The international seminar on "Business and the creation of new jobs and sustainable growth of businesses in the border regions" in Kaliningrad

  • Posted on: 23 June 2017
  • By: Manager

The international seminar on "Business and the creation of new jobs and sustainable growth of businesses in the border regions" within the framework of the international project "ComUnYouth", the purpose of which is to improve the employment situation of young people in the border areas of North-West Russia, Northern Europe and the Baltic States was conducted on the 19-20th of January 2017 in Kaliningrad. The project is implemented by the "Karelian Resource Center of NGO’s'" supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The seminar was attended by representatives of Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Karelia.

The International seminar was organized by the project partner: the Charity fund community "Kaliningrad". Irina Melnichuk, deputy director of the Charity fund community "Kaliningrad", and the General Director of "KRC" Nikolai Oskin welcomed the guests and wished them fruitful work.

Participants talked about the companies that they represent and share their experience. Andrew Gromnyuk shared experience of charity shops «Danke shop», which set special containers in the city, where citizens can bring their unwanted things, and then things are sorted. About 90% is distributed to charitable organizations in different fields and distributed to needy in the station of issuance of things.

Nadezhda Venzhina talked about how they form a community of social entrepreneurs of Kaliningrad region «GOROD & MORE», conducting educational events, meetings, round tables, conferences of all sizes, as well as helping social projects to grow and develop, using entrepreneurial methods and business tools.

Six projects in Kaliningrad received funding in the contest "Active generation". Among them is the project "People's guide", within this project the methods of teaching people age 50+ the profession of speaking guide were established. Victoria Korneva said that people in this age who get additional profession of a guide, a conductor have a number of benefits: additional income, communication with different people, social mission.

Attracting young people to work in large enterprises is one of the most important areas of the fight against youth unemployment, as a whole, and we have successfully started to cooperate with brewery "Baltika" in St. Petersburg within this project.

In the session "Big business and personnel working with young people," Mikhail Plyukhin, Vice-President of Human Resources, Social Development and General Affairs "AVTOTOR Holding Management" told about the company's programs in the field of attracting young professionals. After the seminar a working visit to the company "AVTOTOR Holding Management" was organized. The participants had a small briefing, and then a training center was showed (a joint project with the technical school of branch technologies), then there was a small tour of the production (manufacturing and welding of the production of passenger cars (Hyundai, KIA).