Civil society

BRICS Alliance - площадка реализации гражданских инициатив
The current situation in the world - including countries with fairly prosperous economic situation - has led to the fact that civil society is to be considered by the management of the countries and mass media, as a destructive environment in which there are appeared unrest and protests of different degrees of activity. With this approach, the gap between the ruling circles and the population is only increasing - the relationship which is based on confrontation and destruction, can't be creative.

We have gained considerable experience in Russia to overcome the contradictions of civil society with the internal and external policies of the government. An important proof of this are the current ratings of the leader of the state and the majority of the population's support of the steps that government agencies at the federal level are taking to stabilize the external environment and the problems caused by the global economic crisis and sanctions.

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Russian experience has shown that attempts to destabilize the situation in the country from the outside fail only in one case: when, on one hand, the Government is making reasonable efforts to ensure that its strategic plans and tactical decisions could be understood by the public, the results were made public and evaluated publicly, errors and omissions were corrected publicly and population itself could participate in the discussion of key issues. To solve this problem, the Government has taken and is taking specific steps in different directions, one of which is the creation of special platforms for the realization of civil initiatives. These sites include "People's Front", "Civil Initiative" and many others. Their members and activists are monitoring the state of affairs in the region, get access to the media, meet with representatives of the Government and the head of state and can keep track of how their proposals will be considered, accepted, adjusted and embodied.

Extrapolating the gained experience, taking into account the specifics of civil society relations of the other countries with their respective Governments, we have the opportunity to highlight the most positive experience, suitable for worldwide use. The most important element here is the establishment of an international discussion platform on which civil society representatives from different countries can share constructive and creative experiences, learn to resist destructive and aggressive tendencies, watch and prevent attempts to strengthen special cases of people's discontent up to the level of global destabilization.

The operation of such site can't occur without the participation of senior representatives of public administrations, who can highlight the most important topics from those discussed and to take decisions on them - preferably adjusted in terms of international cooperation. BRICS Alliance provides its partners with such opportunity, attracting representatives from various directions of national and international development of the participating countries, to work on a discussion's civil society's platform.

The site operates in the open mode, but on the principle of selection of participants with positive and constructive purposefulness. There is no secret that any positive results can be achieved with the full analysis of the situation, but to be limited to a statement of negative phenomena and processes is not enough: the skill to search and find evolutionary rather than revolutionary ways of solving problems is required. Unfortunately, this skill is not dominant in today's civil society, and our task is to give it the opportunity to show its positive characteristics, develop and gain a foothold in the public consciousness.

Another important task of the international discussion and information platform of civil society is to assist in solving problems of migration. We note that these problems today are related above all to the following main factors, which decision has received little attention:

- adequacy and accuracy of information about the civil requirements and expectations, which the host societies have towards migrants. There is no secret that it is sometimes even more important than the legislative solutions: laws are laws, but those coming to the other countries for a long term have to live with real people in real communities with the established way of life, traditions, labor and social issues and culture. To ignore it means to be in the environment, relations with which will be formed at the level of constant and ever-increasing conflict. To learn to meet the real expectations means to get access to the benefits for the sake of which the migration was carried out. The Alliance platform gives the opportunity to the host countries' population to compare in advance positive and negative aspects of the appearance of migrants in the community, to prepare for it and to find constructive solutions that lead to positive results. On the other hand, migrants themselves have the opportunity to compare their expectations with the real situation in the regions where they are going to move, to assess the level of expectations of the host country and its own ability to comply with these expectations. This approach reduces the multiple migration conflicts, allows to develop joint principles of coexistence - both based on labor cooperation and stimulated (with wars, natural disasters and other global force majeure).

- The adequacy and accuracy of information about the cultural requirements of the host society, as well as its ability and willingness to take orders and traditions existing in the donor countries and the limits of its adaptability.
- The adequacy and reliability of information about employment opportunities, as well as social elevators operating in the territory of the host countries.
In the discussion and information platform of civil society BRICS Alliance is aimed at developing international standard criteria applicable to migration processes (and their correction on the specifics of specific areas). We believe this work an important contribution to the reduction of social tensions in the world, the most powerful tool of help of society to their governments in dealing with migration issues and internal issues related to labor and forced migration. We are open to opinions, suggestions and positive cooperation.

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