программное направление«Развитиесоциальнойсферы»Social Sphere DevelopmentProgram Area New Eurasia Foundationwww.neweurasia...
SocialSphereDevelopmentwww.neweurasia.ruSOCIALADAPTATIONOF ORPHANSAND  CHILDRENDEPRIVEDOF PARENTALCAREPEACEMAKINGANDCONFLI...
The projects designedand implementedby the New Eurasia Foundationas part of its “Social SphereDevelopment” program areaaim...
•	 Agency for Labour and Employment of Populationof the Krasnoyarsk region•	 Education Administration Agency of the Krasno...
Program areapartners•	 “Niyso” (“Equality”) Center of Chechen Culture,Republic of Chechnya•	 “Nabat”, regional public char...
Social adaptationof orphansand  childrendeprivedof parental carewww.neweurasia.ruSince its very inception the New EurasiaF...
•	 Model of providing restorative socio-psychological assistance to familiesand children — an innovative social techniqueb...
An effective system of preventionand elimination of child neglect and socialorphanhoodThe  New Eurasia Foundation implemen...
New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per.	Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail:...
Social adaptationand integrationof peoplewith disabilitieswww.neweurasia.ruSupporting people in trying circumstances,inclu...
•	 Training courses for young people with disabilities preparedfor dissemination among integration associations. Thesecour...
Professional socialization of young people with disabilitiesSocial integration of young people with disabilities from the ...
The participants of the panel discussion and training courses recognizedthe utmost importance of the project activities in...
Socialentrepreneurshipand investmentwww.neweurasia.ruPromoting social entrepreneurship and investmentas innovative methods...
•	 A system of preparation of social entrepreneursencompassing training sessions and seminarsfor social entrepreneurs, bus...
Supportingsocialdevelopmentof the North-Caucasianregionswww.neweurasia.ruThe New Eurasia Foundation is actively workingin ...
•	 A network of partners represented by experiencedpublic organizations, institutions of higherlearning, regional governme...
A model for prevention of conflicts among youthThe project aims to prevent conflicts among youth by bringing together youn...
Training interdepartmental teams to act as regional servicesproviding socio-psychological support to migrantsThe project h...
Supportingrepatriatesand migrantswww.neweurasia.ruSupporting voluntary repatriationof RF citizens residing abroad is oneof...
•	 Training methods, including foreignones, designed to engage peoplerepresenting different social groupsin collaborative ...
Supportingharmonizationof migrationpolicywww.neweurasia.ruThese projects are implemented in close collaboration with feder...
•	 Methods of organizing an infrastructurefor social adaptation and integrationof migrants and refugees. Thesemethods have...
Social adaptation of children and adolescents from migrantfamilies through educationThe project helped design and deploy m...
A technology of comprehensive monitoring of migration processesThe project helped design a technology of comprehensive mon...
Interregionaland internationaleducationprogramswww.neweurasia.ruThe New Eurasia Foundation has accumulateda great body of ...
•	 Qualifications improvement programs for youth policy specialists (trainingcertificates issued by the Saratov State Univ...
Examplesof completededucation programsThe projects implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation within the “Social de-velopme...
•	 International study tour to Austria for NGO leaders, June 2009.The study tour was organized by the New Eurasia Foundati...
Peacemakingand conflict-preventionwww.neweurasia.ruAs a rule, the Foundation’s education activities encompass a broad spec...
•	 Organization of regional and interregionalforums hosted by institutions of higher learningand designed to facilitate co...
Public assessment of the rightsof labour migrantsThe project included regular panel discussionsattended by representatives...
A model of effective social protection and adaptationof migrants from the CIS member-states in RussiaThe project aimed to ...
Supportingyouthinitiativeswww.neweurasia.ruFNE methods are used to design and implementyouth projects and programs that he...
•	 Tested and proven training and qualificationsimprovement programs that meet the federaleducation standards and are desi...
Social project management methods and internationalcollaboration among youth organizationsThe New Eurasia Foundation’s inv...
European local community development technologiesfor Russian youth organizationsThe project helped provide representatives...
О фонде«новая Евразия»Фонд «Новая Евразия» (ФНЕ) — российскаянекоммерческая организация, созданнаяв 2004 году в Москве. ФН...
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  1. 1. программное направление«Развитиесоциальнойсферы»Social Sphere DevelopmentProgram Area New Eurasia Foundationwww.neweurasia.ruФонд «Новая Евразия»105120, Москва,3-й Сыромятнический пер., д.3/9, стр.6Тел.: (495) 970-1567Факс: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ruNew Eurasia Foundation3/9, bldg.6, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per.Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  2. 2. SocialSphereDevelopmentwww.neweurasia.ruSOCIALADAPTATIONOF ORPHANSAND  CHILDRENDEPRIVEDOF PARENTALCAREPEACEMAKINGANDCONFLICT-PREVENTIONSUPPORTINGYOUTHINITIATIVESSOCIAL ADAPTATIONAND INTEGRATIONOF PEOPLEWITH DISABILITIESSUPPORTINGREPATRIATESAND MIGRANTSSOCIALENTREPRENEURSHIPAND INVESTMENTINTERREGIONALAND INTERNATIONALEDUCATION PROGRAMSSUPPORTINGHARMONIZATIONOFMIGRATIONPOLICYSUPPORTINGSOCIALDEVELOPMENTOF THE NORTH-CAUCASIANREGIONS
  3. 3. The projects designedand implementedby the New Eurasia Foundationas part of its “Social SphereDevelopment” program areaaim to ensure methodologicaland organizationalsupport for specialistsproviding comprehensiveassistance to peoplein difficult circumstances.Our projects help thesepeople to successfullyintegrate themselves intolocal communities, realizetheir individual personaland professional potentials,establish friendly relationshipswith their neighboursand create a conflict-freeliving environment.The target audience includes officials and employees of regional governments and localself-government bodies, businesses, leaders and activists of youth and socially-oriented NGOs, pedagogues and parents, students, and members of the press.Our social projects benefit people with disabilities, orphans and children deprivedof parental care, as well as young people representing various risk groups.The NewEurasiaFoundationusesvariousformsof trainingand productivecommunicationamong participants: workshops, seminars, panel discussions, conferences, camps,contests, study tours, and forums. These formats enable the Foundation to introduceeffective techniques and best practices in social adaptation of citizens and protectionof their interests, development of local communities, strengthening of civil societyinstitutions, and prevention of conflicts.• 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 communitiesin 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 professionaltraining 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.Aboutthe program areaSocial SphereDevelopmentfoci:
  4. 4. • Agency for Labour and Employment of Populationof the Krasnoyarsk region• Education Administration Agency of the Krasnoyarskregion• Department of Education of the Moscow citygovernment• Family and Youth Policy Department of the Moscowcity 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 publicorganization• Dagestan republican division of the RF FederalMigration Service• “DOM” Center for Psychological Assistance, Moscow• “Dynasty” Foundation• East-European Foundation — Moldova• East-European Foundation — Ukraine• “Fialta” Youth Education Center, Minsk, Republicof 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 AutonomousDistrict• “Hand of Mercy” Foundation, Krasnodar region• “Here and Now” Foundation• J. P. MorganChase & Co.• Institute for Youth Problems, Republicof Kabardino-Balkaria• International Migration Organization• Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria• “Krasnoyarskiy Rabochiy” newspaper• Krasnoyarsk regional division of the RF FederalMigration Service• Krasnodar Center for Population Employment• Krasnodar Information and Training Center, non-commercial education organization• Laboratory for migration studies of the Instituteof Economic Prognostication of the Russian Academyof Sciences• Ministry for youth affairs, physical culture, and sportsof the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania• Ministry for information and mass communications,youth affairs, and collaboration with publicassociations of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria• Ministry of education and science of the Republicof Karachaevo-Cherkessia• Ministry of regional development of the RussianFederation• Ministry of health care and social developmentof the Russian Federation• “Migration XXI Century” Fund• “Migration XXI Century” magazine• Migrant Organizations ForumProgram areapartners
  5. 5. Program areapartners• “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 RFPresident in the North-Caucasian Federal District• Open Society Institute — Assistance Foundation,Liechtenstein• “Povolzhskiy Mir” Center for Tolerance, public charityorganization, 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”, Krasnoyarskregional public organization• Pyatigorsk State Linguistic Institute• Regional governments of the North-CaucasianFederal District• Regional Qualifications Improvement Agencyof 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 afterK. L.  Khetagurov• State University of Kabardino-Balkaria• State University of Karachaevo-Cherkessia• SALTO, Youth Resource Center for Eastern Europeand Caucasus• Social Security Department of the Moscow citygovernment• Social Security Department of the Krasnodar regionalgovernment• “Sodeystviye-Yug” Fund, Stavropol region• “Solidarity”, Association of Migrant Organizationsof 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 servicefor assistance to children and youth, non-commercialpartnership, CherepovetsNew Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per.Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  6. 6. Social adaptationof orphansand  childrendeprivedof parental carewww.neweurasia.ruSince its very inception the New EurasiaFoundation has been making a special effortaddressing the problems of social orphanhood,prevention and elimination of child neglectand homelessness among children, socialadaptation of orphanage and boarding schoolgraduates.The project approach used by the Foundationis based on developing long-term effectivepartnerships between relevant bodiesof government and non-commercial organizationsand providing specialists working in socialadaptation of orphans and preventionof orphanhood and child neglect on a daily basiswith a variety of social coaching techniques thathave proven their effectiveness.1202004More than120 individualsattended activitiesdesignedfor organizationsspecializingin providing supportto orphans.10More than 10 trainingseminars havebeen held for socialwork specialistsand NGO activistsworking to preventsocial orphanhoodand minimize childneglect.A total of 4 collectionsof materials reflectingexperiences in socialadaptation of orphanshave been publishedand 6 programsdesignedto provide post-institutional supportto emancipatedorphans have beendesigned and tested.More than 200orphans have takenpart in the projectactivities designedto facilitate socialadaptation of orphans,including contests,“Leader” camps,seminars, and trainingsessions.The Foundationhas implementeda scope of projectsprovidingmethodologicalsupportto governmentalstructures and non-commercialorganizationsworking in this field.
