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?
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.
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
Mr. Raivo Vare
Shrinking workforce pool and challenges of development of the Estonian economy
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?
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?
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
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
Radicalisation – responsibility of immigrants or local community members?
Prof. Ringo Ringvee, Mai Beilmann, Prof. Shamit Saggar, Alo Raun
Culture, identity and multiculturalism
Comparing aspects of multiculturalism and interculturalism as inseparable elements of integration process
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, Marta Traks, Kelly Grossthal
Prof Uduak Archibong, Prof Nazira Karodia
Inclusive leadership to support diversity in education sector
How to develop intercultural competence through non-formal learning methods?