Building A, level 8, Point Junior

EEF Junior Forum

Panel discussion

Leave to Stay: How to Keep Young People in the Regions

The question of how to keep motivated and talented young people in the region is heard on many platforms. At each transition from one level of education to another, part of the talents move from small towns to megacities, and from megacities to capitals. The Far East is not an exception: young people are drawn to the centers of attraction in large cities of central Russia, leaving their homes, staying where they received their higher education.
- Why do young people return to the regions? Is there a severe shortage of specialists across the country?
- What factors influence the desire and readiness of the most motivated and energetic part of the youth to connect their lives with the region?
- How can you be motivated to return to your native region after studying at the best Russian universities?
- What successful programs are there to motivate people to return to the regions? Are there specific examples?
- How to increase the attractiveness of regions for living and building a career?

Elena Kharisova — Vice President for Perspective Projects, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU); General Director, Development Fund of the Innovative Research and Technology Center Russky

Yevgeny Virtser — General Director, Key Point
Aleksandr Generalov — President, Arnika-Holding
Lev Klokov — General Director, CJSC Portoflot, Fesco Transport Group
Aleksandra Lebedeva — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory
Elvira Shamonova — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Primorsky Territory – Minister of Education of the Primorsky Territory


Building B, level 7, conference hall 12

EEF Junior Forum


"Dialogue of Equals" with the Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

The Far East is a special region of our country, and for its successful development and well-being, there is a separate ministry in the government. This young ministry is implementing programs to improve and increase the investment attractiveness and quality of life in the region. At a meeting with Alexey Chekunkov, the head of the ministry, proactive teenagers will discuss the future of the region, and will also be able to ask questions about the priority tasks of the ministry.
- How can the younger generation help in the development of the Far East?
- Is the ministry interested in a young perspective on problems? Are there places for young professionals?
- What important projects to improve the region are being carried out and are being prepared at the moment?
- What kind of support can be provided to the Far Eastern youth in self-realization?
- What projects are missing in the region?

Dmitriy Dorozhkin — EEF Junior Participant, Primorsky Region
Kamilla Yakupova — EEF Junior Participant, The Republic of Tatarstan

Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic


Building A, level 8, Point Junior

EEF Junior Forum

Design Laboratory

Discover the Far East as a Space to Implement New Gen’s Ideas

Supported by FEFU

Participants will be divided into four teams which, during the three days of the forum, will develop a design solution within one of the following tracks of the program:
- Far East for life - socio-cultural opportunities;
- Far East for education - updating the education system;
- Far East for work - transformation of the human resource;
- Development of the youth entrepreneurship system - Focus on the East.
The work of the laboratories will be structured as follows: on September 5–7, laboratory participants, based on real data and expert support, will develop a design solution that reflects the real needs and interests of the Far East region.
On September 8, teams will present "summary" ideas and projects to interested business and government representatives, receive feedback and be able to engage in discussions with experts on sociocultural and economic issues.