  7. 7. • Model of providing restorative socio-psychological assistance to familiesand children — an innovative social techniquebased on qualitative assessment of the child’sunique social development situation.• Method of organizing a system of preventionand elimination of social orphanhood and childneglect on the basis of sustainable territorialpartnerships between governmental institutions,NGOs, and interested employers.• Methods of training governmental employeesand NGO activists in dealing with the issueof social orphanhood.• Methods of professional orientationof orphanage and boarding school graduates.• Methods of training orphanage graduatesin independent adult living and parenting skills.• Methods of training orphanage graduatesin homemaking and budgeting.• Methods of training orphanage graduatesin cooking.• Methods of organizing public awarenesscampaigns to draw public attentionto the problems of children and youthin challenging circumstances.• A broad network of partners representedby governmental and non-commercialorganizations from different Russian regions.• A community of experts represented by FNEtrainers and professionals from various RFregions willing to share their experiencesand techniques.Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding school graduatesby providing them with relevant knowledge and skillsThe project is implemented in partnership with the Department of Family and YouthPolicy of  the  Moscow city government. The  New Eurasia Foundation facilitatesthe  process of  social adaptation of  orphanage and  boarding school graduatesby providing them with social communication skills, as well as independent goal-setting and goal-achievement skills. To that end the FNE partners and specialistshave adapted and  provided orphanage specialists with  a  set of  specificallydesigned methods and techniques, including psychological and skill developmenttraining sessions, and  involved orphanage residents and  graduates in  socialproject management.ResourcesCurrentand completedprojects“Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding schoolgraduates in Moscow” 2010‑2013
  8. 8. An effective system of preventionand elimination of child neglect and socialorphanhoodThe  New Eurasia Foundation implemented thisproject in partnership with the government of the cityof  Cherepovets, Vologda region, and  “Severstal”.The  project helped develop a  municipal systemthat proved effective in  preventing socialorphanhood and  minimizing child neglect, as wellas in  providing support to  families and  childrenin challenging circumstances. This system is basedon a partnership between governmental structures,NGOs, and socially responsible businesses.“Road back home” 2005‑2007From the thank-you letter written by the Deputy Head of the Department of family and youth policy of the Moscow City Government,T. A. Neverova:“The Department of family and youth policy of the city of Moscow extends its sincere gratitude to the New Eurasia Foundation for the invaluable assistanceand support it provides to orphans in the course of the project designed to prepare them for emancipation and independent adult living… The Department of familyand youth policy of the city of Moscow looks forward to continuing our fruitful cooperation within this field”.
  9. 9. New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ruFrom the feedback provided by the orphanageand boarding school residents who took partin the «Leader» camps (May — September 2012):«Thank you very much! You helped me find my life purpose.I learned how important it is to understand others, howto be compassionate, and how to achieve my life goals».Yevgeniy, 16 years old«You are the best. I wish all of you good luck. I have cometo realize there is a lot I can do myself». Vlad, 15 years old«I started to think seriously about what I want to do in mylife, what I need to learn in order to become a successfulhuman bring». Zhenya, 16 years old«Now I know how to act when interviewing for a job. Andalthough I still have quite a bit to go until then, I already havea clear idea of how I will go about it». Mira, 15 years old«I am very grateful to everyone who has ended up here. Allof you, children and adults, are kind and nice people. If Iwere Stanislavsky, I would have said: «I believe!» I believein your sincerity, in your kindness, in your advice and yourwishes. You all are creative and interesting people and itis with a heavy heart that I am saying good-bye to you».Sergey, 17 years oldVika Yevdokimova, orphanage No.2, Moscow:«I took part in all the training sessions and meetings that the New Eurasia Foundation held forus. And every time, upon returning to my orphanage, I would tell my mates about the people Ihad met and the new things I had learned. In addition to a great deal of very warm memoriesthat I cannot express in words, there is a great amount of knowledge in my head that I knowwill be useful for me in my life and some of it I will be able to pass on to my children andgrandchildren».Oleg Medvedev, orphanage No.48, Moscow:«When I was first invited by the New Eurasia Foundation to take part in a training session Iexpected some very boring psychology lessons and trivial entertainment. Instead I met anorganization that was able to use training sessions, workshops and a variety of exercisesto teach us to be helpful to each other, to work hard, and to work as a team. During theout-of-town camp the Foundation and its partners managed to get even the most indifferentof us interested in their activities. I understand why. This foundation works exclusively withprofessionals that not only know how to approach young people, but they also conduct theirclasses in a completely new and unusual format».E. A. Lesina, pedagogue from orphanage No.17, Moscow:«I express my most heartfelt gratitude to the New Eurasia Foundation for the work it has donewith our children as part of the project «Social adaptation of orphanage and boarding schoolgraduates in Moscow». It is a great joy to see our children work together, generate ideas,acquire new friends among their peers and adults. They are not just amusing themselves, theyare growing as human beings, learn to communicate with each other, develop their life paths,their most important social projects».
  10. 10. Social adaptationand integrationof peoplewith disabilitieswww.neweurasia.ruSupporting people in trying circumstances,including people with disabilities,is one of the New Eurasia Foundation’s priorityoperation areas.The project approach used by the New Eurasiais based on developing long-term effectivepartnerships between governmental bodies,non-commercial organizations, educationalinstitutions, and business structures.To that end the NewEurasia Foundationhas designedand is implementingprofessional trainingprograms for peoplewith disabilities,qualificationsimprovementcourses for socialwork specialists,and training moduleson inclusiveeducation.The Foundation hasaccumulated a widespectrum of methodsand techniquesin this field.The effectiveness of the methods and techniquesoffered by the New Eurasia Foundation, includingsocial coaching, is proven by the fact of their broadapplication by specialists working with the problemof disability on a permanent basis.1208A total of 8 trainingcoursesfor young peoplewith disabilities havebeen developedand more than120 young peoplewith disabilities haveundergone relevanttraining.5A total of 5 trainingprograms for peoplewith disabilitieshave been designedand implemented.200More than200 childrenand activists fromyouth organizationshave undergonetraining underthe “Schoolof mutual humanity”.
