The Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation (IFESCCO)
The Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of the CIS (IFESCCO) was created under an agreement signed at a meeting of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS on May 25, 2006 in Dushanbe. The agreement was signed by seven CIS states: the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. In 2008 the Republic of Azerbaijan also signed the agreement thereby joining IFESCCO.
IFESCCO’s mission is to contribute to the further development of humanitarian cooperation and intercultural communication in the Commonwealth of Independent States in the area of education, science, culture, mass communications, information, archives, sport, tourism and youth matters.
IFESCCO is operating in close cooperation with the Council for Humanitarian Cooperation of the Member States of the CIS (the “Council for Humanitarian Cooperation”) whose aims are to improve and further develop humanitarian cooperation mechanisms, to ensure conditions for the realization of the abilities and talents of every person irrespective of where that person resides within the CIS based on the process of mutual enrichment with national cultures and based on the accumulated scientific and education potential of the CIS member states. The highest management body of IFESCCO is its Management Board.
Humanitarian Years in the CIS:
2008 -- the Year of Literature and Reading;
2009 -- the Year of Youth;
2010 -- the Year of Science and Innovations.
2011 -- the Year of Historical and Cultural heritage
Since its inception IFESCCO has supported over 100 international projects in the area of humanitarian cooperation.
PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED UNDER THE AEGIS OF IFESCCO IN 2008 BROUGHT TOGETHER OVER 10 THOUSAND PARTICIPANTS FROM THE CIS AND THE BALTIC STATES
Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation
119049, Moscow, 1st Spasonalivkovsky per., d. 4
tel: +7 495 411-6128, Fax: +7 499 238-0676
Cooperation between IFESCCO and international organizations
IFESCCO and UNESCO - In November 2008 IFESCCO and UNESCO signed at the headquarters of the UNESCO a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding Between IFESCCO and UNESCO calling for cooperation between the two organizations in the area of education, science, culture and communications. The Memorandum was signed by Zhanseit Tuimebayev, Chairman, Management Board, IFESCCO, and Koitiro Matsuura, Director General, UNESCO.
IFESCCO and the CIS- On April 22, 2009 in Moscow was signed a memorandum of cooperation between IFESCCO and the Executive Committee of the CIS. The documents were signed by Zhanseit Tuimebayev, Chairman, Management Board, IFESCCO, and Sergei Lebedev, Executive Secretary of the CIS.
IFESCCO and the EurAsEC- On June 24, 2009 in Moscow was signed a memorandum of mutual understanding between the Secretariat of the Integration Committee of the Eurasian Economic Community (the EurAsEC) and IFESCCO. The memorandum was signed by Mikhail Shvydkoi, Co-Chairman, Management Board, IFESCCO, and Tair Mansurov, Secretary General, EurAsEC.
Main Projects of IFESCCO
Annual Forum of Creative and Scientific
Intellectuals of the CIS Member States
Prizes awarded by the Council for Humanitarian Cooperation and IFESCCO, “Commonwealth of Debuts” and “Commonwealth Stars”
The Youth Symphony Orchestra of the CIS
The anthology “Classics of the Literatures of the CIS counties”
Higher education courses of the CIS for young scientists, post-graduate and under-graduate students in modern research methods into nano-systems and materials, synchrotron and neutron research into nano-systems
International summer school for young historians from the CIS counties
Trainings for CIS countries in museum management based on UNESCO/ICOM Museum Studies Training Package.
Theater fair, PRO-Theater
“Our Classic Films”
Master class for art-school students from the CIS in Zdravnevo
The CIS humanitarian internet portal
Our Victory television marathon
International union of WW2 search teams from the CIS
Issyk-Kul Youth Forum of Intellectuals in Memory of Ch. T. Aitmatov
International sports games of the CIS