Fifth session of the international BRIDGE project in Alta

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The 5th online session of internships of students on solving business cases was held within the framework of the joint international ENI project “BRIDGE – Barents Region Initiative for Developing Growth and Employability”.

Therefore, hosted by the Arctic University of Norway, the 5th session of the international educational project BRIDGE: Barents Region Initiative for Developing Growth and Employability was organized. The online session was attended by 47 people: 30 students (16 – Russian, 14 – foreign); 12 “coach-trainers” (4 – Russian, 4 from the Finnish and Norwegian sides) and 5 Norwegian commissioners.

The ENI project “BRIDGE – Barents Region Initiative for Developing Growth and Employability” is part of the CBC “Kolarctic” cross-border cooperation program (2014-2020). Project partner participants: Petrozavodsk State University, Arctic University of Norway (lead partner), Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Murmansk Arctic State University and ITMO University (St. Petersburg).

In the 5th session of the BRIDGE project, case studies were solved for the Norwegian companies from tourism industry: Sorrisniva, Hasvik, Spor Guiding, Flatmoen Nature and Sami Aurora. Norwegian students introduced the participants of the session to these companies and delivered their video presentation. To solve the cases, 8 international teams of students were formed. The teams need to solve all sorts of tasks: finding channels for promoting a company in Russia, developing a mobile application, designing a campground, and many others. The final presentation of the projects is scheduled for April 29, 2021 in a video-conference format.

Finnish colleagues Anitra Arkko-Saukkonen and Anzelika Krastina have conducted the training session using the author’s methodology “Creative Steps”. The training is designed for rallying teams and preparing them for the final presentations of case solutions. In the online session PetrSU was represented by: Andrey Chuvak (1st year undergraduate in Economics and Finance), Ekaterina Moseeva (3rd year bachelor in Tourism) and Elizaveta Krasovskaya (1st undergraduate in Tourism). The students’ tutor is Oksana Prokhorova, Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and Management of the Institute of Economics and Law.