For the first time, the idea of creating an International Project Congress was announced during the visit of a delegation of young leaders from Russia to Caracas (Venezuela) in September 2019. During the meetings with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, ministers of the Venezuelan Government, deputies of the Venezuelan National Assembly and leaders of the Juventud PSUV, it became clear that from mutual visits and general conferences it was necessary to move to permanent and systematic cooperation of youth organizations from different countries. The same year, the idea of creating an IPC was supported by the participants of the Russian-Azerbaijan Youth Forum in St. Petersburg, as well as delegates of the Forum of CIS Youth Organizations in the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
The COVID-19 pandemic and closed borders could not prevent the creation of a new platform for international project exchange. The first conference "Youth cooperation in preserving historical memory" organized by the Russian side was held in June 2020 online and was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory over fascism. The event was attended by young leaders and prominent politicians from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Venezuela, Russia and China. As the main result, the International Project Congress was created by a common decision.
Then the right to hold the general conference passed to Azerbaijan, on September 2, 2020, the second online conference was held, timed to coincide with the end of the Second World War. The topic of the general discussion was collaborationism during the war years and the glorification of Nazi accomplices.
The third conference was held on March 22, 2021 by representatives of Belarus, timed to coincide with the 78th anniversary of the tragedy in Khatyn. There the final composition of 10 countries participating in the IGC was approved, and the first projects that could be accepted for implementation were presented.
In December 2021, the International Project Congress entered a permanent mode of operation and announced the start of an international project exchange.
Courses of action of the IPC:
Exchange of successful projects and initiatives implemented in the participating countries;
Holding joint conferences on significant issues on the international agenda;
Development of common opinions on important social issues;
Interaction with the authorities of the participating countries to promote youth initiatives at the state and international level;
Implementation of joint initiatives in the field of media, assistance to the media of different countries in reaching a wide audience of social networks;