Programme

Programme

The international Conference “Civil Society Ideas for the sustainable and secure Future of Europe” programme will consist of plenary lectures and speeches, panel discussions, workshops, study visits, a round table and World Café discussions involving all participants. Participants will be expected to share their experiences – and emphasise to younger participants their perspectives on the ‘art of the possible.’ They will also be expected to deliver targets and action ideas for implementation at local, national and international levels.  The focus will be to contribute effectively to the UN’s SDG goals – and get educational and political institutions,  communities and individuals involved back in their home countries.

CONFERENCE AGENDA


Keywords
: civil society, youth, peace, European security, UN sustainable development goals, conflicts, diplomacy intercultural dialogue, CSOs appeal, green transition, climate change, circular economy, digital security and propaganda.

Hashtags:  #CSOideas #Sustainablefuture


Sunday, 1st May, Arrival day in Tallinn, Estonia

Arrival in Tallinn, Registration & departure to Narva / Narva-Jõesuu.

20.00 -21.30 – Dinner at the hotels at

Monday 2nd May, Conference day I, Venue: Narva, Vaba Lava Theatre Centre

09.00 – 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.30 Opening Speeches:

  • Jane Õispuu, (Head of Political Team, European Commission Representation in Estonia)
  • Christer Haglund, Director of Nordic Council of Ministers´ Office in Estonia

10.30 – 11.30 Keynote speakers:

  • Barbi Pilvre-Storgard, Associate Professor of Journalism. Baltic Institute of Film, Media and Arts (Estonia) – “Fake, disinformation, propaganda”
  • Jenni Kaupila, Advocacy officer of UNA Finland – “How does the implementation of the 2030 Agenda show in Finland?”
  • Kadri Piho, Project manager @Cleantech Estonia “Fair Green transition of Ida-Virumaa region: New opportunities”
  • Ivo Krustok, Estonian State Chancellery (virtually)“Green transition in Estonia

11.30 – 13.00 1st Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

Media control and Digital security: Countering cognitive warfare: awareness and resilience of civil society

Moderator:  Vassili Golikov, Political scientist

Experts: 

  • Adel AlBaghdadi, Head of WE organization (Netherlands)
  • Michael G. Kavuklis, President of the House of Europe in Rhodes (Greece)
  • Janne Rajala, Senior Cloud Architect at Onrego Oy (Finland)
  • Ursula Roosmaa, Director of British Council Estonia (Estonia)
  • Nicklas Sunny Tandrup, Copenhagen Business Academy (Denmark)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 2nd Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

Climate Change: Halting and reversing global warming by investing in green evolutionenergy security and waste circular economy

Moderator: Ms. Anneli Ohvril, Let`s Do it World Foundation (Estonia)
Experts
:

  • Laura Maria Rajala coordinator of Fimigrant RY (Finland)
  • Rainer Pesti, Rang Selts Company (Estonia)
  • Oksana Skaldina,  University of Eastern Finland
  • Youth Voices: Nikita Strekalov & Daina Arfanova (Estonia)

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee-Time

15.45 – 17.00 Discussions in three working groups:

  • “Critical thinking, Social media, mind control and warfare – how to think rational?”
  •  “Green growth and waste management”
  • “European Civil Society appeal to Russian civil society and government to end the war in Ukraine”

17.30 – 18.00 Conference day I concluding remarks (Amb. Hatem Atallah, moderator)

19.00 – 21.00 Official Dinner

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2022, Conference day II, Venue: Meresuu Spa & Hotel, Conference Centre

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote speakers:

  • PhD Mette Brogden, Professor, Tuscan Arizona University (USA) “Connecting environmental sustainability and Human rights: Deep Migration solutions”
  • PhD Eleftheria Ftaklaki, Political scientist, Researcher at the Aegean university (Greece) “The Role of United Nations in elimination of regional conflicts in example of the Security Council Resolution 2250 “Youth, Peace and Security”
  • Nikolai Tsvyatkov, Deputy chief at State Chancellery’ Bureau for reintegration politics “Civil society input in ensuring Peace and Security in example of Transnistria case”

11.00 – 12.15 3rd Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

Conflict resolution in Europe: what is the role of governmental institutions, civil society and intercultural dialogue in tackling conflicts? 

Moderator: Michael Kavuklis, President of the House of Europe in Rhodes
Experts:

  • Stefanos Vallianatos , Co-Founder of Fotoessa (Greece)
  • Amb Hatem Atallah, EMUNI University (Slovenia)
  • Vassili Golikov, SSCW (Estonia)
  • Nikolai Tsvyatkov, State Chancellery of Moldova

12.15  13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 4th Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

Peace and Security: Resolving Europe’s conflicts for a more peaceful and sustainable world through UN Security Council Resolution 2250 “Youth, Peace and Security”.

Moderator:  Anna Liza Starkova, Lund University (Sweden)

Experts:

  • Ivan Vasilevskikh, Copenhagen Business Academy/ Young activist (Denmark) 
  • Mercedes Valladares, representative of Madrid City Hall (Spain)
  • Yossof Rastmo, representative of Youth Centre Babilonas (Lithuania)
  • Oskars Mucenieks, Shelter Safe House representative (Latvia)
  • Anastasia Psallida, UNESCO Chair for Intercultural Policy, researcher at University of Macedonia  (Greece)

14.00 – 15.30 Discussions in Working groups:

  • I Group: Where is the end of Russian-Ukrainian conflict?”
  • II Group: development of proposal for policy-makers on more involvement of CSOs into achieving SDG on climate change
  • III Group: development of joint initiatives / project plans between NGOs and other actors (in social media and media literacy)

15.30 – 16.00 Presentation of working groups conclusions.

16.30 – 19.00 Study Visits and Networking (list of organisation to be confirmed)

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner and Free evening.

Wednesday, 4th May 2022 Conference results presentation and summary

10.00 – 11.00 Regional partnership initiative for achievement of UN SDGs (North, South, East and West) by CSOs
11.30 – 12.00 Presentation of the European Network “Green Habito” appeal for Russian people to end the war and resolve it through diplomacy and also presentation of civil society proposals for policy makers on SDGs.
12.00 – 12.30 Follow up activities, Call for Annual Conference 2023 and summary of the conference.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 Departure in airport by 16.00 pm In Tallinn will be a separate meeting of the network board in Tallink Spa Hotell.

*The Organizer reserves the right to amend any part of the Event format, agenda or programme if necessary at any time.

For more info visit: www.unsdg.ee/conference-narva/  or www.fimigrant.info/confernece

The conference is supported by National Foundation of Civil Society and by Nordic Council Of Ministers’ Support Program for Non-Governmental Organisations Cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic Countries in frame of the project: “A green, socially sustainable and digitally integrated Nordic-Baltic Region 2021-2022”.

*The Organizer reserves the right to amend any part of the Event format, agenda or programme if necessary at any time.