  11. 11. • Training courses for young people with disabilities preparedfor dissemination among integration associations. Thesecourses are available in the following eight specialties:-- PC user.-- PC assembly and technical maintenance-- Foundations of entrepreneurship-- Social entrepreneurship-- Computer graphics-- 1S: Retail management-- 1S: Accounting-- Accounting, taxation, and financial reporting• Method of designing the “Conducive environment for peoplewith disabilities” program.• Technology of designing, updating, and exercising publiccontrol over “accessibility maps” for people with disabilities.• Designing mechanisms of collaboration between regionalgovernments, local self-government bodies, and publicorganizations in the development of socially meaningfulprojects and programs.• Portfolio of methods designed to implement inclusive educationtechniques at educational institutions of different levels.• “School of mutual humanity”, a week-long training programdesigned to supply its participants with basic knowledgeand skills in psychology, pedagogy, therapeutic pedagogy,and medicine to help them develop an understandingof the problems dealt with by people with disabilities on a daily basis.• Methods designed to train governmental employees and NGOrepresentatives in social adaptation and integration of peoplewith disabilities.• Methods of organizing public awareness campaignsdesigned to draw public attention to the problems of peoplewith disabilities.• A broad network of partners represented by governmentaland non-commercial organizations from various RF regions.• A community of experts represented by FNE trainers,professionals, and practitioners from various Russian regionswilling to share their experience and techniques.Social integration of young people with disabilitiesvia social entrepreneurshipThe project aims to introduce the social entrepreneurshiptechnology to young people with disabilities as a tool they canuse to facilitate their own social adaptation and integration intothe socio-economic life of their community. The project helpsits participants to determine if they want to engage in socialentrepreneurship and formulate their business ideas, if they do.ResourcesActiveand completedprojects“Social entrepreneurship as a methodof successful social integration of young peoplewith disabilities in the Krasnodar region” 2012-2013
  12. 12. Professional socialization of young people with disabilitiesSocial integration of young people with disabilities from the Krasnodar regionachieved by implementing professional training programs for young people withdisabilities and qualifications improvement programs – for social workers, as wellas by incorporating these programs into curricula of local institutions of higherlearning and regular operations of local NGOs.Engaging young people with disabilities in the development andimplementation of social projectsThe project helped train the leaders of children’s and youth organizations fromMoscow, Anapa, Yoshkar-Ola, Nizhniy Novgorod, Sochi, Moscow region, andYamalo-Nenets Autonomous District in project management skills required forimplementation of socially meaningful projects in collaboration with childrenand young people with disabilities. The project helped design and successfullyimplement the “School of mutual humanity” training program. On the one hand,“School of mutual humanity”, a week-long training program, supplies its participantswith basic knowledge and skills in psychology, pedagogy, therapeutic pedagogy,and medicine to help them develop an understanding of the problems dealtwith by people with disabilities on a daily basis. On the other hand, by acquiringrelevant communication and social project management skills young people withdisabilities become confident that they can help other people despite their ownphysical limitations.“Social integration of young people with disabilitiesthrough professional training and employment”“We are together!”2010-20122007-2010The project title – “We AreTogether” – implies thatyoung people, regardlessof their health conditionsand development capabilities,can join their effortsto find the answers todifficult questions, overcomehardships and obstacles,and reach their envisionedgoals.V. A. Pobozhiy, head of the Poltavskaya settlement government:“I am certain that the work being done here by the New Eurasia Foundation with supportfrom “Chevron” will serve as an example to follow for other public organizations and heads ofgovernments. The project activities that have been held in our settlement have opened my eyesto a great number of problems but most importantly, the initiative shown by the local residentshas been quite instrumental. We are prepared for cooperation and we are willing to serve as anexperimental testing ground for such socially meaningful projects”.
  13. 13. The participants of the panel discussion and training courses recognizedthe 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 knowledgewith me! From now one my life will only change for the better. I am happy, I want the peoplearound me to be happy, and I want them to believe that a lot depends on them. I thank our trainersfrom the bottom of my heart!”.“I thank “Chevron”, the New Eurasia Foundation, and our trainers for organizing and holdingthis event. I learned a lot from these courses. Working with our trainers has been an interestingand enjoyable experience. I attended each class with a great deal of enthusiasm and at the endof each class I was full of new impressions. I wish this kind of activities were held more often.Thank you, everyone!”New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  14. 14. Socialentrepreneurshipand investmentwww.neweurasia.ruPromoting social entrepreneurship and investmentas innovative methods of supporting citizens’social initiatives is one of the New EurasiaFoundation’s priority activity areas.Social investmentimpliesinvesting moneyin entrepreneurialprojectswith the viewto achieve financialand social effectssimultaneously.Social entrepreneurship is found betweentraditional charity and traditionalentrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurshipprojects aim to address some of society’s mostrelevant social problems and are characterizedby financial sustainability.503000The projectsunderway havealready benefitedmore than3,000 individuals.A total of 50 socialentrepreneurshipprojects have beendesigned since 2011and 42 of themare being implemented.100More than100 new jobs havebeen created.1,5Social entrepreneursin five months,earned1,5 million rubles.
  15. 15. • A system of preparation of social entrepreneursencompassing training sessions and seminarsfor social entrepreneurs, business communitymembers, and governmental employees.• Method of selection of social entrepreneurshipprojects for investment.• Expert community represented by FNEtrainers and professionals from various RFregions willing to share their experiencesand techniques.The project aims to test a technology designed to support social entrepreneurshipprojects aiming to support the development of local communities. The project willseek to create a social investment scheme applicable in the Russian conditions,put together a pool of social investors, and establish a Social Investment Fund.The project will result in the development of an effective social entrepreneurshipsupport mechanism.Social integration of young people with disabilities via socialentrepreneurshipThe  project aims to  introduce the  social entrepreneurship technology to  youngpeople with disabilities as a tool they can use to facilitate their own social adaptationand integration into the socio-economic life of their community. The project helpsits  participants to  determine if they want to  engage in  social entrepreneurshipand formulate their business ideas, if they do.The project aims to help address social problems of local communities in an effectiveand efficient manner and create a propitious and comfortable living environment.The  project helps implement private business support mechanisms specificallydesigned to  address some of  the  most pressing social problems of  Russianterritories.ResourcesCurrentand completedprojects“Social investment as a local communitydevelopment mechanism”“Social entrepreneurship as a method of successfulsocial integration of young people with disabilitiesin the Krasnodar region”“School of social entrepreneurship”20132012‑20132011‑2013“School of social entrepreneurship” — is a social technologythat promotes and diversifies the labor market and localcommunity initiatives simultaneously. This technology hasproven effective in addressing various social problems,including the problem of employment, by ensuring financialsustainability of social entrepreneurship projects.New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  16. 16. Supportingsocialdevelopmentof the North-Caucasianregionswww.neweurasia.ruThe New Eurasia Foundation is actively workingin Northern Caucasus supportingits socio-economic development, helpingto form sustainable cross-sectoral partnershipsat the regional and municipal levels,and promoting its ongoing integrationwith other Russian regions.The New Eurasia Foundation has managed to puttogether a broad network of partners representedby educational institutionsand non-commercial organizations encompassingall regions of Northern Caucasus. Mutualintegration of these regions and participationof some of the leading national and internationalexperts make it possible to design and implementprojects in various social development spheres.All projectsare implementedin close collaborationwith federaland regional bodiesof power and localself-governmentbodies whoserepresentativesalways take partin the projectactivities and events.150011A total of 11 regionalprojects havebeen implementedto support publicinitiatives for peaceand regionaldevelopmentin Northern Caucasus.9A total of 8 socialdevelopment centershave been establishedon the basisof existing NGOsin Northern Caucasus.A total of 9 «Publicinitiatives for peaceand regionaldevelopment» forumsattended by more than1,500 participantshave been heldin the regionsof Northern Caucasus.
