Dialogue Forum I: Integration Challenges in the Labour Market and Education

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15-16.04.13, Tallinn, Estonia

Monday, 15 April

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee and Registration

Radisson BLU Hotel Olümpia, 33 Liivalaia Street, Tallinn 10118, Conference Centre

11.00 – 13.00

Opening plenary

Moderator: Prof Martin Ehala, University of Tartu, Estonia

room: Alfa 1

11.00 – 11.20

Welcome and introduction to the project „Strengthening Integration Dialogue Platforms"

Tanel Mätlik, project coordinator, Estonian Advice Centre, Estonia

11.20 – 11.40

Presentation „Citizens' Dialogues in Södertälje"

Speaker: Paki Holvander and Eva Bjurholm, Municipality of Södertälje, Sweden

11.40 – 12.00

Presentation „Integration Dialogue Platforms in Latvia"

Speaker: Sigita Zankovska-Odina, Latvian Centre for Human Rights, Latvia

12.00 – 12.30

Presentation „Dialogue on Integration in Estonia, Comparison with other Partners"

Speaker: Eva-Maria Asari, Estonian Advice Centre, Estonia

12.30 – 12.50

Discussion

Moderator: Prof Martin Ehala, University of Tartu, Estonia

12.50 – 13.00

Introduction of Workshops

Tanel Mätlik, project coordinator, Estonian Advice Centre, Estonia

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch in Restaurant Senso

14.00 – 15.20

Workshop I Foreign Labour Force – Needs and Solutions

Workshop I will focus on the need of foreign labour force in Estonia, whether it would be necessary to modify the regulations of bringing in foreign workers to Estonia, and whether bringing in foreign labour would pose challenges for Estonia. The workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, state and local government representatives and experts from research centres to find shared solutions to these matters.

Moderator: Tõnis Arro, Estonian Development Fund, Estonia

Speakers:

room: Alfa 1

14.00 – 15.20

Workshop II Future Models of Russian Language Basic Education in Estonia

Workshop II will concentrate on the future of Russian language basic education in Estonia. The workshop is seeking answers what model of (Russian language) basic education would ensure participation of all members of society in the labour market while providing opportunities to maintain ethnic and cultural identity. The workshop will bring together parents, students, government and local government representatives and experts from research centres to find share solutions to these questions.

Moderator: Einar Värä, Pedagogical Seminary, Tallinn University, Estonia

Speakers:

room: Alfa 2

15.20 – 15.40

Tea and Coffee

15.40 – 17.00

Workshop I Foreign Labour Force – Needs and Solutions (continued)

Moderator: Tõnis Arro, Estonian Development Fund, Estonia

Speakers:

ruum: Alfa 1

15.40 – 17.00

Workshop II Future Models of Russian Language Basic Education in Estonia (continued)

Moderator: Einar Värä, Pedagogical Seminary, Tallinn University, Estonia

Speakers:

room: Alfa 2

17.00

End of Day I

Tuesday, 16 April

9.00 – 12.00

Final Plenary

Moderator: Prof Martin Ehala, University of Tartu, Estonia

room: Alfa 1

9.00 – 9.30

Presentation „Conservative Migration Policy of Estonia: how it looks"

Speaker: Ruth Annus, Ministry of Interior, Estonia

9.30 – 10.00

Summary of the Workshop I and Discussion

Speaker: Tõnis Arro, Estonian Development Fund, Estonia

10.00 – 10.30

Tea and Coffee

10.30 – 11.30

Summary of the Workshop II and Discussion

Speaker: Einar Värä, Pedagogical Seminary, Tallinn University, Estonia

11.30 – 12.00

Conclusions of the Forum

Moderator: Prof Martin Ehala, University of Tartu, Estonia

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch in Restaurant Senso