Forum History

The International Forum "Public Administration", and now the "International Scientific Nevsky Forum" is a continuation of the annual conference on public service issues held at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow since the mid-90s of the XX century. It was a major scientific event, comparable in scale and significance to the famous Gaidar Forum, and remembered as a significant event in the calendar of conferences.
Forum 2022
Forum 2022
VI International Nevsky Forum
Reforms in Russia: from Peter the Great to the present
In 2022, the VI International Nevsky Forum was held on June 23−25. The main theme of the Nevsky Forum is "Reforms in Russia: from Peter the Great to the present." Experts at the Forum were: Dmitry Butashin (Vice-Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration), Andrey Khlutkov (Director of NWIM RANEPA), Vladimir Shamakhov (Advisor to the Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, academic advisor of the NWIM RANEPA), Dmitry Mereshkin (Deputy Director of NWIM RANEPA), Alexander Malkevich (First Deputy Chairman of the Commission for the Development of the Information Community, Mass Media and mass Communications of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation) and others. The Forum was attended by representatives of 18 countries and 30 higher educational institutions. In total, within the framework of the business program of the forum, 20 sections were held on topical issues of the formation and development of the Russian management system, during which more than a thousand participants, including listeners and speakers from Russia-friendly CIS countries, Asia and Europe, took part in round tables, discussions and open lectures.
Forum 2021
Forum 2021
V International Nevsky Forum
Trust and Sustainable Development in Conditions of Uncertainty: New Meanings of Public Administration in the Digital Age
In 2021, the Forum was held on June 24−26. The main theme of the Nevsky Forum is "Trust and Sustainable Development in conditions of uncertainty: new meanings of public administration in the digital age".

Public and political figures, representatives of the business community, young scientists, as well as experts from 27 countries — Russia, Australia, Brazil, China, Serbia, Finland, Slovakia and India — were taking part in the discussion for three days.

On June 25 — the main day of the Nevsky Forum — a plenary session was held at the site of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, the theme of which was "Trust and sustainable development in conditions of uncertainty: new meanings of public administration in the digital age". The guests and participants of the meeting were greeted by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov by telegram, noting that the forum and its agenda are important for the city and the country to overcome the consequences of the pandemic: "The Government of St. Petersburg pays great attention to digitalization of all spheres of city life. By February 2022, 25 profile committees will increase their efficiency through the development of new lean technologies. I am sure that the scientific approach and the exchange of accumulated practices will allow the Nevsky Forum to develop useful and effective recommendations that we can use to develop the economies of our countries and improve the standard of living of our fellow citizens."

The plenary session was also attended by Dmitry Butashin, Vice-Rector of the RANEPA, Reno Seligmann, Director of the World Bank in Russia, Mikhail Romanov, Deputy of the State Duma, Elena Mukhtiyarova, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, and Vladimir Mau, Rector of RANEPA.

On the final day of the forum, discussions were held on the topic of the impact of the epidemic and digitalization on the sustainable development of countries within the framework of integration associations. In total, 18 scientific and practical events were implemented within the framework of the business program, during which more than 100 leading experts from Russia, CIS countries, Asia and Europe spoke in the format of open lectures and round tables.
Forum 2019
Forum 2019
IV International Scientific Forum "Public Administration"
The role of citizens in building a Digital state
The IV International Scientific Forum "Public Administration: the Role of Citizens in Building a Digital state" was held on June 20−23, 2019 in St. Petersburg, traditionally organized by the Northwestern Institute of Management of the RANEPA.

The venue of the Forum was the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library (June 21), the venues of the NWIM RANEPA (June 20 and 22), ASI "Tochka Kipeniya" (June 22) and the Menshikov Palace (June 23).

More than 550 people took part in the Forum over four days: politicians and leading experts in the field of public and municipal administration, representatives of corporations, large industrial enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, scientific and educational organizations (in particular: RANEPA, FRI of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, HSE, European University in St. Petersburg, Tyumen State University, e-Governance Academy (Estonia), Carleton University (Canada), National University of Public Administration (Hungary), Shanghai Administrative Institute and Guangdong Administrative Institute (China), UGD, Stip (Northern Macedonia), graduates of different years and students of the Northwestern Institute of Management.

More than 300 people took part in the plenary session, including: representatives of state authorities — 45 people, representatives of universities — 47 people, employees and teachers of the RANEPA — 55, foreign participants from Canada, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, China, Northern Macedonia, Belarus, Syria, India, Kazakhstan, France and South Korea, Norway, Uzbekistan — 56 people, students of the NWIM RANEPA — more than 50 people. The plenary session of the Forum was broadcast live in the section "Internet Broadcasting" on the portal of the Presidential Library.

More than 20 mass media of both federal and regional levels took part in the coverage of the Forum, in particular, "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", "Russia Today", "Federal News Agency", "Nevsky News", "Peterburgskij dnevnik", Saint Petersburg television, as well as official portals of authorities.
Forum 2018
Forum 2018
III International Scientific Forum "Public Administration"
Breakthrough Technologies in the Era of Digitalization
The III International Scientific Forum "Public Administration: Breakthrough Technologies in the Era of Digitalization" was held on May 31 and June 1, 2018 in the Tauride Palace. The main topics of the Forum were issues of efficiency and quality of public and municipal administration in Russia and abroad, as well as public control and the digital economy. Special attention was paid to project management, the implementation of modern personnel and social technologies, and the economic efficiency of the ongoing reforms.

The forum was attended by politicians, leading scientists and experts in the field of public administration and public service, representatives of corporations, large industrial enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, representatives of public organizations and universities. In total, the forum was attended by more than 500 participants and experts.
Forum 2017
Forum 2017
II International Scientific Forum "Public Administration"
Dedicated to the UN Public Service Day
The International Scientific Forum "Public Administration", dedicated to the UN Public Service Day, was held on June 19−20 in 2017. The venue of the Forum was the Tauride Palace — June 20, 2017 and the venues of the NWIM RANEPA — June 19, 2017.

The main topics of the Forum were the issues of the effectiveness of public and municipal administration in Russia and abroad, its political, economic, legal aspects, as well as the evaluation of the results of the implementation of administrative reforms in the Russian Federation and abroad.

Special attention was paid to the problems of personnel training for the civil service, experience and prospects for the development of modern educational programs, including retraining and advanced training programs necessary for effective work in government and management.
Forum 2016
Forum 2016
International Scientific Forum "Public Administration"
Is public administration a driver or a brake on development?
The first International Forum "Public Administration — a driver or a brake on development?" was held in the Tauride Palace of St. Petersburg on December 15−16, 2016 and was timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Northwestern Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

The two-day forum brought together well-known politicians, leading experts in the field of public service and management, representatives of large industry, businessmen, public figures, educators, lawyers and scientists.

The main topics of discussion were issues of the effectiveness of state and municipal management in the Russian Federation and abroad.
The role of Russia in the formation of a multipolar world: challenges, opportunities, prospects, management decisions
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