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New Successful Inclusion Projects Among Most Important Results of SPIEF 2019

The Foundation’s participation in the development of the All-Russia Competition of Social Projects “Innosocium” is among the most important results of the work. From the very moment of its formation, the Foundation initiated the addition of the “Inclusion” category into the list of of categories as inclusion is an integral part of modern society and an important direction of the Foundation’s activities.

Some progress has been made already, which speaks for itself: the event is participated by 25 regions. This is a powerful motivation for active youth and specialized foundations and public organizations to expand the project, develop it and contribute to the formation of a social inclusion culture in the society.

During the SPIEF 2019, presentations of implemented social “Innosocium” projects were held, the results of the first All-Russia Competition were summed up and the start of the new season was announced. The “Innosocium” is a strategic initiative aimed at the development of the dialogue between the social ecosystem participants such as business, government and civil organizations.

At the plenary session titled “Through the Prism of Art: the Key Point. Addressing Socially Significant Topics from a Different Angle”, Ksenia Dmitrieva, the manager of the “Special View” program (“Arts, Science and Sport” Foundation), made a presentation on the importance of inclusion. The “Special View” is a project created to support visually impaired people.

An example of a successful project case in the “Inclusive Society” category is, for instance, the project titled “Audio Performances based on Chuvash Folk Tales and Legends for Blind Children” presented at the SPIEF 2019. Its objectives include the promotion of preservation of architectural and cultural valuables, identity and culture, languages ​​and traditions of the peoples of the Russian Federation.

Representatives of the “Art, Science and Sport” Foundation also took an active part in other sessions of the SPIEF 2019. At the SPIEF 2019, representatives of business, government and public discussed philanthropy issues including such topics as “Digital Charity Prospects”, “Is Charity Profitable?”, “Succession of Generations and New Technologies: What Philanthropy Will Be Like in the Future?”

Among other Foundation’s projects specifically acknowledged at the SPIEF 2019, a project aimed at promotion of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements can be distinguished, which was also discussed at the session titled “Export of Culture: Opportunities to Represent Country’s Heritage in the International Arena” and at the panel discussion on the topic “Reaction Rate: Trends in Development of Global Chemical Industry”.

The UN General Assembly declared 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. This large-scale event is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Periodic Law of Chemical Elements by the great Russian scientist D.I. Mendeleyev.

Fatima Mukhomedzhan, the Deputy Director, emphasized, “We understand how important the popularization of science is. Involving young people in science will result in new achievements, new discoveries, safe and prospective future”.

The holding of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is of particular importance for Russia, since it contributes to the international recognition of the great Russian scientist D.I. Mendeleev and to strengthening of the status and popularization of national science.