  17. 17. • A network of partners represented by experiencedpublic organizations, institutions of higherlearning, regional governments and local self-government bodies, as well as regional, nationaland international experts.• Technologies of organizing conferences, forums,and panel discussions hosted by partner NGOsand institutions of higher learning with participationof regional experts and specialists followedby initiation of projects and various formsof cooperation.• Social project management methods testedin various development areas in the conditionsof modern Northern Caucasus:-- Public engagement in the housing and utilitysector reform;-- Development of the public componentof general education (school — local communitycenter);-- Prevention of conflicts;-- Social adaptation and integration of peoplewith disabilities;-- Development of small businesses and self-employment, social entrepreneurship;-- Integration of migrants into local communities;-- Provision of assistance to institutions of higherlearning in the development of their innovationand international collaboration components;-- Support of volunteerism and developmentof public youth organizations.• A broad international network of partnersrepresented by expert organizationsand universities from the USA, European Union,Middle East, and the Asian-Pacific regionthat help organize conferences and educationprograms presenting a variety of internationalexperiences.Models of collaboration between the governments and civil societyinstitutions in prevention of conflicts in Northern CaucasusThe project helps identify effective models of collaboration between thegovernments and civil society institutions, such as NGOs, institutions of higherlearning, social development centers, community school resource centers, etc. inthe field of prevention and mitigation of conflicts. The project will help increase thenumber of initiatives implemented by civil society institutions in collaboration withgovernments with the view to prevent and mitigate conflicts, as well as expand themedia coverage of this work in the region.ResourcesActiveand completedprojects“Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaborationbetween the governments and civil society institutionsin Northern Caucasus” 2012-2013Public campaigns addressing migration-related problemsThe project entailed a series of panel discussions and seminars on collaborationbetween mass media, businesses, and NGOs in regulating migration-relatedproblems. These project events were held in Moscow, Vladikavkaz, Nalchik,Makhachkala, and Rostov-on-Don and they managed to bring together journalistsand entrepreneurs from all over the Southern Federal District.“Organizing a public campaign on migration-relatedproblems in Northern Caucasus” 2007
  18. 18. A model for prevention of conflicts among youthThe project aims to prevent conflicts among youth by bringing together young peopleof different nationalities and ethnic groups and engaging them in collaborativeproject activities. The project helped design a model of social collaboration andpartnership facilitated by universities and youth NGOs.Community school resource center in Northern CaucasusThe project helped establish a community school resource center on the basis ofthe Qualifications Improvement Institute for Education Specialists under the StateUniversity of Kabardino-Balkaria named after Kh. M. Berbekov. The resourcecenter provides assistance to all secondary schools interested in becoming thesocio-cultural centers of their respective communities. It also helps schools tovisibly improve the quality of social adaptation and competence of their students.At present, the newly established community school resource center is activelycooperating with secondary schools and qualifications improvement institutes foreducation specialists from the republics of Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Chechnya, and North Ossetia-Alania.“Disseminating the best peacemakingand conflict-preventing practices in Northern Caucasus”“Creating a network of community schoolsin Northern Caucasus”2011-20122011‑2013Yuri Yefimov, professor of political science and sociology at the Stavropol State Agricultural University, doctor of political sciences,member of the public board under the Authorized representative of the RF President in the North-Caucasian Federal District:“The seminars available as part of the New Eurasia Foundation’s project “Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaboration between the governments and civilsociety institutions in Northern Caucasus” are very useful because they enable their participants to understand the role and place of local self-governance in our lives.A government that is closest to people is not always able to solve all their problems. There is a great need for the New Eurasia Foundation training seminars, especiallyhere in Northern Caucasus. There is a need in practical knowledge here, a need in practical application of theoretical knowledge in unique and challenging conditions”.
  19. 19. Training interdepartmental teams to act as regional servicesproviding socio-psychological support to migrantsThe project helped create a comprehensive model of provision of socio-psychological support to local populations, migrants, and refugees in post-conflict regions of Russia. It also helped design a series of training programs forsocial workers and psychologists enabling them to provide socio-psychologicaladaptation services to local populations, migrants, and refugees in post-conflictregions. The project also helped design recommendations for legislative andexecutive power bodies, NGO representatives, researchers, and mass media onsocial integration and adaptation of migrants in local communities.“Providing socio-psychological support to migrantsand refugees in the Southern Federal District” 2006‑2007Social Development Centers designed to reduce social tensionin Northern CaucasusThe project helped create Centers for Social Cohesion on the basis of non-commercial organizations operating in the Republics of Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Karachaevo-Cherkessia, as well as the Krasnodar and Stavropolregions. They provide comprehensive support to vulnerable groups of citizens,encourage mutual penetration of cultures, and help eliminate the consequencesof social inequality and exclusion in various spheres of the socio-economic lifeof society. The Centers facilitate the multilateral dialogue between various socialgroups and help reduce social tension in Northern Caucasus. The project alsohelped design the website www.conflictu.net to enhance the capacity of all theproject stakeholders, facilitate interregional collaboration, and prevent conflicts.“Stabilizing the situation in Northern Caucasusby designing institutional conflict-preventionmechanisms” 2008‑2011New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  20. 20. Supportingrepatriatesand migrantswww.neweurasia.ruSupporting voluntary repatriationof RF citizens residing abroad is oneof the New Eurasia Foundation’s mostimportant activity areas.When implementingits training and publicawareness projectsthe New EurasiaFoundation usestested and provenmethods, domesticand international,and employsprominent nationaland internationalexperts and regionalspecialistsin possessionof a great dealof practicalexperiencein the field.FNE supported a number of projects designedto create an effective method of streamliningthe process of voluntary relocation of RFcitizens from abroad to the Krasnoyarsk region.These projects entailed improving professionalqualifications of municipal government officials,employees, and social workers from the recipientmunicipalities, as well as the leaders and activistsof public organizations representing the interestsof repatriates. 20001A total of 7 paneldiscussionspresentingthe destinationmunicipalitiesand theirsocio-economicconditions wereheld in Armenia,Belarus, Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Ukraine, Tajikistan,and Turkmenistan.7100A set of informationmaterials for potentialrepatriatesand migrantswas publishedin the amountof 2,000 copies.30More than 30 localself-governmentspecialistsrepresenting17 destinationmunicipalitiesof the Krasnoyarskregion underwentrelevant training.A Centerfor ComprehensiveSupport of Migrantswas establishedin the Krasnoyarskregion.More than 100individuals fromthe CIS member-states receivedconsultationson relocationto the RussianFederation.
