International Twin-Cities Forum “Political Solutions and Sustainable Territorial Development” (2014)
In 2014, the UN General Assembly designated October 31 as the World Cities Day. Since then, all people's diplomacy forums in Volgograd have been timed to coincide to this date.
The Forum of 2014 featured:
It was during this Forum that the Mayor of Volgograd Andrey Kosolapov presented the concept "Volgograd as a capital of people's (public) diplomacy" and suggested creating a respective Center on the platform of one of Volgograd's universities.
The goals of the Forum are to search for the efficient solutions to today's problems of the world politics and bring international community closer together by means of people's diplomacy.
It was also within the frame of the 2014 Forum that Volgograd was awarded the "Plaque of Honor" of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – a sign symbolizing the unity and ingeniousness of nations.