Events

Public Hearings on Proposed Amendments to Civil Code

March 29, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development and the Commission for Development of Philanthropy and Volunteerism of the Russian Civic Chamber held public hearings on proposed amendments to parts of the Civil Code that regulate the activities of noncommercial organizations.

Meeting of Expert Consultation Group of Presidential Council for Development of an Information Society

March 24, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a meeting of the expert consultation group of the Presidential Council for Development of an Information Society in the Russian Federation. The group discussed the realization of plans for the development of information society and the formation of e-government for regions of Russia within the Central Federal District.

INSOR Presents Major Report – Attaining the Future: Strategy 2012

March 15, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a presentation of the report Attaining the Future: Strategy 2012. Synopsis. The report consists of two parts, and is a continuation of INSOR’s project Russia in the 21st Century: Vision for the Future, which was launched last year and provoked a serious and broad discussion about the future of the country.

One of the most frequent questions poised to the authors of the report was how exactly should the first steps be taken toward achievement of this “vision.” In the new report the authors propose their scenario for this plan, a sort of road map that could serve as a launching point for public discussion.

INSOR Publishes 2010 Annual Report

March 14, 2011

For Russia, the year 2010 was a time of vigorous discussion of both the specific tasks and general framework of the country’s modernization: How do we see our future? What resources are available to achieve the goals set out before us? Are we capable of making substantial efforts to achieve these ends? Is society prepared to play an active role in the modernization process rather than that of an observer?

INSOR Hosts Presentation of Report on Development and Application of Antimonopoly Legislation in Russia

February 22, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a presentation of a report titled Development and Application of Antimonopoly Legislation in Russia: Along the Path of Achievement and Delusion.

The report, which was prepared by a group of researchers of the Institute of Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, was presented by IIMS Deputy Director Svetlana Avdasheva.

Roundtable on Reform of Criminal Law Held at State Duma

February 9, 2011

The Russian State Duma held a roundtable on modernization of criminal law in the economic sphere. The discussion focused on amendments to criminal law proposed by experts to humanize punishment for economic crimes. The proposal was developed by the Center for Legal and Economic Research at the Institute of Contemporary Development.

The basis of the proposed amendments is the Concept for Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere, prepared at the request of President Dmitry Medvedev.

RSPP Committee on Pension System Development and Social Insurance Meets at INSOR

February 2, 2011

The Committee on Pension System Development and Social Insurance of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) met at the Institute of Contemporary Development.

The participants of the meeting were presented with the report of World Bank expert Heinz Rudolph “Global Experience in Using Accumulative Pension Systems”.

The meeting also included a discussion of the RSPP’s draft position paper on the analytical report of the Ministry of Health and Social Development “Results of Pension Reform and Long-Term Prospects for the Development of the Pension System of the Russian Federation in Consideration of the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis”.

Working Group on Development of Computerized System for Unified State Exam Meets at INSOR

January 26, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a meeting of the working group tasked with developing a computerized system for the Unified State Exam. The working group was set up by the Russian Presidential Commission for Improving the Unified State Exam.

INSOR Hosts Seminar on CSTO-NATO Cooperation

January 25, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a meeting dedicated to the theme “The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the prospects of developing relations with NATO” with the participation of the Secretary General of the CSTO N.Bordyuzha. During the meeting leading Russian experts exchanged views and analyzed the activities of the CSTO and the possibilities of cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Igor Yurgens Speaks at NATO Partnership Symposium in Oberammergau

January 20, 2011

Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development I.Yurgens delivered a keynote speech on “Implications of the New Strategic Concept for Russia–NATO Relations” at the authoritative NATO annual Symposium in Oberammergau, Germany.