The international round table titled "The image of the Caspian Sea: the media, expert cooperation, international projects" will be held today in Astrakhan.
Participants of the second meeting of the Caspian Expert Club, organized with the assistance of the Russian, Azerbaijani and Kazakh expert centers, will discuss the issues, relevant to the Caspian region: the tourist branding of the region, the basic principles of cooperation between the Caspian media, media projects, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Astrakhan province, the mechanisms of formation of the Astrakhan region's image and a number of others.
The president of the union of companies 'Analysis. Consulting. PR', Ismail Agakishiev (Moscow, Russia), the manager of the 'Greater Middle East' project, the political scientist Ali Hajizade (Baku, Azerbaijan), the Director of the Center of Analytical Studies 'Eurasian Monitoring' Alibek Tazhibayev (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and the executive director of the International Association of student TV, Vladimir Kosenchuk (Moscow, Russia), are the speakers of the round table.
It was decided to establish the expert community at the Caspian Media Forum, which was held in Astrakhan in September this year. The first meeting, which took place in October, outlined the topic for discussion 'The Caspian region: a new agenda'. The participants worked out the basic principles of cooperation.
The first study, which will be held by the participants of the Caspian Expert Club will be a report 'The scenario development of the Caspian region until 2020'.