The first Arctic Youth Forum "The Arctic: A New Generation" was held on April 21 in the historical park "Russia – My History" in St Petersburg. Representatives of SPbSUT joined the large-scale project as speakers, organizers and participants.
The Arctic Forum was held for the first time at the initiative of the student community of St Petersburg with the support of the Committee of St Petersburg for the Arctic. The purpose of the forum is to involve young people in solving urgent problems in the sustainable development of the Arctic.
Students of 13 higher educational institutions and 10 state budgetary educational institutions of St. Petersburg, including representatives of SPbSUT took part in the Forum.
Vice-Rector for Youth Policy and International Cooperation Nina Zhuravleva was a representative of the leadership of our University at the event.
Deputy Director of the Institute of Magistracy Andrey Stepanov and Head of History and Regional Studies Department Anton Gekht spoke at the plenary session of the Forum.
The event was announced on the radio station "Zenith". Andrey Stepanov and the first-year student of the Institute of Magistracy Nikolay Shashkov became participants of the broadcast. Press conference bringing together representatives of the universities participating in the Forum was held at the Journalist's House.
Participants of the I Youth Arctic Forum "Arctic: New Generation" decided to create a special Arctic youth movement "Icebreaker". "
Anton Geht addressed the participants with a resolution on the creation of the movement.
"The movement is designed to unite efforts in promoting the initiatives of students and to form a permanent mechanism of the interuniversity student association for the systematic interaction of youth and public authorities in the implementation of the strategy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic," he said.
Representatives of SPbSUT plan to take part in the activities of Icebreaker in the future, contributing to the University's contribution to the implementation of state policy in the Arctic.