University Association of the Netherlands • University of California, USA • University of Kassel, Germany • University of Maryland, USA • University of Twente, Netherlands • US — Russia Business Council • US — Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF), USA 16
  • 18. PROGRAM TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT AREAS Mission: To advance social prosperity by engaging Russian citizens in activities designed to improve their living standard. Goal: To achieve peace and social prosperity within given territories. In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation continued implementing social programs in operation territories of coal mining companies in Siberia and Far East within its «Territorial development» program area. The strategic goal of these programs is to create effective social partnerships including local self-government bodies, businesses, and civil society institutions with the view to mobilize and diversify the regional development resources. The public-private partnerships successfully operating within the social sphere will help coordinate the budgeting priorities, modernization of industrial enterprises, and strategic territorial development goals. http://www.neweurasia.ru “Local community school” is the name of the network-based project implemented in 2012 with the view to involve as many operation territories of coal mining companies in socially meaningful activities as possible using the territorial development models tested in 2008 – 2010, to expand said activities, and to improve the qualifications of the resource centers’ employees. The network-based project format helped optimize the budget for continued implementation of social projects within the key thematic areas of 2008 – 2010 and support the “growth points” created back then, as well as to raise funds from the federal and regional budgets for the purpose of ongoing development of the operation territories (more than six million roubles was raised in 2011). IMPLEMENTATION MECHANISMS • We mobilize local communities by organizing “schools of social entrepreneurship”, holding competitions of business, social, and research projects. • We stimulate professional self-identification by organizing municipal career counseling centers for youth and promoting public-private partnerships in vocational education designed to meet the needs of local Labor markets. • We help establish small business support structures and provide local populations with access to high-quality micro-lending, consulting, and training services. • We facilitate the networking among regional innovation support structures, analyze the world’s best practices, and encourage all stakeholders to share relevant experiences. • We help organize innovation and creativity development centers for children and popular science museums. • We help design and implement “turn-key” economic development plans for territories (complex investment plans for company towns and territorial agglomerations). • We train employees of regional and municipal governments in raising infrastructure development capital from governmental and private sources. • We train local community members in raising funds for their social projects. • We organize regional and international study tours for representatives of regional and municipal governments, enterprises, educational institutions and public organizations in social project management, education methods, innovation development, and fundraising. 17
  • 19. TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM AREA ACTIVITIES IN 2012 In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation continued disseminating successful experiences and creating social infrastructure “growth points” using the territorial development models successfully tested in 2008 – 2011: • A popular science museum was opened in the Mukhorshibir district of the Republic of Buryatia in August 2012. Popular science museums are also scheduled to be opened in the settlement of Chegdomyn, Khabarovsk region, and Mikhailovsk district of the Primorye region in 2013. • A small business support agency was launched in the city of Sharypovo, Krasnoyarsk region (registration was scheduled for November 2012); • The first Fair of entrepreneurial projects of the Mukhorshibir district was held on December 7, 2012. SUMMARIZED RESULTS OF THE SOCIAL PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED IN 2012 • 43 small business and social entrepreneurship projects were launched in the SCEC OJSC operating territories. • The Chernogorsk and Chegdomyn comprehensive investment pro­ rams were designed g and endorsed by the RF Ministry of regional de­ elopment. v • 32 training seminars were held. • About 800 people took part in the seminars. • Two international and two interregional internship programs were im­ lemented. p • Three regional and two interregional competitions of social and small business projects were held. • Two regional competitions of children’s innovation projects “Break­ hrough into the XXI t century” were held. • A science festival was held for senior secondary school students. http://www.neweurasia.ru Given the great amount of interest demonstrated by the SCEC OJSC operation regions in joining the social programs implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation and the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Foundation (applications had been received from municipalities to implement some of the most relevant socially meaningful projects), in 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation suggested implementing two network-based projects: a small business support project and a project associated with professional identity of youth, as well as projects designed to promote innovative thinking among youth. The “School of social entrepreneurship” project was proposed as a new territorial development tool that helps address social issues using business approaches. THE LOCAL NGO ACTIVISTS THAT UNDERWENT TRAINING IN FUNDRAISING TECHNOLOGIES MANAGED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL PROJECTS For example, in 2012 the public organization of the Verkhnebureinsk district “Initiative” raised 1,348,155 roubles to support the development of the Chegdomyn settlement, including the 478,900 rouble grant from the National Charity Foundation for the development of the district library, as well as 869,255 roubles raised from the government to support the social projects presented at the Fair of Social Projects of the Verkhnebureinsk district. The FNE experts, assisted by the RF Ministry of regional development, designed the development concepts of the Abakan-Chernogorsk and Kuzbass agglomerations, as well as the complex investment plans of the city of Chernogorsk, Republic of Khakassia, and the settlement of Chegdomyn, Khabarovsk region. THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS WERE LAUNCHED IN 2012 AS NEW TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT MECHANISMS: • “School of social entrepreneurship” – launched in the Khabarovsk and Kemerovo regions and Re­ ublic of Khakassia (in collabop ration with the Omsk Center for Social Innovations, a resource center of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives); • “Creating a regional-municipal system for promotion of innovative thinking among youth” (Krasno­ arsk and Kemerovo regions). The first y science festival was held as part of this project in Leninsk- Kuznetsky in August 2012. It was organized in partnership with the Kuzbass State Technical Univer­ ity and Siberian Federal s University and hosted by the municipal Center for Professional identity. • Taking advantage of its multiyear territorial development experience, in late 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation joined forces with “Metalloinvest” to implement the “Competition of small business pro­ects” in the city of Noj votroitsk, Orenburg region. The competition organizers received 31 project proposals. This collaboration is anticipated to expand thematically and geographically in 2013. 18
