The Siberian Federal University, in cooperation with Krasnoyarsk Regional Non-Governmental Organization For Non-Formal Education and Intercultural Communication “INTERRA”, organize an International summer school aimed at providing advanced training on the Agenda 2030, the requirements that it creates for businesses and the opportunities that it opens in a globalized, interconnected world.
The summer school “Global Entrepreneurship: opportunities and challenges” will take place in Krasnoyarsk (Russia) from the 3rd to the 15th of August 2019.
The educational programme involves intensive training with interactive formats of group work, lectures from invited international professors, on-the-spot visits to business initiatives based on the principles of sustainable development, discussions of concepts relevant to sustainable development, interviews with local entrepreneurs and possibly with representatives of the local administration.
Thematic programme blocks
17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)
and its 169 targets. Detailed work with the founding document: Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Business and Sustainable Development Goals
new requirements and current windows of opportunities
Best practices of business transformation
in accordance with the SDGs, creation of new models and innovative projects
Overview of the role of Russia
and the Krasnoyarsk region in implementation of the Agenda 2030
Overview of International experience
(from the countries of the participants) in the implementation of the Agenda 2030
Partnership for sustainable development
as one of the priorities: what does this mean for business?
Besides the thematic focus of the summer school “Global Entrepreneurship: opportunities and challenges” participants will develop their “soft skills” like teamwork, intercultural competence, negotiation skills and critical thinking.
Moreover, participants will get a chance to enjoy Siberian nature, the city of Krasnoyarsk that lays on both banks of the Enisey river and visit The Stolby National Nature Reserve. There is also an evening programme planned.
Anticipated outcomes of the summer school
about the Agenda 2030 and formed their own opinion and attitude regarding current situation with SDG implementation in Russia and abroad
the need to transform businesses and management in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals and learnt some models of how it may be done
a chance to develop an innovative business model or project that supports sustainable development
their skills of intercultural communication, critical thinking, creativity, system thinking, teamwork
There will be 30 participants
(15 - from Krasnoyarsk, students of Siberian Federal University, 15 - international students).
International students from 18 to 26 years old, from any university, interested in the topic of responsible businesses, sustainable management, entrepreneurship in a changing world, international cooperation.
Working language of the summer school is English.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.
Registration fee is 25 Euro. The registration fee should be paid to the organization’s account within 5 working days after organizers confirm your participation (all data will be provided upon selection of the participants).
Accommodation and meals, coffee-breaks during the summer school are provided. Participants will be living in local host families, which gives a chance to discover Russian culture from inside.
Selected participants will be required to pay for:
- International and domestic airfare between the participant’s home airport and Krasnoyarsk
- Medical/travel insurance and visa expenses
- Transportation from/to Krasnoyarsk airport (bus or taxi). Organizers will assist you in searching for the best options.
- Organizers will provide all the necessary documents needed for visa.
After successfully completing the summer school, participants will be given a completion certificate.
There is an opportunity to travel further in Siberia after the summer school, organizers may issue the invitation letter for a longer period.
How to apply
There are 15 places available for international participants.
Selection of the participants will be made upon motivation, interest in the listed topics and background of candidates. Organizers will consider countries and gender balance.
Successful candidates will be put in a shortlist (15 persons) and in a waiting list (5-7 persons).
First-come applications will be given the priority when considered by the organizers.
Application deadline: 7 June 2019
In order to apply please fill the application form
If you have any questions please contact programme coordinator Anastasia Mokrushina firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers of the summer school “Global Entrepreneurship: opportunities and challenges”:
Krasnoyarsk Regional Non-Governmental Organization For Non-Formal Education and Intercultural Communication “INTERRA”
This year the summer school is held for the 3rd time (in 2017 it took place in Krasnoyarsk, in 2018 - in Berlin). This proves it to be a successful collaboration between a university and a non-governmental organisation, a good product of formal and non-formal education. The summer school “Global Entrepreneurship: opportunities and challenges” is not a classic format but a fascinating mix of lectures, discussions, meetings, indoor and outdoor education, intercultural communication, research of the local community and comparing its results with your own country.
Save the date:
Application deadline: 7 June 2019
Announcement of accepted applicants: 12th June 2019
Summer school to be held: 3rd August to 15th August 2019