Moscow, Russia AIESEC International Congress, 2012
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FOREWORD It is a great honor to write this introduction sharing the collective passion and pride of 2 000 AIESEC Russia members and 5 000 AIESEC Russia alumni who dream to host International congress 2012. And this dream comes from the simple but outstanding fact that my country represents the ideal environment for an organisation of this nature. Russia is the largest country in the world, with 145 million people who practice over seven religions, who speak over 200 languages, who come from over 100 nationalities. We are the only country in the world that bridges Europe and Asia. We can actually choose to be Asians or Europeans, as the saying goes. Diversity is in our veins.
Being on CC team, means to make this dream come true: to allow general public to understand what AIESEC is and why we do what we do. This amazing conference is the physical representation of our mission and it also is this wonderful moment in which we get to see hundreds of young leaders from more than one hundred countries getting along together and working together to push this organisation forward. Our vision of the IC: Dare to change by youth for youth We welcome you, dear AIESECers from all the world, to AIESEC International Congress 2012 in Russia.
Furthermore, we are living in a time in which Russia is opening its gates to the world. We are going to host three global events in the next few years, namely the World Soccer Championship, the World Hockey Championship and the Olympic Games. And our flourishing economy is also opening its opportunities to the ones that want to grab them. By hosting the IC in Russia, AIESEC is once again a step ahead of its time, helping one more country to become more connected to the world, fulfilling the promise stated in Stocholm, in 1948.
Regards, Manana Papiashvili, President | AIESEC 64th International Congress 2012, Russia
IC 2012 Taking place on 3 parallel platforms and uniting active youth, AIESEC leaders and alumni from all over the world, IC2012 is becoming the biggest international event for young people that has ever been organized in Russia. Each platform gives a unique opportunity to its participants to collaborate, learn and share ideas on creating sustainable future.
AIESEC Inernational Congress brings you 10 days of discovery, collaboration and inspiration, that take one year and 72 bright young people from all over the world to organize and drags the attention of the whole AIESEC community to this event. If anyone is willing to live through one of the core values of AIESEC - Living Diversity, this is the place to be and see. That is why hundreds of people apply for organization committee team and thousands hoping to be a delegate. IC2012 is a three platform based event, that as well includes Global Youth Voice Conference and AIESEC Alumni International Meeting
Global Youth Voice Conference
AIESEC Alumni International Meeting
gathers 300 active young people from all over the world, business and government representatives to create socially meaningful projects to impact the world. It can be visited by AIESECers and non-AIESECers, projects managers and NGO representatives - everyone who is willing to share and create a better future
gathers 400 AIESEC alumni from 50 countries that come together to share business ideas, collaborate and reunite.
IC EVENTS Official Opening 17th August
Global Village 17th August
It is the official opening of the biggest international event. 1000 young delegates from all of the world. Opinion leaders. General and global partners. It the first time during the Congress when the huge international youth community meet with leaders of Russian business and society.
The huge urban festival in the park. The great exhibit space, bringing together 110 countries and 80 regions of Russia. During some hours visitors can travel around the world. Cultural exhibition and workshops, international and Russian stages, warm atmosphere of summer family rest! 25 000 visitors and 110 different cultures. It will be colourful, bright international event in the centre of Russia, in Moscow.
Symposiym â€œWorld 2020â€? 17th August The international discussion area where the world trends will be identified. More than 1,000 participants from around the world analyse the scientific, economic, political, cultural and social issues and offer more than 1000 ways of world community developing. The interactive format and multimedia platform makes possible to join a discussion everyone from anywhere in the world using social networks in real time.
Youth 2 Buiseness Forum 20th August It is a platform for interaction between business and young people to form a global partnership in areas such as innovation, corporate responsibility, youth entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
Russian Festival 23th August
Partners Dinner 20th August Warm business event where in the pleasant atmosphere Russian and international business will discuss the future of business in Russia and in the world. This dinner will held in the restaurant of Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. It as the most innovation and modern place in Russia. Alumni Hall Of Fame 25th August The biggest international AIESEC Alumni award to members of Alumni Association who make the huge impact to AIESEC developing during the past year. It is beautiful bright event where grown successful people from all the world are glad being together in the same place and in the same time with the same emotions.
The one-day festival for the participants of the International Congress devoted the historical and traditional and also nowadays Russia. In the program: breakfast in the Russian tradition, the exhibition “Journey to cities in Russia,” an interactive exhibition “History of Russia,” master classes “Culture of Russia in the folk crafts,” concert, interactive presentation “Innovative Russia” and the closing ceremony. Gala Dinner 26th August It is the last event in the last day of International Congress. It is official dinner where the biggest AIESEC globally award- UBS award will be presented to worthy National AIESEC Association in the most hardworking AIESEC country.
