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Innosocium Foundation and Eurasian Women’s Forum to Create Global Online Platform

4 October 2019
Фонд Инносоциум – социальная платформа Фонда Росконгресс и Евразийский женский форум создадут Глобальную онлайн-платформу

The Board of the Eurasian Women’s Forum under the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation held a meeting on 26 September 2019 that was attended by Roscongress Foundation Deputy CEO and Innosocium Foundation Director Yelena Marinina.

The Innosocium Foundation for the Promotion of Social Development — the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation — was established in February 2019. The Foundation’s main objectives are to provide practical support for priority areas of social development, establish and promote the social agenda utilizing the communication platforms of the Roscongress Foundation, implement major social and charitable initiatives, develop and enhance the effectiveness of NGOs, corporate social responsibility and international cooperation as part of the sustainable development agenda, and strengthen a positive image of Russia.

The Innosocium Foundation — the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation and the Eurasian Women’s Forum — already has experience from successful cooperation in a number of projects and events. For example, a visiting reception of Eurasian Women’s Forum leaders was held at the Roscongress Foundation’s Building Trust platform during the SPIEF 2019.

The last meeting of the Board of the Eurasian Women’s Forum focused on a discussion of the development of women’s leadership, the more active involvement of women in economic and social processes as well as the integration of issues concerning women’s leadership into the global agenda.

The establishment of the ‘Global Online Platform of the Eurasian Women’s Forum’ — a joint project of the Eurasian Women’s Forum and the Innosocium Foundation — was announced during the meeting. The platform aims to establish systematic international cooperation, ensure the exchange of best practices, represent Russia’s interests in the international arena, and enhance the role of women’s leadership as a whole.

«The development of women’s leadership and the overall promotion of the women’s agenda at the international level is one of the key areas of the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation — the Innosocium Foundation. We must take into account gender issues and current trends as well as contribute to building a female community in order to achieve growth as well as sustainable and equitable development. The decision to create the Global Online Platform is a significant step in resolving these issues and a logical continuation of the work that was carried out at the G20 in March of this year», Advisor to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.

«The creation of the Global Online Platform of the Eurasian Women’s Forum together with the Innosocium Foundation will contribute to the effective development of international project cooperation and the promotion of initiatives, projects, and programmes for women both domestically and internationally», Deputy Chairwoman of the Federation Council and Chairwoman of the Board of the Eurasian Women’s Forum Galina Karelova said.

«There is no acute problem of gender inequality in our country, but there is an understanding that women can change the world for the better when they unite. The women’s agenda has been increasingly addressed at global associations and international economic forums, has become firmly rooted in the G20 agenda, and has traditionally been discussed by world leaders. With the creation of the platform, we will have a tool to implement our ideas and we will be able to not only consolidate the global agenda, but to also shape it. By joining forces, we will achieve greater results», Roscongress Foundation Deputy CEO and Innosocium Foundation Director Yelena Marinina said.