The Roscongress Foundation`s Social Platform

“Concern for Those Close by” as a Promising Segment for Social Investment

16 Jun , 12:00–13:00
Social track
Passage in zone F, Social Platform of the Roscongress Foundation

The accelerating ageing of the population and fall in the number of people of working age are becoming an important factor in government social policy. The numbers of older people are increasing, meaning a restructuring of social schemes. Technologies are being developed for remote prevention and early diagnosis of diseases. Family support and long-term care are becoming particularly crucial. Conditions are being created for an active old age. Effective use of older people’s social and economic potential can be achieved by increasing the quality of their lives. The practice of “community care” is geared to those in need of care and support being able to live worthily and independently in society without feeling socially isolated and to take part in the life of the local community as free individuals rather than just recipients of services. How can collaboration with the state be arranged in order to confirm NPOs and neighbouring communities as a resource with which co-operation is possible and necessary in supporting particularly vulnerable members of society? How can businesses make use of the resource of society’s older members to promote the concept of “community care” in society? How can civil assistance initiatives be supported? What is the strength of NPOs as a mechanism for fine-tuning “community care”?

Marina Shishkina, Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly St. Petersburg

Tatiana Akimova, Executive Director, "Good Stories", Head of the Coalition "Care is Near"
Olga Batalina, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Denis Bokov, Director, Agency Block for the Russian Federation Government, VEB.RF
Tamara Bondarenko, Director, Center for Organization of Social Services, St. Petersburg Main Control Department
Tatyana Drozdova, соfounder, Young Old Lab, “Young Old: The New Old” festival and the Older dating service for the older generation
Leonid Kolton, General Director, Care - Hesed Avraham
Artem Metelev, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Youth Policy; Head, Platform DOBRO.RF
Maria Morozova, General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Nikolai Slabzhanin, National Director, Russian Committee “Children’s Villages – SOS”
Pavel Fokin, Minister of Social Developmen, Perm Territory