  • 20. TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT COMFORTABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT NEW SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES: EXPERIENCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SINGLE-INDUSTRY TERRITORIES The interregional conference “New social technologies: experiences in the development of single-industry territories” took place on December 20, 2012 in Moscow. The conference was attended by more than 50 representatives of region­ l and municipal governments a from across Russia, experts, civil society institutions, regional and municipal institutions of learning and culture organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, and public associa­ ions. t The conference enabled its participants to discuss the outcomes of the social programs implemented by the Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Foundation in partnership with the New Eurasia Foundation in 2011 – 2012. The conference was comprised of two plenary sessions and a sequence of panel discussions in the course of which the event participants analyzed the practices developed to date and put together recommendations for further collaboration between regional and municipal governments, businesses, experts, initiative groups, mass media, and the public when designing and implementing programs aim­ ng to support “company towns” and “company settlements” i by intro­ ucing advanced social development technologies. d http://www.neweurasia.ru In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation helped organize the second interregional competition of gentrification projects “Comfortable living environment” in which more than 60 projects from six operating regions of Siberian Coal Energy Company OJSC competed against each other. The competition winners in­ luded the following: c Republic of Buryatia: • 1st prize – Supplementary Education Center for Children, “Beware of traffic” project (Mukhorshibir); • 2nd prize – Sagan-Nur Secondary School, “We are tourists and it means” project (Sagan-Nur); Primorye region: • 1st prize – “Beryozka” Kindergarten, “Sensory room as the eighth wonder of the world” project; • 2nd prize – “Balaganchik” Book Theater, “Wonder Forest” Summer Reading Room” project; Khabarovsk region: • 1st prize – Central Children’s Library, “Once upon a time on our porch” project; • 2nd prize – Public organization “Kyokushinkai Karate Chegdomyn”, “We stand for health and sports” project; Kemerovo region: • 1st prize – Social Youth Center, “Outdoor Sports Championship” project (Leninsk-Kuznetsky); • 2nd prize – Children’s Sports School, “Do it with us, do it like us, do it better than us” (Polysayevo); Republic of Khakassia: • 1st prize – “Ecological and Patriotic Education of Preschool Children” (Chernogorsk); • 2nd prize – Secondary education school No.20, “Healthy children – healthy nation” project (Chernogorsk); • 2nd prize – Charkov secondary education boarding school, “Winter garden at school” project (Ust-Abakan district); • 3rd prize – Ust-Byur secondary education school, “Children’s Playground “Buratino” (Ust-Abakan district); • 3rd prize – “Fairy Town” (Beysk district); Krasnoyarsk region: • 1st prize – House of Pioneers and Schoolchildren, “Lilac Alley” project (Nazarovo); • 2nd prize – “Exercise in the morning, exercise in the evening, if you want to be healthy” project (Sharypovo); • 3rd prize – Youth Information Agency, “Digenesis” project (Sharypovo). 19
  • 21. TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED IN 2012 “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY: SMALL BUSINESS” PROJECT The project is designed to introduce a small business development model at the municipal level in the Mukhorshibir district of the Republic of Buryatia, Ust-Abakan, Beysk, and Altaisk district and the city of Chernogorsk of the Republic of Khakassia, Novoshakhtinsk settlement of the Primorye region, and the city of Sharypovo of the Krasnoyarsk region. http://www.neweurasia.ru Key project results: • A small business support agency was registered in Sharypovo; • The first municipal fair of small businesses of the Mukhorshibir district of the Republic of Buryatia was held; • Training seminars were held for over 150 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs from the pilot regions. FROM THE “KRASNOYARSKIY RABOCHIY” NEWSPAPER, MARCH 28, 2012 This is not the first time that the head of the Novoshakhtinsk (Mikhailovsk district, Primorye region) municipal government, Sergey Ivanchenko, is taking part in the projects implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation and the SCEC Regional Development Foundation and he says that the knowledge he acquires as a result of his involvement helps him a lot in his eve­ ryday work. “We came here, - said Sergey Nikolayevich, - to see how the Krasnoyarsk region, Kemerovo region, Khakassia, Altay, and Buryatia oper­ te. Our repa resentatives observed the fair in Borodino”. Sergey Ivanchenko wants to launch a pilot small business support program in his district that currently boasts about 35 entrepreneurs that would be able to consolidate the fragmented businesses of the Novoshakhtinsk settlement, populated by some 8,500 people, primarily represented by commerce and service en­ terprises... 20
  • 22. TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT “SCHOOL OF LOCAL COMMUNITY: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY” PROJECT The project is designed to organize a professional identity system in consideration of the modern employee requirements. Mobile, com­ etent, and competitive gradp uates capable of promptly acquiring the professions for which there is a market demand are required today. At the same time, they must have social competencies and be independent and mature enough: they must be able to assume responsibility for their own lives and know how to make the right choice. This is why the notion of professional identity in this project differs from the traditional notion of professional orientation: it also has to do with one’s personal identity, one’s attempt to develop certain qualities that make one an independent adult. Key project results: • Three municipal popular science museums were launched (LeninskKuznetsky, Kemerovo region, Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region, and Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia). • A popular science museum is scheduled for opening in the Chegdomyn settlement, Khabarovsk region, in March 2013 and in the Novoshaktinsk settlement, Primorye region, in September 2013. • Four regional competitions of children’s innovation projects “Breakthrough into the XXI century” were hosted by the Leninsk- Kuznetsky popular science museum in 2011 – 2012. The competitions received a total of 221 research projects. FEEDBACK FROM PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: LYUDMILA POPOVA Head of the Education Administration Department of the Mukhorshibir district municipality: “… We extend our gratitude to our colleagues from the New Eurasia Foundation and Siberian Coal Energy Company for working with us. No doubt, our relationships have positively impacted the operations of our district institutions of learning in 2010- 2011. … Our meetings mean not only improved pedagogical skills but also an impulse of sorts for new accomplishments”. IRINA IVANOVNA MIROSHNIKOVA Deputy Head of the Mikhailovsk district municipality “As an education curator I will use the knowledge I acquired at the seminar to create a professional incubator”. OLGA ALEXEYEVNA ALMABEKOVA Institute for Management of Business Processes and Economy, “International Language Communication” laboratory “From what I have learned at the seminar I am going to use the innovative thinking techniques when conducting practical Eng­ish lessons”. l OKSANA IVANOVNA ODARICHENKO Deputy Principal of Secondary School No.4, Chegdomyn settlement, Verkhnebureinsk district, Khabarovsk region “From what I have learned at the seminar I will use the “Profes­ ion and career” pros gram in my everyday work. I will also create an electronic navigator of professions”. FROM RIA “LENINSK” MATERIALS, APRIL 17, 2012 The New Eurasia Foundation marked its third year of operation in our city not only with the traditional competitions “Breakthrough into the XXI Century”, but also with a special seminar “developing innovative thinking among youth” organized especially for the Leninsk-Kuznetsk school teachers. The city pedagogues were glad to become students again. Dancing, singing, and laughter – a good teacher will use them all in their work. Knowing the students’ various thinking types and their individual activation methods are what is important. Methodological materials based on the seminars will be put together to be used by all city pedagogues. http://www.neweurasia.ru 21
