Call for application for The Dialogue in the Name of the Future – 2022

The Dialogue in the Name of the Future – 2022


Name of the Event: The Dialogue in the Name of the Future – 2022"

Date: November 27 – December 3, 2022

Place: Moscow

Mode: Offline

Last Date of Application: 23 October 2022 (Sunday), 23:59 Moscow time

Link to Apply:


The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund’s 12th Research and Educational Programme “Dialogue in the Name of the Future” will take place in Moscow on November 27 – December 3 in person. The main topic of this year's programme is “The 100th anniversary of the USSR: the future as collaborative creation”.


In less than two months, the programme will once again bring together young scholars in the area of international relations, political scientists, journalists, researchers and civil society activists representing dozens of countries around the world. Leading Russian and foreign experts in the field of foreign policy, diplomats, statesmen and businessmen, scientists and cultural figures will share assessment of the major world events of the outgoing year, predict their development in 2023, and try to answer the questions that concern millions of people today.


Integration processes in the post-Soviet world are complex and contradictory. The states formed after the collapse of the Soviet Union are looking for forms and ways to jointly solve the many problems associated with the desire to provide a decent life and future for their citizens. Today, the geopolitical environment remains complex. The economy is again threatened by a global crisis. How will integration projects in the world develop?


Participants of the Dialogue will discuss how economic convergence will create a foundation for closer cooperation and the removal of cultural and other contradictions. Will what is happening today lead to a commonality of interests and goals, as well as to commonality of understanding? How will Eurasian cooperation rise in international status, lead to deep integration and interface with other global projects? And why is the experience of the Soviet Union so important for those living one hundred years after its creation?


Traditionally, a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Dialogue participants is the key part of the programme.


Who can become a participant?

  • young specialists in the area international relations, political scientists, economists, lawyers, journalists, historians;

  • representatives of civil society organisations involved in international cooperation and public diplomacy;

  • young diplomats and government representatives;

  • master's students, postgraduate students and lecturers of specialised higher education institutions.

The age range of the participants is from 25 to 35 years old.


Participants of the programme are selected on the basis of a competition from among the applications submitted.


How to participate?

  • Fill in the questionnaire using the Alexander Gorchakov Fund form, pre-registering on our website;

  • Attach a letter of motivation (what is your aspiration to participate in Dialogue for the Future 2022?);

Attach a letter of recommendation (from work/study or a Gorchakov Club member).


The authors of the top-three motivation letters will be provided with travel expenses to and from the event venue.


Participation criterias:


The Alexander Gorchakov Fund covers the costs of accommodation in double rooms, meals, cultural programme and travel around Moscow as part of the programme, provides visa support;

Travel costs for participants are paid independently (air and train tickets), the visa fee (if no humanitarian visa is available), travel from/to the airport (train station), and a PCR test made no earlier than 26 November.

Last call for applications is 23 October 2022 (Sunday), 23:59 Moscow time.


All applicants will be informed of the results of the competition via email. If you have any questions, please contact: