December 23, 2016


Panel 1: Radicalization – inevitability or call for action?

Given the changing context of the refugee crisis, increased economic instability, and rise of right-wing discourse; what are the key challenges for ensuring cohesion in increasingly diverse societies? How does increasing migration influence relations between existing cultural and ethnic groups? What are the main drivers of radicalization and how can we as individuals or as part of the society as a whole, prevent politics of fear and polarization from weakening our societies? What are the lessons learned of effective prevention and combating of radicalization?

Prof. Shamit Saggar
Sympathy for terrorism: inspecting the evidence

Prof. Ringo Ringvee
Immigration, Radicalization, Security

Ms. Linda Noor
The Fear Factor

Follow-up discussion:
Radicalization – inevitability or call for action?

Panel 2: Culture, religion, history, language – what determines whether these factors divide or enrich societies?

How to reach or maintain unity in the context of historically, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse societies. What is the role of national identity and identities of minority groups? How should the state interact with people who are seeking for autonomous identity, and with marginalised groups? Research insights on acculturation of Turkish minority in Germany. Policy and program implications from research of Mutual Intercultural Relations in Plural Societies.

Prof. John Berry
How Shall We all Live Together?

Prof. Haci-Halil Uslucan
The perception and acculturation of muslims in Germany

Prof. Triin Vihalemm
What factors divide and consolidate Russian population in Estonia?

Follow-up discussion:
Culture, religion, history, language – what determines whether these factors divide or enrich societies?

Panel 3: What are the benefits and challenges of diversity and inclusion in the labor market?

The role of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is changing. This is primarily due to rapid technological advancements, globalization, immigration, increased demand for skills and education, and in part because of the worldwide effects of an ageing workforce. Globalization also seems to bring common phenomena with it—one of which is migrants being segmented to the darkest sides of the labor market. What are the main drivers of ethnic segregation in the labor market, what are the effective means and best practices of overcoming them? What are the roles and benefits for various stakeholders?

Prof. Uduak Archibong MBE
Leadership role in promoting diversity and non-discriminating workplaces

Ms. Villiina Kazi
Migrant Integration in Finland: Policies and Practices

Mr. Raivo Vare
Shrinking workforce pool and challenges of development of the Estonian economy

Follow-up discussion:
What are the benefits and challenges of diversity and inclusion in the labor market?

Panel 4: The role of civil society in supporting diversity at grass-root level

What is the role of civil society in supporting integration in the society? When does diversity become a challenge? What part does it play in facilitating cooperation of different stakeholders – the state, local municipalities, private enterprises, individuals – for the benefit of common goal? What are the examples of initiatives efficiently resolving problems and addressing acute needs?

Prof. Mikko Lagerspetz
Civil Society, Diversity and Civility

Ms. Katerina Danilova
Can discussions only actually help us?

Mr. Leif Magnusson
Unesco LUCS – local Unesco center for collaboration

Mr. Mads Nygaard
How did an old storage room and the people in it turn into the fastest growing movement in Denmark completely changing the landscape of integration?

Follow-up discussion:
The role of civil society in supporting diversity at grass-root level

Panel 5: Cultural diversity and cultural learning in education

What impact is increasing cultural diversity having on the education system? What are some of the main challenges when addressing cultural and religious diversity in the education sector? What is the role of the education system in facilitating peaceful and inclusive intercultural relations in society? Studying together or studying apart? Pluses and minuses of Estonian current system of Russian and Estonian-language schools.

Dr. Katarina Norberg
Intercultural Education in Turbulent Times. Challenges and possibilities

Dr. Aune Valk
A dream of multicultural school in Estonia

Mr. Rasmus Rask
Multilingual school in Kalamaja, Tallinn

Follow-up discussion:
Cultural diversity and cultural learning in education


Russian minorities and Russian migrants – integration challenges and perspectives in Estonia and Norway

Prof. Raivo Vetik
Comparison of acculturation outcomes among Russian minority and native majority in Estonia and Norway

Prof. David Lackland Sam
Examining the multiculturalism hypothesis in Norway among Russian-speaking immigrants and ethnic Norwegians

Marianna Makarova
Identity and Intergroup Positioning in Relation to the Common Past

Radicalisation – responsibility of immigrants or local community members?