  • 23. TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK-BASED PROJECT “SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP” Project goal: To introduce the “School of social entrepreneurship” technology in the SCEC OJSC operation regions with the view to ad­ ress social development problems by d implementing social entrepreneurship projects. Key project results: • 18 social entrepreneurship projects were designed. • 10 social entrepreneurship projects were launched in 2012. • Two projects (“Obstetric Services” by N. N. Goncharova and “Medical Center “Alternativa” by N. M. Tricheva, LeninskKuznetsky) received honorary diplomas of the Second National Forum of Social Investors and Entrepreneurs (raised investment capital). • The initiated projects have benefited 2,786 individuals. • The initiated projects have provided employment to 56 individuals. • The total amount of funds invested in the projects is 16,116,800 roubles, including 12,499,800 roubles worth of private contributions and 3,617,000 roubles worth of governmental support. “School of social entrepreneurship” is a social technology designed to develop and diversify the labour market, as well as local community initiatives. This technology helps address social problems, including that of employment, more effectively by ensuring financial sustainability of social entrepreneurship projects. SOCIAL EFFECTS FOR THE TERRITORIES Chernogorsk, Altaysk, Beysk, and Ust-Abakan district of the Republic of Khakassia • Additional funds were raised and territorial resources were mobilized to implement social entrepreneurship projects and address social development problems; • Children with disabilities demonstrated positive health dynamics; • Registered juvenile delinquents found employment by becoming involved with the paintball club; • Senior citizens from rural areas were given the opportunity to become computer literate. Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo region • Expanded innovation capacity of municipal social agencies and additional funds raised to support their development; • Additional investments acquired by the city to address social problems; • Registered juvenile delinquents found employment by becoming involved with the newly created event organization agency established on the basis of the MBUK “UDK”; • Improved health dynamics of the local population (hydro-massage – a new rehabilitation service for children with disabilities and children with weakened immunity; new individually designed fitness programs for postnatal women; • Diversified health care services in the city afforded by the private sector (a new obstetric care clinic complete with innovative obstetric and gynecological care methods; a new polyclinic capable of daytime and temporary accommodation is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2013); • A new recreation venue for children (an indoor skating rink). Chegdomyn settlement, Khabarovsk region • Opportunities for additional investments in the settlement’s development; • Funds raised from nongovernmental sources to support the development of municipal organizations. http://www.neweurasia.ru 22
  • 24. TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AREA PARTNERS • “Business Communications Agency” CJSC • “Interfax” International Information Group • “Krasnoyarsk Regional Agency for Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses” OJSC • “Kuzbass Technological Park” CJSC • “Vneshtorgklub”, a corporate club of international partnership and cooperation • Academy of People’s Economy of the Russian Federation • Arkhangelsk Center for Social Technologies “Garant” • Association of Community Schools of the Republic of Khakassia • Center for Fiscal Policy • Center for Innovation Technologies of the Republic of Udmurtia • Center for Strategic Development of the Russian Northwest • Education Administration Department of the Kemerovo region • Far-Eastern Innovations Support Agency • Foundation for Support of Legislative Initiatives • Government of the Baley district of the Chita region • Government of the city of Borodino, Krasnoyarsk region • Government of the city of Kamensk-Uralsky • Government of the city of Kandalaksha, Murmansk region • Government of the city of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo region • Government of the city of LeninskKuznetsky, Kemerovo region • Government of the city of Nizhniy Novgorod http://www.neweurasia.ru • Government of the city of Perm • Government of the city of Severouralsk, Sverdlovsk region • Government of the city of Shelekhov • Government of the city of Tver • Government of the city of Volkhov, Leningrad region • Government of the Nizhniye Sergy district, Sverdlovsk region • Government of the Saratov region • Government of the settlement of Chegdomyn, Verkhnebureinsk district, Khabarovsk region • Government of the Verkhnebureinsk district, Khabarovsk region • Governments of the city of Chernogorsk, Ust-Abakan, Altaysk, and Beysk districts of the Republic of Khakassia • Governments of the city of Segezha and settlement of Nadvoitsy • Institute of Contemporary Development • Interdepartmental Commission for Company Towns of the RF Government • Khabarovsk Regional Fund for Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses • Kuzbass State Technical University • Labor and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region • Management and Workforce Retraining Center (Saratov) • Ministry of economic and regional development of the Krasnoyarsk region • Ministry of economic development and external relations of the Khabarovsk region • Ministry of economic development and trade of the Stavropol region • Ministry of economy of the Republic of Udmurtia • Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Buryatia • Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Khakassia • Ministry of industry and transportation of the Republic of Udmurtia • Ministry of regional development of the Russian Federation • Municipal government of the Mukhorshibir district, Republic of Buryatia • Municipal government of the settlement of Sagan-Nur, Republic of Buryatia • National Association of Self-regulating Real Estate Management Organizations • Omsk Center for Social Initiatives • Pskov Regional Center for Education Technologies • Public Board under the RF Ministry of regional development • Qualifications Improvement and Professional Training Academy for Education Specialists • Regional Development Agency of the Saratov region • Regional Development Institute • Russian Microfinance Center • Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs • SCEC — Khakassia LLC • SCEC — Krasnoyarsk OJSC • SCEC — Kuzbass OJSC • Siberian Coal Energy Company (SCEC) OJSC • Siberian Coal Energy Company Regional Development Foundation • Siberian Federal University • State Qualifications Improvement and Professional Retraining Academy for Construction Specialists • Tomsk Innovations Support Center • Tugnuy Coal Mine OJSC, Republic of Buryatia 23
  • 25. PROGRAM SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT AREAS Mission: To design and implement social development mechanisms ensuring a high standard of living of all Russian citizens. Goal: To implement practical mechanisms designed to support socially vulnerable population groups. In 2012 the “Social sphere development” program area was comprised of projects designed to provide comprehensive assistance to people requiring support or finding themselves in difficult life situations, ensure successful adaptation of these people within society, mutual understanding between them and other members of society, and to help them find opportunities for self-realization. The target audiences of these projects included people with disabilities, orphans and children deprived of parental care, youth representing various risk groups, and parents. When designing and strengthening mechanisms of collaboration between society and bodies of power the New Eurasia Foundation paid a great deal of attention to collaboration with federal and regional governments, local self-government bodies, and members of the pedagogic community, as well as to enhancing the potential of its regional partners. http://www.neweurasia.ru SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT FOCI • Designing conflict-prevention systems at the regional and local levels. • Streamlining and harmonizing migration processes. • Supporting social development processes in Northern Caucasus. • Supporting local community initiatives and engaging local communities in the socio-economic development processes of their respective territories. • Supporting youth initiatives. • Supporting social adaptation of orphans and children deprived of parental care. • Supporting social integration of people with disabilities through professional training and employment. • Providing support to repatriates and migrants. • Organizing education programs, including study tours, training courses, and qualifications improvement programs, at interregional and international levels. • Disseminating social entrepreneurship techniques with the view to empower disadvantaged population groups to realize their socio-economic potential. Using various forms of training and productive communication among participants (training sessions, semi­ ars, panel discusn sions, conferences, camps, competitions, study tours, and forums) the New Eurasia Founda­ ion transferred and helped introt duce new effective technologies and best practices in socialization of citizens and protection of their legal interests, implementation of local community de­ elopment v initiatives, strengthening of civil society structures, and prevention of conflicts. In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation launched and/or implemented the following social development projects: • “Social integration of young people with disabilities via professional training and employment in the Krasnodar region”, effective May 2012 a.k.a. “Comprehensive social integration of young people with disabilities of the Krasnodar region: training, employment, communication”. • “Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates in Moscow”. • “Disseminating the best peacemaking and conflict-preventing practices in Northern Caucasus”, effective April 2012 a.k.a. “Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaboration between the governments and civil society institutions in Northern Caucasus”. • “Preventing conflicts in Transnistria by building bridges between governments, NGOs, and businesses”. 24
  • 26. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OF THE KRASNODAR REGION: TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT, COMMUNICATION The project «Social integration of young people with disabilities via professional training and employment in the Krasnodar region», sponsored by «Chevron Neftegaz Inc» and implemented from December 2010 until April 2012 in partnership with the Krasnodar Information and Training Center has been recognized and highly appreciated in the region. The project provided more than 70 young people with disabilities to acquire training in eight professions: more than 50 of them underwent training that was hosted by the partner organization in Krasnodar, while the others were trained individually at home. Methodological materials were published for each of the training courses. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE KRASNODAR REGION Approximately 40 participants of the final conference of the project “Professional training and employment of young people with disabilities in the Krasnodar region” that was held in Anapa recognized the importance for the Krasnodar region of the project on social integration of young people with disabilities that involved civil society institutions and demonstrated a new strategy based on coordination of efforts of different actors, active education of young people with disabilities, and individual support provided thereto in the solution of their problems. The project “Professional training and employment of young people with disabilities in the Krasnodar region” was designed to demonstrate the capacity of civil society institutions and businesses to successfully address the social problem associated with professional training and employment of people with disabilities and adjust relevant governmental practices. INCLUSIVE EDUCATION In May 2012 the project on social integration of young people with disabilities expanded its boundaries as it started promoting inclusive education. To that end a conference was held in October 2012 to present the experiences of the Novorossiysk Gymnasium No.1 where joint education of healthy children and children with disabilities had become a norm and a rule that applies to all. The participants of the round-table meeting hosted by the Novorossiysk Gymnasium No.1 had a serious discussion about expanding the framework of inclusive education and arranging interdepartmental collaboration and partnership. They identified cooperation prospects, including the panel discussion “Problems and prospects of inclusive education” to be held in Krasnodar and attended by parents and representatives of the public, as well as a regional training session in the settlement of Poltavskaya. http://www.neweurasia.ru A panel discussion on the problems of social integration of young peo­ le with disp abilities was held in December 2012. The discussion was facilitated by the Deputy Chairman of the Public Board under the Head of the Krasnodar regional government for support of civil society institu­ ions and t human rights, M. V. Savva. The panel discussion was attended by the head of the government of the settlement of Poltavskaya, V. A. Pobozhiy, the head of the district employment center, D. A. Shishatskiy, representatives of the social security department, activists from a num­ er of public b organizations, such as the Russian Federation of Women, “Independence”, “Sodeystviye”, “Educating Youth and Strengthening Families”, “Hand of Charity”, etc. Young people with disabilities residing in the settlement of Poltavskaya and the neighbouring settlements were the principal participants of the panel discussion. Promotion of inclusive education has become the raison d’etre for the members of the pedagogic community of the Novorossiysk Gymnasium No.1 led by its principal T. A. Merkulova. This is why everything in this school, from the garden to the sports complex to the cafeteria, is convenient, modern, pretty, and cozy. The local education approaches are designed carefully to the minutest detail: the school has created all conditions to make sure that any child feels comfortable and independent. An atmosphere of mutual understanding and team spirit enables children with disabilities to not only take part in, but to also win regional contests and tournaments. 25
  • 27. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE PANEL DISCUSSION AND TRAINING COURSES RECOGNIZED THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN THE FEEDBACK THAT THEY PROVIDED “I thank God, my destiny, and the people who were willing and able to share their knowledge with me! From now one my life will only change for the better. I am happy and I want the people around me to be happy and I want them to believe that a lot depends on them. I thank our trainers from the bottom of my heart!” “I thank “Chevron”, the New Eurasia Foundation, and our trainers for or­ anizing and holdg ing this event. I learned a lot from these courses. Work­ ng with our trainers has been an i interesting and enjoyable experience. I attended each class with a great deal of enthusiasm and at the end of each class I was full of new impressions. I wish this kind of activities were held more often. Thank you, everyone!” “I am grateful to every one of those people who brought me here (there is no such thing as happenstance!). I am grateful to my mother for supporting all my endeavours, and I am grateful to all the good and kind people! From the bottom of my heart I thank the organizers and trainers for the useful time they spend with me and the knowledge they shared”. V. A. POBOZHIY Head of the Poltavskaya settlement government “I am certain that the work being done here by the New Eurasia Foundation with support from “Chevron” will serve as an example to follow for other public organizations and heads of governments. The project activities that have been held in our settlement have opened my eyes to a great number of problems but most importantly the initiative shown by the local residents has been quite instrumental. We are prepared for cooperation and we are willing to serve as an experimental testing ground for such socially meaningful projects”. PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS • A group of young people with disabilities underwent professional training, acquired professions, and found employment. • The programs of training courses for eight professions were designed, tested, and prepared for dissemination among social integration as­ sociations. • The settlement of Poltavskaya designed and adopted a local governmental program, “Favourable environment for people with disabilities”. • Accessibility maps were put together and the public was charged with the responsibility of exercising control over their replenishment and expansion. • The project activities were supported by the heads of municipal governments whose members also expressed their readiness for collabo­ ation with initiative groups of citizens r in designing local projects and programs. The project is supported by Chevron Neftegaz Inc. http://www.neweurasia.ru 26
