Bloom Where You’re Planted? Why Young People Are Leaving the Regions

05 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Delivering on National Development Targets
Congress Centre, conference hall B2

Today, one of the defining characteristics of youth mobility is the appeal of settling down in the regions, which boast a wide range of opportunities to satisfy young people’s basic needs and aspirations. Why are young people leaving their home regions, and should anything be done about this? Should the government get involved in addressing this issue, and what can be done to incentivize young people to stay in their home regions?

Aleksandr Vaino, Head of Youth Initiatives Center, Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI)

Pekka Viljakainen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skolkovo Ventures
Darya Kozlova, First Vice-Rector, ITMO University
Irina Makieva, Chief Managing Partner for Urban Development, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"; General Director, Monotowns Development Fund
Konstantin Markelov, Vice President, Director of Business Technologies, Tinkoff Bank
Tatyana Mineeva, Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights Protection in Moscow