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“Conventional analysis suffers from a profound failure of imagination. It imagines passing clouds to be permanent and is blind to powerful, long-term shifts taking place in full view of the world.” – George Friedman



Sergey Kapitsa

A renown Russian scientist Sergey Kapitsa developed a ground-breaking concept of a “demographic transition point”: he argues that the period of exponential population growth is about to end, and the world’s population will plateau. As a result, nations will begin to compete for immigrants – instead of fighting it, as it is happening now.

Another major trend we are already seeing, particularly in the OECD countries – aging population. In years to come, productive generations  will have to provide for a growing number of their elders. And even before these tectonic changes take place, we are already seeing the major tensions that reap through countries – religious, racial and cultural conflicts. And restricting migration is obviously not the answer today and will not be an answer tomorrow.

The real answer will come from dealing with some of the following issues:                                                                                                                            

  • Demography and migration. Balancing cultural integration with respect for unique backgrounds

Both lead to a decline of professionals and crises. Solutions to the problem may be the following: Efficient management of migration processes, the creation of an environment that guarantees Child development, improvements in quality of life and more support for people to achieve better professions.

  • Family and Parenthood

In many countries it is taken for granted that all parents will love their child and that they innately know how to bring up a child. However this is not necessarily true and certainly not generic.  Competent parents should know how to raise a child in a harmonious family environment and should be able to provide the best possible opportunities for the child’s development regardless of the juristic and social position imposed on them.

  • Education and Upbringing

Global standardization of educational processes or different educational technologies? The main purpose of education is to give knowledge, but it raises concerns because graduates are not able to participate in contemporary innovation processes. Educational systems should be able to provide different educational technologies and they should be able to give students skills for adapting future innovations (forward thinking approach), world cultural experiences and development of civic awareness. The most important role of the “Scolkovo” centre is that it can become the new innovative environment for children and teenagers alike.

  • Health and Environment

It is highly advantageous to invest in new technologies, scientific research, more efficient practice in pre-natal care and pediatric care. There should be better access to qualified medical help and also government regulation of obstetrics aid and medical services in childcare. This is one of the most important areas of child development. It is a critical area that requires state funds.

  • Culture and Creativity

A Childs’ awareness is much greater than an adults’ because of their endless imagination. They are therefore the best inventors, more open to new ideas and pay great attention to detail. With regards to education, the development of their creativeness should be recognized and symbiotically should be more influenced by culture and art. This is beneficial not only for personal achievement,  but also on an evolutionary scale.

  • Business for Children

Poor quality goods and services have a negative impact on the quality of a child’s life and can degrade their whole childhood. Increasing production, improving the quality and design of early learning goods and services for children, involving children in the process of creation and testing these goods can all help to make their lives more joyful and enhance their development potential.

  • City Planning and Ecosystem

Children are heavily influenced by their environment.  Where he or she lives, who and what they are surrounded by, are some of the factors which influence a child’s behavior and cultivates his or her ideals or  standards. This is where he or she develops habits and reacts to their environment accordingly. This is where a child will develop a sense of self worth and will sculpt a child’s creative and mental growth. Therefore towns should be modified into a safe haven for children where they will feel comfortable and secure. There should be new projects of flats, houses and parks according to their needs. Places that will inspire children. Instead of outdated schools and kindergartens designed over a century ago there should be modern infrastructures; territories which represent the newest approaches in the field of child development enabling children to reach their full potential securing a better future.

  • Social Advancement

Isolated system (there are now more than 50 thousand structures in the country) without social elevators we would have paternalism. Social services should prioritize creating stronger possibilities for gross and development and can achieve this by better organization of educational child centers-these would in effect  improve quality of life and turn the  social sphere (human resources) into the most attractive for investing money into.