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2013

  • January — May, September — December:
    • Major activities of Folk High School.
  • March:
    • Participation in the Week of Non-Formal Education in Irkutsk (1–6 March).
    • Participation in the international exhibition of social, charitable, and medical care, of goods and services for the elderly Care, Aid, Assistance, LenEXPO (St. Petersburg).
    • Seminar Educational Programs for Senior Citizens in Kolpino.
    • International seminar Tradition and Innovation in Lifelong Education: Studying Experience of Greece, Albania and Italy.
  • April:
    • Seminar Preventing Professional Burnout (Venue: Complex Centre of Social Services for Education in Primorsky District).
    • Participation in celebrating the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Regional Autonomous Social Service Institution — Proshkovo Psycho-Neurological Care Home of Borovichi.
    • Holding a meeting on further development of the project Learning Region in Borovichi.
    • Participation in the celebration of the Day of Social Workers in Novgorod Region.
  • May:
    • Scientific and methodological seminar of working groups on the development of learning regions based on institutions and with the support of Education Department of Ufa.
    • Seminar Integration of Social Institutions to Improve the Quality of Services for Senior Citizens (Venue: Complex Centre of Social Services for Education in Pavlovsk).
    • Participation in the Week of Adult Education in the UK. Participants: specialists participating in this UNESCO event in Russia in 2010 and in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan in 2011.
  • June:
    • Participation in the 11th International Conference Lifelong Education: Continuing Education for Sustainable Development.
    • Seminar Variety of Forms and Methods of Social and Leisure Work with Senior Citizens (Venue: Complex Centre of Social Services for Education in Petrodvorets).
  • July-August:
    • Preparing and conducting an international seminar Innovative Approaches to Lifelong Education, Studying Scandinavian Experience: Denmark — Finland — Sweden — Norway — Estonia.
  • September:
    • Conducting the meeting of the Scientific and Methodological Council of Folk High School on approving the program for the new academic year.
    • Conducting the 14th UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week at Lifelong Education: Traditions and Innovations, September 23–28, 2013, Ukraine, Yalta.
  • October:
    • Conducting the Forum of Third Age Educational Institutions — Folk High Schools and Universities in Russia and Ukraine, Yalta, Ukraine.
    • Participating in the International Forum Lifelong Education: Traditions and Innovations in Kokshetau, Kazakhstan, October 4–8.
    • Holding the Section Meeting UNESCO Motivational Strategy in Adult Education as a Decisive Factor of Integrating Formal and Informal Education.
    • Contest Beautiful School and Branding Schools jury participation.
    • Meeting of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana on October 8, 2013.
  • November:
    • International Workshop on summarizing the experience of student development in the cities of Russia and Ukraine. Findings of research conducted in the regions covered by the general program.
    • Videoconference Moscow — St. Petersburg — Workshop of Two Capitals, Developing the System of Transparency and Accountability of Public Authorities Before Civil Society (November 15, 2013).
    • Participation in the Partnership Forum Saint-Petersburg — Cities and Regions of Ukraine.
    • Forum Social St. Petersburg: New Solutions (November 22, 2013).
  • December:
    • Coordinating the Program of the Week of Adult Education in the Ministry of Education and Science (Department of Educational Policy in Higher Education and Department of Personnel Training and Policy of Continued Vocational Training).
    • Meeting of the Organizing Committee of Non-State Educational Establishments — 2014.
    • Participation in the meeting of the Advisory Board of Social and Pedagogical forum Education in Russia: Traditions and Challenges of Modern Times.