  • 28. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF ORPHANAGE AND BOARDING SCHOOL GRADUATES IN MOSCOW In 2012 the project «Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates in Moscow», sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co and implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation, expanded its target group by including heads of municipalities, guardianship authorities, centers for support of children and families, as well as orphans» mentors in colleges and vocational training schools. Two out-of-town training sessions (“Collaboration mechanisms used in post-institutional support processes” and “Developing a post-institutional support system”) and a panel discussion on issues impeding successful social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates were held for municipal employees. The process of transition to colleges and vocational training schools by orphanage and boarding school graduates has been for years affected by a number of problems. Two seminars were organized for orphans’ mentors in colleges and vocational training schools, “Collaboration between authorized http://www.neweurasia.ru officials and orphans’ mentors in colleges” and “Ensuring collaboration between postinstitutional support services for emancipated orphans and vocational training institutions during the period of initial social adaptation”. The project paid special attention to the post-institutional support services for emancipated orphans established on the basis of specially selected organizations whose leaders were given the opportunity to take part in a series of seminars, training sessions, and panel discussions that brought together more than 120 individuals. POST-INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT CENTERS FOR EMANCIPATED ORPHANS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED: The New Eurasia Foundation committed itself to assisting the post-insti­ utional support centt ers for emancipated orphans established under the project. This assistance was provided in the form of consultations and expert advice, summarization of experiences, and publication of best practices. For example, the following collections of materials were published: “Post-institutional support system (experiences of the Moscow or­ phanage No.2)”, “Preparing orphans for emancipation and independent adult living (experiences of the Moscow orphanages No.17 and No.23)”, the brochure “Post-institutional support of emancipated orphans during the initial period of their social adaptation” (based on operating expe­ riences of the Moscow orphanage No.48), and “From successful social adaptation to pro-active living” (based on the operating experiences of the Moscow boarding school No.15). T. A. NEVEROVA Deputy Head of the Department of family and youth policy of the Moscow City Government “The Department of family and youth policy of the city of Moscow extends its sincere gratitude to the New Eurasia Foundation for the invaluable assistance and support it provides to orphans in the course of the project designed to prepare them for emancipation and independent adult living... The Department of family and youth policy of the city of Moscow looks forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation within this field” From the thank-you letter 27
  • 29. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT “MY HOME DESIGN” – A CONTEST OF PROJECT PROPOSALS The final round of the competition of project proposals, “My home design”, was held on April 11, 2012. The contest encouraged up and coming orphanage and boarding school graduates to design project proposals reflecting their future homes. All contest participants had undergone a training course consisting of several phases: the “School of design” training program, practical training in putting together collages, “Colour solution and stylistic compliance”, and a training session on designing “My home design” project proposals. A total of 35 project proposals were submitted to the competition. The contest winners included: • First prize – A. Trushin, boarding school No.24, project title: “My dream home”, • Second prize – E. Guskov, orphanage No.48, project title: “Window to the world”, • Third prize – A. Malanicheva, boarding school No.55, project title: “My home”. Additional prizes were awarded in the following nominations: • “Viewer appreciation” – A. Busareva, boarding school No.62, project title: “Golden kitchen”; • “Originality” – V. Mikusheva, orphanage No.5, project title: “Exquisite bedroom”; • “Artistic execution” – A. Kazakova, boarding school No.24, project ti­ le: “Bedroom/living-room”; t • “Stylistic achievement” – M. Zolina, boarding school No.15. Special prizes were awarded to Yu. Lapteva (orphanage No.51), K. Stashkov (orphanage No.48), A. Demicheva, O. Ageyeva, E. Kozlova, and S. Kurzakov (all from boarding school No.15). The training program for orphanage and boarding school students was also updated in 2012. The following interactive training sessions for orphans were held during the project: “Your bad behaviour and how you can change it”, “Learn to understand people by learning about yourself”, “Social security”, “A step into profession of choice”, “Freedom of choice”, and a training session in promoting civic responsibility among orphanage and boarding school graduates. http://www.neweurasia.ru 28
  • 30. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS • The resources and efforts of the project partners working for the benefit of orphans have been consolidated; • A methodological portfolio was put together to include relevant laws and regulations, project presentation materials, cross-sectoral collaboration schemes, and structures of post-institutional support services; • The resource potential of the project has grown significantly: four collection of materials on experiences in social adaptation of emancipated orphans have been published; programs of post-institutional support for emancipated orphans have been designed and successfully tested; • The New Eurasia Foundation took part in the Russian national exhibition of socially meaningful projects and won the “Best social project” medal and “Public recognition award”. In December 2012 a total of 98 orphanage and boarding school students took part in the “Social intellect” competition that enabled them to demonstrate their knowledge within six thematic blocks: “Security and safety”, “Law”, “Family”, “Health”, “Everyday living”, and “Communications”. The competition test results are still being analyzed by the project experts but something is clear already: the outcomes of the competition will help the pedagogical teams to adjust their programs of preparation of orphans for emancipation and independent adult living thereby ensuring their successful adaptation within society. SOCIAL EFFECTS OF THE PROJECT • The project helped improve the conditions for social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduates immediately following their emancipation: the rooms inhabited by graduates have been subjected to certain material and technical upgrades; the participating social institutions for orphans adjusted their internal residency requirements with the view to assist upcoming graduates to acquire independent adult living skills, the founding documents of certain participating organizations were modified to ensure the requisite legal conditions for post-institutional support available to emancipated orphans. • The pedagogues and psychologists from the participating organizations have improved their professional qualifications. • New regulations designed to protect the rights of orphans and children deprived of parental care have been introduced (education and protection of the property rights of the underage). • The participating orphans were motivated to pursue cognitive activities and acquire independent adult living skills. • The level of juvenile delinquency accounted for by orphanage and boarding school graduates has dropped. • The risk of “secondary orphanhood” has been mitigated. http://www.neweurasia.ru FEEDBACK PROVIDED BY ORPHANAGE AND BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE “LEADERSHIP” OUT-OF-TOWN TRAINING CAMPS (MAY –SEPTEMBER 2012) YEVGENIY, 16 YEARS OLD “Thank you very much! You helped me find my life purpose. I learned how important it is to understand others, how to be compassionate, and how to achieve my life goals”. VLAD, 15 YEARS OLD “You are the best. I wish all of you good luck. I have come to realize there is a lot I can do myself”. ZHENYA, 16 YEARS OLD “I started to think seriously about what I want to do in my life, what I need to learn in order to become a successful human bring”. MIRA, 15 YEARS OLD “Now I know how to act when interviewing for a job. And although I still have quite a bit to go until then, I already have a clear idea of how I will go about it”. SERGEY, 17 YEARS OLD “I am very grateful to everyone who has ended up here. All of you, children and adults, are kind and nice people. If I were Stanislavsky I would have said “I believe!” I believe in your sincerity, in your kindness, in your advice and your wishes. You all are creative and interesting people and it is with a heavy heart that I am saying good-bye to you”. The project is supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. 29
