Falk Bomsdorf, Director ofthe Moscow office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
Elvira Orlova, Grants coordinator of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Rafael Khakimov, Director of Scientific Programs of the Kazan Institute of Federalism.
Session 1. Status of the subjects of the federation
General Differentiation of Competence between Federation and Subjects, State System of the Subjects in the Germany Prof. Alexander Blankenagel, Gumboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Comparative Characteristic of the Constitutional and Law Status of the Subjects of the Russian Federation and the Germany Sergey Chernov, Dr. of Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the State University of Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia
A State as a Subject of Federation: Problems of Theory and Practice Shakir Yagudin, PhD in Law, Head of the Legal Board of the State Council of the RT
Legal Status of Subject of the Federation Prof. Venir Samigullin, Head of the Chair of Constitutional Law of the the Bashkort State University, Bashkortostan
Interaction of the Government of the RF with the Government Bodies of the Subjects of the RF in Lawmaking Activity Aleksey Pavlushkin, PhD in Law, Institute of Law and Comparative Jurisprudence of the Government of the RF, Moscow
Structure of Executive Power of Public Authority of Subjects of the Russian Federation: Problems and Tendencies (Sverdlovsk region) Igor Kuleshov, PhD in Law, Assistant Professor of the Chair of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the Ural Academia of the State Service
State Administration in the Federative State Rustem Tarnopolsky, PhD in Law, Assistant Professor of the Chair of Constitutional and International Law of the Kazan State University
Fundamentals of Organization of Budgetary Relations between the Center and Subjects Vadim Khomenko, Dr. of Economics, head of the department of economics of the Institute of Social Economical and Law Sciences of the Academy of Science of the RT
Perfection of Budgetary and Tax Legislation in Relation with the Reforms of Federative Relations and Local Government Lyudmila Pronina, Dr. of Economics, Council of the Personnel of the Committee of the State Duma of the RF on the problems of local self-government
Federative Economical Relations and Development of the Regions Guzel Singatullina, PhD in Economy, Department of Economy, Kazan State University