On September 2nd, the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies held a round table to discuss the preliminary results of a representative sociological study on the "Youth and Russia of the Future».
The event was attended by the Scientific Director of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FCTAS RAS), Academician M.K. Gorshkov, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, M.F. Chernysh, Director of the Center for Social Forecasting and Marketing, F.E. Sheregi., leading researchers of the Institute of Sociology who participated in the project.
In his welcoming speech, RISS Director Mikhail Fradkov emphasized the importance of a jointly conducted large-scale study that covered 43 regions of our country that represent over 113 million inhabitants or more than 75 % of the Russian population. The upcoming analysis of the materials received could help us better understand the moods of young people, the peculiarities of their inclusion in the information and communication environment, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth's social well-being.
The experts noted that young people feel optimistic about the future, support the ongoing changes in the country, seek to expand their educational, professional knowledge and skills, realize the responsibility for the future of their country and the continuity of traditions from past generations.
FCTAS RAS experts reported on the new important socio-economic, attitudinal, and behavioral aspects among different age groups of young Russians, found in the course of the study.
The attendants of the round table stressed the importance of continuing systematic work on the implementation of the provisions of the state youth policy and ensuring the active engagement of young Russian citizens in social activities.