  • 31. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT MITIGATING ETHNIC CONFLICTS BY SUPPORTING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTIONS IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS The New Eurasia Foundation has been actively implementing social development projects in Northern Caucasus since the early 2007. Since then the Foundation has completed the following projects: «Organizing a public awareness campaign on immigration issues in the post-conflict regions of Northern Caucasus», «Stabilizing the situation in Northern Caucasus by designing and introducing institutional conflict-prevention mechanisms», and «Disseminating the best peacemaking and conflict-preventing practices in Northern Caucasus». The New Eurasia Foundation’s five-year continuous operating experience in Northern Caucasus has proven the need in designing and introducing a mechanism of collaboration between the civil society institutions, governments, and businesses to address various social development problems in Northern Caucasus. The project “Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaboration between the governments and civil society institutions in Northern Caucasus” that has been implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation http://www.neweurasia.ru since 2012 is designed to alleviate conflict situations by collaborating with governments, non-commercial organizations, student communities, youth associations, and the Public Boards and Public Chambers of Northern Caucasus. The key project events and activities are im­ plemented in close cooperation with and with direct participation of representatives of the administration of the RF President’s Envoy in the North-Caucasian Federal District. PANEL DISCUSSION “VOLUNTEERISM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PEACEMAKING INITIATIVES IN NORTHERN CAUCASUS” “The role and place of volunteerism in supporting peacemaking initiatives in Northern Caucasus” was the key topic of the panel discussion held on May 24, 2012 in Pyatigorsk. The event was organized by the New Eurasia Foundation in partnership with the Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University as part of the project “Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaboration between the governments and civil society institutions in Northern Caucasus”. The panel discussion participants learned about new conflict prevention methods and the capacity of the young volunteers’ movement to contribute to the peacemaking process in Northern Caucasus in view of the upcoming Olympic Games in London and Sochi. The panel discussion provided an opportunity for the regional partners of the New Eurasia Foundation’s project “Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaboration between the governments and civil society institutions in Northern Caucasus” to hold a meeting in the course of which they managed to adjust their project implementation plans for the nearest future. The project entails successful open forums hosted by the regional universities from the North-Caucasian Federal District, thematic discussions hosted by the regional Public Boards and Public Chambers, as well as training sessions and seminars for representatives of the public. 30
  • 32. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PAN-CAUCASIAN YOUTH FORUM “MASHUK-2012” On July 9 – 15, 2012 the project experts took place in the pan-Caucasian youth forum “Mashuk-2012”. About fifteen hundred young people representing all seven regions of Northern Caucasus took part in the common training program accounted for by this event. These young people had come to the forum looking to consult some of the leading Russian experts in territorial development, as well as to design and present their own projects. The youth forum “Mashuk-2012” was attended by the following experts and trainers: N. V. Alenina, FNE project manager, R. S. Sovdagarov, an advisor to the New Eurasia Foundation, N. L. Khananashvili, a project expert, and Yu. G. Yefimov, a regional partner of the New Eurasia Foundation from Stavropol. In the course of the forum our experts presented the following models: • “Civic education of youth in the conditions of modern society and multicultural environment”. • “Socially meaningful project: from initial idea to effective implementation”. • “Social project team building and management”. • “Socialization and civic activity of youth”. • “NGOs: creating, registering, and reporting”. • “Designing projects in pursuit of civic initiatives”. • “Advocating public interests”. • “Teamwork in implementation of social projects”. A SERIES OF SEMINARS FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JOURNALISTIC COMMUNITY OF NORTHERN CAUCASUS In October 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation launched a series of events designed specifically for representatives of the journalistic community of Northern Caucasus. The key purpose of these events is to restore the operating efficiency of the North-Caucasian mass media outlets by improving the journalists’ capacity to write about “complex” and socially controversial subjects in consideration of the recently adopted federal laws, as well as to facilitate the development of collaboration and mutually beneficial dialogue between mass media, governments, and civil society institutions. The seminars covered the following key issues: • “Mitigating conflicts by organizing an effective dialogue between non-commercial organizations, governments, and citizens in the subjects of Northern Caucasus: social project management”, • “Using modern IT-technologies to support effective collaboration between NGOs, local governments, and the public”, • “Online media school for NGOs”. “SCHOOL-BASED RECONCILIATION SERVICES: METHODS, RESEARCH, PROCEDURES”: A COMPILATION OF PROJECT MATERIALS In 2012 the New Eurasia Foundation helped publish the compilation of project materials “School-based reconciliation services: methods, research, procedures”. This collection includes a number of materials written by experts specializing in the promotion of the social technology “school-based reconciliation service” in Russia. The authors include the following: N. L. Khananashvili, R. R. Maksudov, A. Yu.  Konovalov, and L. M. Karnozova. http://www.neweurasia.ru 31
  • 33. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC INITIATIVES FOR PEACE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Since the time the New Eurasia Foundation has started working in Northern Caucasus it has helped organize five open forums for peace and re­ ional development that have been hosted g by the regional universities in the Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Republic of KabardinoBalkaria, Republic of Chechnya, Republic of Ingushetia, and the Stavropol region. The fifth open forum “Public initiatives for peace and regional development” was held on December 12, 2012 in the city of Nazran. It was organized in partnership with the Polytechnic College of the Republic of Ingushetia. At the plenary session the open forum participants were offered a public lecture on “Russian Caucasus: history and the present day”. Representa­ ives of the Karelian State Teachers t Training Academy presented their methods of sociocultural modernization of the system of education, as well as collaboration between institutions of learning and local communities. The participants of the workshop “The history of interethnic relations and ethnic policy issues in Northern Caucasus” learned about the models of perception and assessment of modern information sources and resources. The following workshops proved very popular among the forum participants: “Technologies of collaboration with local communities” and “Foundations of social project management”. Holding liberal club sessions “Is conflict-free living possible?” has become a traditional component of the FNE open forums. The project is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. PREVENTING A CONFLICT IN TRANSNISTRIA BY BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS, NGOS, AND BUSINESSES The New Eurasia Foundation is pleased to present its new project launched in December 2012: «Preventing a conflict in Transnistria by building bridges between governments, NGOs, and businesses». http://www.neweurasia.ru The project intends to improve conflict-prevention skills of NGO representatives and analyze the best conflict-prevention practices in Russia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The project also includes a number of activities designed to improve the skills of journalists in finding the «language of peace, not war» and to enhance the role of mass media in peacemaking processes. 32
