From December 4 to December 9, 2017, the International Youth Forum “The Future of European and Eurasian Integration: Foresight-2040” initiated by the Institute for Economic Strategies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INES, Moscow, Russia) was held in Vienna /Laxenburg with the support of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund
and organized jointly with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Laxenburg , Austria).
The Forum was held in a strategic game format, which included numerous brainstorming sessions, discussions, consultations and debates with the participation of experienced analysts and experts in various fields, including government officials, famous scientists and political figures. The wide exchange of ideas and competencies allowed young participants of the Forum to conduct research and analysis of existing tendencies and planned projects, identify their most vulnerable points, and offer effective solutions that could fundamentally change the existing nature of relations in the Eurasian space and develop a new conceptual framework for interaction.
The final chord of the Forum was the participation of all young participants and experts in the IIASA session “Communication, Trade and Economic Cooperation within the Greater European and Eurasian Space”, which took place on December 8 at the 24th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council.