Ivashinenko Nina Nikolaevna, Doctor of economic sciences, professor, head of sub-department of economic
sociology, Lobachevsky Nizhniy Novgorod State University (23 Gagarina street, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia); head of the joint laboratory of Nizhny Novgorod State University and the Institute of Socioeconomic Problems of Population of RAS “Studies of people’s life quality as a basis of social management” (7 Universitetsky lane, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), email@example.com
Тeodorovich Michail Leonidovich, Doctor of sociological sciences, professor, sub-department of economic sociology, Lobachevsky Nizhniy Novgorod State University (23 Gagarina street, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia); leading researcher at the joint laboratory of Nizhny Novgorod State University and the Institute of Socioeconomic Problems of Population of RAS “Studies of people’s life quality as a basis of social management” (7 Universitetsky lane, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Background. The maturity of regional infrastructure is a crucial factor influencing the quality of people’s lives, the level of business activity and the destination of migration of the most active social groups. Governments of various states use a broad range of models of public-private partnership (PPP). On the one hand, the PPP orientation agrees with the specific character of goals and objectives of the state youth policy regarding strategic prospectives and innovations. On the other hand, the you belongs to a low-resource financial group with a high level of needs changeability that is incapable of providing market recoupment of investment projects. The contradictions occurred require an analysis of PPP problems and application prospects in the field of youth policy measures implementation in order to improve the existing mechanisms of partnership.
Materials and methods. The analysis of the existing practices of PPP implementation was carried out on the basis of deep semi-structured interviews with the expert community: representatives of legislative and executive regional bodies, involved in regulation and promotion of PPP; busenissmen who took part or planned to take part in investment tenders; as well as leaders of youth nonprofit organizations participa¬ting in partnership projects.
Results. The authors studied the specific character of PPP application for realization of youth policy measures, analyzed the interest focuses of participants of the said partnership describing their social roles and functions and revealed weak and strong sides of various form of partnership specifiying the ways of improvement thereof.
Conclusions. The application of PPP for realization of the youth policy is closely interconnected with strategies of regional development. PPP’s adoption into the youth policy requires intensified strategic planning by all participants. Treating the youth as a regional capital, investing into its development require a fundamental change of the ideological scheme of regional investment development. In the PPP mechanism youth public organizations are to act as mediators between business demanding proofs of profitability and the authorities speaking the language of social importance.
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