2012

  • January — May, September — December, Folk High School activities.
  • January, Participation in the international forum Creative City by C. Landry, UK, in Kirovograd, Ukraine; presentation of Dr. Prof. N. P. Litvinova Learning Cities and Regions.
  • March, Participation in the international exhibition of social, charitable, and medical care, goods and services for the elderly — Care, Aid and Assistance, LenEXPO (St. Petersburg).
  • April, International Program Learning Region. Organizing Dr. Jutta Tinesse Demel’s presentation of the program Learning Region.
  • May, Professional development courses Learning Region for heads of administrations and heads of social sphere in Kirovograd and Kirovograd Region (May 10–14)
  • June:
    • Participation in UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week of the Republic of Tatarstan (June 4–7).
    • Final Conference on Eduplan, Munich, Germany (June 26–29).
  • July-August, Preparing and conducting a seminar Inclusive Education in the Context of Integration Processes in Finland, Helsinki, Karis, Turku, Stockholm, Sweden, Norway, Oslo, Copenhagen, Denmark, Estonia, Tallinn.
  • September:
    • Participation in the Educational Forum in Barnaul «Altai Asia 2012» (September 18–20).
    • N. P. Litvinova’s presentation Role of the University in the Development of a Learning Community (September 24–25).
    • Conducting a nniversary Beautiful School International Contest.
  • October:
    • 4th Forum of Folk High Schools in Russia and Ukraine, Kiev.
    • Workshop on the preparation of Eurasian Adult Learners Week in Kazakhstan.
  • November:
    • Eurasian Economic Forum Eurasian Economic Integration: Formation and Development.
    • Action in honour of the international year of active aging and intergenerational solidarity.
    • Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Folk High School. Wits & Humour Competition between teams of students St. Petersburg Institute of Humanitarian Education and students of St. Petersburg Folk High School.

2011

  • January-May, September — December:
    • Folk High School activities.
  • March
    • Studying the experience of organizing learning regions in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy.
    • Planning 11 and 12 weeks of Adult Education (2011, 2012).
  • April:
    • Holding a round table on the topic Prospects for the Development of Social, Recreational and Educational Programs for Seniors St. Petersburg in the framework of the International Forum Older Generation at LenEXPO.
    • Awarding honorary titles to teachers and volunteers of Folk High School and Social and Leisure Department of the Complex Centre of Social Services for Education in St. Petersburg.
    • Internship of the Beautiful School contest winners (3rd place) at St. Petersburg Institute of Humanitarian Education.
    • Meeting of the second section of the conventional conference at St. Petersburg Institute of Humanitarian Education Learning Region; a strategic plan for socio-economic development of the municipality.
    • Participation in the United Nations Simulation Program in the Netherlands.
  • May:
    • Joint meeting of the Laboratory and the Council of Self-Government of Folk High School devoted to the results of the school year.
    • Meeting of I.v. Sokolova, a State Duma deputy, head of the counselling office of Vladimir Putin, leader of the United Russia Party, in St. Petersburg, with listeners of Folk High School.
  • June:
    • Participation in the international conference Lifelong Education: Continuing Education for Sustainable Development at Pushkin Leningrad State University.
  • July:
    • Scientific research on the issues of National Lifelong Training Programs: Canada and the United States.
  • August:
    • International seminar Advanced Training and Retraining: Modernization of the Content, Forms, Methods and Technology of Training, Quality Assessment, Finland, Sweden, Estonia
  • October:
    • Conducting UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week 2011 in Borovichi, Novgorod Region.
    • Student participation in the International Youth European Parliament.
    • Action Adult Learners' Week in Russia on the topic Learning Region as a Roadmap for Socio-Economic Development of the Municipality.

2010

  • January:
    • Creating a group of distance learning students under the Management of Cultural Heritage program in Finland.
  • January-June:
    • Holding seminars for exchange of experience in social work between the institutions of social protection of the population of St. Petersburg.
  • January-December:
    • Folk High School of St. Petersburg activities.
  • March:
    • Participation in the International Exhibition — Help, Care, Compassion, LenEXPO. Business game Networking in the Area of Leisure, Social and Educational Work Among the Senior Generation of St. Petersburg Residents.
    • Internship of the winners of Beautiful School contest.
  • April:
    • Student internships of Astrakhan State University students dedicated to social, leisure and enlightenment activities.
  • May:
    • Organising a meeting of students and teachers with Prof. D. Anderson, Eastern Michigan University, USA.
  • July-August:
    • International professional enhancement program Brazil — Uruguay — Argentina.
  • August:
    • International Seminar Lifelong Education in the aftermath of CONFINTEA VI, Finland, Sweden, Estonia.
  • October:
    • Reception of the delegation of leaders of the Association of Estonian Adult Education Andras.
  • November:
    • Participation in the Conference (MUN) — United Nations Model, Hamburg, Germany.
    • Conducting the 11th Adult Learners Week in Kazan on the topic The Role and Place of Youth in the Development of a Learning Community.
    • International Contest Beautiful School.
    • Second Forum of Folk High Schools of Russia and Ukraine.

2009

  • January:
    • Setting up Smolyachkovo Folk High School on the premises of the Red Star Boarding House in collaboration with the Red Star Boarding House.
    • Smolyachkovo Folk High School activities with the base in the Red Star Boarding House.
  • February-December:
    • Folk High School in St. Petersburg activities
  • February-April:
    • Publishing a monthly Heritage limited circulation publication.
    • Publishing a monthly Heritage limited circulation publication.
  • February-June:
    • Holding seminars for the exchange of experience between the employees of the Complex Centre of Social Services for Education in St. Petersburg.
  • March:
    • Participation in the international exhibition on social, charitable, and medical care, goods and services for the elderly — Care, Aid and Assistance, LenEXPO (St. Petersburg). Seminar Active Aging: Role of Educational Programs. Crash-courses for seniors: Internet browsing (3 groups of 5 people).
  • April:
    • Participation in a session of Youth European Parliament of the Baltic Region in Torun/Ilawa (Poland).
    • Conducting a seminar of experts of social institutions on the issues of Public Social Services Agency — Proshkovo Psych-Neurological Care Home of Borovichi: Experience, Problems and Perspectives in Borovichi, Novgorod Region.
    • Participation in a session of Youth European Parliament of the Baltic Region in Torun/Ilawa (Poland).
    • Conducting a seminar of experts of social institutions on the issues of Public Social Services Agency — Proshkovo Psych-Neurological Care Home of Borovichi: Experience, Problems and Perspectives in Borovichi, Novgorod Region.
  • June:
    • A seminar on the exchange of experience in social work between the institutions of social protection of the population of St. Petersburg and Borovichi, Novgorod Region under the aegis of the Complex Centre of Social Services for Population of St. Petersburg.
    • A seminar on the exchange of experience in social work between the institutions of social protection of the population of St. Petersburg and Borovichi, Novgorod Region under the aegis of the Complex Centre of Social Services for Education of St. Petersburg.
  • August:
    • Comparative international seminar Implementation of the Rights of Children: Experience, Problems and Solutions, Karis, Finland — Stockholm, Sweden — Tallinn, Estonia.
  • September:
    • 10th Anniversary Adult Learners Week.
    • International Contest Beautiful School
  • October:
    • First Forum of Folk High Schools of Russia and Ukraine.
  • November:
    • International Conference Networking and Partnerships in Promoting Adult Education.
  • November-December:
    • World Conference on Adult Education in Belem, Brazil — CONFINTEA VI.

2008

  • January:
    • Participation in the National interdisciplinary scientific conference Third Age: Older Generation in the Modern Information Environment.
  • February-December:
    • Activities of Folk High School of St. Petersburg.
  • March:
    • Organizing an internship program for winners of the Beautiful School International Contest
  • April:
    • Participation in the third international exhibition of social, charitable, and medical care, goods and services for the elderly; workshop Diversity of Opportunities for Meeting Educational and Leisure Needs of the Older Generation of Russians.
    • Participation in the session of the Youth European Parliament of the Baltic region, Helsinki (Finland).
  • July:
    • Conducting a Youth historical and educational expedition within the framework of Russian-Chinese project Dalian — 2008.
  • August:
    • Seminar on social work in Karis (Finland).
    • UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week — 2008 with the theme Borovichi — Our Common Home.
  • September:
    • Setting up an inter-faculty research laboratory on adult education in the context of globalization in collaboration with St. Petersburg Institute of Humanitarian Education.
    • 9th International Ukrainian — Polish — Czech Adult Learners' Week with the theme Adult Education for the Safety of Citizens and Organizations of the United Europe, Kiev.
    • Adult Learners' Week — 2008 with the theme Adult Education in the Integration Field of Towns and Villages, Barnaul — Village of Mikhailovskoye.
  • October:
    • Conducting the autumn session of the Youth European Parliament of the Baltic Region on the premises of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.
  • November-December:
    • Conducting seminars aimed at the exchange of experience for the employees of St. Petersburg Complex Centre of Social Services for Population.
    • Participation in XV International Conference Women Changing the World.

