I welcome participants and guests to XIV All-Russian Forum "Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia: The Space for Choice and Choice of Space".
Office of Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District supports this annual event and actively takes part in the organization. Holding on the fourteenth time, forum shows that its intense program helps representatives from federal center, federal subjects of the Russian Federation and self-governing authorities to elaborate on general approaches and positions of strategic planning in the regions.
Necessity of forming efficient system of strategic planning from municipal to macroregional and federal levels comes to a head at the present time.
Federal Law “On the strategic planning in Russian Federation”, passing in the year 2014, should play an integral role in this process.
Law sets consisted frames, which helps to implement and realize documents of strategic planning in the country and its certain regions. In fact, new system of state planning in the context of market-driven economy is forming these days.
Nowadays, we are actively working at renewal of Strategy of Socio-Economic Development of the Northwestern Federal District until the year 2020, confirmed by Government of the Russian Federation. New law allows accounting federal districts as independent objects of strategy planning – macroregions. Strategy of macroregion unites documents of strategy planning in efficient system.
I am sure, specialist’s constructive dialog and sharing experience will help experts, scientists and public members to focus efforts on solving new problems in improving state planning in Russia, its regions and cities.
I wish fruitful work to all Forum participants!