Ms. Mai Beilmann
Attitudes of Estonian Population towards New Migrants

Prof. Ringo Ringvee, Mai Beilmann, Prof. Shamit Saggar, Alo Raun

Culture, identity and multiculturalism

Petr Potchinshtshikov
Comparing aspects of multiculturalism and interculturalism as inseparable elements of integration process

David Edwards
Identity, Integration and Estonia

Marianne Leppik
Ways of self-positioning through the reception of news among Estonian Russian-speakers

Petr Potchinshtshikov, David Edwards, Marianne Leppik, Prof. David J Smith

Segregation at Estonian labour market – challenges and opportunities

Kristjan Kaldur
Ethnic Divide in the Estonian Labour Market

Kelly Grossthal
Diversity in Estonian Enterprises & Estonian Diversity Charter

Marta Traks
Segregation at Estonian labour market – challenges and opportunities

Kristjan Kaldur, Marta Traks, Kelly Grossthal

Prof Uduak Archibong, Prof Nazira Karodia
Inclusive leadership to support diversity in education sector

Aleksei Razin
How to develop intercultural competence through non-formal learning methods?

Timur Guzairov, Merit Rikberg
Memory Conflicts in History Lessons

Russian minorities and Russian migrants – integration challenges and perspectives in Estonia and Norway

This workshop will present the results of research cooperation project between Tallinn University in Estonia and Bergen University in Norway. Results bring out the differences in integration context in the two countries – Estonia and Norway, and the relation with integration and acculturation attitudes of Russian minorities.

Prof. Raivo Vetik, Tallinn University, Estonia
Prof. David Lackland Sam, Bergen University, Norway
Marianna Makarova, Tallinn University / Integration and Migration Foundation Our People, Estonia

Radicalisation – responsibility of immigrants or local community members?

What kind of local communities tend to radicalise more? Is Estonian society open for a new behavioural and belief system, which could prevent radicalisation and various violence occurrences? In this workshop, we take a look at two target groups, local community and immigrants’ attitude, and discuss how on one hand the ability of local population to accept new and sometimes unusual behavioural models, and on the other hand immigrants’ readiness to make changes in their habits to accept Estonians lifestyle, influence the likelihood of radicalisation. The main focus is on preventing radicalisation.

Prof. Ringo Ringvee, Ministry of Interior
Mai Beilmann, Tartu University
Prof. Shamit Saggar, Essex University
Linda Noor, Minotenk
Alo Raun, Eesti Päevaleht, Estonia

Culture, identity and multiculturalism

Presentations of this workshops will explore such questions as culture, multiculturalism and interculturality, local and regional identity, history and their role and importance in the context of integration.

Petr Potchinshtshikov, Art Promotion Center, Finland
David Edwards, Glasgow University, UK
Marianne Leppik, Tartu University, Estonia
Chair: Prof. David J Smith, University of Glasgow

Segregation at Estonian labour market – challenges and opportunities

The discussion in this workshop evolves around the recently conducted meta-analysis of studies on ethnic segregation in Estonian labour market. This analysis has combined results from different research projects conducted in Estonia during the last decades. Experts from various organisations in Estonia will join to discuss the developments and trends in Estonian labour market, with a focus on ethnic segregation.

Kristjan Kaldur, Institute of Baltic Studies, Estonia
Marta Traks, Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund, Estonia
Kelly Grossthal, Human Rights Centre, Estonia

Memory Conflicts in History Lessons

The aim of this workshop is to analyze the ways of addressing the themes that may evoke strong emotional reactions, or may be strongly intertwined with national identity. We discuss different methods of teaching history in the school, especially in the multi-national class. The workshop is meant to study issues of historical memory and public history, in particular, what role may history lessons play in the conflict resolution in the multicultural societies? How to deal with situations in society where there are different histories? Are history lessons meant to educate patriots or citizens?

Timur Guzairov, University of Tartu, Estonia
Merit Rikberg, University of Tartu, Estonia

How to develop intercultural competence through non-formal learning methods?

Practical examples of games and non-formal learning methods aimed at language learning for children and adults.
Group size limit: 30 people.

Aleksei Razin, GameClub, Estonia

Inclusive leadership to support diversity in education sector

It is increasingly important for all organisations to be diverse and inclusive. But what does this actually mean, and how might organisations becoming more inclusive. One of the great challenges facing an organization is getting all employees to develop the competence and confidence to embrace its diversity. This workshop will provide opportunity for participants to develop understanding of diversity competence and the importance of inclusive leadership by all members of an organisation.

Prof Uduak Archibong, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Prof Nazira Karodia, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Vene vähemused ja vene migrantrahvastik – lõimumise väljakutsed ja perspektiivid Eestis ja Norras

Antud töötoas esitletakse Tallinna ülikooli ja Norra Bergeni ülikooli teaduskoostööprojekti tulemusi. Tulemused kajastavad lõimumisega seotud erinevusi kahes riigis – Eestis ja Norras, ja nende seoseid vene vähemuste lõimumise ja kultuurilise kohanemise hoiakute kujunemisega.

