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The Russian-Speaking Communities of Europe 2016 in a Fragmented Media Landscape


Anybody else see a potential disaster in this conference?

In English.

I am guessing the conference is in Russian.  I wonder how involved the FSB would be in this?

Just saying…

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The Cultura Foundation organises an international conference on the Russian-speaking communities in Europe at the Wanha Satama venue in Helsinki, Finland, on October 13 – 14th 2016.

The theme of the conference is Russian-Speaking Communities 2016 in a Fragmented Media Landscape.  It examines the use of media and choices made by Russian-speaking communities in a changed media landscape, as well as the prerequisites for successful integration.

The conference seeks to engage the participants in dialogue, in an exchange of views on the changes in media use among Russian-speaking communities in Europe, and on the transformation and everyday use of media in general. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the processes the international political changes have brought to the integration and worldview of Russian speakers in Europe. According to a survey conducted by the Cultura Foundation in autumn 2015, the communities were particularly interested in the effect of the Internet and social media on their media use, in addition to NGO co-operation and the preservation of the Russian language and culture.

The conference is targeted at Russian-speaking communities, researchers and journalists, as well as authorities and integration experts in Finland and in other European countries. The conference is organised by the Cultura Foundation, the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture provides financial support for the conference. The official conference languages are English and Russian.

Background information: Approximately 20–30 million Russian speakers live outside the Russian Federation, 6.2 million of them in EU Member States. The largest Russian-speaking populations in Europe are found in Germany, the UK, Greece and Italy. There are more than 72,000 Russian speakers living in Finland. The Russian Federation actively keeps contact with the Russian diaspora. Some consider this a sign of their old homeland not having forgotten them. Some would like to see more cross-border co-operation between Russian speakers in the EU.

The Cultura Foundation strengthens the language and culture of the Russian-speaking population in Finland, as well as the integration of Russian-speaking immigrants through art and culture. The Anniversary Fund that is managed by the foundation grants funding to Finns for studying the Russian language and culture and supports related teaching. The foundation was founded in 2013 by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Registration for the event begins 18.05.

More information is available by e-mail from info@culturas.fi or from Hanni Hyvärinen, Communications Officer, tel. +358 45 1337 337. More information on the conference is also on the website of the Cultura Foundation,www.culturas.fi, the conference event on Facebook and the Twitter account @culturasaatio.The Cultura Foundation organises an international conference on the Russian-speaking communities in Europe at the Wanha Satama venue in Helsinki, Finland, on October 13 – 14th 2016.

The theme of the conference is Russian-Speaking Communities 2016 in a Fragmented Media Landscape.  It examines the use of media and choices made by Russian-speaking communities in a changed media landscape, as well as the prerequisites for successful integration.

The conference seeks to engage the participants in dialogue, in an exchange of views on the changes in media use among Russian-speaking communities in Europe, and on the transformation and everyday use of media in general. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the processes the international political changes have brought to the integration and worldview of Russian speakers in Europe. According to a survey conducted by the Cultura Foundation in autumn 2015, the communities were particularly interested in the effect of the Internet and social media on their media use, in addition to NGO co-operation and the preservation of the Russian language and culture.

The conference is targeted at Russian-speaking communities, researchers and journalists, as well as authorities and integration experts in Finland and in other European countries. The conference is organised by the Cultura Foundation, the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture provides financial support for the conference. The official conference languages are English and Russian.

Background information: Approximately 20–30 million Russian speakers live outside the Russian Federation, 6.2 million of them in EU Member States. The largest Russian-speaking populations in Europe are found in Germany, the UK, Greece and Italy. There are more than 72,000 Russian speakers living in Finland. The Russian Federation actively keeps contact with the Russian diaspora. Some consider this a sign of their old homeland not having forgotten them. Some would like to see more cross-border co-operation between Russian speakers in the EU.

The Cultura Foundation strengthens the language and culture of the Russian-speaking population in Finland, as well as the integration of Russian-speaking immigrants through art and culture. The Anniversary Fund that is managed by the foundation grants funding to Finns for studying the Russian language and culture and supports related teaching. The foundation was founded in 2013 by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Registration for the event begins 18.05.

More information is available by e-mail from info@culturas.fi or from Hanni Hyvärinen, Communications Officer, tel. +358 45 1337 337. More information on the conference is also on the website of the Cultura Foundation,www.culturas.fi, the conference event on Facebook and the Twitter account @culturasaatio.

Source: http://culturas.fi/en/conference2016