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Meeting Russia Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders from the United States and Europe (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Meeting Russia 2018 will be held on March 21-25, 2018.

Meeting Russia is a unique independently-run public diplomacy program for young leaders. The program brings together young representatives from academia, government institutions, parliaments, think-tanks, media and the private sector from the United States and European countries as well as from Russia.

The three-day program held in Moscow focuses on Russia’s foreign policy and its relations with the West. Through meetings with senior Russian officials and top experts and exchange with their peers, participants have ample opportunity to address critical issues related to Russia’s role in world affairs and to connect with a diverse professional community.

Meeting Russia seeks to facilitate dialogue between rising leaders interested in Russia and contribute to the discussion about Russia–West cooperation.

The program is organized and promoted by Creative Diplomacy, a Russian NGO founded in 2010 that works in the field of soft power and public diplomacy.

Creative Diplomacy runs public diplomacy training programs for young Russian professionals, hosts public events and helps raise awareness of Russia’s perspective abroad.

In 2018, Meeting Russia is funded by a grant from the Presidential Grant Foundation (Russia). The 2017 program was funded by a Presidential grant provided through the National Charity Fund (Russia).

Eligibility requirements:

age: 25−35 years;
citizenship: United States, Canada, Europe;
field of activity: representatives of universities, think-tanks and research organizations, media, NGOs, government institutions, the private sector with professional interest in Russian foreign policy.

Financial terms of participation:

Creative Diplomacy covers accommodation, meals and transportation in Moscow. The organizer can also reimburse part of the travel cost.

Participants are responsible for covering costs of their travel to Moscow, insurance and visa fees (if required).

To apply:

1. Fill out the application form;
2. Email to your CV.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2017. Selection will be made by mid-January.

Email us at if you have any questions.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Meeting Russia Public Diplomacy Program 2018


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