Prof. Raivo Vetik, Tallinna Ülikool, Eesti
Prof. David Lackland Sam
, Bergeni Ülikool, Norra
Marianna Makarova, Tallinna Ülikool / Integratsiooni ja Migratsiooni Sihtasutus Meie Inimesed, Eesti

Radikaliseerumine – immigrantide või kohaliku kogukonna liikmete vastutus?

Millised kohalikud kogukonnad kipuvad rohkem radikaliseeruma? Kas Eesti ühiskond on avatud uuele käitumis- ja ususüsteemile, mis võiks ära hoida radikaliseerumist ning vägivallailminguid? Antud töötoas vaatleme kahe sihtrühma, kohaliku kogukonna ja sisserändajate suhtumist. Arutame, kuidas ühest küljest kohaliku elanikkonna võime aktsepteerida uusi ja mõnikord tavatuid käitumismudeleid ning teisest küljest sisserändajate valmisolek muuta oma kombeid, et aktsepteerida eestlaste elustiili, mõjutavad radikaliseerumise tõenäosust. Tähelepanu keskmes on radikaliseerumise ärahoidmine.

Ringo Ringvee, Siseministeerium
Mai Beilmann, Tartu Ülikool
Shamit Saggar, Essex’i Ülikool
Linda Noor, Minotenk
Alo Raun, Eesti Päevaleht, Eesti

Kultuur, identiteet ja mitmekultuurilisus

Antud töötoa esitlustes käsitletakse selliseid teemasid nagu kultuur, mitmekultuurilisus ja kultuuridevahelisus, kohalik ning piirkondlik identiteet, ajalugu ja nende roll ning tähtsus lõimumise kontekstis.

Petr Potchinshtshikov, Art Promotion Center, Soome
David Edwards, Glasgow Ülikool, Suurbritannia
Marianne Leppik, Tartu Ülikool, Eesti
Chair: Prof. David J Smith, Glasgow Ülikool

Eesti tööturu rahvuslik ja keeleline jaotus – väljakutsed ja võimalused

Antud töötoa arutelus keskendutakse hiljuti tehtud analüüsile, mis keskendus viimastel aastatel avaldatud Eesti tööturu uurimisprojektide kohta. Eesmärk on teha kindlaks peamised suundumused ja arengusuunad seoses rahvusliku jaotumisega Eesti tööturul. Selle analüüsi tulemuste aruteluga ühinevad Eesti erinevate organisatsioonide eksperdid.

Kristjan Kaldur, Balti Uuringute Instituut, Eesti
Marta Traks, Eesti Töötukassa, Eesti
Kelly Grossthal, Inimõiguste Keskus, Eesti

Mälu konfliktid ajalootundides

Antud töötoa eesmärk on analüüsida, kuidas käsitletakse teemasid, mis võivad tekitada väga tugevat emotsionaalset reaktsiooni või olla rahvusliku identiteediga tihedalt põimunud. Arutleme ajaloo õpetamise eri meetodeid koolis, eriti eri rahvusest õpilastega klassis. Eesmärk on uurida ajaloolise mälu ja rahva ajaloo küsimusi ning eelkõige seda, kuidas saab ajalootundide abil lahendada konflikte mitmekultuurilises ühiskonnas. Kuidas toimida eri olukordades ühiskonnas, kus on erinevad ajalood? Kas ajalootundides tuleks kasvatada patrioote või kodanikke?

Timur Guzairov, Tartu Ülikool, Eesti
Merit Rikberg, Tartu Ülikool, Eesti

Kuidas arendada mitmekultuurilist kompetentsi mitteformaalse õppe meetodite abil?

Interaktiivne töötuba pakub praktilisi näiteid laste ja täiskasvanute keeleõppeks kasutatavate mängude ja mitteformaalsete õppemeetodite kohta.

Aleksei Razin, GameClub, Eesti

Kaasav juhtimine toetamas mitmekesisust haridussektoris

Aina tähtsam on muutumas organisatsioonide võimekus olla mitmekesised ja kaasavad. Aga mida see tegelikult tähendab ja kuidas saavad organisatsioonid muutuda kaasavamaks? Üks peamisi katsumusi, mis organisatsiooni ees seisab, on arendada kõikide töötajate pädevust ja suurendada kindlustunnet, et võtta omaks organisatsiooni mitmekesisus. See töötuba pakub osalejatele võimalust arendada arusaamist mitmekesisusega seotud pädevusest ja sellest, kui tähtis on kõikide organisatsiooni liikmete kaasav juhtimine.

Prof. Uduak Archibong, Bradfordi Ülikool, Suurbritannia
Prof. Nazira Karodia, Wolverhamptoni Ülikool, Suurbritannia