Small Step towards a Big Goal: Inclusion of Young People in Russia’s Charity Agenda

06 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Panel discussion
pavilion F, Point Junior, inner courtyard
Point Junior, The Content Foundation

The challenging social changes caused by the pandemic and special military operation have led to unexpected positive results – people have begun to help more and jumpstarted the development of charitable activities in Russia. However, charity is not just about making donations. Non-profit organizations create trajectories for social development and provide tools to people who are ready to help as well as opportunities to receive help to those who need it so badly. Youth engagement is actively developing in a wide range of areas, including volunteering, educational projects, support for blood and bone marrow donations, a healthy lifestyle, and sports.
Discussion topics:
- What challenges does Russian charity face today?
- What is the government doing to get young people involved in socially significant projects?
- What kind of activities does business and the non-profit sector offer to young people? Successful practices for mutual assistance and the difference in approaches
- What kind of volunteering resonates with students and young people? Regional and professional preferences

Arina Sharapova, TV presenter; Member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Implementation of State Policy in the Field of Family and Child Protection

Lev Ambinder, President, Rusfond; Member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights
Olga Batalina, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Artem Metelev, Chairman of the State Duma Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on youth policy
Andrey Podolsky, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of Human Resource Development at Innopraktika;
Igor Romashov,
Elena Stefanyuk, Director of the non-profit foundation "National Fund for Health Development"