A new issue of the magazine of the Happiness Department of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly "Happiness Aggregator" has been published. The common theme for all the materials in this issue is good neighborliness.
Good neighborliness… An important, but not often used word, but very in vain. Neighbors can be a gift of fate and its punishment. And what if it is not just about families living next door, but about nations or entire states located next to each other?
In May 2017, the search for an answer to this question inspired more than 2,500 representatives from 67 countries of the continent to take part in the first congress of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, thereby setting the starting point of its activities. In general, since its establishment, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly has signed agreements with more than 145 business organizations, chambers of commerce, higher education institutions, foundations, research centers, various public organizations and associations from India, France, Serbia, Greece, Syria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, Azerbaijan, England, Italy, Spain, Benin and other countries.
In the modern world, people's diplomacy is becoming an increasingly significant part of international life. Using the language of people's diplomacy, it is easier to build bridges of mutual understanding, relying on deep roots and national traditions. Its effective implementation is designed to humanize international relations. The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly focuses on issues of economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, development and support of new projects, prospects for a single Eurasian information space, preservation of interethnic harmony and much more.
In 2021, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly established the Happiness Department. Its main tasks include organizing cooperation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to increase the happiness index in the countries of Eurasia, generalization and replication of successful international experience and development of charitable programs, support of public and state initiatives aimed at creating conditions in which the social and personal happiness of the peoples of Eurasia becomes one of the most important criteria for the authority of the state in the international arena, creation of additional opportunities and favorable conditions for people and organizations seeking to make a creative contribution to the development of Eurasia, for a happy life for all people inhabiting it.
On the pages of the magazine, we will introduce you to projects, member organizations of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly and its leadership. We will share happiness on a global scale. The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is an international union of non—governmental organizations and citizens with an active life position who share and promote the ideas and values of Eurasian integration, protection of peace, strengthening friendship, harmony, partnership and good neighborliness between peoples.
Marina Volkova, Head of the Happiness Department of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly