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Award Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards has been awarded since 2011 for the best projects implemented by corporations, state and public organizations and youth associations.

The program “Moscow entrepreneur” capital The Department of business and innovation development won a silver medal in the nomination “International trends in communications,” the largest international prize in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the field of communications Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards. The project also won the bronze medal in the nomination “the Best innovative project using new tools.” Rewarding of winners took place on 12 November in Moscow.

“Program “Moscow entrepreneur” we launched less than a year ago to promote small businesses and stimulate entrepreneurial initiative. The project involves a wide range of tools to support the capital’s entrepreneurs, including educational events, research programs, advertising support, and more”, — said the head of the Department of entrepreneurship and Moscow innovation development

Alexei Fursin.

The Central area of the project Moscow Business where are all the events, services and news from the Department of business and innovation development. The portal is visited by more than 200 thousand people.

In the framework of the integrated programme of promotion of entrepreneurial initiative in the capital was Moscow entrepreneurship week, which was attended by over 60 thousand people, and the Moscow youth business forum, attended by over two thousand participants. The winners established by the Department of the award “Breakthrough of the year” have received as a prize a fully integrated advertising campaign. In the best locations of the capital was placed more than 200 banners. The campaign for women’s entrepreneurship “8th of March” has reached over 19 million people.

The vendor portal is headed by the top three projects to support the business Fair competition and transparent procurement as the vendor portal helps self-employed citizens

In cooperation with “OPORA Russia”, the Department of business and innovation development conducted a study “Who is he? Moscow entrepreneur”. So, 81 percent of respondents expressed interest in cooperation with the city, 95 percent were familiar with the proposed city measures to support entrepreneurship, and 18 percent have been able to use them.

Two years ago every tenth capital entrepreneur know about business support measures, today this figure has increased five — fold to 45 percent, this figure is one and a half times higher than the national average.

“The expansion of social space entails a high rate of growth of public activity, including business. Capital business is continuously improved, and the scope of innovation open up new opportunities for its development” — said Alexey Fursin.

Now in Moscow it is registered more than 600 thousand legal entities and more than 350 thousand individual entrepreneurs — total is more than seven percent of the total number registered in Russia companies and private entrepreneurs.

Over the past five years, the number of business representatives acting in Moscow has increased more than 60 percent. 82 percent of entrepreneurs of the capital to the current state of their business as good or average. A comparable number of respondents (67 to 88 percent) of those surveyed stated the effectiveness of support from the city authorities.

“I Express my gratitude to the teams of the program “Moscow entrepreneur” and the capital’s businessmen for participation in the project — your success stories inspire Muscovites on opening their own businesses,” — concluded Alexei Fursin.

Award Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards has been awarded since 2011 for the best projects implemented by corporations, state and public organizations and youth associations. This year, applications were received from 13 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Croatia and Estonia. In addition to the Grand Prix and the personal nominations, the jury determined the winners in four thematic blocks, including such as “Companies and organisations”, “Healthy lifestyle”, “Youth projects” and “Category for the students.”

The project “Healthy Moscow” won the Grand Prix award Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards

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