The prospects of the Great Eurasian partnership were discussed in Rostov-on-Don

The round table «Megaregion Great Eurasia: Models of Cooperation and Confrontation» was held on January 17, 2017 in Rostov-on-Don.

The event was organized by the Autonomous non-profit research organization «Interdisciplinary Humanities Center» in cooperation with the Southern Federal University.

The round table was attended by scientists, experts, statesmen, and public figures from Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and Hungary: Head of Black Sea-Caspian Information-analytical Centre of RISS Aleksey Ozerov, research worker Anton Averyanov, bibliographer Elena Kramarova, State Duma Deputy M. Chernyshev, Head of the regional branch of JSC «Russian Export Centre» V. Esin, Vice-rector of the SFU I. Shevchenko, Director of the State archive of the Rostov region N. Trapsh, Professor of the Institute of Practical Oriental Studies R. Lobov, leading specialist of the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg N. Vavilov, Professor of St. Petersburg State University M. Malashevskaya, Head of Department of Trade representation of Hungary A. Bukai, Director of the SFU Interdisciplinary Humanities Center V. Tsibenko, research worker of RISS Ural Regional Information-analytical Center A. Mordvinova, Professor of the Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies of the Southern Federal University I. Dobaev, Director of the North Caucasian Research Institute of Economic and Social Problems of the Southern Federal University A. Druzhinin, and others.

The experts discussed the current economic and socio-political processes on the Eurasian continent, the role and importance of which in the future will steadily increase. The roundtable participants noted that Russia has all the necessary capabilities to implement its interests in different parts of the Eurasian super-region, including in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

On the basis of understanding of the Black Sea-Caspian region’s key role in the framework of the establishment of the single economic and humanitarian space from Lisbon to Vladivostok, scientists discussed the idea of forming a multi-level global integration project – the Great Eurasian partnership. At the same time, the experts underlined that it is necessary to implement the own model of development in the Eurasian megaregion.

The combination of international and national interests of the Eurasian partnership member countries based on equality and cooperation is a key factor for problem solving of the region.