22.10. - 23.10.2012

XI All-Russian Forum «Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia»

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

AEBR Secretary General Martín Guillermo Ramírez will speak during the V Round Table "International Cooperation for Regional Development", taking place on 22 October 2012.

FORUM ORGANIZERS: State Duma of the Russian Federation, Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry for Finance of the Russian Federation, Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg City Administration, Center of Strategic Research, ICSER Leontief Centre.
FORUM MISSION: To enhance the balanced and sustainable development of the regions and cities of Russia by means of improving the system of territorial strategic planning, supporting coordination and public dialog on long-term development priorities, and creating and promoting up-to-date standards of planning.
FORUM GOALS 2012: to show the potential of technology integration for the development of internal competitive advantages in regions and municipalities; to identify strategic opportunities and challenges for Russian regions, caused by changes in the external environment - the reinforcement of cooperation and collaboration in the field of cross border and transnational cooperation programs and networks.

The core International Forum events:
• V INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE ON EUROPEAN COOPERATION FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT devoted to EU regional policy, the Cohesion program, CEMAT and the OECD Agenda in Russia
• NORDIC GREEN DAY promoting the POTENTIAL FOR GREEN INTEGRATION, the Nordic region as a leader in green growth development, and bringing together Nordic and Russian partners of the strategic umbrella project: Nordic-Russian Green Growth Arena.
• VASAB ROUND TABLE focused on the priorities of the Russian Chairmanship in the VASAB Committee 2012-2013
The two-day Forum program will host 25-30 events, in which the abovementioned and other topics will have comprehensive coverage. The organizers of the events are federal ministries, International organizations, and the leading consulting and expert organizations in Russia and the world.