The Role of Young People in Social Projects Aimed at Sustainable Local Development

05 Jun , 10:00–11:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G6

It is clear that any local development initiatives need to involve young people. Today, young people are offered numerous opportunities to build their skills in the social sector and to work for the benefit of their local community. This session will examine best practices in highlighting social initiatives by students, including those which have been developed to help achieve national priorities and which are already being implemented by regional administrations. What role can youth social entrepreneurship play in helping to achieve national and sustainable development goals? What needs to be done to build an ecosystem to develop youth social entrepreneurship? What have been some of the most successful programmes and projects so far in developing youth social entrepreneurship?

Sergey Golubev, Chief Executive Officer, Social Investment Fund

Emin Askerov, Social entrepreneur; Co-founder, Green Tal (online)
Irina Bova, Psychologist; Founder, Bova Centre
Magdalena Gaete, Official Representative of the University of Navarra in the Russian Federation
Taisiya Eletskikh, Specialist on private partnership and social entrepreneurship, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (online)

Front row participants
Oksana Anistratenko, Programme Director, Social Investments and Innovations Agency
Irina Dolgopolova, Director, GROW! Educational Project; Leader, Joint Volunteer Centre in Tolyatti
Philipp Kazin, Deputy Director, HSE University
Maria Kopylova, Chief Executive Officer, Children Foresight