6 teams, passing the RAISE accelerator, became the winners of the All-Russian competition of youth projects in the social area

More than 30 of the best teams from the Russian regions that had passed the strict selection of the accelerator of social initiatives RAISE gathered in Moscow on the territory of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and the Winzavod Contemporary Art Center in order to participate in the final stage (competitive selection of the best projects) on May 23-25.

RAISE is a large-scale accelerator, within the framework of which the teams from different regions of the Russian Federation throughout the year improve people's lives by implementing projects in the social area: helping people with disabilities and elderly people, children left without parental care, abandoned animals, restoring endangered villages, preserving their cultural heritage and solving environmental issues.

In Moscow, the teams presented their projects to the strict jury, which assessed every project due to the following criteria: thoroughness and urgency of the issue; depth of the competitive environment analysis; adequacy of design decisions; level of effectiveness of the implementation of the projects to improve the well-being of the target audience; and others.


In the finals, the places among the teams were as follows:

1st place – The Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management and Business

Projects:

  • "The Future of the Sun" - the formation of skills and competencies necessary for further employment among young people with Down syndrome aged 7 to 18 years.
  • "Warm World" - the provision of the full development of children with visual disabilities by creating favorable conditions for the interaction with the world.
  • "Second Life" - the increase in the level of ecological culture of Nizhny Novgorod citizens in relation to the secondary use and processing of plastic.

2nd place – The Ural Institute of Management

Projects:

  • "From Granny with Love" - the provision of fresh agricultural products to the citizens of Yekaterinburg, as well as the assistance to elderly people and farmers in obtaining additional source of income.
  • "Grandmother's Closet" - the solution of issues related to the social isolation and material prosperity of elderly people, their employment, as well as intergenerational gap.

3rd place – The Kirov Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Project: "The Older Generation" - the assistance in socialization and personal development of the people of retirement age by organizing creative and other areas for their common leisure activities with the involvement of specialists, as well as the development and improvement of the existing network of Public Organizations of Veterans of the city and the region.

4th place – The Povolzhsky Institute of Management named after P.A. Stolypin

Project: "ABC of Finance" - the increase in the financial literacy of pre-school and primary school children in Saratov by creating and distributing the educational content.

5th place – The Chelyabinsk Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Project: Ecological SHOW "Eco-Rescuer" for children - the performance of the ecological show for children, containing the practical tasks and competitions with the purpose of formation of the ecological consciousness and culture of children.

6th place – The Voronezh Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Project: "My Career" - the provision of assistance in the professional self-determination of young people in accordance with their capabilities, abilities, considering the demands of the labor market, as well as assistance in developing the competencies necessary for it.

As the reward, the first three prize winners will travel to Armenia for the foreign internship in July. These are the teams of the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management and Business, the Ural Institute of Management, and the representatives of the Kirov Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. The purpose of the trip is to get acquainted with the foreign experience of social entrepreneurship, as well as its subsequent analysis and replication among students.

The curators of participating teams were awarded with the certificates for active support of the students in the implementation of social and economic projects.

Accelerator social initiatives also established The special categories for the teams were also established by the partners of the Social Initiative Accelerator. Participants got valuable gifts and the opportunity to develop their projects from the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, X5Retail Group, Russian Agency for the Development of the Information Society (RARIO), Regional Public Organization (Rosinformrazvitie), and the Clean Games project.


In the nomination of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives "For Active Participation in the Development of Social Entrepreneurship" the following three teams won:

The Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management and Business
Project: "Plastic-Fantastic" - the collection and processing of plastic for the subsequent manufacture of interior items.

The Ural Institute of Management

Project: "Grandmother's Closet" - the solution to the problem of social isolation of the pensioners by involving them in the creation of knitted products due to the order.

The Vladimir Branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration


Project: "Best Friend" - the creation of containers for separate collection of food products in the territories of cafes and restaurants and their transportation to shelters for abandoned street animals of Vladimir for the preparation of animal feed.

Yelena Nikolaeva, Head of the Social Projects Working Group of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, President of Namix NP, having attended the final events of RAISE, noted the high level of study of the projects of teams, passing the accelerator.

"I really hope that many of you, and exactly the winners, will be able to present your projects to our minister Olga Golodets. Today, being a social entrepreneur is honorable and responsible. I thank everyone for your active participation in the Acceleration Program! I thank the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration for the wonderful idea and its systematic promotion!" Elena said.

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The jury consisted of various representatives of the business community, successful social entrepreneurs, representatives of large companies and government agencies, including the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, companies, X5Retail Group, MARS, Russian Agency for the Development of the Information Society (RARIO), All-Russia public organization “Business Russia”, Ruselectronics, Regional public organization for the people with disabilities (Perspecktiva), Resource Center for the Support of Social Innovations in the area of solving problems of the persons with disabilities "Technology of Opportunities" and many others.