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BRICS Expert Council–Russia

Administration

Head – Victoria Panova

Deputy Head – Elena Peryshkina

Deputy Head – Valeriia Gorbacheva

Deputy Head – Ksenia Shevtsova

Contacts

Address: 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard

Email: bricscouncil@hse.ru

The main information channel about BRICS:

The BRICS Expert Council–Russia, based at HSE University, was initiated by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian Ministry of Finance and established by order of the Government of the Russian Federation. Its purpose is to provide information, analytical, and expert support for Russia's participation in BRICS, particularly for preparing expert events held as part of Russian BRICS chairship in 2024.

Key tasks:

  • Conducting expert, analytical, and research activities and providing organizational support on relevant political, socio-economic, and humanitarian cooperation issues within BRICS;
  • Facilitating international scientific and expert cooperation on multidisciplinary issues within BRICS;
  • Disseminating the results of the Centre's expert, analytical, and research activities, including through the preparation of scientific reports and articles, organizing and/or participating in reputable scientific and research-to-practice conferences, seminars, and expert round tables;
  • Contributing to the preparation and organization of events such as the BRICS Academic Forum, the BRICS Civil Forum, the BRICS International School, and coordinating activities of the BRICS Think Tank Council;
  • Creating a database of informational materials and publications on topics relevant to the BRICS activities and related issues.

Key events

22-24 of May
3-4 of July

News

On May 14, HSE University in Moscow hosted a meeting of the Education and Human Development Working group. The participants discussed the distinctive features of their respective educational systems, specific challenges faced by their countries, and shared experiences on measures implemented to enhance the quality of education. The event was moderated by Evgeniy Terentev, Chair of the Working group and Director of the Institute of Education at HSE University. Experts from India, China, Brazil, South Africa, and Russia actively participated in the discussions.
May 14
The BRICS Academic Forumofficially opened on May 22 under the motto "BRICS: New Figures at the Global Chessboard," bringing together more than 200 representatives of the expert community from across the BRICS member states. Representatives of more than 10 countries are taking part in the forum. The event's opening ceremony featured a number of prominent speakers, including Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and Russian BRICS Sherpa Sergey Ryabkov; HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov; First Deputy Chair of the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly and Board Chair of the National Committee on BRICS ResearchVyacheslav Nikonov; and Head of the BRICS Expert Council-Russia, HSE University Vice Rector and Russian W20 Sherpa Victoria Panova.
May 22
On May 14, HSE University hosted a roundtable discussion titled “The New Horizons of Science and Technology Cooperation Between the BRICS Countries through the Eyes of Young Scientists” in the run-up for the BRICS Academic Forum. The participants discussed the key areas and formats for developing cooperation within BRICS in the fields of science, technology, and innovation. Experts in science and education, along with young scholars, were invited to exchange views on the prospects for youth participation in BRICS and to identify new approaches, tools, and formats for expanding science and technology cooperation within the group.
May 14
On May 14, HSE University hosted a round table titled "The Eurasian Space: Index of Integration and Multilateral Cooperation Formats", which brought together leading experts, representatives of the academic community, and various speakers from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia. The event provided a platform for participants to share ideas on the future of Eurasian integration and multilateral cooperation.
May 14
On May 14, HSE University hosted a round table focused on the economic partnership of the BRICS countries and the prospects for multilateral cooperation in the Eurasian space. The event was organized as part of Russian 2024 BRICS Chairship. Vladimir Zuev, Head of the Section for Economic Cooperation, Trade, Infrastructure, and Energy, and Professor at HSE UniversityInstitute of Trade Policy, moderated the discussion.
May 14
On April 15, 2024 HSE University hosted a roundtable discussion ‘Africa and BRICS: Reflections and Prospects.’ The event featured leading experts from the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Steven Gruzd and Gustavo de Carvalho and was moderated by HSE Vice Rector and Head of the BRICS Expert Council–Russia Victoria Panova.
April 18
On April 18, HSE University hosted a round table on “Environmental Conservation and Combating Climate Change: What can BRICS Offer The World?” The event was moderated by Igor Makarov, Ph.D. in Economics, Head of the HSE Department of World Economy, Head of the Working Group on Sustainable Development, Human Well-Being, Environmental and Food Security of the BRICS Expert Council–Russia.
April 18
On April 12, HSE University in Moscow hosted a round table of the Working group “Sovereign Economic and Financial Development” within the BRICS Civil Forum.
April 12
On April 12, the first round table of the Working Group “Education and Human Development” within the BRICS Civil Forum was held at HSE University's campus in Moscow. The event was moderated by Evgeniy Terentev, Director of the Institute of Education at HSE University and Co-Chair of the Working group.
April 12
On April 9, the first round table of the Working group “Culture, Sports, and Tourism” within the BRICS Civil Forum was held at HSE University's campus in Moscow. The event was moderated by Andrey Maksimov, Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Director of the Centre for Territorial Changes and Urban Development at the Institute of Applied Economic Research of RANEPA, and Co-Chair of the Working group.
April 09
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