NEW IMPULSES IN GERMAN-RUSSIAN RELATIONS DISCUSSED IN KALUGA WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF TSPU
The German-Russian conference "New impulses in the German-Russian relations" took place in Kaluga within the framework of the 16th Conference of the Partner Cities "Strengthening municipal and regional relations - expanding horizons". Digitalization of projects and diversity of professional cooperation". The Director of the International Information Center of the TSPU Vladimir A. Melnikov joined the participation.
During the three days of the conference, the two priority areas were discussed:
- Networking and project development (new impulses in German-Russian relations);
- Digitalization and international cooperation (new resources of scientific cooperation between Russia and Germany).
Experienced experts from the two countries as well as students from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tomsk, Tyumen, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Arkhangelsk, Stuttgart, Dresden, Dubai, Basel and other cities joined the discussion on the issues of Russian-German cooperation in a hybrid format. The work was conducted during the panel discussion "The importance of dialogue between municipalities and politics for the development of German-Russian relations", also at the conference the following reports were presented for graduates of German educational programs "Organization and implementation of international cooperation in the 'post-coronavirus' era (on the example of Russian-German relations)" (Eduard Gerhard, foreign representative of the economic faculty of the High School Coburg) and "Investments in the future: Russia. Infrastructure as an engine for the development of German-Russian partnership" (Georg Schneider, CEO of Svilar GmbH). In addition, participants were able to work in small groups, visit a presentation of the results of the Youth Forum, a cultural program with a guided tour of Kaluga, a master class in traditional russian sport game townlets.
"In my opinion, German guests showed a great interest in the development of cooperation, - said V.A. Melnikov. - During the conference I was able to make new contacts with German colleagues and I hope that students from Germany will come to our university for language schools in the near future.
Participation in the conference provided an opportunity to exchange experience with colleagues in working groups, listen to key figures in German-Russian relations and establish new professional contacts.