2007

  • January-December:
    • Conducting an experiment to create a learning community in the regions of the Russian Federation (Borovichi, Novgorod Region; Astrakhan; Orenburg, etc.).
    • Folk High School Activities.
  • January:
    • Participation in the International Conference in Rovaniemi, Finland — Learning Regions, Learning Cities.
    • Workshop for managers and employees of social and leisure departments of the Centres of Social Protection of Population.
  • February
    • Workshop for managers and employees of social and leisure departments of the Centres of Social Protection of Population.
    • Seminar for the heads of departments of education within the framework of the Learning Region program at the Integration Centre, Borovichi, Novgorod Region.
  • March:
    • Participating in the Youth European Parliament, Malmo, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • Conducting a seminar Active Aging for St. Petersburg Residents: A Variety of Leisure and Educational Opportunities at the international exhibition hall LenEХPO Protection, Help, Charity (March 21–24, 2007)
    • Organizing internships for the winners of the Beautiful School International Competition in the educational institutions of St. Petersburg financed by the grant of St. Petersburg Institute of Humanitarian Education (Rector K. K. Vishnyakov-Vishnevetsky).
    • Participation in the National Forum Women in National Projects: A Strategic Resource of the Nation, Moscow.
  • April:
    • Receiving the delegation of Italian teachers from Lecce.
    • Workshop for managers and employees of social and leisure departments of the Centres of Social Protection of Population.
  • May:
    • Participation in the International Conference Role of the University in Creating a Learning Community, Barnaul.

2006

  • January-December:
    • Conducting an experiment to create a learning community in the regions of the Russian Federation (Borovichi, Novgorod Region; Astrakhan; Orenburg, etc.).
    • Folk High School Activity.
  • March, Participation in the Youth European Parliament, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • June, Participating in the International Andragogic Forum in Irkutsk.
  • August:
    • International internship of Heads of Folk High Schools from the regions of Russia in Folk High Schools of Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.
    • Conducting Adult Learners' Week in Borovichi.
  • September, Conducting the Seventh UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week:
    • International Mobile Institute for Advanced Studies Educational Space in Russia: Unity in Diversity in cities and villages of the Krasnodar Territory
    • International Contest From Beautiful School to Beautiful Village, Anapa, Krasnodar Territory
    • International seminar by Prof. Rainer Zech Quality Assessment of Professional Development Training Focused on the Listener.
  • October. Participation in the International Conference Adult Education and its Future.
  • November:
    • Participation in the Youth European Parliament, Bremen, Germany
    • Participation in the international conference Developing Human Capital, Kazan.
    • Participation in VI International Social Congress Globalization: Present and Future of Russia.
  • December. Workshop for managers and employees of social and leisure departments of Centres of Social Protection of Population with the purpose of gaining experience by our Folk High School staff.

2005

  • January — December Conducting an experiment to create a learning community in the regions of the Russian Federation (Borovichi, Novgorod Region; Astrakhan; Orenburg, etc.).
  • January — December Implementing the project Training Managers for Folk High Schools with the support of the United Russia Party.
  • February — December, Folk High School Activities.
  • October, Conducting the Fifth UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week.
  • October, International Mobile Institute for Advanced Studies Developing a Learning Community by Strengthening the Local Government, Orenburg and Orenburg Region.
  • October, International Contest from Beautiful School to Beautiful Village, Orenburg.
  • December, International Mobile Institute for Advanced Studies (MI — IV) Adult Education: European Experience.

2004

  • January — December, Conducting an experiment to create a learning community in the area of Borovichi, Novgorod Region.
  • February — December, Folk High School Activities.
  • August-October, Conducting the Fifth UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week — International Mobile Institute for Advanced Studies Russia — Kazakhstan (Russia- Kazakhstan project Multicultural Education as a Factor of Integration of Educational Space).
  • August, Adult Learners' Week in Borovichi, Novgorod Region.
  • October, Adult Learners' Week in Aktobe (Kazakhstan).
  • October, the Beautiful School International Contest.
  • March — October, Program activities on gender issues in collaboration with the Houses of Europe of Baltic States (teacher exchange: Russia — Norway; seminars in Denmark and Norway).
  • Winning the competition of projects at the Russian Social Forum; conferring the status of Federal Experimental Testing Site of Social Work on the regional educational organization — House of Europe in St. Petersburg

