Youth Forum


The 5th Youth Forum,
organized by the International Youth Committee in collaboration with the WCO,
 was held within the 12th PICARD Conference
in Hammamet,Tunisia
on September 28, 2017


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The Program of the 5th International  PICARD Youth Forum 2017

The Program of the WCO PIACRD Conference 2017

Every year the leading experts in the field of International business and Customs tend to pay more attention to the PICARD Youth Forum. It has become an international discussion platform where students from various countries present their research to the Conference experts and university officials.

On the 28 September 2017, in Tunisia,we started the V International PICARD Youth Forum! .The event was bring together more than 100 young customs students from different parts of the world to discuss the issues of international business and customs regulations.
Scientific works out of the presented papers had participated in the international youth project “i-Customs” (the one initiated by the customs students of Institute for International Business and Law, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia).

On behalf of the Youth Organizing Committee, I invite you to join us and feel like a part of the world customs family!

We are looking forward to meeting you at the 6th PICARD Youth Forum!

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Youth Forum
Andrey Nikolaev

On the 28th of September 2017 at one of the best resorts of the Republic of Tunisia, Hammamet, during the 12th International PICARD Conference of the World Customs Organization the International Youth Forum took place. Students from Russia, Belarus, Tunisia and Philippines participated in its work. And 7 research papers recommended by the Expert Committee based on the results of of the IV International Youth i-Customs Conference were presented during the session of the Youth Forum. Which was moderated by the Head of the WCO Research Unit Тhomas Cantens, professor of the Tunis Business School Leila Baghdadi and the Dean of the IMBIP faculty, ITMO University professor Elena Bogdanova.

The audience noted the high level of participants' reports, as well as the tangible progress of research work compared to the past years performances. Especially, a cooperative research of ITMO University and the Lyceum of University of Philippines students was pointed out.

Participants of the Youth Forum received certificates and memorable gifts. The Tunisian Customs Service organized a cultural program with a visit to the Republic of Tunisia capital - Tunis.

As a result of the PICARD Conference Youth Forum a decision was made to establish a National Working Group of International Customs Students Association in Tunisia.






 “Dear colleagues! 
Please accept my sincere congratulations on the success of the Youth Forum organized in the framework of the international conference PICARD. The event was notable for its excellent organization, highly relevant, balanced agenda, and a high professional level of the speakers. I would also like to mention a representative range of experts, open and informative discussions of customs related problems that allowed for a better understanding of the speakers’ position in matters of customs administration and the promotion of academic research pertaining to the activities of the customs authorities. I wish your friendly like-minded team the further success and hope for our continued interaction in the development of international academic cooperation in the field of customs.”
Mr. Igor Sergeev, Dean of the Faculty of Customs and Mr. Andrey Klochenko, Head of International Cooperation Department
Russian Customs Academy (Lubertsy, Moscow region)


Presentaions of the 4th International PICARD Youth Forum 2016 speakers