At the pictures from left to wright: Lisvyanka Village, near Baikal Lake | Matreshkas - russian doll | One of Moscowâ€™s subway stations
RUSSIA For centuries the world has wondered what to believe about Russia. The country has been reported variously as a land of unbelievable riches and indescribable poverty, cruel tyrants and great minds, generous hospitality and meddlesome bureaucracy, beautiful ballets and industrial monstrosities, pious faith and unbridled hedonism. These eternal Russian truths coexist in equally diverse landscapes of icy tundra and sun-kissed beaches, dense silver birch and fir forests and deep and mysterious lakes, snow-capped mountains and swaying grasslands – those famous steppes. Factor in ancient fortresses, luxurious palaces, swirly spired churches and lost-in-time wooden villages and you’ll begin to see why Russia is simply amazing Russia is the country of vast landscapes, vibrant life, beautiful contrasts, and interesting people. Taking an immense space of 9000 kilometers from west to east and 5000 from north to south, being home to people of so many different nationalities and traditions, Russia is often called a “bridge” between Europe and Asia, both and culturally and geographically. Since the ancient times Russia has been transforming and re-shaping itself, its boundaries, its culture. In the ancient times, the Slavs, Finn tribes, Tatars, had made their way through Russia, and this mix of many different nations and their traditions has defined the unique Russian character and culture.
Russia is the largest country in the world. Ural mountains divide the Eurasian continent - and Russia - into Europe and Asia. One fourth of the Russian territory lies in Europe, the other part lies in Asia. Russia’s taking the area of 17.1 million square kilometers - it’s like USA and Europe combined. Even though Russia is considered to be a mix of Europe and Asia, this assumption is only based on geography. The reality is that culturally Russia has always been oriented towards the West and the recent influx of western lifestyle has created subcultures similar to those found in any other major country. At the same time, there is also something peculiar about the country and the people, even a little bit “Asian”, which you can’t really pinpoint. Perhaps, one could say that consciously the country is European, but subconsciously it’s Asian.
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VISA TO RUSSIA One of the myth about Russia is that it’s so hard to get Russian Visa. One of our goals as CC team of IC in Russia to break this stereotype and show that enter to Russia can be easy. Now we are working on partnership with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and we have a good chance that all IC delegates will have simplified scheme of visa obtaining. But you as IC delegate is also responsible for getting your Russian visa on time. Please read carefully the information below.
Firstly please check list of countries with free visa. If your citizenship in the list, you don’t need visa and you just come to Russia. If you are not from these countries you should do only 4 easy steps to come to Russia: 1. During IC registration on web-site fill in visa part of application carefully and attach scan copy of your passport with good quality. In case Congress Committee needed more information or documents we will approach you by e-mail till 2nd of June. 2. Receive Scan copy of your Invitation letter by e-mail and print it out in good quality by 5th of July 2012. 3. Apply for visa in the Russian Embassy in your country during July by 15th of July 2012. 3.1. Prepare all the documents above and check with Embassy website if that is enough: • Invitation letter (Please print it out with good quality) • Passport (Must be valid at least 3 month after your Russian visa will expire and contain at least one clear page - for the visa) • Passport-size photograph (Must be recent and good quality) • Visa application form (Downloaded the latest visa application form from the Russian embassy web-site in your country, Consulate department part of web-site and fill it out • Insurance (Delegates should get it by themselves) 3.2. Apply to the Russian Embassy in your country in person or by post during July. You will need to pay the consular fee which depends on the type of visa, the country where you apply, and your citizenship (it’s about 50$) and present (send by post)the documents . The visa process takes 3-14 days (depends on your country). 4. Get you visa and have a nice trip to Russia
Lucky non-visa countries Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, C olombia, Cuba, Macedonia, Moldova, Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Montenegro, Chile
WHAT MORE do you need to know about IC2012?
IC2012 Venue AIESEC International Congress venue is campus of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the Government of the Russian Federation. Facts: Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration was established in 1977 and has since become a leading educational and research center in Russia the area of public policy. ANE delivers business and educational programs and trains civil servants, entrepreneurs, managers, financiers, and lawyers. Among the Academy’s graduates are presidents of the Newly Independent States in the post-soviet area, prime ministers and ministers, famous financiers and leaders of the Russia industrial sector.
IC Dates Deadlines for IC registration
IC premeeting – 15-16 of August 2012 IC meeting – 17-26 of August 2012 You can register for AIESEC International on the website
Study tours: The first deadline is 10th of May 2012.
Pre-tours in Moscow – 14, 16 of August 2012 List of confirm delegates after the first round of apPost-tours in 4 different cities of Russia – 27 of proval will be published 18 of May 2012. August - 1 of September 2012 The second and last deadline for delegate
applications is 25th of May 2012.
