PetrSU at the 20th Russian-Finnish Cultural Forum in Tula
The Forum was organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland in cooperation with the Finland-Russia Friendship Society and the Administration of the Tula Oblast. The participants were welcomed with the addresses from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the Finnish Republic Sauli Niinisto.
This year the main topic of the forum was the “Traditional Culture as the Basis for Modern Trends”. The Forum convened around 300 representatives of various areas of contemporary culture and creative industries of Russia and Finland. Among the participants were experts and teachers of colleges and universities, choir conductors, directors of drama and puppet theaters, artists, art managers, librarians, writers and publishers, museum directors, historians and archivists, folklore specialists, tour and festival organizers, etc.
In the course of two days, the Finnish and Russian colleagues discussed over 70 joint projects and held more than 100 partner negotiations. The Head of the Development Division of the Karelian Regional Institute of Continuing Professional Education of PetrSU Denis Pyzhikov represented the project “CULTA – Cultural Training and Activation Initiative” implemented with the financial support of the Karelia CBC Programme by PetrSU in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences of Oulu, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, and Karelian College of Culture.
Denis Pyzhikov held discussions with the Finnish colleagues from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Administration of Joensuu, University of Applied Sciences of Oulu, and other Finnish and Russian delegates. The negotiations with the Finnish colleagues will admittedly animate the development of joint projects in the training and skill upgrading for specialists working in creative industries, cultural tourism, and entrepreneurship.