On October 22–23 the youth from Russia and Europe is to discuss the topics of saving the planet and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period up to 2030, on the platform of the Brussels Dialogue international forum, that the Russian House in Brussels hosts for the third time.
The Forum lets explore the Russian and European experience in achieving the SDGs, in particular those related to the topic of accessible education, health care, environmental protection and the fight against climate change.
The organizers of the forum are aimed at sharing the image of Russia among European youth and compatriots. Russian House in Brussels hosts cultural and social events throughout the year to create a unified cultural, scientific, informational and educational space. A Russian think tank The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, the Russian Humanitarian Mission and the Association of Volunteer Centers together with the European experts namely the Brussels Diplomatic Academy, UN SDG Youth Leaders, UN Youth Delegates from Belgium, UN Information Center in Brussels and UN modelers from leading Belgian universities will collaborate on the forum.
The Russian House in Brussels first organized an international youth dialogue platform in 2019. At the first edition of the forum, experts from Russia and Europe agreed on the need to develop academic exchange and the increased role of the new technologies in leading areas of the economy. In 2020, the forum was held online and was joined by participants from different countries all around the world. In the year of the 75th anniversary of Victory, the end of World War II and the 75th anniversary of the UN, participants discussed preserving historical memory and the role of youth in ensuring and developing the world order created after the end of World War II.
Over two days, young professionals will share their views and discuss humanitarian initiatives that will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
International forum Brussels Dialogue formed a group of permanent participants, young professionals who every year take part in the dialogue and share their opinions. Based on the results of the Brussels Dialogue forum, it is expected to develop a roadmap “Intercultural projects to achieve the SDGs” in order to plan and in the future implement joint intercultural volunteer projects aimed at implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.