8.5. Children's Tourism: Experience, Issues, Prospects

Thursday, May 20
12:30 - 13:30

Channel 4
Open Access Live Stream

Track: 8. Culture. Education. Sport. Tourism
Discussion session


The Presidential Message mentions the need for making children's recreation in Russia as affordable as possible. The increase in tours for children will stimulate the development of domestic children's tourism. On the one hand, such tours will encourage the younger generation to explore their home country's history, geography and culture; on the other hand, they will help improve children's health.

The completion of the task set by the Russian President requires clear legal regulations in the field of children's tourism and a robust support system for people travelling with children.

This discussion session will touch upon the issues of consolidating legislation on children's tourism and providing incentives for this type of tourism.


Aleksey Obukhov

Leading Expert of the Centre for General and Extracurricular Education at the Institute of Education, HSE University


Aleksey Obukhov is a leading expert of the Centre for General and Extracurricular Education, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, editor-in-chief of the journal "Researcher". Educational psychologist, Russian Federation.

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor. Co-author of the concept for the development of research activities of students in Russia, organizer, and leader of many research expeditions and educational trips around Russia and many countries of the world with schoolchildren and students. Initiator, scientific director, and organizer of several international, all-Russian and regional educational projects and programs aimed at involving children, adolescents, and youth in research activities through the study of the world around them.

Author of over 500 publications on educational psychology, student research psychology, developmental psychology, social and cultural psychology, and anthropology.


Tatiana Sharshavitskaya

Deputy Head, Moscow City Tourism Committee


Ms. Sharshavitskaya graduated from the Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

She was trained under the program ‘Innovations in the development of public programs’ in the Moscow School of Management in Skolkovo, and the program ‘Territory of growth: development projects for urban districts and municipal districts of the Moscow region’. Also she completed training under the additional professional program “City Projects” at the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education ‘The Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation’.

She had been working in the media business, dealing with legal support of activities and development issues as Deputy General Director for Legal and Administrative Issues.

Held senior positions in government organizations.

Currently works as Deputy Head of the Moscow City Tourism Committee.

Victor Abramov

Member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy

Elena Lysenkova

Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Tourism

Nikolay Litarenko

Head of Legal Department, The Russian Union of Travel Industry

* The Programme may be subject to change