Roscongress Foundation Joined #InThisTogether Award Organizing Committee
The Roscongress Foundation has joined the organizing committee of #InThisTogether international award. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an appropriate decree. Along with Roscongress, the organizing committee has 32 members. Among them are Russia’s largest non-profit organizations, businesses and media, including Mail.ru, Russian Railways, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Gazprom-Media, National Media Group, Russian Media Group, TASS, National Priorities (an autonomous non-profit organization), Black Star (a record label), and others. The organizing committee will be co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova and First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Kiriyenko.
“#InThisTogether managed to unite our country. Last year, many organizations across the country promoted volunteering, worked for charitable causes, carried out acts of kindness, and helped those in need. The Roscongress Foundation was no exception. In 2020, we promptly launched a call centre that provided medical and psychological aid for people over 60 and people with limited mobility – the key risk groups during the pandemic. Besides, people who called the hotline could apply for the following services: grocery, medicine, and pet food delivery, paying utility bills, and taking out the garbage. Our Foundation views this project as an important and timely initiative that helps people in Russian regions and supports those in trouble. I am confident that establishing a relevant award will boost the development of a responsible society across the globe, while its winners and nominees will set a good example for the younger generations,” noted Alexander Stuglev, CEO and Chairman of the Roscongress Foundation.
#InThisTogether was presented at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2021. Stand guests could inquire about the application procedure, participate in special sessions, and learn more about the needs of #InThisTogether regional clubs and socially oriented non-profit organizations and help them. Besides, local funds and non-profit organizations organized fundraising for all SPIEF 2021 guests.
#InThisTogether international award is supported by the Russian President and helps achieve national development goals. It is a follow-up to the relief effort of the same name and the Volunteer of Russia (an all-Russian competition). Applications are accepted on the official award website премия.мывместе.рф until 25 July.
The first meeting of the #InThisTogether organizing committee is scheduled for 26 July.