The European Parliament
Russian House of Science and Culture
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Welcome to the Europe Meets Russia Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR)The Europe Meets Russia Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR) is a network of young professionals, and other individuals from across the world who have an interest in exploring and strengthening the European-Russian relationship. The EMR program has been developed in recognition of the importance of the relations between Russia, Europe, and the global political system.
Russia, as one of the BRIC countries, is becoming an increasingly important actor in the international scene. Russia's role is even more important to Europe in the light of its energy dependence, neighborhood policy and the deepening economic relations between the two of them. The basis for a future EU-Russia relationship is a policy based on solidarity and mutual understanding that can be easily reached by empowering cultural diplomacy in the regions.
Taking part in the Young Leaders Forum allows like-minded individuals to share their thoughts and ideas and work together towards establishing a better cultural climate for future generations across Europe and Russia and around the world. The ultimate goal of the forum is to educate, enhance and sustain the Russian-European relationship by empowering the next generation of young leaders from Europe and Russia. Participants at the forum get to study more detailed information about current EU-Russian relations and the future opportunities for the bilateral cooperation.
By attending the program, participants have the chance to meet prominent experts within the field of European-Russian relations, exchange their ideas and learn about the European-Russian relationship and cultural diplomacy in a real multicultural environment. The Forum's weeklong seminar is a perfect opportunity for those who are working or studying in the area of European-Russian relations, International Relations, International Business and any related areas, or those who are simply interested in the present and the future of the European-Russian relationship. The forum organizes conferences, public lectures, events and online activities which provide exclusive access to the members of the forum. The EMR forum encourages participants to conduct their own research and organize their own activity in the field.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the seminar, please click on the "Apply Now" link below and fill out the online application form:
(Berlin; September 23rd - 27th, 2013)In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next EMR Weeklong Seminar will focus in particular on the following main theme:
"Political and Economic Influence, Trade, Borders and Culture: Understanding European-Russian Relations"
Seminar SpeakersSpeakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, diplomacy, civil society and the private sector from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.
Certificate of AttendanceAll participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which provides details about the speakers and topics at the conference. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.