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30 March 2018, 12:57

Belarus-Russia youth public management forum underway in Minsk

MINSK, 30 March (BelTA) – The 22nd edition of the national scientific conference on theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of public governance has brought together more than 350 young scientists and students from Belarus and Russia at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of Belarus in Minsk, BelTA learned from the academy's vice rector for academic affairs Dmitry Mazarchuk.

“The conference is aimed at studying the aspects of public governance from different viewpoints: economy, law, and the IT industry. Separate sections are dedicated to the use of foreign languages in public governance,” Dmitry Mazarchuk remarked.

Despite being held for the fourth time, the section Modeling Public Management is viewed as innovative. It has gathered representatives of partner institutions of the Academy of Public Administration. “The section has a format of a case tournament. This means that school students, our prospective students, are to take part in solving cases which are basically specific economy-related situations. This will help them find out if they have the basis for a certain expertise to be enrolled in a public management or economic program,” the vice rector underlined.

The conference is expected to comprise a total of 13 special sections focusing on social, philosophical, ideological, political, sociological, economic, and legal aspects of public governance. The meeting participants are set to discuss the development of public service and the formation of e-government in Belarus. They will also outline the problems of the scientific assessment of draft laws and speak about the intensive competency-based education of public managers.

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