  • 34. SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL SPHERE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AREA PARTNERS • Labor and Employment Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region • Education Administration Agency of the Krasnoyarsk region • Department of Education of the Moscow city government • Family and Youth Policy Department of the Moscow city government • AWO, German foundation • “Aspern” Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine • “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” Foundation • Cherepovets municipal government • “Civic Education School”, autonomous non-commercial organization, Samara • “Civic Strategy” Center, Cherkessk • Center for Education Technologies, Pskov • Congress of Caucasian Peoples • Chevron Neftegaz Inc. • Caucasian Center for Support of Youth Initiatives, Republic of Ingushetia • “Childhood Shelter”, non-commercial organization, Moscow • “Children’s Order of Charity”, regional public organization • Dagestan republican division of the RF Federal Migration Service • “DOM” Center for Psychological Assistance, Moscow • “Dynasty” Foundation • East-European Foundation — Moldova • East-European Foundation — Ukraine • “Fialta” Youth Education Center, Minsk, Republic of Belarus • Government of the Republic of Karelia • Government of the Vladimir region • Government of the Kaliningrad region • Government of the Krasnoyarsk region • Government of the Pskov region • Government of the Saratov region • Government of the Tambov region • Government of the Tomsk region • Government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District • “Hand of Mercy” Foundation, Krasnodar region • “Here and Now” Foundation • J. P. MorganChase & Co. http://www.neweurasia.ru • Institute for Youth Problems, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria • International Migration Organization • Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria • “Krasnoyarskiy Rabochiy” newspaper • Krasnoyarsk regional division of the RF Federal Migration Service • Krasnodar Center for Population Employment • Krasnodar Information and Training Center, non-commercial education organization • Laboratory for migration studies of the Institute of Economic Prognostication of the Russian Academy of Sciences • Ministry for youth affairs, physical culture, and sports of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania • Ministry for information and mass communications, youth affairs, and collaboration with public associations of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria • Ministry of education and science of the Republic of KarachaevoCherkessia • Ministry of regional development of the Russian Federation • Ministry of health care and social development of the Russian Federation • “Migration XXI Century” Fund • “Migration XXI Century” magazine • Migrant Organizations Forum • “Niyso” (“Equality”) Center of Chechen Culture, Republic of Chechnya • “Nabat”, regional public charity organization, Makhachkala • Nazran Polytechnic College • “Novaya Gazeta Kubani” newspaper • Office of the Authorized Representative of the RF President in the North-Caucasian Federal District • Open Society Institute — Assistance Foundation, Liechtenstein • “Povolzhskiy Mir” Center for Tolerance, public charity organization, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan • Public Chamber of the Pskov region • Public Chamber of the Republic of Dagestan • Public Chamber of the Republic of Ingushetia • Public Board of Moscow • Public Board under the RF Federal Migration Service • “Public Committee for Human Rights”, Krasnoyarsk regional public organization • Pyatigorsk State Linguistic Institute • Regional governments of the North-Caucasian Federal District • Regional Qualifications Improvement Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan • Rotary Club • Russian Union of Women • Russian Union of Journalists • Social Information Agency • Severstal OJSC • State University of North Ossetia named after K. L. Khetagurov • State University of Kabardino-Balkaria • State University of Karachaevo-Cherkessia • SALTO, Youth Resource Center for Eastern Europe and Caucasus • Social Security Department of the Moscow city government • Social Security Department of the Krasnodar regional government • “Sodeystviye-Yug” Fund, Stavropol region • “Solidarity”, Association of Migrant Organizations of the Stavropol region • State University of Chechnya • Southern Regional Resource Center • “Semper Avanti”, Poland • “Tajikistan” Foundation • “Uralskiy Dom”, public organization, Zarechye, Sverdlovsk region • Vladimir subsidiary of “MegaFon” • “Voskhozhdeniye” interdepartmental service for assistance to children and youth, non-commercial partnership, Cherepovets 33
  • 35. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL MASS-MEDIA AREAS The New Eurasia Foundation»s local mass media support program has been in operation for the past eight years enabling the Foundation to work successfully with regional mass media outlets throughout the entire Russia. The program primarily focuses on supporting local publications that are not owned or controlled by regional or municipal governments, political parties, or large businesses, i.e. financially and politically independent mass media outlets. The role of independent journalism has never been more important. Independent newspapers, websites, and radio stations provide forums for free discussions, the places that local residents contact seeking support and assistance in the solution of specific problems. PRIMARY ACTIVITY KEY ACHIEVEMENTS • Financial independence of mass media. The newspapers whose employees underwent TYPES training within the framework of the New Eurasia Foundation programs have achieved • Training sessions and seminars for the owners and employees of publications. • Individual consultations on solution of specific problems. • Conduct of annual competitions “Best regional newspaper” and “Best newspaper design”. • Organization of internships with Russian and foreign companies, exchange of experiences among partner publications. • Implementation of sociological research projects in concert with leading research centers. • Publication activities. http://www.neweurasia.ru impressive financial results by expanding their business operations: they started producing free advertising supplements, launched websites and even radio stations. Their business expansion efforts helped increase their audiences and their proceeds from advertisements. • Improving the quality of journalism and its authority in local communities. Journalistic investigations and political analysis, coverage of municipal problems, improved quality of materials – these are the aspects of journalistic work that have always been specifically focused on at the training sessions for representatives of local mass media organizations. The newspapers that took the training seriously and worked hard to improve their feedback channels by publishing supplements and creating websites have managed to organize effective mutual communication with their readers and enhance their authority in their respective cities. • Training of newly hired journalists. We conducted more than 70 training sessions, dozens of consultations, and 25 online seminars on all local media operation aspects, including the work of journalists, editors, designers, advertisement specialists, lawyers, and IT specialists. • Strengthening professional communities. Horizontal links connecting mass media professionals have emerged. Eight newspapers have joined the Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers. An informal network of Ural newspapers has been put together to enable its members to interact and exchange experiences with each other. • Organizing the “Newspaper design” contest. 317 newspapers from small and large Russian cities and CIS member-states have taken part in the “Newspaper design” contest since its inception in 2005. The jury made up of newspaper design specialists from different countries determines winners in such nominations as “newspaper design”, “best photograph”, “best front page”, etc. The annual “Newspaper design” contest followed by conference give independent Russian newspapers the opportunity to receive feedback from their colleagues, exchange new ideas, improve appearance and useful features, and raise the status of newspaper design as a profession. The mandate of the contest was expanded in 2010 to include not only newspaper, but also newspaper website design. The new contest website, www.newspaperdesign.ru, was launched in 2011. • Organizing the “Best regional newspaper” contest. This contest is designed specifically for the newspapers from Russia’s smaller cities. 287 newspapers from 54 Russian cities have taken part in the contest since its inception in 2007. The winners in the principal nominations – “Best regional newspaper” and “Best journalistic investigation” – are given the opportunity to go on a study tour to the USA. • Making films about the role of local mass media in the public life. We have helped produce three documentaries about the role of local mass media in the lives of urban communities. 34
