Russian – European debate "The Youth of Russia and Europe: Realities and Challenges"

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February 14, 2017 in the framework of the international project LETSDO (Learning Europe Through Studying and Discovering Opportunities) Jean Monnet program supported by the European Union at DSTU Russian – European debate has passed.

There were invited lecturers from Spain, Italy, Directors of International language centers of Rostov-on-Don, students participating in academic mobility programs, and students studying humanities at DSTU.

What the young people think and what they feel in the XXI century – addressed with such questions the head of the chair "World languages and cultures", the coordinator of «LETSDO» project  Elena Murugova the guys.

During the debate were discussed such topics as the situation with youth in Europe and in Russia, the problem of so-called «WHAT GENERATION», international youth cooperation, education in Europe, youth organizations and networks in Europe and Russia, the educational and labor transboundary youth mobility, recreational activities of young people in Europe and Russia.

The debate was attended by knowing firsthand about the interests, problems and everyday reality of the European Youth native speakers, teachers of the department "World languages and culture" Lorenzo Donega – the lecturer of Italian language and Sara Burgos – the lecturer of Spanish.

At 11.00 and at 14.15 at the court of Donskoy Seminary at DSTU roundtables on "Strengthening national unity among the youth" was held, designed to address the problems of ethno-cultural identity and possible models of solving these problems, based on universal values.

The special audience attention was drown by A. Mikaelian, a leading management consultant to strengthen national unity and preventing extremism on national and religious grounds of  FANA (Federal Agency of Nationalities  Affairs) Russia.

The speaker stressed the importance of history in the life of the country, as well as the inadmissibility of falsification of historical events. A. Mikaelian explained his position as an understanding of the necessity to strengthen the role of education in the process of becoming a citizen.