Projects of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation implemented as part of the
Support Programme for Gifted Children in the regions of EuroChem, SUEK and SGC presence
Children's Scientific Competition of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation
The Children's Scientific Competition of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation was organised in 2018. Its aim is to identify and develop young talent in the areas of natural sciences, research, design and engineering.

There are several stages in the Competition. At the end of 2018, the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation's educational centres held qualifying stages of the Competition. Hundreds of Russian schoolchildren from 5-11 grades, who study natural sciences in depth, took part in the qualifying stages.

Leading Russian universities along with EuroChem, SUEK and SGC companies act as partners of the Children's Scientific Competition of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation.

Russia-wide Applied Research Conference of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation's educational centres
The Russia-wide Applied Research Conference of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation's educational centres takes place in early July and brings together representatives of the educational sector from various regions of Russia. The participants' attention is focussed on identifying and developing children's creativity, practical aspects of work with gifted children, and developing and implementing educational programmes for the in-depth study of natural sciences within the system of additional education.

Partners of the conference include regional governments and ministries, universities and media organisations, as well as EuroChem, SUEK and SGC.

Partner projects
The Andrey Melnichenko Foundation participates in a number of the companies' programmes
Joint projects with EuroChem
The Mendeleev Academic Olympiad
in Chemistry
The International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad for Schoolchildren is a competition that is held every year between students from a number of CIS, Baltic and South-Eastern European countries. This Olympiad occupies a unique place in the system of advanced academic subject competitions. Taking part in it are high school students who have each won their country's national chemistry Olympiads.

EuroChem and the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation act as general partners in the event. After all, in the near future, many of the young chemists now taking part in the Olympiad could become leading scientists in the best academic institutions and companies.
International Children's Hockey Tournament: The EuroChem Cup
The EuroChem Cup is one of the largest tournaments for young hockey players in Russia and one of EuroChem's main social projects. Taking part in it are young sportsmen in the under 12 age group from small towns all over Russia and Europe.

This competition is designed to enrich children's lives and give them a taste of professional adult sport. But most importantly - it helps them to grow up healthy. Traditionally, at the end of the tournament, there is a match between a World Children's Team and a "Legends of Russian Hockey" team, which includes World, European and Olympic champions, as well as a number of Stanley Cup winners.

EuroChem has been the competition's general sponsor for many years. In 2017, the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation started directly supporting the tournament and established three special prizes: for the game played at the highest tempo, (the fastest player); for the most powerful game (the strongest player, with the most effective body checks); the most effective defender.
Joint project with the
"SGC - Warming Hearts" Foundation
Summer schools for gifted children
The summer school for gifted children, organized by the Andrey Melnichenko and "SGC - Warming hearts" foundations for students from grades 6-10, who have won competitions in physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, design and programming, which are held for schoolchildren in the Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Stavropol, Kemerovo and Tula regions as well as the Republics of Khakassia and Tyva.

The project's participants are acquainted with basic research activities and independently carry out projects in their chosen field.
Joint projects with the
"SUEK TO REGIONS" Foundation
Scenario Development Competition
The competition for the development of scenarios for the Physics and Mathematics Internet Olympiad for schoolchildren is an entirely new way of holding academic competitions, which allows pupils from grades 7-11 to participate from their own homes, without having to travel to the competition's venue.

Contestants present an original scenario of a training game, which relates to the coal mining industry and reflects the basic postulates and laws of the natural science disciplines. Moreover, the children are expected not only to come up with interesting questions for their peers but also develop a gaming product, with its own characters, background story and interesting locations. This allows participants not only to revise material from the school curriculum but also to develop their creative abilities.

The best works from the competition will be supplemented with problems in physics and mathematics with the help of academics from leading Russian universities and will be the basis for next year's physics and mathematics Internet Olympiad.
The "SUEK Chess Hopefuls" Inter-regional Children's festival
The festival was organized in 2016 for schoolchildren from seven regions of Russia, where the Siberian Coal Energy Company's businesses operate: the Krasnoyarsk, Zabaikal, Primorsky, Khabarovsk, Kemerovo and Murmansk regions and the Republic of Khakassia.

The main goal of this project is to attract as many children to chess classes as possible, increase their skills and nurture future Russian and world chess champions. Within the framework of the Festival, children compete in individual and team competitions and solve chess problems and compositions. The highlight event of the 2017 tournament was a simultaneous game with three-times chess champion Anatoly Karpov.