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Interactive youth events, online broadcasts, competitions, distance learning and much more were organized by the Youth of Moscow project office.
The past year, despite the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, was extremely eventful for the youth of the capital. The project office “Youth of Moscow” managed to hold over 600 events. In the COVID-free format with a limited number of participants, career development intensives “Work for All” and “Around Professions” of the VRabote project were held, meetings with experts and star guests were held in the “Breakfast with Benefit” format of the Moscow Dialogue, speeches and open microphones of the Stand-Up project, discussion shows “Debattle”.
However, most of the events of 2021 took place online. Among them are creative, sports and dance master classes, educational and entertainment seminars and much more. All materials are available for viewing in the official project groups on the VKontakte social network.
Educational project “Mediashum”
Mediashum started working in 2021 with the aim of helping aspiring journalists and bloggers take their first steps in the profession. Among the areas of study are camera work and editing, writing and storytelling, PR and SMM, design and motion animation, work in the frame and blogging.
In December, 100 of the most active and creative participants of Mediashum teamed up to present their developments. As a result of the competitive struggle, the project of the entertainment-guest show “To me as usual” won. According to the plot, the invited stars introduce the viewer to their favorite places in the capital. The winning project will receive informational and organizational support from the Committee for Public Relations and Youth Policy of the city of Moscow, the Youth of Moscow office and the Mediashum project.
“If I had not sent an application for participation, then shooting my own show would have remained a dream for me for a long time. But now the dream is becoming a reality. In this project, each of us made such a leap that we would not have made on our own even in six months. And victory here is not only a reward for efforts, it is a sign that everything is possible, ”said Anna Roslavtseva, a member of the winning team, a student at the Department of Journalism and Television Technologies of the Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin.
Thanks to this project, everyone can learn the skill of argumentation, oratory and test their strength in various discussions. In 2021, over a thousand Muscovites took part in the Debattle. Classes with young people were conducted by public speaking coaches, theater tutors and theater and film directors in specially organized COVID-free zones.
“Our project is the only urban platform for the capital’s debaters, ready to accept everyone, upgrade their skills for free, help them develop, get promoted in the media space and just give them a cool experience. In 2022, we are waiting for new castings, training of participants in the programs of professional trainers, debates on the playoff system and the selection of the best debater in Moscow,” said Vladislav Fedotov, project manager.
Student League Stand-Up
This educational platform helps aspiring comedians create humorous numbers and provides the opportunity to perform at city venues.
“In 2021, we began holding open mic events on an ongoing basis so that everyone can check their material in public. Also, for the fifth time, a large stand-up tournament was held, which became the strongest in terms of the level of participants,” said Oksana Yakovleva, project manager.
In 2022, the league is in for a change. It is planned that it will bring together everyone who likes the comedy genre, screenwriting, who has writing skills and wants to perform on stage. From February, a creative laboratory will start working: twice a week, absolutely free of charge, young people will be able to come to classes in stand-up art, screenwriting, acting and public speaking, the development of creative techniques, improvisation and much more.
“Our tournaments will also become bigger. There will be several rounds of competitions, and the final will be held in the battle format,” said Oksana Yakovleva.
The purpose of this project is to advise young people on career development in the capital, create conditions for communication between young job seekers and employers, help organize internships and employment for students and university graduates.
In 2021, work was carried out with the leading employers of the capital, about 300 universities in the country became partners with Vrabota, and over 1,200 vacancies in top Moscow companies were presented to project participants. Dozens of career-building and business-development educational events were held, in which more than a million people took part online.
“In 2022, we will launch an electronic version of our platform, which will be fully automated for the employer and available to the user in terms of viewing current vacancies,” says Amir Sarakov, project manager at Vrabota.
As part of the Moscow Dialogue project, meetings are regularly held with well-known journalists, politicians and artists. Their participants receive practical skills in public speaking, time management, business planning, learn how to increase personal efficiency and achieve their goals.
Over a hundred such meetings were held last year, most of which took place online. Recordings from master classes and online broadcasts on the project’s social networks were watched by over five million users.
“We have extensive plans for 2022: creating Dialogue cells in universities, attracting new participants, cooperation with major educational platforms and institutions, developing the format of creative master classes and seminars. We plan to hold about 120 events,” said Evgenia Shavkun, project manager.
“In the area”
In 2021, the project presented hundreds of master classes and trainings in various areas: dance, martial arts, football, workout, boxing, eSports. Famous personalities shared professional secrets with young people in live broadcasts.
“It’s been a successful year. For example, in October, 18 offline events took place in several disciplines: dance, workout, panna football, rap freestyle and breaking. Hundreds of participants gathered at the best venues in Moscow, 100,000 spectators followed the competitions on social networks, and 600,000 people watched the recordings of the events. And in an online format, we held two meetings where the best representatives of various disciplines answered the questions of the project participants. At the end of the year, the “NaRaione” award ceremony took place: seven representatives of different communities chose six of the best at the end of the year out of 18 young athletes and artists. The audience coverage of the award is 10,000 views,” said Maxim Vasiliev, head of NaRaion.
According to him, in 2022 a series of street sports events will be held in different districts of Moscow. The project also plans to organize two new areas: the development of communities within the framework of the NaRaione league and the opening of a creative laboratory for everyone.
Credit Moscow is a unique mobile application for active youth and students of the capital, which conducts intellectual tests, polls, registers for events, publishes up-to-date news, holds contests with prizes and gifts from partners – bookstores, driving schools, museums. In 2021, 35,120 people from 120 Moscow universities signed up for the app.
According to Evgenia Lebed, the project manager, this application is aimed at organizing the leisure time of young people in a quality manner, helping them to spend their time usefully.
“In addition, we have an educational function – most of the activities are dedicated to the history of the capital and the country, memorable dates, public holidays, various areas in art and science,” said Evgenia Lebed.
As part of CyberMoscow, young Muscovites help ensure the safety of citizens on the Internet, primarily in social networks.
In 2021, over 200 thousand children joined the project, more than 150 events were held to prevent cybercrime.
“City of Heroes Moscow”
In just a year, this project brought together over 21,000 caring Muscovites. They help veterans and pensioners, donate blood and bone marrow. In addition, activists participate in search expeditions: last year, more than 500 people went on duty in the Rzhevsky district. As a result, the guys raised the remains of 20 Red Army soldiers, reburied and immortalized their names.
In 2022, the project will create an interactive book of heroes of the Great Patriotic War with stories and photographs.
During the pandemic, activists joined the work of operational headquarters – they processed over 15 thousand applications from residents of the capital, brought more than five thousand social monitoring devices to patients with coronavirus infection.
In 2021, such events as the “University Race”, an interactive celebration of the Day of Heroes of the Fatherland with inclusions from the Patriot Park, “Online Weekend” and much more were held with great success. You can remember how it was, as well as get acquainted with other youth projects of the city, on the official page of the Youth of Moscow project office on the social network “In contact with”.
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