Completed accepting applications for participation in the International conference SOCIAL INNOVATIONS#INFOCUS


The organizing Committee of the International conference SOCIAL INNOVATIONS#INFOCUS completes the reception of applications for participation in the largest event in the field of social innovation. The conference will be held from 12 to 15 June at the UN Office Geneva (Switzerland).

Today, the organizers received more than 150 applications from representatives of NGOs, business companies, educational institutions, public organizations from 18 regions of Russia and 22 countries of the world, including UK, China, Switzerland, USA, Austria, Spain, Nepal, Malta, Philippines, Mauritania, Malaysia, Italy, Portugal and others.

The Conference will be attended by the representatives of the Ministry of economic development of Russia, Ministry of healthcare of the Russian Federation, a platform for bringing people, business and technology Quality Minds (Germany), Fund for regional social programs “Our future”, Inter Cultural Education Ltd (Hong Kong), Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov, the Charity Fund for saving seriously ill children “life Line”, forum on Swiss foreign policy Foraus Geneva (Switzerland), Russian geographical society, the youth of the community, created at the initiative of the world Economic Forum (World Economic Forum) The Global Shapers Community (Switzerland), Works4U (UK).

Key themes of the International conference SOCIAL INNOVATIONS#INFOCUS – social innovation, public diplomacy, inclusion, volunteerism, corporate social responsibility, achieving the Goals of sustainable development.

For the second consecutive year, the Conference is attended by students from different parts of the world. In 2018, the UN will fly the winners of the International project on the development of children’s and youth public diplomacy “Book of Friendship uniting the children of planet Earth”, which will be able to share their ideas to transform the world.

One of the important events of the Conference, which will be able to take part of the youth team, will become an accelerator of social projects “international youth network of social innovators #INFOCUS”. During the site team together with international experts, NGOs, business companies and mass media will be able to solve a pre-prepared case studies in the social and environmental spheres.

Accepting applications for participation in the Conference ends may 12 on the official website

Organizers: United Nations Office at Geneva, the national Association for the advancement of education “the Book of Friendship” organization “Vector of Friendship” with a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva, with the support of the presidential Fund grants and information support of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Inter Cultural Education Ltd (Hong Kong) and Works4U (UK).

Contact information:

NARO “Book of Friendship”

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