  21. 21. • Training methods, including foreignones, designed to engage peoplerepresenting different social groupsin collaborative project activitiesbenefiting migrants and repatriates.• Methods of organizing informationcampaigns.• A database of NGOs representingthe interests of Russian citizens residingin the CIS member-states other thanRussia.• Methods of organizing public forums,panel discussions, and working groups.• Methods of providing advisory supportto regional governments and local self-government bodies.• Training programs for regionalgovernment officials and employees,representatives of educationalinstitutions and NGO activists that entailcollaborative education and practicalcooperation.• A community of experts represented byleading specialists of Russian researchinstitutions, as well as professionalsand practitioners from various RFregions willing to share their experienceand techniques.• A study tour to Austriafor representatives of municipal bodiesand public organizations assistingrepatriates relocating to the RussianFederation.Facilitating the process of voluntary repatriationof RF citizens from abroadThe project aimed to create conditions required for comprehensive solution of the demographicand migration-related problems of the Krasnoyarsk region by ensuring effective implementationof the governmental program designed to facilitate voluntary repatriation from abroad.The project helped expand collaboration between regional bodies of power andnongovernmental organizations in the solution of socio-economic problems of the Krasnoyarskregion, including streamlining the process of incoming labor migration.The project helped establish a Center for comprehensive support of migrants and returnees,launch a telephone “hotline” for migrants and repatriates hosted by one of the local NGOs,train representatives of local self-government bodies from the Krasnoyarsk region, publishinformation materials designed to assist returning repatriates, and put together a databaseof non-commercial organizations representing the interests of RF citizens residing in the CISmember-states involved in the project. In addition, the project helped adapt and introducesome of the best European practices in the operations of Russian NGOs catering to the needsof migrants and repatriates in the Krasnoyarsk region.ResourcesCompletedprojects“Designing an effective system required to manage the processof voluntary relocation of repatriates to the Krasnoyarsk region” 2008-2010“We need to ensure a migration influx of about 300,000 people per year represented by, first and foremost, our compatriotsresiding abroad, highly skilled foreign specialists, as well as promising young professionals. Now that our country has entereda new development phase, we must design a much broader and much more effective scope of measures to support people whowant to relocate to their historic homeland”.President of the Russian Federation V. V. PutinNew Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  22. 22. Supportingharmonizationof migrationpolicywww.neweurasia.ruThese projects are implemented in close collaboration with federal (RFFederal Migration Service, RF Ministry of education and science, RF Ministryof regional development, etc.) and regional bodies of power, leadingRussian and international research and expert centers, and a broad networkof partners spanning numerous Russian regions.These projects always help create well-trained and capable regionalteams consisting of specialists representing different organizations whounderwent exclusive training, taken part in specially designed internships,and are in possession of unique analytical materials.Since the moment of its inception the New EurasiaFoundation has implemented a broad scopeof projects designed to address various problemsassociated with social adaptation and integrationof migrants and refugees.FNE’s migration-related projectsare always basedon exclusiveanalytical materialsand implementedon the basisof partnershipsinvolving regionaland localgovernments,employers,and effectivelyoperating civil societyinstitutions.91315A total of 15 bookshave been publishedwithin the “Migrationbarometerin the RussianFederation” projectlibrary series.A total of 13 paneldiscussionson streamliningincoming labormigration have beenheld and attendedby approximately200 participantsrepresentedby officialsand employeesof the RF FederalMigration Service,RF Ministryof economicdevelopment,RF Ministry of healthcare and socialdevelopment,members of ethnicdiasporas, as wellas representativesof migrant NGOsand academia.More than9 projects have beenimplemented to helpharmonizethe RF migrationpolicyat the international,regional,and municipal levels.
  23. 23. • Methods of organizing an infrastructurefor social adaptation and integrationof migrants and refugees. Thesemethods have been tested in various FNEprojects and are guaranteed to createa comprehensive supportive environmentbased on collaboration betweengovernments, employers, and civil societyinstitutions.• Methods of organizing collaboration betweengovernments, NGOs, and employersin the countries producing and receivingmigrants to ensure that foreign workersare hired legally, effectively, and in a safeand secure fashion.• Methods of training governmentofficials, representatives, and journalistsin collaborating with migrants and integratingthem into local communities.• Methods of monitoring the migration situationat the regional, national, and internationallevels.• A broad network of partners consistingof research and non-commercialorganizations from various Russian regions.• A broad international network of partnersconsisting of leading expert and trainingorganizations specializing in migration-related problems. This partnership helpsengage some of the best foreign expertsand organize international study toursfor Russian stakeholders willing to learnabout foreign experiences in the field.• A community of FNE experts and trainersrepresented by some of the most prominentprofessionals and practitioners from variousRF regions willing to share their experiencesand techniques.A training program on social adaptation of migrantsfor government officials and NGO representativesThe project aimed to prevent illegal migration to RF by improving the conditions andopportunities for legalization of migrants. The project consisted of a series of activitiesdesigned to further the political dialogue between EU and the countries involved in theproject with the view to improve the quality and quantity of social support available tomigrants before they leave home and upon their arrival in their destination countries. Inaddition, the project entailed a training program designed to improve relevant competenciesof government officials and NGO representatives in social adaptation of migrants.Public assessment of the rightsof labour migrantsThe project entailed public assessment ofthe rights of labour migrants and creation ofa collaborative environment for discussionof relevant migration-related issues. Theproject included regular panel discussionsattended by representatives of legislativeand executive bodies of power specializingin regulation of incoming labour migration,as well as representatives of ethnicdiasporas, migrant NGOs, and academia.The panel discussions enabled theirparticipants to coordinate their positionson a variety of migration-related issuesand publish analytical materials that werealso made available on this website: http://www.baromig.ru.ResourcesCompletedprojects“Bridges of good neighbourliness”“Migration barometerin the RussianFederation”2010-20112009‑2011
  24. 24. Social adaptation of children and adolescents from migrantfamilies through educationThe project helped design and deploy methods of social adaptation of childrenand youth from migrant families through education. The project also enabled thetarget group members to plan their professional lives.Establishing centers for comprehensive support of migrants andreturneesThe project aimed to create conditions required for comprehensive solutionof the demographic and migration-related problems of the Krasnoyarsk regionby ensuring effective implementation of the governmental program designed tofacilitate voluntary repatriation from abroad. The project helped establish a Centerfor comprehensive support of migrants and returnees, launch a telephone “hotline”for migrants and repatriates hosted by one of the local NGOs, train representativesof local self-government bodies from the Krasnoyarsk region, publish informationmaterials designed to assist returning repatriates, and put together a database ofnon-commercial organizations representing the interests of RF citizens residing inthe CIS member-states involved in the project.Public campaigns addressingmigration-related problemsThe project entailed a series of panel discussionsand seminars on collaboration between mass media,businesses, and NGOs in regulating migration-related problems. These project events were heldin Moscow, Vladikavkaz, Nalchik, Makhachkala,and Rostov-on-Don and they managed to bringtogether journalists and entrepreneurs from all overthe Southern Federal District.A model of effective social protection and adaptationof migrants from the CIS member-states in RussiaThe project aimed to design a model of effective social protection and adaptationof migrants from the CIS member-states in three pilot regions of the RussianFederation: Sverdlovsk, Volgograd, and Stavropol. The project activities wereimplemented within three areas thereby creating a comprehensive system of socialsupport and legalization of migrants, coordinating the efforts of all participants ofthe process of legalization of migrants, and stimulating international cooperation insolution of migration-related problems. By establishing interdepartmental centersfor comprehensive support of migrants and refugees, putting together a databaseof labour migrants, employment opportunities, and employers interested in hiringforeign workers, the New Eurasia Foundation helped reduce social tension in anumber of Russian territories. These centers make sure that, before they even crossthe border, migrants know where they are headed and on what terms and conditionsand what sort of rules and procedures they must abide by upon arriving in Russia.Employers, in turn, get access to requisite information about prospective workersand understand the sequence of things they need to do in order to be able to employforeign workers legally.“Adaptation of youth and children from migrant familiesin the Krasnoyarsk region”“Creating an effective management systemfor the relocation of compatriots to Krasnoyarsk region”“Public awareness campaignon migration-related problemsin Northern Caucasus”“Promoting interethnic relations and regulatingmigration-related problems in Russiaand the CIS member-states”2009-20102008‑201020072006-2008
  25. 25. A technology of comprehensive monitoring of migration processesThe project helped design a technology of comprehensive monitoring of migrationprocesses in Russia and the CIS member-states. A network of local NGOs wasput together to coordinate the monitoring process in compliance with an especiallydesigned methodology. The monitoring results and observations were used to createdatabases and information banks and design proposals and recommendations onimplementing the governmental policy designed to streamline migration processes.“Monitoring migration processes in Russiaand the CIS member-states” 2006‑2007Migration-related problems as seen through the eyes of childrenThe contest was held in order to promote tolerance within Russian society andfacilitate social integration of children from migrant families in local communitiesby stimulating their creative, artistic, and social engagement. The contest’s63  participants represented by children and adolescents aged 8–18 years oldsubmitted over 200 photographs. They were young Russians, as well as those whohad come from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. The project alsoincluded workshops for young photographers in six regions and workshops for thecontest winners. The contest winners received prizes provided by the 14 contestsponsors represented by Russian enterprises, embassies of foreign states, andrepresentative offices of foreign companies in Russia.Training interdepartmental teams to act as regional servicesproviding socio-psychological support to migrantsThe project helped create a comprehensive model of provision of socio-psychological support to local populations, migrants, and refugees in post-conflict regions of Russia. It also helped design a series of training programs forsocial workers and psychologists enabling them to provide socio-psychologicaladaptation services to local populations, migrants, and refugees in post-conflictregions. The project also helped design recommendations for legislative andexecutive power bodies, NGO representatives, researchers, and mass media onsocial integration and adaptation of migrants in local communities.“World Without Strangers” — a national contestof children’s photographs“Providing socio-psychological support to migrantsand refugees in the Southern Federal District”2005‑20062006‑2007New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  26. 26. Interregionaland internationaleducationprogramswww.neweurasia.ruThe New Eurasia Foundation has accumulateda great body of experience in supportinginternational activities of various kindsof organizations. As a rule, FNE’s activities in thisprogram area aim to support effective internationalcooperation formats and helpRussian stakeholders to learn about and adaptforeign practices to Russian conditions.When designingtraining and educationprograms the NewEurasia Foundationuses testedand proven domesticand foreign methodsand cooperateswith prominentexperts recognizedat the nationaland internationallevels, as well asregional specialistsin possessionof a great dealof practicalexperience.1002010More than 10 studytours to Europeancountries, Israel,and the USA havebeen organizedwithin the socialdevelopment programarea..Approximately20 internationalconferencesand seminarson some of the mostrelevant socialdevelopment issueshave been held.More than100 individualsrepresentedby regionaland municipal officialsand employees,orphanage directorsand boarding schoolprincipals,as well as NGOleaders and activistshaveundergone training.FNE has access to partner resources sufficientto organize a broad variety of seminars, conferences,training sessions, study tours, and qualificationsimprovement programs.A broad interregional network of partners representedby public organizations and institutions of learningof various levels enables the New Eurasia Foundationto design programs combining support for localinitiatives with interregional and internationalexchanges.
