Last updated: January 12, 2024

RCE Nizhny Novgorod

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Rce details
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2009
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Nizhny Novgorod works in the one of central regions of Russia, in Nizhny Novgorod city. It takes place on cross point of two well-known rivers on Russia: Volga river and Oka river. Nizhny Novgorod region (province) is located almost directly in the center of the European part of the Russian Federation, on the Western-European or Russian plain. It covers the territory of 76.6 thousand square kilometers with the population of 3411.0 thousand people that constitutes 2.4 per cent of the total population of Russia. The natural geological and biological landscape is about 300 thousand years old. Nizhny Novgorod city was found in 1221 and it is going to celebrate the 800 years jubilee several years after. During this long history Nizhny Novgorod accumulates a large cultural, social and symbolic capital that is safe by people of the local community. RCE- Nizhny Novgorod has several main priorities of activity: ecological project studies, training program for sustainable thinking, social and cultural project activity.

Photo credit: RCE Nizhny Novgorod

Goals and Objectives:

The Agglomeration Nizhniy Novgorod is in a transformation process and is growing to be a Megapolis within the next 15 years. This transformation process will affect all aspects of city planning and city policy. It is generally believed that among these, the aspects of Sustainable Development will need extra attention, to ensure that the Megapolis Nizhniy Novgorod will be an ever better place to live, work and study.


  • Monitoring, managing and supervising of social and cultural activity and quality of life in the Nizhny Novgorod agglomeration;
  • Modeling socio-economic dynamics of the agglomeration and creation of public training programs for sustainable thinking;
  • Elaboration of plans and schemes of the city agglomeration development and layouts of settlements.
  • Application of ecological and social standards for the territory and individual economic entities development accepted in the world.
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Association "Nizhny Novgorod Center for Socio-Economic Expertise (interuniversity)"

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Association “Nizhny Novgorod Center for Socio-Economic Expertise (interuniversity)” (NIC SENEX), NGO.
Role: platform for interactions with the local university’s experts, promoting of the programs of sustainable thinking.
Contact name: Andrey Dakhin

Name of organisation: Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (NNGASU)
Role: platform for ecological and building constructing projects, for promoting it in the students cluster, developing student participation in this fields of local public activity.
Contact name: Igor Arzhenovskiy

Name of organisation: Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management – the branch of Russia Academy of National Economics and Public Administration (NIM RANEPA)
Role: platform for social and cultural projects, for promoting it in the students cluster, developing student participation in this fields of local public activity, interactions with the local public administration institutions.
Contact name: Andrey Dakhin

Name of organisation: Social Rehabilitation, NGO
Role: One of the most active NGOs protecting rights and interests of disabled people in the Nizhny Novgorod region in the following spheres: employment assistance, recreation, education, legal services, information and consulting services.
Contact name - Tatiana Markova
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Name of organisation: Secondary school No. 47.
Role: Partner-school of NIM RANEPA having specialized classes of economics, ecology, management and networking 5 secondary schools of Nizhny Novgorod to teach social sciences and prepare senior pupils for studying social-economic, juridical and managerial specialties in the institutes of the region.
Contact name: Natalia Novikova
Contact mail:

Youth eco-project actions “Second life of plastic” in the secondary school № 47 (12.11.2017) (Photo credit: RCE Nizhny Novgorod)

Current Activities:
  • Online traffic jam monitoring for mobile users
  • Public economical and ecological education (for ageing people)
  • Training program for sustainable thinking "Economical impact of start-ups on the regional sustainable development"
Upcoming Activities:
  • Participatory budgeting for Nizhny Novgorod
  • Co-working network for Nizhny Novgorod city's communities
  • Recycling of plastic (in cooperation with UNESCO and Commeet)

During the workshop «Student's projects for applying to the local Spring competitions-2018 for financial support». Al'bina Safonova together with youth participants and students. (06.03.2018) (Photo credit: RCE Nizhny Novgorod)

  • Six projects of scholars of the framework «The Academy of New Faces» were granted by diplomas of leadership and four of them were granted by local financial support (the season 2017-2018)
  • Three educational projects were granted by local financial support (the season 2019-2020)

A public lecture of RCE Nizhny Novgorod, the framework of “The Academy of New Faces” (2016) (Photo credit: RCE Nizhny Novgorod)

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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Igor Arzhenovskiy
Secondary RCE Contact:
Andrey Dakhin
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Anna Sokolova
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

Studёnaia st., 68A, Room 25. 603005 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia