On November 27, 2015 in the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation became traditional theAstana sociological forum devoted to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place.
Organizers of the Forum - the Ministry of Education and Science of RK (Institute for Philosophy, Political Science and Religion Studies of SC of MES RK), Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK), Akimat of Astana city, the Association of Sociologists of Kazakhstan (ASK).
Greetings to participants of the Forum were sent by - deputy head of Administration of the President of RK Baglan Mailybayev, Minister of Education and Science of RK Aslan Sarinzhipov, deputy chairman-manager of the Secretariat of Assembly of people of Kazakhstan Eraly Tugzhanov, vice-president of Association of sociologists of Kazakhstan Serik Seidumanov and representative of Executive committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA) Yelena Zdravomyslova.
Sociology in Kazakhstan, thanks to support of the First President - the Leader of the Nation N.A. Nazarbayev, became a factor of a consent and stability, fixing of identity, effective social engineering. In the conditions of crisis the active role of sociology and humanitarian researches in life of the Kazakhstan society has to be continued. And it was promoted by the present sociological forum devoted to the Day of the First President which celebration sociologists of Kazakhstan noted together with the Kazakhstan people and experts from leading countries of the world.
At the Forum questions of participation of sociologists and the humanitarian science in realization of initiatives of the First President - the Leader of the nation N.A. Nazarbayev were discussed, including Plan of the Nation "100 concrete steps: The modern state for all". At the Forum the results of the three-year Thematic plan of research works for 2013-2015 on scientific maintenance of Strategy "Kazakhstan-2050" were summed up and offers on adoption of the new Thematic plan for 2016-2018 taking into account objectives within patriotic idea “Mangilik El” are submitted.
More than 100 people participated to the Forum - public figures, scientists - representatives of socio-humanistic sciences, sociologists from all regions of Kazakhstan, students, undergraduates, PhD students of department of sociology of L.N. Gumilev ENU and sociological offices of higher education institutions of Kazakhstan.
As guests to the Forum scientists and experts sociologists were invited from the Russian Federation, Turkey, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. As a cultural event at the Forum guests attended a performance of the opera "Abai" in the State Opera and Ballet Theatre "Astana Opera".
The scientific and practical judgment of initiatives of the Leader of the Nation was continued on November the 30th in Almaty, in "Gylym Ordasy", on a platform of the Forum of young scientists "Generation of Independence: the new purposes and ways of their achievement", also devoted to the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan.