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Baltika provides young people an opportunity to become a part of the Global Talent Network

Since 2017 we have provided young people from Russia an opportunity to take part in the international programme YGP Talent Network.

YGP Talent Network  is an international educational programme for future leaders aged between 19 and 25 years old. Its mission is to unite the most talented young people of the world, expand their horizons, raise the level of cross-cultural communication and teach them to think globally in order to find innovative solutions to world problems together.

To select the participants we hold a contest with support of the Carlsberg Bequest, which is a part the Carlsberg Foundation.

Contest winners go on the educational tour to Tanzania and Zanzibar,  during which peers from different parts of the world unite to learn more about each other and develop an innovative look at the ways of solving world problems. Tour participants learn about the culture, history, opportunities and challenges of the region, engage with local businesses and universities, meet up with young elite entrepreneurs, engage with youth from SOS Children’s Village, learn about circular economy and emotional intelligence, spend a day on safari, experience local art, music and customs and spend time with diverse young people from Tanzania and Zanzibar.

At the end of the tour, all participants become a part of the global talents network, on the basis of which further education and strengthening of cross-cultural ties takes place. The participants are expected to engage in online networking and learning activities for years to come, including online Global Reflection seminars every three months.

In 2017, the winner of the contest was Evgeny Bezludny, a fourth-year student of The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.

In 2018, − Olga Fomina, a fourth-year marketing student of The St Petersburg State University.