  • 36. DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL MASS-MEDIA “MEDIA DESIGN 2012” CONFERENCE NEW EURASIA FOUNDATION NAMES THE BEST RUSSIAN REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS IN 2011 The annual international conference “Media Design” was held on Number 24 – 25, 2012 in Moscow. It was hosted by the “Digital October”. The conference was attended by Russian and foreign specialists in news­ aper and magazine p design, multimedia design, other kinds of design and technologies. The conference also in­ luded c the “Newspaper design 2012” award ceremony. The conference materials and catalogue of the competition winners will be made available shortly on the following website: http://www.newspaperdesign.ru. The New Eurasia Foundation has summarized the outcomes of the Russian national competition “Best regional newspaper – 2011”. The competition results were determined within the framework of the Sixth Annual International Conference “Local Newspaper Au Courant” held on May 26 – 27, 2012 in Moscow. The golden medal within the principal nomination was not awarded, but the silver medal was awarded to the “Sloboda” newspaper from Tula. The bronze medal was shared by the “Mine!” newspaper (Voronezh) and “Amurskaya Pravda” newspaper (Blagoveschensk. A special recognition award was given to the “Zhukovskiye Vesti” (Zhukovskiy). The competition panel members decided that Ilya Grinberg’s article “No shame for the living” (“Novaya Prichulymka”, Achinsk) represented the year’s best journalistic investigation – it received a bronze medal. The golden and silver medals were not awarded within this nomination. DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL MASS-MEDIA PROGRAM AREA PARTNERS • Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers, Russia • Autonomous non-commercial organization “Internews”, Russia (prior to 2006) • Society for News Design (SND), USA • Periodical Publishers Guild, Russia • Mass Media Lawyers Board, Russia • International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), USA (prior to 2011) • US Government, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour • “Novosti” Information Agency, Russia • Eurasia Foundation, USA • Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting, Russia http://www.neweurasia.ru PROGRAM PARTNERS FROM AMONG REGIONAL PERIODICALS PROGRAM GUESTS, CONFERENCES’ PARTICIPANTS • “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 Buryatia • “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 35
  • 37. PROGRAM SPECIAL INITIATIVES US-RUSSIA CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM In 2012 the US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program (CSPP) aimed at promotion collaboration between Russian and US NGOs, leading to meaningful improvement in the lives of citizens of both countries, continued its implementation. Program participants designed innovative recommendations through CSPP’s Working Groups, accelerating progress in 11 thematic areas including anti-corruption, child protection, community development, education and youth, environmental protection, gender equity, higher education, human rights and rule of law, media and access to information, migration, and public health. In April 2012 CSPP announced six winners of its first Linkage project competition. Through these partnership projects, implementers carried out a diverse range of activities, including exchanges of best practices among professionals working with at-risk children, training modules for community experts and local entrepreneurs in sustainable development techniques, and evaluation of compliance practices involving timber supply chains from Russia to the US. In 2011-2012 CSPP was implemented by the Eurasia Foundation (USA) in partnership with the New Eurasia Foundation. Since 2013 the Eurasia Foundation is the singular implementer of the program. http://www.neweurasia.ru AREAS OLEG BURMISTROV Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the US “Our people don’t regard international relations as an exclusive sphere of diplomats any more. They actively build relations and partnerships with their counterparts in other countries, no matter what is the official line – whether the governments are trying to reset the relations or are taking a pause. I believe this is very important”. CSPP: MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER “CSPP: Moving Forward Together” was the name of the conference that was held on November 15 – 16, 2012 in Washington, DC, as part of the US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program. The conference was organized by the Eurasia Foundation (USA) and the New Eurasia Foundation (Russia). The conference was attended by more than 90 civil society experts from the USA and Russia with the view to design specific collaboration plans within 11 thematic areas, such as protection of children and childhood, local community development, promotion of public health, etc. The conference was attended by Vladimir Pozner and Phil Donahue, the anchors of the Soviet-American TV-bridges aired during the Perestroika. This time, Mr. Pozner and Mr. Donahue anchored a live talk-show with civil society experts with whom they discussed the US-Russia relations and reminisced about their cooperation back in the 1980s. The core of the conference, just like the core of the US-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program itself, was based on the activities of 11 working groups each co-chaired by two civil society representatives, one Russian and one American. These groups constantly hold virtual meetings and discussions and meet each other in person at the annual program conferences with the view to design collaborative project proposals. In addition, some of the US-Russian partnerships have received CSPP grants that supported their efforts in both countries. For example, the project “Sustainable development of rural communities” enables Russian and American rural community managers and experts to exchange strategies that they use to strengthen local economies. In August 2012 eight representatives of Russia took part in the conference “Small towns – big future” held in the city of Columbus, Ohio, in the course of which they discussed various methods used to address similar problems with their American colleagues. 36
  • 38. DONORS AND CLIENTS RUSSIAN INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING • Chechen State University • Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) • Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) • Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU) • Kostroma State Agricultural Academy • Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) (MAI NRU)  • National Research Tomsk State University (TSU) • National Research University - Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) • North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU) • N.P.Ogarev Mordovia State University - National research university • Penza State Technological Academy (PenzSTU) • Perm National Research Polytechnic University • Perm State University (PSU) • St Petersburg Academic University — Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (the Academic University) • St. Petersburg State National Research Polytechnical University (SPbSPU NRU) • Southern Federal University (SFedU) • Ural Federal University named after First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU) FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, DONOR ORGANIZATIONS, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS, AND NGOS • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, USA • Chevron Neftegaz Inc., USA • British Foreign and Commonwealth Office • East Europe Foundation Moldova • Eurasia Foundation, USA • European Union • JPMorgan Chase & Co • US Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law, USA RUSSIAN BUSINESSES • Inconsult K • Ural Steel JSC  RUSSIAN CHARITY FOUNDATIONS AND NGOS • SUEK-to-Regions Foundation http://www.neweurasia.ru 37
  • 39. FINANCIAL REPORTING FNE FUNDING DYNAMICS FROM 2004 TO 2013 (PROJECTED FUNDING FOR 2013) The New Eurasia Foundation operates in compliance with the accounting and taxation requirements and procedures established by applicable Russian laws and reports to the governmental statistics and taxation bodies, as well as other authorized entities in compliance with applicable legal requirements. $8 000 000 $7 000 000 $6 000 000 $5 000 000 $4 000 000 $3 000 000 $2 000 000 $1 000 000 $0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 THE FUNDING OF FNE ACTIVITIES BY PROGRAM AREA, 2012 Ра а а а а а Ра а а а а а 2012 Ф а Ф а 2012 27% 3% 27% Social Sphere Development 7% 3% Education Social Sphere Development Territorial EducationDevelopment 7% Development of Regional Media Territorial Development Special InitiativesRegional Media Development of 36% 27% 36% 27% И Special Initiatives а FNE FUNDING SOURCES, 2012 И 31% а Ф а 2012 а а Ф а 2012 31% Russian government-funded agencies, Foundations and NGOs Russian government-funded agencies, Russian Corporations Foundations and NGOs Eurasia Foundation, USA Russian Corporations 11% 14% 11% 14% 24% 20% 24% 20% Ра а Ра а 44% http://www.neweurasia.ru 44% International Private USA Eurasia Foundation, Foundations and Corporations International PrivateOrganizations International Donor Foundations and Corporations International Donor Organizations 2013 2013 а а ( ( а а 2013 а а 2013 а а а а а а Ф ) а Ф ) а 1% 1% 38 12% Development of Regional Media
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