Themes for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2023 can be suggested on the crowdfunding platform ‘Powerful Ideas for a New Era’
The Roscongress Foundation launched it on New Year’s Eve, inviting citizens and the expert community to contribute to shaping the SPIEF 2023 programme.
The holidays did not affect the level of activity of the platform’s participants. Numerous offers were received even on New Year’s Eve.
On the morning of 18 January there were 520 published topics. The site is becoming more and more active in terms of communication among participants. In the week after the holidays, the rate of comments posted has increased every day. As of today, 1,465 comments have been published. Of those, 921 comments directly to the topics and 544 replies to them.
Since the launch, 868 people have joined the platform, including 349 participants from the ‘Powerful Ideas for a New Era’ Forum 2022 and 279 participants who have been with us since the 2020 Forum.
240 new participants were registered. 277 people authored topics.
The topics are defined within eight tracks. These are new ideas for the Russian economy under sanctions, strengthening the country’s technological sovereignty, shaping a new world order, a new global financial model, socio-economic development, digitalization and emerging technologies, new age world trade and logistics, and citizens’ own proposals.
An analysis of comments and overall mood suggests that active participants in the ‘Powerful Ideas for a New Era’ Forum are coming together on the platform. Old connections are being re-established. It is clear that people have been missing communication between events.
Those taking part in collecting topics are looking forward to SPIEF 2023 with particular excitement, influenced by the overall situation in the country and involvement in the process. In fact, participants are already holding their own little SPIEF 2023 in the comments.
The topics will be collected until 15 February. Based on the results of the discussion, the authors of the most relevant ones will receive an invitation to SPIEF 2023.
Organizers hope to see more participants on the platform.