Konstantin Dolgiy, a student of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, ATP-151 group, took part in the 12th Forum of youth organizations of Russian compatriots and Russian-language foreign media ‘Russian Community Abroad’, which was held in St. Petersburg from May 16 to May 22, 2019. The Forum was organized by the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 78 young people from 43 countries were involved in the project.
The Forum included three educational workshops: ‘Art History’, ‘Leadership’ and ‘Media’. The Forum participants learned practical skills in organizing and conducting creative projects, underwent psychological trainings aimed at encouraging personal and professional development and studied the latest developments of the St. Petersburg journalism school.
The opening ceremony of the Forum was held on May 17 in the conference hall of the multimedia historical park ‘Russia - My History’. Sergei Markov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg, addressed the compatriots. Vladimir Katenev, a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, a member of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, Aleksei Roskoshny, head of the Office of the Department for Relations with Compatriots Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Oleg Mukovsky, director of the St. Petersburg branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundation; Arkady Beinenson, press secretary of the Moscow House of Compatriots, and Andrei Yakovlev, Head of the Department of the Committee for Youth Policy and Interaction with NGOs were honorary guests of the ceremony. Konstantin Dolgiy took part in the ‘Leadership’ workshop. The program of the workshop included psychological trainings aimed at encouraging personal and professional development, increasing motivation and acquiring useful incentives for effective work. The workshop participants formulated effective leadership strategies, received expert advice on how to develop leadership skills and studied the algorithm for building a personal leadership brand to create a community of like-minded people around them.
In addition to the educational part of the program, several cultural events including excursions, visits to museums and theaters were organized for young compatriots.
The overview of the results of the Forum was given at the closing ceremony of the event in the House of Journalists.