Accepting Applications for the International Competition “LEADER OF PEOPLE’S DIPLOMACY”-2023 Extended until September 25

12/09/2023 11:52

The Organizing Committee of the II International Competition "LEADER OF PEOPLE'S DIPLOMACY" - 2023 announces the extension of the deadline for accepting applications until September 25 inclusive.

Participants from Armenia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, UAE, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan have already applied for participation in the competition.

In connection with the problems that arise during the authorization process on the site at some foreign participants, it was decided to simplify the procedure for applying.

Now you can send documents to the competition email, attaching an application and recommendation files in pdf format, or use the form on the website http://народнаядипломатия.рф/o-nas/priem and send documents without authorization.

The competition is open to citizens of the Russian Federation, compatriots living abroad, foreign citizens - representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Internet communities implementing projects in peoples’ diplomacy, whose activities do not contradict Russian legislation, over the age of 18, having experience in implementing projects in peoples’ diplomacy as a leader for at least two years. Leaders of NGOs implementing projects in people’s diplomacy should not be state or municipal employees.

No later than October 1, the Competition Commission will review the applications and letters of recommendation submitted by the participants and will invite everyone who has passed the qualifying stage to participate in the educational intensive, which will last until October 10.

100 contestants will advance to the semi-finals of the competition. On October 17 - 31 an online workshop will be held for semi-finalists (completing practical tasks, solving practical cases).

30 people will reach the finals, where the winners of the competition - leaders of public diplomacy - will be determined.

The final of the competition will be held in Perm in December 2023. The organizers of the competition will cover travel and accommodation costs for the finalists.

The winners of the competition are awarded gold badges with the symbols of the competition; prizewinners - silver and bronze badges with the competition symbols. The winners and prizewinners are awarded competition diplomas, letters of gratitude from the organizers and partners, as well as valuable prizes from the competition sponsors.

The best practices of the prizewinners of the competition will be posted on the project website: http://народнаядипломатия.рф

The official language of the competition is Russian.

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The international competition “LEADER OF PEOPLE’S DIPLOMACY” is held with the aim of developing the positive potential of partnership and cooperation; creating a system to support direct contacts between wide circles of civil society, exchanging best practices in peoples’ diplomacy that contribute to strengthening trust, friendship and cooperation between peoples.

The competition is supported by:

  • Presidential Grants Foundation;
  • Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Interethnic Relations;
  • Committee on Issues of Nationalities of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
  • Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation;
  • Federal Agency for Youth Affairs;
  • Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs;
  • House of Peoples of Russia;
  • Commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on Harmonization of Interethnic and Interreligious Relations;
  • International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples' Assembly";
  • All-Russian public movement “Co-creation of peoples in the name of life” (Senezh Forum);
  • ANO "Resource Center in the Sphere of National Relations".

Competition partners:

  • Assembly of the People of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic);
  • Belarusian Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries (Republic of Belarus);
  • National NGO Forum of Azerbaijan (Republic of Azerbaijan);
  • SCO Center for People’s Diplomacy of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Russia);
  • Nationwide Union of Non-Profit Organizations (Russia);
  • Public organization “Forum “Bulgaria - Russia” (Republic of Bulgaria);
  • Association of legal entities “Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan” (Republic of Kazakhstan);
  • Social and cultural public organization “House of Russian Books” (Republic of Armenia);
  • Tajik Society of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries (Republic of Tajikistan);
  • SCO Friendship and Cooperation Center in Tajikistan (Republic of Tajikistan);
  • SCO Center for People’s Diplomacy in Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan).

Information partners of the Competition:

  • Media Holding "Regions of Russia";
  • Guild of Interethnic Journalism;
  • International Association of Bloggers (Federal Republic of Germany);
  • International online analytical agency “” (Republic of Azerbaijan);
  • Union of Journalists of Bulgaria (Republic of Bulgaria).

Detailed information on the website: http://народнаядипломатия.рф

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