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NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES: EVOLVING DIPLOMACIES
The conference will be held at St. Petersburg, Russia on November 25 -27, 2010.
Principal organizers: The Russia-Belarus Round Table “Intellectual Resources of the Integration” and Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture (St. Petersburg).
Co-organizers: The North-West Academy of Public Administration (St.Petersburg), International Organizations Research Institute of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Center for Problems of Globalization and Integration, Institute of Economy, RAS (Moscow).
The conference is supported by The Standing Committee of The Union State of Russia and Belarus, The Council of the Heads of the Federal Subjects (RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs), The CIS Inter Parliamentary Assembly, The EurAsEC Integration Committee, The municipal council of Petrovsky district (St.Petersburg), Nonprofit partnership «Baltic Construction Complex».
The conference will be made possible by economic contributions from the Committee on Science and Higher Education of the Administration of St. Petersburg.
The conference is organized in cooperation with the representative bodies of The OSCE in the Republic of Kazakhstan and The Republic of Belarus, representatives of parliamentary assemblies of theEurAsEC, the CIS, and the OSCE, of those local communities of the EurAsEC which support the development of cultural, ecological and climatic diplomacy.
The conference expects an active participation of the diplomatic, scholarly and business communities of St.Petersburg, MP and local officials of the EU, the EurAsEC and the CIS, compatriots living abroad, participants of the repatriation programs, students, mass media, social entrepreneurs and volunteer organizations.
The estimated total membership is 400 participants.
Conference languages: Russian, English.
N.A. Yermakova, head of the RF State Duma subcommittee on international cooperation;
A.P. Morova, head of the Standing Committee on education, science, culture and social development of the Soviet of the Republic of the RB National Assembly;
Gesine Schwan (EU universities).
The conference will address the conceptual and program ideas for the use of the potentials of parliamentary and local communities’ diplomacy in order to regulate socially helpful activities on the international and local levels and the opportunities for the development of the social diplomacy in the innovative context of the production of global and local social (common) goods.
Production and availability of common goods (natural, economic, social, political, infrastructural, ecological) is one of crucial tasks for the global community and local communities as well.
To solve the problem effective use of the resources inherent to the diplomatic activity of national parliaments and local communities is becoming increasingly topical.
These resources are possible to develop
-if the external policy decisions are based both on political and social choice;
-if the general reference points for the external political integration are well-balanced external and internal political strategies based upon the principles of non-confrontation and security through development.
Today these principles determine the external political philosophy of Russia, her action in the sphere of national security and allow others to actively participate in collective action aimed at the production of global and local common goods and the implementation of humanitarian policy.
Collective action of parliamentary diplomacy and that of local communities must reset the stock global agenda.
This agenda is primarily oriented towards the struggle against various global social evils rather than creation of global common goods and allocation of the gains and losses of the process.
Creation of global and local common goods, estimation of losses and gains of their production both on the international and local levels must be the priorities for the parliamentary diplomacy and diplomacy of local communities which determine the current political and social choice.
1.Development of parliamentary diplomacy in the sphere of integration and building a new architecture of the European security.
2.Formation of the diplomacy of local communities in the sphere of culture, ecology and climate based on their interaction and cooperation with diplomatic and business communities and representatives of foreign corporation in higher education institutions of the CIS.
The results of the conference will become the basis for the letter to Presidents of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan and forthcoming summit of the OSCE in Kazakhstan and for recommendations for the EurAsEC ministries of foreign affairs, parliamentary assemblies of the EurAsEC, of the CIS, and of the OSCE and also for the local communities’ foundations, IBM and CISCO corporations, association of social entrepreneurs.
November 24, 2010. Arrival.
Meeting of the Program and Organizational Committee
November 25, 2010. Registration.
Opening session. Panel and diplomatic rounds.
Diplomatic protocol with members of St. Petersburg diplomatic corpus.
Sections on the issues of global, transnational, regional and local common goods creation.
Round table “Development of parliamentary diplomacy and diplomacy of local communities based on the strategies and priorities of the representation of the members of the EurAsEC in international organizations.
Reception for MPs and representatives of local communities.
November 26, 2010
Out-of-town podium and on-line discussions in Peterhof and Strelna.
Closing panel. Discussion of the recommendations for diplomatic representative bodies, parliaments, national ministries and the Committee on Science and Higher Education of the Administration of St. Petersburg.
Founding meeting of The Center for Collective Action in the Baltic Region (St. Petersburg)