|Yekaterinburg Prepares for a Foundation Conference of SCO Youth Association|
|According to the data from the official server of the Sverdlovskaya oblast government, Deputy Chairman of the oblast government Vladimir Vlasov conducted a workshop on preparation and holding of the XXI “Spring UPI-2009” international interuniversity festival, the Ő “Ural students' spring” inter-regional festival of students’ creation and a foundation conference of SCO Youth Association.
This year the traditional “Spring UPI-2009” students' festival is included in scope of preparatory measures for SCO summit that will be held this summer in Yekaterinburg. The festival will take place May 2 to 10.
According to the pro-rector of USTU-UPI Alexander Ponomarev, approximately two thousand entries have been already accepted. Among participants of the festival there are representatives of all the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization except Tajikistan. Volunteers’ intake for work with guests of the “Spring UPI" is well under way; about 700 persons speaking the SCO countries languages have been already selected, among them 40 interpreters that will work directly with official foreign delegations.
Furthermore, the workshop participants acquainted themselves with the process of preparation for the foundation conference of SCO Youth Association planned for May 2-5.
Another significant event in the Ural region’s life is the Ő “Ural students' spring” inter-regional festival of students’ creation, inter-regional semifinal of the “Russian students’ spring” program. This show opening is planned for March 31. The workshop participants examined the festival terms and the process of preparation for it. This year the spring, youth and creation festival will take place in the “Ural” cultural center of Yekaterinburg.