IV BRICS International School Started Online

This year the Russian National Committee for BRICS Research is holding the 4th international scientific and educational BRICS School programme in a new format. The event is combined with a young scientists contest for best projects on the development of cooperation among youth from BRICS countries, and a range of special training modules are organised in partnership with ASI. All the activities will be held online.

The BRICS School is a unique training programme for specialists studying interactions between BRICS members in politics, economy, and humanitarian activities. The programme aims at expanding the number of young experts specialising in BRICS issues to form a pool of employees and develop interactions between young people within the union. It is held annually with the support of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The number of contestants is record-breaking in the year of Russia's chairmanship. They are eighty young leaders, among whom are diplomats, young researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, journalists, and entrepreneurs from BRICS countries aged from 18 to 35.

Participants have an opportunity not only to listen to a series of lectures by the leading experts and take part in workshops but also to receive valuable feedback from mentors concerning the development of their projects and research.

The BRICS School programme is divided into special modules. A seminar "Best Business Practices in the BRICS Countries" and a case study session "How To Build A Successful Start-Up" are held in partnership with the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Prominent business persons and aspiring entrepreneurs will tell about their experience of running a business as part of them.

"A successful start-up is not just about business but also about a strong and unique idea that could change the world. Practices provided in the educational module of the BRICS School will help young people from different countries work together and develop youth entrepreneurship within the world economy," said Alexander Vayno who is the head of the ASI Youth Initiatives Centre.

According to him, it would be extremely useful for the Centre "to learn from the experience of young business persons from other countries and to understand how problems are eliminated on the international level and how to improve the entrepreneurial cooperation between our countries".