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TASS, 2 Oct. Accepting applications for participation in the contest of volunteer projects, “the Legacy of the FIFA world Cup 2018 in Russia” kicks off October 20. This is the official portal for fans of the 2018 world Cup Welcome2018.com.

The project will be implemented in the framework of the “Generation-2018”, launched by the organizing Committee “Russia-2018”. Contestants will be able to present projects in six areas: sport and healthy lifestyle, travel services, urban studies and development of urban spaces, arts, socially useful projects and the environment. To be eligible candidates for the world Cup volunteers, who have designed the application into the volunteer centers of the tournament in the “Volunteers of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” and the “City volunteers” .

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The competition will take place in three stages. From October 20 to November 8, will be collecting applications projects from participants from all over Russia, from 9 to 20 November will be held the examination and selection of the best projects of regional and Federal commissions, from 2 to 5 December 2017 – completion of projects in the creative school “SKOLKOVO” and the presentation of the awards.

The General Director of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Alexei Sorokin said that the volunteer programme of the FIFA world Cup 2018 in Russia was a record in the history of the tournament. “The organizing Committee received feedback from more than 175 thousand people around the world who have expressed their desire to join the ranks of volunteers, and we want to support this impulse. This project is an opportunity for tens of thousands of volunteer candidates to realize their impulse to join the world Cup in Russia. We want to see the bright and interesting ideas, the implementation of which will bring real benefits to society, create positive associations with the tournament,” – said Sorokin.

Welcome2018.com – information-service portal to attract tourists in cities that will host matches of the world football championship 2018. The site provides fans with background information to organize your trip and comfortable stay in the country and also opens up for attendees of the new Russia with its rich culture, history, sports records, fascinating nature and infrastructure.