Victoria Panova took part in the development of recommendations to the meeting of the leaders of the BRICS countries, to be held in South Africa in July 2018. The FEFU Vice President presented a report on the participation of women in political and civic engagement, education, and expanding their economic opportunities.
“We need to start a comprehensive platform for combining the BRICS women's community, within which such Russian initiatives as the BRICS Women's Business Club and Public-Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy may function,” stressed Victoria Panova. “These formats will bring together business and government representatives and will provide women entrepreneurs with an opportunity for international exchange of experience and networking.”
The expert noted that those proposals were put forward by the Russian side after the first International Women's Congress of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS had been held in Novosibirsk in 2017.
The BRICS Academic Forum is an annual BRICS Think Tank Council (BTTC) scientific and practical conference on the 'academic track' of the BRICS countries interaction. Following the results of the forum, participants developed 20 practical recommendations on the development of cooperation in the BRICS format and addressing critical social issues.