Big Asia: The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Proposed to Organize a Panel Discussion at SPbICF 2020

14/07/2020 20:08

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The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly delegation plans to participate in the upcoming November 12-14 IX St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum (SPbICF 2020) and is interested in holding a panel discussion with the participation of a pool of international experts.

In an application sent to Yegor Moskvin, Director of the Directorate of the Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly proposed to organize a panel discussion within the professional stream of SPbICF 2020 with the participation of experts from Azerbaijan, France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Gambia and other countries. The proposed topic of the discussion is “Cultural and Spiritual Foundations of International Public Relations”, the track - “Culture and society”.

The professional stream of the Saint Petersburg International Cultural Center is intended for specialists in various fields of culture, companies and organizations interested in implementing cultural projects, and government representatives working in cultural policy.

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly notes that the planned event will be an important step towards the development of international cultural and humanitarian cooperation. The purpose of the discussion is to draw attention to the issues of humanitarian security in international public relations and to new forms of cultural cooperation at the present stage.

Harmony and mutual understanding between peoples are possible if they accept the common values that underlie a humane worldview, which is formed through intercultural communication. Interaction of cultures and creative dialogue of peoples support stability in the development of interethnic relations, play an important role in the security of integration processes.

The event will give an opportunity to find mutual interest and understanding among representatives of the international cultural community, and this means – people of authority and respect, leaders of public opinion who form the humanitarian values of society.

The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly has been participating in the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum every year since 2017. Discussion platforms are dedicated to discussing issues of intercultural interaction between the peoples of Greater Eurasia. Current topics bring together a wide range of international partners and attract the attention of cultural and artistic figures, representatives of public organizations, and well-known experts from Europe, Asia, America, and Africa.

Discussion platforms of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly at the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in different years:

  • SPbICF 2017 - The Role of Culture in Eurasian Integration
  • SPbICF 2018 - Greater Eurasia: International Cultural Communications and Public Diplomacy
  • SPbICF 2019– Greater Eurasia: Culture and Youth

About the Assembly

The International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly was established in May 2017 by representatives of 67 countries at a Congress in Moscow. The organization focuses on the Eurasian social integration of peoples in the name of peace and harmony through public diplomacy, expanding and deepening contacts between peoples in addition to developing political interaction, cultural and ethnic, transport and logistics, trade and financial ties of the countries of Eurasia. The General Council consists of representatives from more than 30 countries. Andrey Belyaninov is General Secretary of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly. Website: 

About the Forum

The Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum is an international platform for meetings, open dialogue and exchange of experience between experts in culture and cultural policy, politicians and businessmen from different countries. SPbICF is a space for promoting innovative ideas in an international cultural context, presenting cultural projects and demonstrating the achievements of different countries in art. Forum organizer: Government of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Government of Saint Petersburg. Website: