Russian Camp Professionals organized a series of annual and special conferences during the month of November and early December. Some were in-person events while others were virtual in nature. ICF President, Fahrettin Gözet, presented and participated in these events and as well as in some of the associated meetings.
Dates: November 26-27, 2020
Russian National Conference «Children’s Recreation of 2020-2021. New Forms and Practices»
The conference summarized the general results of the COVID/health campaign in Russia and outlined the direction for the next year. Approximately 1200 people participate in this online event. Link to the live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc7mfphZuZ0
Dates: November 30 – December 3, 2020
Inter-regional Conference of Children and Youth Recreation Organizers “Children’s Recreation: Results of 2020 and Prospects for 2021“.
Held at the recreational and educational complex “BAITIK”, Kazan City, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, the goal of the conference was to summarize the regional camp work in 2020 and determine the prospects for the future development of the system of recreational and therapeutic opportunities for children and young people. The conference was organized by Ministry of Youth Policy of the Republic of Tatarstan, Republican Center for Health Improvement, Recreation and Employment of Children and Youth “Summer” and “Center for Information Technologies in Education”
Special Guests and Key Presenters at the Conference included Marat Bariev – Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Fahrettin Gözet – President of ICF, and Leonid Protsenko – Associate Director of Federal Center for Children and Youth Tourism and Local Studies. Key topics addressed were:
- Award Presentations to Tatarstan Republic Camps
- Infrastructure and Experiential Review of Children’s Camps
- Comparison of camp stories in Russia and abroad
- Overview of ICF Camp Community;
- Specifics of Camp Work addressing the Crisis of COVID-19.
- Economic Issues of Camp Organization
- Legal work in Camp
- Psychological Support of Programs
- Staff – Sources, Recruiting and Training
- SMM Support of Camp Work
- Camp Software.
Dates: December 3-4, 2020
IV International Conference in Russia: «Sociocultural, Psychological, Pedagogical, Organizational and Managerial Challenges in a Changing World»
This event was a free online conference offered by the Federal Center for Children and Youth Tourism and Local Studies and Children’s Camp Development Fund in Russia. The goal of the conference was to summarize research and popularize best practices in the field of children’s recreation.
ICF visits Russia
ICF President Fahrettin Gözet presented a summary of COVID-19 conditions and regulations related to camps from various countries. He also participated in a panel discussion at the Interregional Conference of Children and Youth Recreation Organizers “Children’s Recreation: Results of 2020 and Prospects for 2021” in Kazan,
While in Russia, Fahrettin Gözet and ICF past-President, Valery Kostin participated in additional various meetings with Russian ICF Board members, camp organizers, camp association presidents and board members, as well as government officials. The trip also included study tours and visits to camps in the Samara and Tatarstan Regions. During the conference in Kazan they had great and friendly meetings with representatives of the Tyumen Camp Association (Larisa Shilova) and Oryol Camp Association (Marina Goryaynova).
Some highlights of this important couple of weeks were meetings with the following Russian Camp Leaders and Ministry Officials:
DENIS GRIBOV – Deputy Minister of Education of Russian Federation
NATALIA NAUMOVA – Director of the Department of the State Policy for Additional Education and Children Rest
YANINA GOLUBEVA – Deputy Director of the Department of the State Policy for Additional Education and Children Rest
SVETLANA FEOKTISTOVA – Deputy Director of the International Department
NATALIA KOCHETKOVA – Head of the Division for Additional Education
LEONID PROTSENKO – Head of Federal Center for Children’s and Youth Tourism
GALINA SUKHOVEYKO – Executive Director of MOO-SDO (Interregional Public Association “Assistance to the Children’s Rest” with Board members Dmitry Eremeytsev, Taras Kononets, Ivan Ryabinin
ALEXANDER DZHEUS – Director of Russian Children’s Center Orlyonok, President of the National Camp Association
DMITRY SHPARO and VALERIY DOLGIKH – ICF Board Members
DAMIR FATTAKHOV – Minister of Youth Affairs of Tatarstan Republic
RINAT SADYKOV – Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs of Tatarstan Republic
SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA – Tatarstan Republic Congress Woman
IRINA VOLYNETS – Children’s Rights Representative in Tatarstan Republic
VLADIMIR KUZMIN – Trade Union representative of Tatarstan Republic
LARISA BIKMULLINA – Director of Camp Baitik.
RAIL MURATSHIN – Director of Republican Center for the Organization of Health, Recreation and Employment of Children and Adolescents “Summer»
KIRILL BORISOV – Director of Kazan City Center for the Organization of Health, Recreation and Employment of Children and Adolescents “YAL”
RAMIL MINGULOV – Director of Youth Center “VOLGA”
EVGENY VETROV – Director of “CHERNOMORETS” Center
DENIS DMITRIEV – Director of “KOSTYOR” Center
MARAT ALYUSHEV – President of Regional Camp Association “Samarskie Kanikuly”
NATALIA SHAKHOVA – Executive Director of Regional Camp Association “Samarskie Kanikuly”