Welcome to “The Valdai Story” online map. Here, you can learn about the Club’s main past events and learn how it has moved from the format of “telling the world about Russia” to practical work aimed at forming the global agenda and delivering a qualified and objective assessment of global political and economic issues.
The Discussion Club "Valdai" is a unique association of leading Russian and foreign experts in the fields of history, political science, economics and international relations. It was founded in 2004. The name of the Club is due to the place where the first conference was held in Veliky Novgorod, near Lake Valdai.
The reforming of the Valdai Club into the "think tank" like the well-known Western think-tanks two years ago has been paying off. The Club, as it was assumed, is gradually becoming a global platform of objective analysts with Russian accents.
In addition to the work of well-known formats, such as the annual meeting there was given start to new ones. In 2015, the Club began to cooperate with the SPIEF. Then for the first time held a separate session, as well as debates on the TV channel "Russia-24". In addition to the SPIEF, Club began to hold its sessions in other international forums. In March 2016 the Club held a session in the framework of the Russian Business Week (RSPP), and in September 2016 in the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum was held at the session of the intellectual partnership of the Club on the topic of integration processes in Eurasia.
The scientific agenda of the Club is formed in accordance with the thematic areas of research (programs), overseen by the program director.
An important area in the Club's activities in 2016 was the signing of cooperation agreements with leading European think-tank to create an international network of think tanks. In accordance with these agreements, the parties contribute to the establishment of an effective dialogue between the scientific and expert community of the EU and Russia, implement joint projects - research, publications, events.
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