Today, on January 25, 2018, in Donetsk an international teleconference "Influence of Youth Diplomacy on Uniting the International Community" was held.
The teleconference was held within the framework of the Festival of Donbass Youth and was timed to the Students’ Day. The teleconference organizers - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People’s Republic with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Donetsk People’s Republic, on the basis of the Higher Professional Education University "Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade named after Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky."
The event was attended by:
1. Acting Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Donetsk People’s Republic Natalia Sergeevna Mikhailova.
2. Chairman of the Committee of the National Council on foreign policy, international relations and information technology Elena Leonidovna Melnik
3. Head of Department of international relations and foreign policy of the historical faculty of Donetsk National University, candidate of historical sciences, associate professor Ruslan Nikolaevich Morozov
The event was attended by students from a number of higher educational institutions of the DPR, namely Gorlovka Institute for Foreign Languages, Donetsk National University, Donetsk National Technical University, Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade named after Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky, Donbass Academy of Law, and others.
Also, the event was attended by students from the temporarily controlled territory of Donetsk region.
The representatives of the University of Lyons (France) and the University of Messina (Italy) joined the online conference.
Representatives of the scientific elite of France and Italy also spoke with the students of Donbass, in particular the head of the French public organization "Ouest-Est" Nicola Mirkovic and the professor of the Italian classical vocational school "F. Maurolico " (Messina) Daniele Makris.
Representatives of Donbass and European universities discussed the current trends and prospects for the development of international relations, the peculiarities of the DPR state structure and public life, Italy and France, the attitude of European media to events in Donbass and other topics. The students of the universities of France and Italy stressed the great importance of the contribution of young people to the struggle for the breakthrough of the information blockade.
At the end of the event, it was decided to continue to develop cooperation between Donbass and European students.