The BRICS International School will be held by the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research on September - November, 2024 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
The BRICS International School is a unique scientific and educational program aimed at training young experts specializing in BRICS studies in political, economic, humanitarian fields and other relevant areas of interaction within the five countries and those who are interested in BRICS.
Participants of the BRICS International School
are young diplomats, scientists and researchers, journalists, entrepreneurs, students as well as post-graduates from Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa, aged from 18 to 35
, are invited to join this program. This year, it is planned to invite representatives of countries within the sphere of influence or sphere of interests of each BRICS country to participate - "outreach." Countries that will officially join the BRICS alliance from 2024 onwards, specifically Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates (hereinafter referred to as BRICS+), will also be invited to participate.
Participants are provided with a specially designed and extensive training program, which is structured into thematic modules and delivered in collaboration with partner organizations. These partner organizations are prominent think-tanks based in Moscow, Russia.
The mentors at the BRICS International School
comprise leading experts and practitioners from both Russia and around the world. They include individuals from governmental and non-governmental organizations, ministries, agencies, and experienced think-tank professionals specializing in BRICS research. The VII BRICS International School offers participants the opportunity to expand their professional knowledge, enhance their communication abilities, and delve into the nuances of BRICS country cooperation. This includes understanding their global stances, the potential institutionalization of the BRICS framework, as well as the goals and priorities of this group for the future.
The program is held on an annual basis with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
In 2024, this program is being carried out with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, as well as the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and as part of the government's "Priority 2030" university support program.
The BRICS International School's
primary objective is to cultivate a new generation of experts with a deep understanding of BRICS, enhancing youth collaboration within this framework. Additionally, it aims to provide backing for forward-thinking projects and concepts proposed by young leaders from BRICS countries. Furthermore, the school could serve as a platform for fostering cross-cultural understanding, strengthening diplomatic ties, and promoting innovation, ultimately contributing to the long-term sustainability and growth of the BRICS alliance.