The Russian Youth Economic Agenda 2018–2024

26 May , 15:15–16:30
International Youth Economic Forum
Plenary Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G7

It is estimated that a quarter of Russian citizens who are currently active members of the workforce are between the ages of 15 and 30, but the contribution of this youth demographic to GDP is just 5%. Given that 67% of young people participate in the economy and that they are eager to learn new skills and acquire the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, it stands to reason that young people’s contribution to Russia's GDP can be significantly expanded by developing their potential in different sectors of the economy. What does the youth entrepreneurship ecosystem that has taken shape in recent years in Russia look like? What best practices for increasing young people’s participation in the economy have been adopted around the world? What in general should the Russian youth economic agenda be over the next 10 years? What are the main priorities, and how should state and business cooperate with each other to achieve common aims?

Ernest Matskyavichyus, Anchor, Russia TV Channel

Alexander Bugaev, Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Dmitry Green, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Rybakov Foundation
Dmitry Egorchenkov, Director, Institute for Strategic Studies and Predictions, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Vladimir Mesropyan, First Deputy Head of the Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Robert Urazov, General Director, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia)
Xenia Frank, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation