Welcome to the
Annual Conference of Russian University of Cooperation

CHAYANOV MEETINGS 2018

the event that gathers the contributions of specialists
in Cooperation to enrich the debate
about the many issues in this scientific area.

8-9 November 2018
MAIN TOPIC:
MODERN COOPERATIVES IN THE SYSTEM OF

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Cooperation is an integral concept, a social phenomenon, which in the era of global economic metamorphosis is transformed from the person's initial ambition of mutual assistance to collaboration in the organisation of modern forms of management.
Cooperative movement as a people-centered and people-driven industry should envision a poverty and hunger free community, ensuring heathy lives for their members and well-being for local communities, building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, fostering innovation, ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, sustaining the interregional partnerships. These goals of cooperation come along with the Sustainable Development Goals. However, in the era of global economic metamorphosis, cooperation is being transformed from the person's initial ambition of mutual assistance to collaboration in the organisation of modern forms of management. The goals set by traditional cooperatives, namely the solution of the social problems of their members, access to resources, credit and technology, the reduction of transaction costs are not sufficient anymore to ensure sustainable development of modern cooperative ventures. The modern cooperative infrastructure faces new tasks of profit making while improving the quality of products and strengthening market positions, which makes the commercial component inevitably important across other cooperative tasks. This conference is called to raise up the discussion about the modern cooperatives fitting well in the system of sustainable development goals and contributing to the sustainable development societies as a whole.

The main issues to be discussed at the conference are related to the latest modern trends in cooperation in developed, developing and transition countries.

Theoretical, empirical and experimental methods in Economics, complemented by approaches of other field specialists working in topics of Cooperation, are expected, moving the debate forward.
Main Topics of the Conference:
• Contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development goals

• New challenges for cooperatives: economic, social, environmental

• New tendencies in cooperation across different countries in the world

• Statistics on cooperatives

• NOVATION IN COOPERATIVE LEGISLATION
• Organisation of cooperative production and trade, investment and finance, education and technology in accordance with the system of sustainable development goals

• Transformation of purposes and goals of cooperative ventures in modern economic systems

• New methods in governance of a cooperative

• New forms of member relations

• Financial performance of modern cooperatives

• New strategies in cooperative education

•History of cooperative movement across the world and in Russia

• Other topics are invited
All types of cooperatives from all countries will be discussed within the Conference agenda, however, a particular accent will be done on the CIS countries and Russia. This conference will celebrate the 130 years of Alexander Chayanov, and the 100 years of the Russian Institute of Cooperation, the predecessor of the Russian University of Cooperation.
PROGRAM OF CONFERENCE

8 November 2018
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Miusskaya sq., 7, str.1, 5th floor.
Registration
Welcome coffee
Conference excibitions
9.00-10.00
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Panel discussion
"The Global Agenda of Cooperation"
Moderator: D.L. Zubov - Chairman of the Russian Centrosoyuz Council
10.00-11.30
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Coffee break
Conference exibitions (presentations and discussions)
11.30-12.00
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Plenary session
12.00-16.15
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Education as a Source of Sustainable Development of Cooperation
Moderator: S.S. Gil - Rector of Russian University of Cooperation
12.00-13.00
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Conference Lunch
Conference Exibitions (presentations and discussions)
13.00-13.45
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
The Role of Consumer Cooperatives in Improvement of the Quality of Life of the Population
Moderator: S.S. Gil - Rector of Russian University of Cooperation
13.45-14.45
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Conference lunch
Conference exhibitions (presentations and discussions)
14.45-15.15
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Digital Transformation - New Challenges for Cooperatives
Moderator: O.A. Korablev -Senior Adviser to the Chairman of the Council of Centrosoyuz of the Russian Federation
15.15-16.15
Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
PROGRAM OF CONFERENCE

9 November 2018
Russian University of Cooperation,12/30 Vera Voloshina Str.,
Mytishchi Moscow region, Russia 141014
Registration
Welcome coffee
Conference excibitions
9.00-10.00
Russian University of Cooperation
Roundtable for the Rectors of Cooperative Universities from the CIS countries, and higher schools-partners of the system of cooperative education
10.00-11.30
Russian University of Cooperation
Roundtable for agricultural, credit and producer cooperatives
10.00-13.00
Russian University of Cooperation
Conference lunch
Conference exhibitions (presentations and discussions)
13.00-14.00
Russian University of Cooperation
Conference sessions
14.00-17.00
Russian University of Cooperation
Registration
The deadline:
- for submitting the final abstract of papers and posters is 25 September 2018
- the announcement of paper and/or poster acceptance is 30th September 2018.
- for submitting the final paper and poster is 30 October 2018

Authors are requested to pay special attention to the requirements to follow at Call for Papers

Conference Participation Fee - 80 euro
Articles are sent by authores if they wish to be published in the journa "Fundamental and applied researches of the cooperative sector of the economy"l. The decision to publish is made on the basis of double-blind review
Only pdf format
Attention of foreign citizens - participants of the international conference CHAYANOV MEETINGS 2018
To obtain a Russian visa, please send to the organizers of the conference
the following information:
1. Full name, former name, if changed
2. Copy of the first page of passport
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4. Address of permanent residence
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Thank you for participating in the conference.
Organisers and Information partners
Russian University of Cooperation
Association of Educational Organisations of Consumer Cooperatives
The Central Union of Consumer Societies of Russian Federation
Nikonov Russian Research Institute of Agricultural Problems and Informatics
Selcoop
Russian University of Cooperation


12/30 Vera Voloshina Str.,
141014, Mytishchi, Moscow region,
Russia 141014 Tel. (495) 640-57-11 add. 7529
E-mail: konk_ruc@mail.ru