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The organization of ideological work: demands of modern youth

BISR analyst Sergey Zhuk (BISR Office for the Brest region) took part in information consulting for the ideological activists of organizations and enterprises of the Moscow district of the city of Brest on the topic "Organization of ideological work in the labour collective: forms, methods and conditions of activity, communicative competencies".

It was noted in the speech that based on survey results, the working youth of the Brest region are satisfied with working conditions at the workplace, working hours, professional development opportunities, work environment (more than 80 percent of respondents), social package in the organization (more than 75 percent), career opportunities (about 65 percent). Almost 60 percent of the respondents are satisfied with their salaries. 50 percent of respondents expressed the opinion that all or almost all the knowledge and skills acquired in the learning process has proven to be usefull in work, another 30 percent – that only a part of them.

Today, there is a request for honest and open communication. More than 30 percent of respondents would like to participate in discussion platforms and round tables with the participation of local government leaders, about 20 – with representatives of republican government bodies. More than 15 percent are interested in communicating with representatives of civil society institutions, law enforcement agencies, and the church. The authority for working youth is the opinion of the Head of State, parents, and experts in certain fields. Despite the active consumption of information on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and other social networks, only 5 percent of respondents consider the opinion of bloggers authoritative.

Modern youth is characterized by an active attitude to the surrounding reality. Almost 80 percent of respondents are interested in being involved in public activities. The top preferences include participation in volunteering and charity, sports initiatives (almost 40 percent), creative (25 percent) and Internet projects (20 percent). More than 15 percent see an opportunity to realize themselves in military-patriotic activities, which is a marker of readiness to defend their country.

The significant role of traditional values for the Belarusian society is evidenced by the life goals sought by respondents. For 70 percent, it is starting a family and raising children, for 55 percent – professional self-realization and self-improvement, for 30 – knowledge of the world and travel, for 25 – a healthy lifestyle, vivid emotions and impressions and material well-being.