The CIS headquarters in Minsk hosted an additional meeting of the expert group involved into finalising and approving of the draft regulations on the CIS Youth Capital international project – as reported by the CIS Executive Committee
Representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and the CIS Executive Committee took part in the online meeting to study the comments and suggestions submitted by some states and also finalise the document. It was decided to consider the draft regulation agreed at an expert level and to further submit it to the Council of CIS Heads of Government for consideration.
The draft regulations on the CIS Youth Capital international project have been developed to meet the 2021-2030 Strategy of International Youth Co-operation. It aims at involving young people in integration processes through participation in the implementation of projects and programmes for sustainable development in all spheres of interstate relations.
The document was discussed and supported by the participants of the 6th Forum of CIS Youth Public Organisations in 2020. It is assumed that the project will be implemented alternately in the CIS states in the order of the Russian alphabet of the names of states.
The project envisages holding of an exhibition-presentation of the CIS youth capital and also other events aimed at youth and with participation of CIS young people. Preference is proposed to be given to the events that are unique for the CIS, are focused on development of partnerships with countries, including international youth co-operation, are innovative, have a targeted audience, advocate a dialogue and involvement of young people in local community management.
A CIS youth capital will have the right to host a meeting of the Council for Youth Affairs and the Forum of CIS Youth Public Organisations.
In addition, the Commonwealth countries can offer their own events for the new capital to host. These, for example, may include performances by youth creative teams.