Roundtable Discussion on Social Sustainable Development and Main Challenges of Era at ASU
The discussion on the topic “Strategy of EU Sustainable Development” was organized on October 29 at Astrakhan State University within the framework of Jean Monnet Erasmus+ European Commission grant programme.
The event involved teachers of the Faculty of Social Communications, students of ASU and the University of Caen Normandy and representatives of student youth organizations.
During the roundtable discussion, Dean of the Faculty of Social Communications Lyudmila Baeva presented a report on some factors of sustainable development of the modern society. She touched upon the history of development and modern state of the concept, as well as the factors that influence social sustainability and destabilization.
The floor was given to Aleksandr Grigoriev, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, to Irina Bocharnikova, the Acting Head of the Project Office of International Cooperation and Development, and to Colin Fisher, a student of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Caen Normandy who is taking an international exchange programme and now is studying at ASU. The student reported on the environmental factor in social sustainable development and dwelled on the issue of the use of renewable energy sources in France. Reports of other students covered, among other things, the role of Jean Monnet in the formation and development of the European Union, the EU history and structure and the issue of health protection as one of the UN and EU sustainable development priorities.