The forum operator was Roscongress. Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials of the Arctic Council, Nikolai Korchunov, welcomed the participants and guests of the Forum. The diplomat noted that supporting youth cooperation in high latitudes is one of the priorities of our country's chairmanship in the Arctic Council and one of the areas of cooperation in the implementation of the Council's Strategic Plan for the next decade.
The event was attended by 100 delegates from 17 countries and 9 regions of Russia. The result was a roadmap of projects and activities for the development of the Arctic region until 2023, developed by the participants and experts.
The roadmap included ideas and proposals that young people generated and worked out at the four educational laboratories of the Forum - these are Business Acceleration, Volunteering, Development of Creative Industries, and Development of Youth Media.
As a result, 10 projects were proposed for implementation, replication and scaling. For example, animated cartoons for children about the Nenets people and language; expansion to the countries of the Arctic Council of the project already operating in Russia to present museums as centers of attraction to draw attention to the cultural heritage of the local population; international exchanges and internships on topics related to volunteerism in the Arctic; information projects about the culture, people, flora and fauna of the Arctic.
Forum participants are entrepreneurs, creators, volunteers, activists, trends leaders, ethno and travel bloggers. Most young people came to Yamal with their own idea or project. They note that the Forum helped them find like-minded people from different countries, discuss projects and plans for their implementation together.
At the Forum of Young Leaders of the Arctic Council countries, participants communicated with Russian and foreign experts in the field of media, urban studies, ecology, volunteerism, entrepreneurship and creative industries. President of the Preparing Global Leaders Forum, lecturer in MBA programs at the McDonough School of Business in Georgetown (USA) and at the Mannheim School of Business (Germany) Sam Potolicchio shared selling ideas for business and spoke about the image of a leader in project development. Anna Radchenko from the UK held an online meeting on the topic "Principles of Creative Thinking", Anna is a creative director, director, founder of the Ctrl + Art Laboratory - a platform for training creative specialists. Karen Olson (USA-Sweden), community organizer and trainer, Founder of the Communitize platform for learning community organizing, spoke about scaling up projects and working with volunteers within the framework of community organizing. Igor Pavlovsky, Director of the Information and Analytical Center of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic, held a meeting on the topic “How to work with different media channels”.
In total, more than 20 trainers, speakers and experts took part in the work of the forum platforms.