SPILF 2024: Initial Successes in Collecting Proposals for Forum Programme

SPILF 2024: Initial Successes in Collecting Proposals for Forum Programme

The crowd-based platform idea.roscongress.rf collected more than 1,000 proposals for the programme of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2024 (SPILF) from 25 April to 26 May. Ultimately, 942 proposals were selected from a total of 440 users of the platform. Participants left over 1,700 comments and responses during the discussion of the proposals that have been published.

The most popular conceptual categories were:

– State and municipal administration, as well as interaction between the government authorities and the public: the authors proposed further developing the political system in an effort to enhance its efficiency, improving the work of the executive authorities at all levels, as well as the quality of interaction between officials and the population, and creating a feedback system;

– Housing and utility services, the provision of amenities, the urban environment, the Housing Code, and construction: the authors noted the need to amend the Housing and Urban Planning Codes in order to improve living conditions and create a high-quality and safe urban environment, alter approaches to urban planning policy, and improve the quality and efficiency of the housing and utility services system;

– Family law, the protection of children’s rights, and demographic issues: the authors’ proposals aim to amend the Family Code in an effort to protect children’s rights, preserve families and support traditional family values, and respect the rights of all parties involved in family relationships in various situations, for example, during divorce.

This marks the first time that proposals were collected for the SPILF, and it attracted the attention of both veterans of past events on the crowd-based platform (the collection of topics for St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and ideas for the Strong Ideas for New Times Forum), as well as newcomers, many of whom are practicing lawyers or work in areas directly associated with jurisprudence.

The authors of the proposals showed their profound understanding of Russia’s current legislation and possible ways to improve it in the current conditions. The participants paid special attention to the development of international law within BRICS, the SCO, and other associations of countries that have friendly relations with Russia.

The professional community’s keen interest is evidence of how relevant and important it is to collect proposals on topics for the SPILF.

Based on the results of the collection, 25 authors of the most popular proposals will receive an invitation to the Forum.