IC Delegate Fees
Announcement of final list of delegates from AIESEC International will be by the 1st of June 2012.
Pre-Meeting 80 EUR (40 EUR per day) Standard Delegate Fee 350 EUR (up to 6 delegates per AIESEC country) Extra Delegate Fee 410 EUR (for every subsequent delegate) Late Registration Fee Additional 50EUR (per late delegate) Damage fees 35 EUR Pre Study Tour 75 EUR Post Study Tour 150-513 EUR (Depends on study tour)
STUDY TOURS Dear delegates, there is no better way to discover Russia but travelling around and visiting its cities. There you can admire history, architecture, nature and Russian hospitability! We have chosen one of the best destinations for you as study & post tours *Please note that prices for study tours can be changed. Exact fee and detailed program will come later.
Pre-study Tour: Moscow Date: 14th of August and 16th of August (there will be organized 2 study tours in Moscow for delegates who will come to premeetings and for those who come directly to IC) Fee: 75 euro. Fee includes excursions only (meals and accommodation are not included) One of the worldâ€™s great cities, Moscow is the capital of Russia. It is the cradle of Russian civilization, the city of one thousand churches and the heart of our country. Moscowâ€™s architecture and performing arts culture are worldrenowned. You will have a chance to visit some of the most famous places of Moscow: Tretyakov Gallery ,Kremlin, Red Square, Old Arbat.
IC POST TOURS Program will include panorama city tour, walking excursion “Kazan Picadilli”, which will lead you to Kazan Kremlin, excursion to Sviyazhsk, the citadel, which have been built by Ivan the Terrible, Russian tsar and other places to see.
Saint Petersburg Study Tour is organized by LC Engec-Guap Date: 27h of August-30th of August Fee: from 197 euro till 250 euro. Prices depend on the excursions you want to choose, fee includes accommodation, transportation from and to Saint Petersburg and excursions themselves. For more detailed fee please check the official web site. Saint-Petersburg is the heart of Russian culture; a city of palaces, channels, drawbridges, White Nights and beauty, impacted by great empires, revolutions and World War II. It is a place that one needs to see at least once in their life. You will be able to choose and make your own program, taking into consideration the amount of money & time & interests after registering. Program will include visiting Petergof, Hermitage, Russian Ballet and other sightseeing.
Kazan Study Tour is organized by the company of AIESEC Russia alumnus “ExploRussia” Date: 27h of August-28th of August Fee: 230 euro/ 320 euro. Prices depend on the transport you will prefer to get to the city. Fee includes accommodation, food, transportation from and to Kazan and excursions themselves. Kazan is a great city with 1000 years history and 1,2 mln population. Kazan is the capital of Republic of Tatarstan and one of the biggest centers of economy, culture, science and sports in Russia and now the city is preparing for hosting Universidad 2013! Kazan is the unique place where many cultures come together and even on the one square you can see church and mosque standing one by another. This city is all about such a duality, which you just have to experience!
Novosibirsk (Siberia) Study Tour is organized by LC NSTU. Date: 27th of August-1st of September Fee: 513 euro. Fee include accommodation and meals for 5 days, plane tickets MoscowNovosibirsk-Moscow, study tour itself. Novosibirsk is Russia’s thirdlargest city, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and the largest city in Siberian Federal District. If you like extreme rest, want to try yourself on rafting and feel the spirit and energy of Siberia, this
tour is especially for you! Unforgettable journey into the wonderful and unique edge of Altay meadows, blue lakes, mountain streams, waterfalls, caves and peaks is waiting for you! During 5-days mountain tour you will go rafting and camping on Katun river. You will be accompanied by the group of professionals in rafting; moreover, this project is organized by LC NSTU already for 10 years, so you can be sure in your safety.
Rostov-on-Don (Azov sea) Study Tour is organized by LC Rostov. Date: 27th of August-29th of August Fee: 150 euro. Fee includes accommodation, meals, transportation from and to Rostov-on-Don and excursions themselves. Rostov–on-Don is the “South” capital of Russia which is located on Don river. The left bank of the Don refers to Asia, and right bank to Europe. This study tour is proposed for delegates, who want to spend their weekends near Azov sea, resting at the seaside, swimming, playing beach games and having fun at the evening open air party.
Please, note that the last date of study tour will end at the same city. In order to buy tickets to your home country, you should keep in mind that it takes one day to get to Moscow by train from Rostov-on-Don and Kazan; 8 hours by train from Saint-Petersburg; 4 hours by plane from Novosibirsk . Feel free to approach the manager of Study Tours of IC 2012, Aliya Khasanshina, Aliya.Khasanshina@aiesec.net. Looking forward to seeing you in Russia and introducing to you the beauty and uniqueness of Russian cities!
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