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On December 13-16 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics held the VII Congress of nonprofit organizations of Russia. The Congress of NO in Russia is the largest annual independent event which is attended by representatives of the most authoritative nonprofit organizations, public, socially responsible business authorities, Russian and international institutes, the public. The organizers of the congress were: National Union of nonprofit organizations, Russian Agency for development of the information society "RARIO", Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
Within the Congress of NO in Russia, during which there were carried out plenary sessions devoted to the state policy in the sphere of developing the nonprofit sector of Russia, the All Russian conference "GOSGRANT 2016: improvement of the system of the state support of socially significant projects" and the awarding Ceremony of the Social prize for contribution to the development of the nonprofit sector of Russia, and also the defense of nonprofit organizations for providing its subsequent support projects by the Congress of NO of Russia, the All Russian forum "Info = SOCIETY 2016: the newest technologies in the service of the nonprofit sector of Russia" and seminars on the newest tools of the information society for NO, the thematic panel discussions on NO problematic, master classes and seminars on legislation, taxation, social entrepreneurship and marketing, managerial competence and others.
The Congress was attended by representatives of all 85 regions of Russia, Vice-governors and Ministers of the social block, heads and members of public chambers of Russian regions, representatives of the largest regional socially oriented NGOs, experts, representatives of the business community. Over 5000 people have registered to participate in the event.
At the plenary part of the Congress of NGOs in educational training programmes for the development of the private sector in the social sphere (social entrepreneurship) there addressed: Nadezhda Surova, Director of the Institute of administration and socio-economic design of PRUE and programmes for accelerated socio-entrepreneurial projects, Rufat Guseynov, Deputy Director of the Institute, Director of the project Research and innovation Park of PRUE.
On December 14 2016 there were held a solemn awarding ceremony of the Social prize GOSGRANT 2016, in this year the winner of "Educational organization" as an organization of the higher education which made who made the most significant contribution to the improvement of the system of support of civil society institutions and training NO staff has been Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. The experts of the prize were 400 representatives of the most authoritative nonprofit organizations of the Russian Federation, the Congress delegates of nonprofit organizations in Russia.
The Symbol of the diploma and prize has been Atlas, holding a crushing burden on his shoulders – the vault of heaven like a statue, embodying the will, the power and the responsibility for the implementation of socially significant projects across the Federation, separate regions, cities and different communities, solemnly handed over to the Deputy Director of the Institute, Osipova Ekaterina, who noted the importance of the University for such a high evaluation of the training of the private sector in the social sphere as leaders of positive social change in the country.
In 2016 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics was the first Russian Universitiy that developed and launched the program of higher education of bachelor degree (specialization "Management in innovation and social entrepreneurship") and the Master's degree program "Innovation and social entrepreneurship". The importance of the University's participation in the organization of the Congress of Russia's NCOs marked by gratitude to the rector of PRUE, Grishin V., Director of the ESC "Cybernetics", S. Lebedev, and the Director of the Institute of administration and socio-economic design of PRUE, Surova N.