The BRICS International Forum (BRICS-IF) is a socio, economic, political center working amongst BRICS, SCO and friendly countries with a goal to initiate people-to-people dialogue.
It is the first independent international public organisation, working towards creating a structured social, economic and environmentally sustainable bloc with the support of governmental and non-governmental organisations network.
BRICS-IF has been formed to cater, mobilise and carry forward the agenda, policies and decisions made by the heads of the states during the annual bilateral and multilateral summits, also aimed to encourage and strengthen multilateral cooperation within BRICS and beyond.
BRICS International Consultancy Private Limited incorporated under the Indian Companies Act 1956 (Government of India) in 2013 is a support system for the BRICS-IF to structure legal and financial layers for the programs, business and commercial aspects focused on young people, they have the incentive to create and seize the necessary tools to become actively engaged in decision-making, which could result in greater transparency, accountability and better opportunities in their future.
In 2015, International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs invited the public organisations from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to participate in the Second BRICS International Youth Forum held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi from 28-30 Janaury 2015.
The Forum participants identified goals for future cooperation such as establishing a Working Group for creating BRICS Youth Council, making Youth Policy as a priority for interaction between BRICS countries, establishing a Coordination Council of Youth Programmes within BRICS, organizing a system of Youth Internships, developing a Plan of Cooperation within the BRICS, developing Inter-Cultural and Inter-Ethnic Dialogue and promoting public harmony and tolerance among youth of BRICS countries.
All the participants stressed on the need of an international youth public organisation to work on the youth policies within BRICS and beyond. Hence the BRICS International Forum (India) was formally announced to work as an organisation. The Forum was inaugurated in 2015 by then Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.
The Delegates of the Second BRICS International Youth Forum also had the privilege of meeting the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, 30 January 2015, New Delhi, India.