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Photo Exhibition Fostering Leadership and Roundtable in Brussels

Photo Exhibition Fostering Leadership and Roundtable in Brussels

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung are organizing a roundtable Culture as an Ambassador to Connect People on Wednesday 29 April in Brussels, hosted by the European Foundation Centre. After the roundtable as part the joint program with the EFC, the photo exhibition Fostering Leadership curated by the Foundation will be opened. The exhibition will be available for viewing till 28 May 2015 (free admission).

The Foundation's program at the European Foundation Centre

Wednesday 29 April

11:30  a documentary film screening The Hermitage Revealed: 250 Years in the Making

14:00  roundtable discussion

17:30  exhibition opening Fostering Leadership

18:30 a documentary film screening The Hermitage Revealed: 250 Years in the Making

Venue: European Foundation Centre - Philanthropy House, rue Royale 94, 1000 Brussels

More about the roundtable:

The event aims at:

- Presenting different approaches to building cultural partnerships and projects;
- Sharing best practices, exchange ideas and provide networking opportunities;
- Emerging transnational partnerships between organizations in the area of civic engagement and cultural actors;
- Producing a shared vision of where we are going further in cooperation between the European Union and Russia.

Moderator: Ms Gayle Peterson, Partners4Change, University of Oxford Said Business School.

The roundtable will bring together around 25 participants, representatives of international organizations, of European foundations, mostly private ones focusing on cultural exchange programs, international cultural cooperation, and philanthropy development issues.

More about the exhibition:

For the past 16 years, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation has worked with individuals and communities across Russia to expand the social impact of private philanthropy. The exhibition tells this story through photographs never before exhibited outside Russia.

The eclectic nature of the photographs take you on a journey into the diverse world of Russian philanthropy. As you visit the exhibition you will encounter a wide range of projects, from student initiatives, through interactive science, to a folk museum that brings alive the dynamic history of a small Russian town. Each of these projects is unique, and yet running through all of them is a shared desire to open minds in order to foster a better future for communities, regions, and Russia as a whole.

The vibrant individuals behind these success stories demonstrate the potential power of creative leadership. With grants from the Vladimir Potanin foundation, their ideas and ambitions have been realised. As a consequence, grantees have become role models for their own communities, able to ignite enthusiasm for learning amongst the old and young and foster a brighter future for all. The Vladimir Potanin foundation’s investment in youth demonstrates that the foundation’s strong leadership and faith in new ideas has effectively constructed a network of opportunity across Russia. When experienced leaders invest in leaders of the future, the outcomes of collaboration are endlessly exciting.

Download Fostering Leadership brochure

Contact: Julia Grozovskaya, +7 916 248 7677,