The international Conference “Civil Society Ideas for a sustainable Green 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.


: civil society, circular economy, gree growth, sustainability, overconsumption, UN sustainable development goals, green transition, climate change.

Hashtags:  #CSOideas #Sustainablefuture, #GreenHaibto2023


DAY ONE.Friday, 26th May 2023.
OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DAY at Hestia Hotel Europa (East Europe room)

09.00 – 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 – 11.00 Opening and keynote Speeches :
– Kaupo Heinma, Deputy Secretary General at Ministry of Climate of Estonia
– Christer Haglund, Director of Nordic Council of Ministers´ Office in Estonia
– Ursula Roosma, Director of British Council Estonia
– Janne Rajala, President, Green Habito
– Mayri Tiido, Founder and CEO of Lowmerism

11.00 – 12.15 1st Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

Empowering Social transformation by investing in environment protection and fighting climate change.

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


  • Kaidi Tamm, Sustainable Development Programme Senior Expert, Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Jenni Kaupila, Advocacy officer of UNA Finland (member of Finnish NGDO Platform (Finland) online
  • Oksana Skaldina, Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Iulia Halangescu, IFK Coordinator (Sweden)
  • Christian Hansen, Copenhagen Business Academy (Denmark)

12.15 – 12.30 Coffee-Time

12.30 – 14.00 2nd Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

Civil society, government and business networks to take circular economy, urban development and innovation to next level

Moderator of the conference: Amb. Hatem Atallah

  • Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Aalborg University (Denmark) online
  • Krista Kampus, Head of Tallinn – European Green Capital 2023, city of Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Tove Lund,  Strategy Manager for Sustainable Living, The City of Göteborg (Sweden)
  • Mayri Tiido, Founder and CEO of Lowmerism (Estonia)
  • Michael G. Kavuklis, President of the House of Europe in Rhodes (Greece)

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 16.15 3rd Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

The role of Civil Society Organisation for tackling green transition and sustainable development

Moderator: Amb. Hatem Atallah


  • Laufey Líndal Ólafsdóttir, Head of Pepp, grasrótarstarfi fólks í fátækt (Iceland)
  • Adel Albaghdadi, We Organisation (Netherlands)
  • Laura Maria Rajala, coordinator of Fimigrant RY (Finland)
  • Balqis Khattab, IKF youth worker (Sweden)
  • Germa Morris, Peace Child Estonia (Estonia)

16.15 – 16.30 Coffee-Time

16.30 – 17.30 Workshop “How can we make the EU energy independent on 100% Green Energy by 2030?” – Ingrid Nielsen, Advocacy Expert, Renewable Energy, Estonian Fund for Nature

17.30 – 18.00 Conference concluding remarks (Amb. Hatem Attallah, moderator)

19.00 – 21.00 Official Dinner

DAY TWO Saturday, 27th May, 2023
(Panel discussion, workshops, study visits and networking day) in Hestia Hotel Europe

09.00 – 10.30 Report Back & Discuss agreements & ideas from Friday’s sessions

Recruit volunteers to serve on Drafting Group of Network statement
10.30 – 12.00 4th Panel discussion with Invited guests and participation of public *

Examining current consumption patterns and integrating sustainable lifestyle

Moderator:  Vassili Golikov, Programme Director of Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare (Estonia)


  • Tove Lund,  Strategy Manager for Sustainable Living, The City of Göteborg (Sweden)
  • Laufey Líndal Ólafsdóttir, Head of Pepp, grasrótarstarfi fólks í fátækt (Iceland)
  • Heidi Solba, President of Lets do it World (Estonia)
  • Kristine Meek Stokke, president of the young ambassadors program (Norway)
  • Ivan Vasilevskikh, Coordinator of Folkevirke (Denmark)

12.00 – 12.15 Coffee break

12.15 – 13.00 Four workshops:

  • “Integrating SDGs into strategies and practices: how to construct change” – German Morris, Peace Child Estonia
  • “How do you know what’s cool about sustainable development?” – Saandra Jaanika, Fridays For Future Estonia
  • “Green growth and waste management”, Heidi Solba, Let’s do it World
  • “Exchange of best practices by partners and practising them for reach communities”  – All partners representatives

13.00 – 14.00 Working in groups:

  • I Group: development of joint statement on Circular economy and reducing overconsumption;
  • II Group: development of proposal for policy-makers on more involvement of CSOs into achievement of SDGs;
  • III Group: development of joint initiatives / project plans between NGOs and other actors on local level to promote sustainable lifestyle and green innovative solutions for social transformation;

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch 

15.00 – 16.00 Presentation and networking of the results of workshops and working group (Presentation of joint statement draft and civil society project proposals for decision and policy makers on SDGs)

15.30 – 18.00 Study Visits and Networking (list of organisation to be confirmed) across Tallinn

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner and Free evening.

DAY THREE Sunday, 28th May 2023 Conference results presentation and summary

11.00 – 12.00 Presentation of the conference results (Proposals for policy makers on Circular economy and reducing overconsumption, CSOs capacity in SDGs; European Network “Green Habito” statement on the role of Civil Society Organisation for tackling green transition and sustainable development

12.00 – 13.00 Follow up activities, Call for local community projects 2023, Presentation of Tallinn Green Capital agenda and summary of the conference”

13.00 – 14.00 Coffee break

14.00 – 18.00 Annual meeting of the network board in Hestia Hotel Europa.

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

The conference is supported by National Foundation of Civil Society, British Council and by Nordic Council Of Ministers’ Support Program for Non-Governmental Organisations Cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic Countries.