The RGS Youth Meetings are events organized annually by the Society to exchange experience and improve the skills of managers and representatives of the RGS youth clubs in different regions of the country.
The participants of the meetings are introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of the activities in the field of project management, possible ways to support projects, as well as to modern methods and technologies of PR support of club activities.
The participants of the meetings attend trainings, seminars, workshops and panel discussions, where they learn to build effective business communications with subordinates and management, organize events, write news and press releases, and interact with regional media. The participants are taught relevant interactive formats for working with youth, in particular, promoting the accounts of youth clubs on social networks.
In addition, a practice-oriented cultural program is held for the participants of the meeting, that includes film screenings, intellectual games, and excursions to the natural and cultural sights of various regions of Russia.
The history of the Youth Meetings began in 2013. Until 2016, inclusive, the Russian Geographical Society had been holding meetings for the representatives of various youth organizations of the country as a whole. Starting in 2016, the youth clubs of the RGS began to open in the regions of the Russian Federation, and the Youth Meetings were held only for the representatives of the youth clubs of the Society. Since 2018, thematic meetings have been held.
The Youth Meetings are held both at the All-Russian and at the interregional levels. In total, from 2013 to 2019, ten meetings of interregional and All-Russian levels took place, in which 921 people took part. The Meetings took place in Moscow, Moscow Oblast; Kaluga, Voronezh and Sverdlovsk Oblasts; the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Republic of Tatarstan and the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic.