Руфина Гафеева (Германия)

Honourable OSCE Ministerial Council, I have the privilege to speak in front of you on behalf of 2 billion young people living in Europe and Eurasia.

The International Youth Forum “Future of Eurasian and European Integration: Foresight-2040” was held from 4 to 8 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria – Laxenburg.

40 young leaders from 19 countries participated in the International Youth Forum.

The participants were representatives of active talented youth from the EU, the EAEU, Russia and other countries of the European and Asian space.

The International Youth Forum was organized by the Institute for Economic Strategies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INES), Russia, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria.

The aim of the Forum was to model the image of the Future of Eurasian and European integration at the turn of – 2040.

The participants worked together with reputable scientists, policy-makers and professionals.

Key topic areas were Economic cooperation, Socio-cultural cooperation, and Security cooperation.

The Vision 2040 is to achieve free movement of goods, services and capital within the EU and EAEU and Mainland China.

This can guarantee a sustainable development of the Eurasian Economy by the year 2040.

The participants identified relevant trends for each area such as Digitalization, Globalization, Additive Technology, Renewable energy, Blockchain and crypto currency.

They also considered risks such as Climate Change, Migration, Socio-economic inequality, Technology race, and Black market economy.

The participants developed concrete project solutions such as a “Eurasian Business Accelator”, a “Re-Routing Rail & Pipeline Networks in the EU-EAEU Space”, or a “Virtual Reality Tour” through the European and Asian space.

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