  27. 27. • Qualifications improvement programs for youth policy specialists (trainingcertificates issued by the Saratov State University and Vladimir subsidiaryof the Russian Public Administration Academy under the RF President).• Programs on social adaptation of orphans and children deprived of parentalcare for social workers, psychologists, pedagogues, school principals,residents of orphanages and boarding schools.• Training course “Model of provision of post-institutional support to emancipatedorphans”.• Program of preparation and conduct of a “Trial social maturity test”.• Technologies of collaboration between university faculty and studentsand social services and non-commercial organizations designed specificallyfor university faculty and students, municipal government officials,and employees of social centers.• Training and consulting technologies for aspiring entrepreneurs (“Pyramid”).• Programs on prevention of interethnic conflicts for secondary schoolpsychologists.• Training program “We are together!” for people with disabilities (a tested week-long camp course).• “Third age university” (a course in socio-legal literacy: legal basics, financialbasics, computer literacy, home ownership and utility industry, health care, etc.).• “Temporary Employment Service” (methods of engaging retired peoplein the lives of local communities).• A study tour to Austria for migration service officials (a tested training courseon working with migrants and refugees).• A study tour to Germany for social workers on providing care to senior citizens(a tested course on analyzing experiences of social shelters, retirement homes,and juvenile correction centers).• Training methods designed to engage people representing different socialgroups in collaborative project activities with the view to promote goodneighbourliness.• Methods of provision of advisory support to regional governments and localself-government bodies.• A broad international network of partners represented by university centersand non-commercial organizations in the European Union and United Statesof America.• A community of FNE trainers and experts represented by leading researchersand practitioners from various Russian regions willing to share their experiencesand techniques.Resources
  28. 28. Examplesof completededucation programsThe projects implemented by the New Eurasia Foundation within the “Social de-velopment” program area included more than 10 study tours to European coun-tries, the USA, and Israel; the Foundation organized almost 20 international con-ferences and seminars on some of the most relevant social issues (“Integrationof migrants and refugees into local communities”, “International experiences insocial adaptation of orphans”, “Supporting youth initiatives”, etc.). The New Eurasia Foundation especially focuses on organizing international studytours designed to improve professional qualifications of representatives of thenon-commercial sector, leaders of youth organizations and student communi-ties, municipal employees, and pedagogues. The Foundation organizes thematicinternational training programs and study tours, as well as specialized programsthat are custom-designed in response to specific needs and requirements of dif-ferent territories.• Second US-Russian Forum for Protection of Childhood, USA, June2012. The forum was co-organized by the US Union of Professionals againstCruel Treatment of Children and the National Foundation for Protectionof Children from Cruel Treatment. The forum participants shared their opinions,experiences, and best practices in organizing international partnershipsfor protection of childhood, in general, and orphans, in particular.• “Experience of the municipal government of Madrid in social adaptationof orphans”, Spain, June 2011. The participants of this study tourrepresented by directors of Moscow orphanages and boarding schoolprincipals learned about the system and experiences in social adaptationof orphans at the Madrid social adaptation centers, workshops, and serviceenterprises that employ young people representing various risk groups.• International study tour to Austria for representatives of municipalgovernments of the Krasnoyarsk region, May 2010. The participantsof the project “Designing an effective system required to managethe process of voluntary relocation of repatriates to the Krasnoyarsk region”traveled to Austria to learn about the operating experiences of the AustrianIntegration Fund, Department No.17 of the Vienna City Government(“Integration and Diversity”), and the Public Employment Service. They visitedthe Integration House, the offices of the international organization “Caritas”,and the Center for support of migrants and refugees “East”.USASpainSpainBelgiumBelgiumAustriaGermanyPoland BelarusUkraineArmeniaTajikistanIsraelKazakhstanKazakhstan
  29. 29. • International study tour to Austria for NGO leaders, June 2009.The study tour was organized by the New Eurasia Foundationin partnership with Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria. The studytour participants represented by NGO leaders from the Stavropoland Krasnodar regions, as well as the republics of Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan, and Karachaevo-Cherkessia acquired theoreticaland practical knowledge in transforming conflicts into dialogues,the history of conflicts as accounted for by various ethnic cultures,forms of conflicts, their causes, and methods of their resolution.• “Organizing sustainable collaboration with local communitiesthrough student self-governance”, Israel, November 2008.The study tour participants included the project team membersfrom the Ryazan State University, Karelian State Teachers TrainingUniversity, Surgut State University, and Velikiye Luki State AgriculturalAcademy. The study tour provided them with an opportunityto learn about the models of collaboration with local communitiesthrough student self-governance designed and implemented bythe University of Beer Sheva and Sapir College, the mechanismsof collaboration with socially vulnerable groups of populationdesigned and implemented by the “Student Village” of the Universityof Haifa, and the social practices designed by the “PERAH” studentproject with the view to address specific problems of local residents.Examplesof completededucation programsNew Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  30. 30. Peacemakingand conflict-preventionwww.neweurasia.ruAs a rule, the Foundation’s education activities encompass a broad spectrumof citizens, youth, first and foremost, and are implemented on the basisof local institutions of learning and mass media outlets.A broad interregional network of partners represented by public organizationsand institutions of learning of various levels enables FNE to design programscombining support for local initiatives with interregional and internationalexchanges.The New Eurasia Foundation has accumulateda rich arsenal of methods designed to preventconflicts within various social environmentsand situations, such as interethnic tensions,migration-related tensions, as well as socialconflicts.When designingtraining and educationprograms the NewEurasia Foundationuses tested and provendomestic andforeign methodsand cooperateswith prominentexperts recognizedat the nationaland internationallevels, as wellas regional specialistsin possession of a greatdeal of practicalexperience.FNE works to preventconflicts by improvingthe qualificationsof various professionals(local governmentofficials, leadersof educationalinstitutions,social workersand pedagogues,etc.), as well asby organizing andconducting educationactivities promotinggood neighbourlinessand tolerance,patriotism, citizenship,and interculturalcollaboration.9940More than40 activities havebeen implementedto support publicpeacemakingand conflict-preventing initiatives,including forums,panel discussions,seminars, trainingsessions, etc.A total of 9 “Publicinitiatives for peaceand regionaldevelopment”forums attendedby more than 1,500participants have beenheld in the regionsof Northern Caucasus.A total of 9 projectsdesigned to supportpeacemakingand preventconflicts havebeen implementedat the regionaland municipal levels.
