The Russian Geographical Society has summed up the results of the competition for participation in the International Summer School of the Russian Geographical Society. The school will be held from 18 to 25 August in Moscow and the Kaluga region.
An eventful cultural and educational program has been prepared for the participants: meetings with well-known public figures, classes on advancing the level of competencies and developing universal leadership qualities. Young adults will exchange experience, knowledge and ideas of community initiatives in the field of geography and related sciences, learn effective methods of project management and work with human capital, as well as gain public speaking skills and presentations.
According to the results of the Summer School, the organizers will make an individual activity plan for each participant, and also they prepared a special award, the title “Ambassador of the RGS”, for those, who will do his or her best during the project. Also there are opportunity to do an internship in the Executive Directorate of the Russian Geographical Society and take part in the preparation and implementation of the Society's projects.
129 people took part in the competition. They are from Russia and about 30 countries of the world - Egypt, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Germany, the Republic of South Africa, India, Italy. For comparison: there were 88 applications last year, and 80 were sent by residents of Russia and only 8 were sent by representatives of foreign countries.
Most foreign applications came from Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Germany, Kazakhstan and South Africa. The competition was also attended by representatives of 44 regions of Russia. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk and Primorye Territory, as well as the Tyumen and Saratov regions became the leaders in the number of questionnaires sent.