August 15th through 17th, Chelyabinsk will be hosting the 6th International Forum of the Best Municipal Practices, within the frameworks of which a delegation of the Governors Association of Korea will visit South Ural State University.
The 6th International Forum of the Best Municipal Practices will be dedicated to the issues of executing national projects approved by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for the period until 2024.
The main goal of the forum is the generalizing and spreading the best city management practices for solving local issues, as well as the positive positioning of Russian cities on the federal, regional, and inter-municipal levels.
The forum will gather representatives of Russian municipalities and their colleagues from neighbouring and distant countries.
Within the visit to South Ural State University, the delegation of the Governors Association of Korea will visit the Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, the SUSU History Museum, and other locations at the university.
The forum is being held with the support from the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region and the Chelyabinsk City Duma.
Since 2013, the Union of Russian Cities has been the initiator and main organizer of the forum, which is of great interest to the municipal governments community. In order to achieve the set goals, extensive work has been done over the years of the forum being held: printed collections with a total run of 12,000 copies have been released, and an interactive map for the exchange of experience has been created, containing more than 1,000 practices. The total number of participants in all the forums is more than 2,000 people. In 2016, the forum gained the status of an international event.