Day 1

Thursday November 16, 2017

09.00 – 10.00

Registration, welcome coffee

10.00 – 10.30

Welcome and opening remarks

Mr Inrdek Saar, Minister of Culture of Estonia
Mr Matthias Oel, Director for Migration, Mobility and Innovation, Directorate General Migration and Home Affairs
Irene Käosaar, Integration Foundation
Piret Hartman, Ministry of Culture

10.30 – 12.00

Media as a platform for securing shared identity and values in context of cultural, ethnic and religious diversity.

Prof. Marju Lauristin, Tartu University / European Parliament (Estonia)
Rob Berkeley MBE, BBC / University of Oxford
Laurentiu Ciobanica, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Moderator: Evelyn Kaldoja, Postimees

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.30

The Value of Cultural Diversity: Rhetoric and Reality.

by Dr. Milton Bennett, Intercultural Development Research Institute (USA/Italy)

13.30 – 15.00

Multicultural and multilingual education supporting integration and cohesion – what defines the thin line between success and failure.

Peeter Mehisto, University of London, UK
Mika Launikari, Finnish National Agency for Education, Finland
Prof. Martin Ehala, University of Tartu, Estonia
Moderator: Helen Sabrak, Avatud Kool, Estonia

15.00 – 15.20

Coffee break and dividing to workshop groups

15.20 – 16.50

Parallel workshops:

• Practical pedagogical methodologies supporting bilingual education by Peeter Mehisto, University of London
• Applying the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity for Intercultural Consciousness and Transformational Change by Milton Bennett, IDRI
• Partial truths, the whole truth: reporting on refugee issues in radicalized environment by Didzis Melbiksis, UNHCR
• How to make a network in your local community bringing people together! By Mads Nygaard, Venligboerne

16.50 – 17.00

Short break

17.00 – 18.00

Integration Grand Prix: Development scholarships in the field of integration.

Giving awards to the best projects and practices in the field of integration, in Estonia and the Baltic states

18.00 – 20.00

Conference reception at the conference venue hotel

Day 2

Friday November 17, 2017

08.30 – 09.00

Registration, welcome coffee

09.00 – 09.05

Greeting by the Prime Minister of Estonia Juri Ratas (video)

09.05 – 10.45

Popular culture as an instrument of shared identity-building – finding the balance between retaining cultural identity and supporting diversity.

Dr. Marco Martiniello, the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Belgium
Silje Eikemo Sande, Arts Council of Norway
Prof. Pasi Saukkonen, Urban Facts, City of Helsinki, Finland
Paavo Piik, Kinoteater, Estonia
Moderator: Petr Potchinshtshikov, Art Promotion Center, Finland

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break and dividing to workshop groups

11.15 – 12.45

Parallel workshops:

• Minority integration in post-Soviet space: Research findings in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Azerbaidžan. By Prof. Raivo Vetik, Tallinn University; Prof. Nadezhda Lebedeva and Tatjana Ryabichenko, Research University Moscow Higher School of Economics. Chair: Zsuzsa Csergö, ASN
• Cultural and sports mega events – what is their role for identity-building and cultural inclusion? Dr. Agnese Hermane, Latvian Academy of Culture; Dr. Egge Kulbok-Lattik, Government Office of Estonia / Kupuke; Marianna Makarova, Tallinn University / Integration Foundation.
• Visualizing memory conflicts for reconciliation. A new story about „Us versus Them“ Dr. Marko Lehti (Tampere University) and Merit Rickberg & Timur Guzairov (University of Tartu)
• Assets Equality and Ethnicity: Building Towards Financial Inclusion. by Omar Khan, Runnymede.

12.45 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Integrating Estonia: “Still so much to do, places to visit, people to integrate”*

Debate of representatives of major political parties in Estonia: Jevgeni Ossinovski (Social Democratic Party), Mihhail Kõlvart (Center Party), Yoko Alender (Estonian Reform Party), Viktoria Ladõnskaja (Pro Patria and Res Publica Union) and Martin Helme (Conservative People’s Party of Estonia).

Moderating: journalist Neeme Raud and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Integration Foundation Dr. Kristina Kallas

*Quote from Integration Inspector, from TV show “Our Estonias” (“Meie Eestid”)

15.00 – 15.15

Short break


15.15 – 16.45

Civil society as a bridge between policy and practice for advancing social cohesion in ethnically diverse communities.

Prof. Zsuzsa Csergő, Association for the Studies of Nationalities / Queen’s University Canada
Bob Deen, Head of Section and Senior Adviser at OSCE High Comissioner on National Minorities
Omar Khan, Runnymede, UK
Ms. Maris Jõgeva, NENO, Estonia
Moderator: Katerina Danilova, Opinion Festival, NENO, Estonia

16.45 – 17.00

Conclusions and closing of the conference

Working language is English, with simultaneous translation to Estonian and Russian.

The conference is organised by Estonian Integration Foundation with the support from the Estonian Ministry of Culture and European Integration Network, and with the help of The British Council, Royal Norwegian Embassy, University of Tartu, Tallinn University and other partners.

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