Currently, the Leningrad region hosts the 10th Ladoga Youth Educational Forum. Delegates from Karelia include the representatives of the volunteer groups and leaders of the
youth public organizations.
The 10th anniversary Ladoga Youth Educational Forum is working in the Leningrad region. Today is the Day of the Regions which involves the heads of 11 subjects of the North-West
Federal District of the Russian Federation.
After the opening ceremony, the governors visited the thematic tents, where young activists presented so-called 'regional cases' they have developed. The participants touched
upon the issue of involving young people into regional politics and asked the Head of Karelia Arthur Parfenchikov about his personal success formula. His answer was that the
main thing is not to be afraid to take responsibility.
"You shouldn't be afraid to make decisions, shouldn't be afraid of difficulties. After graduating from the university I started working in one of the remote districts of Karelia.
And I built a successful career rather quickly, unlike those who stayed in the capital city, because I did everything myself. I simply had no choice - there was no one to ask for
help," said Arthur Parfenchikov.
On May 22, the Forum delegates met with Alexander Beglov, the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District.
Ekaterina Litvinova, a delegate of the 2018 Ladoga Forum from the Republic of Karelia, said that the meeting was very informative and touched upon important topics concerning
young people, for example, their participation in the political rallies.
"I believe that when such people meet with the youth representatives, it makes young people feel that they really mean something, and it motivates them," she added.
The Ladoga Youth Educational Forum has been held in the Leningrad region since 2009. Thousands of young people from all over Russia participate in it, including activists,
entrepreneurs, university graduates, young specialists, leaders of the public organizations and trade unions. This year, the delegates from Karelia include the representatives
of the volunteer groups and leaders of the youth public organizations.
This year the Ladoga Forum will include a grant competition organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. The winners will receive over 2 million rubles in grants for the
implementation of their initiatives.