Academic journal article Review of European Studies

Development of Communication among the Members of the Youth Policy

Academic journal article Review of European Studies

Development of Communication among the Members of the Youth Policy

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Abstract

The article describes the main activities of Mari State University (city Yoshkar-Ola) to create the homogeneous cultural space under the youth policy. One of such activity was the creation of the united information and communication portal "Muraveynik" ("Anthill") on the basis of the university, which purpose is the consolidation of Russian students in the united information social and cultural space. Based on the successful experience of the realization of information and communication projects in Mari State University, it is instructive to spread this model of interaction on the national basis. The given resource has to unite all the information related to the realization of the youth policy in the country and allows the youth and the students to orient effectively by choosing educational, professional, leisure strategies of the youth. The article also deals with the experience of the youth policy, the social studies, the volunteering in Mari State University which allowed to apply successfully the latest technologies for the purposes of the social integration of the region and the country as a whole. The group of the authors is the direct creator and coordinator of the presented model of the social and cultural, communicative interaction in the youth and the students space and hopes to find the associates to create safe, tolerant, high-technology information space to secure the cooperation among different universities and countries.

Keywords: communication, informatization, student movement, volunteering, youth policy, information portal, campus project, regional university

1. Introduction

The early XXI is characterized such phenomena in the society as globalization and informatization. Mediatization has affected all the fields of human activity, giving the opportunity of the versatile communication (Tavokin, 2011). On the one hand, it helps to develop the homogeneous cultural space but also raises the well founded fears of depersonalization and grading of cultural differences. These fears cause the other extreme in the society-the emergence of the social barriers, distancing from different culture bearers. Under the current conditions the leading role in smoothing of this conflict belongs to the education (Marjolein & Herman, 2010). In the present model of the youth social and cultural practice in the Russian Federation the kernel of the modern youth is the student community. Thus, it seems reasonable to create a united communication and information system exactly on the basis of universities. Intercultural communication becomes an essential requirement, principle and paradigm of interaction of all members of the educational environment (Obidina, 2010).

In the Russian reality the central and regional universities are on the different poles of the social space-time "center-periphery" that results in contradiction between the cultural levels and peculiarity of cultural identity of the members of educational process which has different subject matter and configuration in each particular case (Khovanova, 2010). Mari State University belongs to the regional universities. The main task of these universities is to preserve and develop the intellectual potential of the region. This will be possible only if there is an effective communication system both intramural and in the educational space scale of the region and the country as a whole.

Mari State University completes an important task to preserve social, cultural potential and heritage of the Mari El Republic. Under modern political, economical, social and cultural phenomena the existence of Yoshkar-Ola and the republic as a center of education, science and culture depends mainly upon the activity of the university.

The Mari El Republic is a multicultural and multi-confessional region. However, due to the integration of Russia into the world educational environment the doors of the Russian universities have opened for the youth of different countries and nationalities. …

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