On a mission to positively impact the lives of 1 billion youth in the
SCO region by 2050.
SCOLAR stands for Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Leaders with Aspiration and Respect for one another.
SCOLAR Network (SCO Countries Youth Platform) was founded in April 2017 as a grassroots community to bring together young people from the SCO region. In just a year, we received support and gained affiliation from the SCO Secretariat. Today SCOLAR serves as a platform to strengthen connectivity, promote empathy and dialogue, create social impact and contribute to the development in the SCO region.
We believe in the shared traditions, civilizational history and values of our neighboring countries. This is why SCOLAR takes the “Shanghai Spirit” principles as a guide in its mission to strengthen the role of youth in developing their countries and the Eurasian region as a whole. The “Shanghai Spirit”, as a combination of the founding principles of the SCO, includes mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for cultural diversity and pursuit of common development.
SCOLAR aims to support university students and young professionals from 21 SCO Family countries by pursuing projects & establishing connections with relevant stakeholders. The goal of our projects is to find creative solutions to the challenges young people face. Our anchor projects include “Model SCO” intellectual game, “AGORA: SCOLAR Vision” youth conference and educational project SCOLAR Academy. These projects bring together thousands of people, including students, graduates, private sector, media representatives and other organization.
of the world population
of Eurosian landmass
of the world GDP
median age across 8 member states
Read what SCO countries’ leadership say about SCOLAR.
SCOLAR Network was highlighted by the Ministers of Education of the SCO member states as an important youth-led initiative. They supported the idea of establishing similar youth organizations in other SCO countries to create a common platform for dialogue and exchanges among young specialists and students, as well as their engagement in the development of their respective countries and the region.
– 17 October 2018, Astana, Kazakhstan
“Model SCO” was supported by the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the SCO Member States in 2018 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
*SCOLAR Network was formerly known as SCO Countries Youth League
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