  31. 31. • Organization of regional and interregionalforums hosted by institutions of higher learningand designed to facilitate collaboration betweenacademia, regional and local governments, publicorganizations, and mass media.• Methods of organizing public awarenesscampaigns facilitated by local mass media outletsand public organizations.• Training methods that bring together membersof different social groups for the purposeof implementing collaborative activities designedto promote good neighbourliness.• Sets of training and methodological materialsfor different types of educational institutionsdesigned to teach and promote toleranceand good neighbourliness.• Methods of providing advisory support to regionaland local governments.• Training programs for regional governmentofficials, educators, and NGO representativesthat combine theoretical education and practicalcollaboration.• A broad international network of partnersrepresented by university centers and non-commercial organizations from the USAand European Union that specialize in promotingtolerance and peacemaking.• A community of FNE trainers and expertsrepresented by leading researchersand practitioners from various Russian regionswilling to share their experiences and techniques.Models of collaboration between the governments and civil societyinstitutions in prevention of conflicts in Northern CaucasusThe project helps identify effective models of collaboration between thegovernments and civil society institutions, such as NGOs, institutions of higherlearning, social development centers, community school resource centers, etc. inthe field of prevention and mitigation of conflicts. The project will help increase thenumber of initiatives implemented by civil society institutions in collaboration withgovernments with the view to prevent and mitigate conflicts, as well as expand themedia coverage of this work in the region.Facilitation of peaceful resolution and developmentof social conflict-prevention mechanisms in TransnistriaThe project aims to enhance the capacity of civil society institutions, businesses,and mass media required to facilitate peaceful resolution of conflicts and designnew social conflict-prevention mechanisms in Transnistria.ResourcesActiveand completedprojects“Mitigating ethnic conflicts by supporting collaborationbetween the governments and civil society institutionsin Northern Caucasus”“Preventing conflicts in Transnistria by building bridgesbetween NGOs, business communities, and mass mediafrom Moldova, Ukraine, and Russia”2012-20132012-2014
  32. 32. Public assessment of the rightsof labour migrantsThe project included regular panel discussionsattended by representatives of legislative andexecutive bodies of power specializing in regulation ofincoming labour migration, as well as representativesof ethnic diasporas, migrant NGOs, and academia.The panel discussions enabled their participants tocoordinate their positions on a variety of migration-related issues and publish analytical materials thatwere also made available on this website:http://www.baromig.ruSocial Development Centers designedto reduce social tension in NorthernCaucasusThe project helped create Centers for Social Cohesionon the basis of non-commercial organizationsoperating in the Republics of Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, and Karachaevo-Cherkessia, as well asthe Krasnodar and Stavropol regions. They providecomprehensive support to vulnerable groups ofcitizens, encourage mutual penetration of cultures,and help eliminate the consequences of socialinequality and exclusion in various spheres of thesocio-economic life of society. www.conflictu.netA model for prevention of conflicts among youthThe project aims to prevent conflicts among youth by bringing together youngpeople of different nationalities and ethnic groups and engaging them incollaborative project activities. The project helped design a model of socialcollaboration and partnership facilitated by universities and youth NGOs.Social adaptation of children and adolescents from migrantfamilies through educationThe project helped design and deploy methods of social adaptation of childrenand youth from migrant families through education. The project also enabledthe target group members to plan their professional lives.“Migration barometerin the Russian Federation”“Stabilizing the situationin Northern Caucasus by designinginstitutional conflict-preventionmechanisms”“Disseminating the best peacemaking andconflict-preventing practices in Northern Caucasus”“Adaptation of youth and children from migrantfamilies in the Krasnoyarsk region”2009-20112008-2011 2011-20122009-2010SOCIAL INFORMATION AGENCY“Social Development Centers have been established in Northern Caucasus. They have been made possible thanks to the New EurasiaFoundation’s project “Stabilizing the situation in Northern Caucasus by designing institutional conflict-prevention mechanisms”.The Foundation had held an open competition among NGOs from Northern Caucasus willing to take part in the project by hostingthe aforementioned Social Development Centers. These Social Development Centers provide forums for multilateral communicationand collaboration among various social groups and are hoped to help reduce social tension in Northern Caucasus”.February 14, 2011
  33. 33. A model of effective social protection and adaptationof migrants from the CIS member-states in RussiaThe project aimed to design a model of effective social protection and adaptationof migrants from the CIS member-states in three pilot regions of the RussianFederation: Sverdlovsk, Volgograd, and Stavropol. The project activitieswere implemented within three areas thereby creating a comprehensivesystem of social support and legalization of migrants, coordinating the effortsof all participants of the process of legalization of migrants, and stimulatinginternational cooperation in solution of migration-related problems. Byestablishing interdepartmental centers for comprehensive support of migrantsand refugees, putting together a database of labour migrants, employmentopportunities, and employers interested in hiring foreign workers, the NewEurasia Foundation helped reduce social tension in a number of Russianterritories. These centers make sure that, before they even cross the border,migrants know where they are headed and on what terms and conditions andwhat sort of rules and procedures they must abide by upon arriving in Russia.Employers, in turn, get access to requisite information about prospectiveworkers and understand the sequence of things they need to do in order to beable to employ foreign workers legally.“Promoting interethnic relations and regulatingmigration-related problems in Russiaand the CIS member-states” 2006-2008Training interdepartmental teamsto act as regional services providingsocio-psychological support to migrantsThe project helped create a comprehensive modelof provision of socio-psychological support tolocal populations, migrants, and refugees in post-conflict regions of Russia. It also helped designa series of training programs for social workersand psychologists enabling them to providesocio-psychological adaptation services to localpopulations, migrants, and refugees in post-conflict regions. The project also helped designrecommendations for legislative and executive powerbodies, NGO activists, researchers, and mass mediaon social integration and adaptation of migrants inlocal communities.Migration-related problems as seen through the eyes of childrenThe contest was held in order to promote tolerance within Russian society andfacilitate social integration of children from migrant families in local communitiesby stimulating their creative, artistic, and social engagement. The contest’s 63participants represented by children and adolescents aged 8 - 18 years oldsubmitted over 200 photographs. They were young Russians, as well as thosewho had come from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. The projectalso included workshops for young photographers in six regions and workshopsfor the contest winners. The contest winners received prizes provided by the14 contest sponsors represented by Russian enterprises, embassies of foreignstates, and representative offices of foreign companies in Russia.“Providing socio-psychologicalsupport to migrants and refugeesin post-conflict regionsof Russia”“World Without Strangers” —a national contest of children’s photographs2006-20072005-2006New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  34. 34. Supportingyouthinitiativeswww.neweurasia.ruFNE methods are used to design and implementyouth projects and programs that help improvesocial competencies and enhance socialengagement of their participants, includinga broad circle of social partners representingpublic sector organizations and privatebusinesses.The New Eurasia Foundation has a great dealof experience in implementing projects in the fieldof supporting youth initiatives. Over the yearsof operation FNE has accumulated a portfolioof methods designed for the benefit of professionalpractitioners, such as instructors, governmentalyouth policy developers and administrators,and corporate public relations specialists, as well asyouth activists and leaders of youth organizations.FNE specialistscontributedto the developmentof the FederalProgram “Russia’sYouth” and havetaken part in mostof the interregionaland federal youthforums, suchas the “Seliger”and “Mashuk” campsessions.This portfolio includesmodern Europeanmethods adaptedto Russian conditions,as well as originalmethods designedin the courseof the FNEprojects entailingcollaborationbetweengovernmental youthpolicy bodies,youth NGOs,and institutionsof higher learningfrom numerousRussian regions.120506A total of 120 trainershave been trainedto work with youthissues, as well asto plan and designsocially meaningfulprojects.30More than 30 regionalyouth projects havebeen successfullyimplemented.FNE contributedto the developmentof 6 regionalyouth programsby the governmentsof the Vladimir,Kaliningrad, Pskov,Saratov, Tambov,and Tomsk regions.More than 50 eventssupporting youthinitiatives have beenheld and attendedby more than2,500 participants.
