RCE Nizhny Novgorod - 2021

Social Responsibility, Public Participation and Area Sustainable Development for City and Regional Agglomerations
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Social Responsibility, Public Participation and Area Sustainable Development for City and Regional Agglomerations
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Nizhny Novgorod
Contributing organization(s) : 
Association “Nizhny Novgorod Center for Socio-Economic Expertise (interuniversity)”
Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management – the branch of Russia Academy of National Economics and Public Administration
Russian Philosophical Society
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Andrey Dakhin
Organizational Affiliation: 
Association “Nizhny Novgorod Center for Socio-Economic Expertise (interuniversity)”
Format of project: 
Language of project: 
English, Russian
Date of submission:
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Additional resources: 
Development strategy of the Nizhny Novgorod Region until 2035
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Geographical & Education Information
Nizhny Novgorod Region
Address of focal point institution for project: 
Studenaia st., 68A, Room 25, 603005 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The Nizhny Novgorod agglomeration with the population over 2 million people is the third according to size in Russia governing the development strategy of the entire region. Nizhny Novgorod city was found in 1221 (the 800 years jubilee 2021). During this long history Nizhny Novgorod accumulates a large cultural, social and economic capital that is safe by people of the local community.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
There are several obstacles on the way of the Nizhny Novgorod agglomeration’s development:
- infrastructure inefficiency;
- environmental problems;
- depopulation;
- methods of management do not comply with the SD principles;
- obsolete and worn out industrial base of the region.

Transfer of the Nizhny Novgorod agglomeration to sustainable development could be considered an answer to contemporary challenges.
March, 2021 to March, 2023
see above
- human development through the development of spheres that ensure the formation, accumulation and personal
realization of human potential at a high quality level;
- economic development, within which a person can achieve a high standard of living and
welfare as well as professional realization;
- spatial development for comfortable and safe human living.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
- Online traffic jam monitoring for mobile users
- Public economic and ecological education (for ageing people)
- Training program for sustainable thinking “Economical impact of start-ups on the regional sustainable development”
- Participatory budgeting for Nizhny Novgorod,
- Co-working network for Nizhny Novgorod city’s communities
Size of academic audience: 
- 2 conferences and 4 workshops on project topics
- Graduation qualification theses on sustainable development
- Publication of information materials about education for sustainable development in local media
Lessons learned: 
Important success factors are: networking, availability of experts in the relevant field, organizational support of the activities from the government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
Key messages: 
Key words: modeling social and economic dynamics of the agglomeration,application of sustainable development principles in territorial planning and management,developing personal priorities of sustainable development.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
The project is complex and applies to all aspects of the RCE Nizhny Novgorod activities.
Partners of RCE Nizhny Novgorod
Local Government
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Traditional Knowledge  
Curriculum Development 
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level