Conference Agenda

“The challenge of intercultural education – Yesterday, today and tomorrow…”

 Conference agenda*

Thursday, 8th of June 2017 – A Journey into Estonian Civil Society

Arrival day and visiting various of institutions and organisations + welcoming dinner for foreign participants and invited guests.

Day agenda:
10.00 – 11.00 National Foundation of Civil Society, Agu Laius Executive director
11.20 – 12.00 Tallinn City Centre Youth Centre, Minna Konjus, Chief of Youth Centre
12.00 – 13.00 Tallinn Sports and Youth Department – Marko Ool, Chief of Youth unit
13.30 – 14.20 Estonian Youth Council, Ivo Visak, Executive director
14.00 – 14.40 Lunch at Solaris
15.00 – 16.00 Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations, Siim Tuisk, Advocacy expert
16.00 – 17.00 NGO MONDO, Johanna Helin, Executive director
19.00 Dinner, hosted by the Executive Director of Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare
at Restoran Nero, Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel (by invitation only)

Friday, 9th of June 2017 International Conference

10.00 – 11.30 Opening session
Opening words by European Commission and Anna Lindh Foundation
Opening words by Estonian Government
Opening words by organizers and hosts
Three key speeches:
“Key Challenges of intercultural education in the EuroMed Region”
(Global and Human Rights Education approaches in formal and non-formal education systems) – Mr. Miguel Silva, North-South Centre of  Council of Europe;
“Importance of Intercultural education for integration process of refugees and migrants into society” – Mrs. Marju Lauristin, Professor of Tartu University, Member of European Parliament
“Key challenges of intercultural education and dialogue in examples of Tunisia” – Mr. Anis Boufrikha, Head of  Tunisian Network of  Anna Lindh Foundation

Moderated by: Kristi Ockba

11.30- 11.45 Coffee break

11.45- 13.30 I Working sessions – Intercultural education and dialogue
4-5 presentations by experts and guests
Panel discussion
– Amb. Hatem Attalah, Executive Director of Anna Lindh Foundation
– Mr. Mahmoud Ezzat, Deputy Director of the Special Projects at Bibliotheca Alexandrina/LAS
– Mrs. Heidi Paabort, Executive Director, Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres
– Mrs. Marwa Mahmoud, coordinator of intercultural education projects in Mondinsieme, Italy
– Mrs. Irene Käosaar, Head of General Education Department, Ministry of Ministry of Education and Research

Moderated by :  Kristi Ockba, NGO MONDO and Vassili Golikov, NGO SSCW
 13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

 14.30 – 15.50 II Working session : Citizenship and human rights in intercultural education
5-6 presentations by experts and guests
Panel discussion
– Mrs. Susanne Kallanvaara, Munkebäcksgymnasiet, Göteborg, Sweden
– Mr. Kari Käsper, Director of Estonian Human Rights Centre
– Ms. Liis Tamman, International youth work senior specialist in Tallinn sports and youth department
– Mr. Anis Boufrikha, Head of  Tunisian Network of  Anna Lindh Foundation
– Ms. Piret Hartman, Deputy secretary general of Estonian Ministry of Culture

Moderated by:
Justina Kaluinaitė, Lithuanian NGDO Platform and Zahid Mahmoud, British Council

16.00 – 17.30 Working Groups
Working group I – Implementing results (Educational E-Toolkit and Web-Resource / Cooperation platform) and proposals from EU and Arabian countries.
Moderator: Sophie Khalid
Contributors: Federica Trimarchi,  Vassili Golikov, Mari-Liis Mäevere and Ilona Roja 

Working group II – Best practices + case analysis from different angles.
Moderator: Kari Käsper
Contributors:  Anis Boufrikha, Susanne Kallanvaara, Evelyn Valtin and Liis Tamman

Working group III – Moving Beyond the Extremist Narrative: Youth on the frontline” The working group will focus on the potential of the next generation of intercultural leaders to create alternative narratives to extremist discourses
Moderator:  Mahmoud Ezzat
Contributors: Marwa Mahmoud, Zahid Mahmoud, Maire Merioja and Eigo Varemäe 

17.30 – 17.50 Presentation of the Educational Guide+Web-Resource and Closing words
18.00 – 19.00 Reception and Networking.

19.00 Official dinner, hosted by the Member of Estonian Parliament and Executive Director of Anna Lindh Foundation at Restoran Nero, Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel (by invitation only)

Saturday, 10th of June 2017 – Cooperation and Evaluation of project

10.00 – 12.00 Cooperation and Evaluation meeting in Romantica room (Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch at Tempo Restoran
14.00 – 15.00 Conclusions and Follow up discussion.
18.00 Finland celebrates 100 years of independence – Concert on Freedom Squire,
Free time

* The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program!