The Kotka Day in St. Petersburg
This September 30 we celebrated the Kotka Day in St. Petersburg, which has become traditional in the past 8 years. This year, due to COVID-19 situation, Kotka Day was held online. The Mayor of Kotka - Mr. Esa Sirvio, the Consul General of Finland in St. Petersburg - Mrs. Anna Lammila, and the head of the administration of the Kronstadt district of St. Petersburg - Oleg Dovganiuk, greeted the participants of the meeting with welcoming words. The greetings highlighted the importance of the sustainability of existing partnerships between cities and, first of all, cooperation in the further construction of transport infrastructure between St. Petersburg and Kotka. Also an importance of support for the conduct of joint Russian-Finnish business was highlighted, together with paying special attention to cooperation in the development of inter-port interaction based on ensuring environmental safety of coastal and coastal areas.
Separate sections of Kotka Day in St. Petersburg were organized for discussion:
- development of the tourism cluster «The future of travel direction St. Petersburg - Kotka after the coronavirus pandemic»
- business cooperation «Startups and innovations as new drivers of Russian-Finnish business cooperation»
- some aspects of the development of cooperation in the field of education «Оngoing education without borders - new opportunities for international cooperation»
From the CBC ENI «GET READY» the section was attended by Dr. Maria Mamaeva, project partner, Deputy Director of the State Hydrological Institute. The main aims of the project are educational innovations, and, first of all, creating the Russian-Finnish scientific, educational and consulting center CERINCO, which envisages the development and implementation of joint programs of additional professional education for ecologists, business organizations that implement principles of "green economy", representatives of local and municipal authorities, as well as environmental education of various social groups of the population of Finland and Russia.