2003

  • January — December Conducting an experiment to create a learning community in the area of Borovichi, Novgorod region.
  • February — December, Folk High School activities.
  • February — May, Russia-Kazakh project: reference book Adult Education — a global dialogue.
  • May, Conducting the Fourth UNESCO Action Adult Learners' Week: International Conference Adult Education — Global Dialogue (dedicated to the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg.
  • May, Beautiful School International Exhibition and Contest
  • June, Seminar on developing cooperation in the field of adult education, Rakvere (Estonia).
  • September, Seminar on Adult Education in rural areas From Beautiful School to Beautiful Village, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Astrakhan Region.

2002

  • February — December, Folk High School activities.
  • January — December, Conducting an experiment to create a learning community in the area of Borovichi, Novgorod region.
  • May, Third UNESCO Action in Russia Adult Learners' Week (International Mobile Institute for Advanced Studies Across Towns and Villages of Novgorod Region).
  • May, Exhibitions and contests: Beautiful School and From Beautiful School to Beautiful Village, Veliky Novgorod.
  • August, Reception for a government delegation from South Korea, presenting the experience of the Beautiful School movement, St. Petersburg.
  • October, International Seminar Quality of Education — Quality of Life, Anapa.

2001

  • February-December, Folk High School activities.
  • May, Seminar on Adult Education in rural areas From Beautiful School to Beautiful Village, Alsheevsky District, Republic of Bashkortostan.
  • June, Workshop for the representatives of regions of the Russian Federation Management in Adult Education, St. Petersburg (Anniversary workshop).
  • September, Conducting the Second UNESCO Action in Russia Adult Learners' Week (International Mobile Institute for Advanced Studies Nizhniy Novgorod — Astrakhan — Nizhniy Novgorod).
  • September, Coordinating the First UNESCO Action in Ukraine Adult Learners' Week.
  • November-December, Exchange activities in the field of adult education in collaboration with the House of Europe in Aurich (Germany).
  • December, Obtainment of the status of a full member of the International Federation of Houses of Europe by House of Europe in St. Petersburg — Regional Public Organization.

2000

  • January, Conducting the First UNESCO Action in Russia Adult Learners' Week (International Mobile Institute for Advanced Studies St. Petersburg — Vladivostok).
  • February-December, Folk High School activities.
  • March, International workshop Dialogue of Pedagogical Cultures, St. Petersburg.
  • April — May, Events within the program on gender issues organized in collaboration with the Houses of Europe in the Nordic countries, — St. Petersburg and Sandviken (Sweden).
  • May, Workshop Europe — Our Common Home with the support of the International Federation of Houses of Europe, St. Petersburg.
  • August, Participating in the International Conference Global Dialogue on Adult Education, Hanover (Germany).
  • September, International Conference Beautiful School — Healthy School, Sevastopol (Ukraine).

1999

  • February-December, Folk High School activities.
  • May, International Conference Adult Education in a Multicultural Metropolis in cooperation with the Institute of Adult Education of the Russian Academy of Education, St. Petersburg.
  • July- August, Summer Institute of Linguistics, educational program Finland and Sweden in Europe.
  • September, International conference From Beautiful School Contest to the Beautiful School International Movement, Sochi. Signing the Declaration of the Beautiful School International Movement.
  • October, Beautiful School seminar in South Korea for teachers and school principals.

1998

  • May, Opening of the first Russian Folk High School
  • June — July, Summer Institute of Linguistics (professional development courses for teachers and students of St. Petersburg)
  • July, signing a protocol of intent with ALDO MORO Cultural Centre (Italy) regarding the Eurostudies course.
  • August, Educational program Finland in Europe in collaboration with the High Folk School, Karis (Finland).
  • October, International Conference School of the 21st Century: Beautiful School in collaboration with the European Forum for Freedom in Education and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa.

1997

  • May, Colloquium, Forum for Freedom in Education, St. Petersburg.
  • July, Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  • October, Founding meeting and registration of House of Europe in St. Petersburg — Regional Public Organization.