  35. 35. • Tested and proven training and qualificationsimprovement programs that meet the federaleducation standards and are designed to benefitprofessionals and activists working in suchfields as social engagement of youth, socialproject management, and development of socialcompetencies, cross-sectoral collaboration,fundraising, and information support of youthactivities. Such programs can be implemented bytheir direct designers or by local specialists speciallycoached to do so.• Methods of providing advisory support to developersof regional and municipal youth programs entailinginvolvement of local businesses and civil societyinstitutions.• Methods of organizing youth forums and interactiveprograms for the benefit of various audiences, suchas students, youth organization leaders, youngpeople with disabilities, and emancipated orphans.• Methods of adaptation of young migrants withinrecipient communities and methods of theirengagement in active collaboration with local youth.• Methods of engaging young people with disabilitiesin implementation of socially beneficial youthprojects.• Methods of prevention of homelessness and deviantbehaviour among youth.• Methods of promoting volunteerism within localcommunities.• Methods of adaptation of emancipated orphansto independent adult living and active socialengagement.• A broad international network of partners includingyouth organizations from Russia, the CIS, EuropeanUnion, USA, Israel, and Far East specializingin implementation of youth programs.• An expert community consisting of professionaltrainers, experts, and practitioners from differentregions willing to share their experiences.Professional socialization of young people with disabilitiesSocial integration of young people with disabilities from the Krasnodar regionachieved by implementing professional training programs for young people withdisabilities and qualifications improvement programs – for social workers, aswell as by incorporating these programs into curricula of local institutions ofhigher learning and regular operations of local NGOs. The project is sponsoredby Chevron Neftegaz Inc.ResourcesCompletedprojects“Social integration of young people with disabilitiesthrough professional training and employment” 2010-2012Methods of socialadaptation andintegration ofyoung migrantsThe project helpeddesign methodsof social adaptationof children and youthfrom migrant familiesand incorporate theminto regular operationsand curriculaof educationalinstitutionsin the Krasnoyarskregion. The projectwas implementedin collaborationwith the governmentof the Krasnoyarskregion.“Adaptation of youthand children frommigrant familiesin the Krasnoyarskregion” 2009-2010
  36. 36. Social project management methods and internationalcollaboration among youth organizationsThe New Eurasia Foundation’s involvement in the “YOUTH-net CIS” projectprovided youth organization leaders and activists with practical socialproject management skills. The project was implemented in collaborationwith youth project operators from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and Austria.Engaging young people with disabilities in the developmentand implementation of social projectsThe project helped train the leaders of children’s and youth organizationsfrom Moscow, Anapa, Yoshkar-Ola, Nizhniy Novgorod, Sochi, Moscowregion, and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District in project managementskills required for implementation of socially meaningful projects incollaboration with children and young people with disabilities.School-based volunteer initiatives for the benefitof local communitiesSince 2005, the New Eurasia Foundation has been promoting the communityschool model entailing collaboration between secondary schools and theirrespective local communities, utilization of local community resources inthe process of education, popularization of volunteerism among secondaryschool students, and engagement of parents and other members of localcommunities in everyday lives of secondary schools.Improving qualifications of youth policy professionalsThe project helped create a network of qualifications improvement centersfor youth policy professionals operating on the basis of institutions of higherlearning in nine Russian regions. More than 500 youth policy specialistsunderwent training at the aforementioned qualifications improvementcenters. Their newly acquired knowledge and skills enabled them to bringtogether large numbers of young people for the purpose of implementingmore than 100 socially meaningful projects.“YOUTH-net CIS”“We are together!”“Development of community schools in Russia”“Active youth – for local communities!”2004‑20122007‑20102005–20132007-2008Vladimir region news serviceinformation agency“Qualification improvement courses for youth policy specialistsand practitioners are now available in Vladimir. According to theCommittee for Youth Policy, the program includes theoreticaland practical training sessions, discussions, workshops, andinternships. The training is made available as part of the NewEurasia Foundation’s project “Active youth – to local communities!”implemented with participation of the regional Committee forYouth Policy in collaboration with the Vladimir subsidiary of theRussian Public Administration Academy under the RF President”.May 12, 2008
  37. 37. European local community development technologiesfor Russian youth organizationsThe project helped provide representatives of Russian youth organizationswith European technologies used to address social issues and promote thedevelopment of local communities. The project participants included youth policyspecialists and youth organization activists from the Moscow, Vladimir, Saratov,and Pskov regions, as well as the cities of Tomsk and Kaliningrad. The project wasimplemented in partnership with Interkulturelles Zentrum (Austria), an operator oflarge-scale European youth programs.“АСТ!” 2006-2007Promoting cross-sectoral collaboration in regional youth policiesThe project provided advisory and methodological support to Russian regionalgovernments willing to design and implement their youth policies in considerationof regional socio-economic peculiarities and with active engagement of all regionalsocial forces. The project participants included the governments of the Vladimir,Kaliningrad, Pskov, Saratov, Tambov, and Tomsk regions.Methods of working with families to prevent homelessness amongchildrenThe project helped improve professional qualifications of social workers specializingin working with families to prevent homelessness among children, as well asorganize collaboration among various municipal departments and services workingwith homeless children in the city of Cherepovets. In 2007, the project was madeinto a municipal program successfully implemented to this day under personalsupervision of the Cherepovets City Mayor and the CEO of Severstal Group.“Regional youth programs”“Road back home”2004-20082005-2007“Pskovskaya Pravda” No.119. June 10, 2005“The New Eurasia Foundation, one of the organizers of the “Youth in Modern World” Forum,helps Russian youth to make the best out of its innovation potential”.10.06.2005New Eurasia Foundation3/9, 3-rd Syromyatnichesky per. Moscow, 105120, RussiaTel.: (495) 970-1567Fax: (495) 970-1568E-mail: reception@neweurasia.ru
  38. 38. О фонде«новая Евразия»Фонд «Новая Евразия» (ФНЕ) — российскаянекоммерческая организация, созданнаяв 2004 году в Москве. ФНЕ как российскоеагентство социального развития реализуетмеждународные, общероссийские,межрегиональные, региональныеи муниципальные проекты, направленныена улучшение качества жизнинаселения России.Сферы деятельности• Разработка и содействие реализации комплексныхпрограмм социально-экономического развития регионови муниципальных образований.• Содействие модернизации региональных систем общегообразования, среднего и высшего профессиональногообразования.• Модернизация управления учреждениями высшегопрофессионального образования.• Развитие международной деятельности российских вузов.• Развитие систем трансфера технологий на уровне вузаи региона.• Развитие региональной инновационной инфраструктуры.• Формирование систем поддержки молодежных инициатив.• Развитие и поддержка инициатив местных сообществи включение их в процессы социально-экономическогоразвития территорий.• Содействие в реализации жилищно-коммунальнойреформы.• Содействие гармонизации миграционных процессов.• Создание систем профилактики конфликтовна региональном и местном уровнях.• Развитие и поддержка малого и среднего бизнесав регионах и муниципалитетах России.• Развитие региональных и муниципальных СМИ.• Организация международных контактов российскихинститутов гражданского общества.ABOUT THE NEW EURASIAFOUNDATIONNew Eurasia Foundation (FNE)is a Russian nonprofit organizationestablished in Moscow in 2004.The New Eurasia Foundation as a Russiansocial development agency implementsinternational, national, interregional,regional, and municipal projects designedto improve the standard of livingof Russian citizens.Spheres of operation:• Development and implementation of complex regionaland municipal socio-economic development programs.• Modernization of the regional systems of general education,as well as primary and secondary vocational education.• Support of modernization of the systems of managementof institutions of higher learning.• Support of international activities of Russian institutionsof higher learning.• Development of technology transfer systems at institutionsof higher learning and regions.• Development of regional innovation support infrastructures.• Development of systems supporting youth initiatives.• Support of local community initiatives and engagementof local communities in territorial socio-economicdevelopment processes.• Support of the housing and utility system reform.• Support of coordination and harmonizationof migration processes.• Development of conflict prevention systemsat the regional and local levels.• Support of small and medium-sized businessesin the Russian regions and municipalities.• Support of regional and municipal mass media organizations.• Support of Russian civil society institutionsin their international engagement endeavours.

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