SPIEF'19: Presidential Academy’s Cooperation with Serbia
RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau and Minister of Innovation and Technological Development of Serbia Nenad Popovic have discussed the possibilities of cooperation in educational development on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The Presidential Academy’s delegation, led by the Rector, included Vice-Rector, Director of RANEPA Association of Innovative Regions Ivan Fedotov and RANEPA Director of Regional Development Dmitry Fedorishchev. The parties discussed joint work, including the exchange of programs and experience in several areas – public administration, innovation and technological development. Other cooperation plans include student and faculty exchanges, joint conferences and programs. RANEPA and the Office of Serbian Minister for Innovation and Technological Development studied the possibility of Serbian representatives participating in the presidential program of management training and summer schools implemented at the Academy, in particular by organizing the Summer School of Innovation in Serbia, and considered the prospects for creating a Serb-Russian Network University.
Vladimir Mau told his Serbian colleagues about the Presidential Academy’s history and the programs it now implements, and expressed his willingness and readiness to cooperate. He also invited Nenad Popovic and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic to take part in the Gaidar Forum. “We will be delighted if you join us next year. You could take part in the plenary discussion at the forum, and speak at a special session on innovation,” Vladimir Mau said, adding that a meeting of young Russian and Serbian startups can be arranged as part of the Gaidar Forum.
Serbian representatives were also invited to speak at RANEPA Summer Campus, which will be held July 11-24 in Innopolis, Tatarstan. In the future, the Presidential Academy and the Office of the Minister for Innovation and Technological Development of Serbia plan to expand areas of cooperation – to sign a memorandum of cooperation, to set up a joint working group, to create a staff development fund, and draft a memorandum on personnel training in the field of innovation and technological development. Further plans include a RANEPA staff visit to Serbia and the Serbian National Academy of Public Administration delegation’s visit to Moscow. The Serbian Academy is new, so it would be helpful for its representatives to learn from the Russian Presidential Academy’s experience in training and retraining of civil servants.