European Union
Youth Conference
Estonia 2017

23-26 October 2017
Tallinn, Kultuurikatel

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EU Youth Conference 23-26 October 2017



Warm welcome

11:00 – 14:00

Conference registration at the hotel throughout the day
(Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn)

14:00 – 17:00

(Optional) Tallinn city tours
Experience the hidden parts of town

Information and registration here or at the conference information desk on Monday at Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn.

19:00 – 21:00

19.00 Dinner at the hotel

Warm welcome dinner at the Park Inn by Radisson MeritonConference & Spa Hotel Tallinn Conference centre, Floor 2


Building connections. Mapping what is important for young people in Europe now


Travel to Tallinn Creative Hub by bus

10:00 – 11:30

Opening of the conference  (Engine Hall)
Focus: setting the scene

Welcome speech by Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia

Morning discussion between:

Mr Keit Kasemets, Head of Representation in Estonia at European Commission

Mr Luis Alvarado Martinez, President of the European Youth Forum

Ms Anett Männiste, Representative of Estonia in the Erasmus+ Change Makers network

Mr Peter Mladenov, Youth Policies Directorate, Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria, representative of the Steering Committee of the 6th Cycle of the Structured Dialogue

Video Greeting by:

Ms Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament

Overview of the conference flow, principles of working together

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00

My stories of today (Engine Hall)

Focus: individual experiences as a rich resource for future

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:30

Our stories of today (working spaces)

Focus: group conversations “What matters to young people in our countries?”

16:30 – 17:15

Coffee break

17:15 – 18:00

Collective mapping and closing the day

Focus: what do our stories tell and what needs our collective attention

Creating links to tomorrow

Closing the day


Travel to the hotel by bus


Travel to Creative Hub by bus


Dinner at Creative Hub

Music from NOEP


Travel to hotel by bus


Digging deeper: What matters and what to do about it, in shaping future youth field?


Travel to Creative Hub by bus

09:30 – 11:00

Setting the stage for the day (Engine Hall)

Focus: what did we discover yesterday, where are we heading today, what
is important for the future?

Morning coffee with Ms Ede Schank Tamkivi and
Mr Gustav Paul Tamkivi

First discoveries from research field

Co-creating the agenda for the future festival

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Future festival (Engine Hall)

Focus: shaping the future youth field: topics, ideas for the future, questions and concerns.

Working in different self-organised groups.

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 17:00

Future Festival (incl. coffee break)

Focus: continuing working in different self-organized groups and creating outputs of the festival

17:00 – 17:30

Closing the day (Engine Hall)

Focus: reflections of the day

Creating links to tomorrow

Closing the day

17:45 – 18:00

Travel to the hotel by bus


Travel to Seaplane Harbour by bus

Exploring the space


Dinner at Sea Plane Harbour

Welcome greetings by Andrus Kõresaar, the Architect of Lennusadam exposition, the story of Lennusadam


Speech by Ms Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia

Music by Iiris
DJ-s: Sander Mölder, Liisi Voolaid


Travel to hotel by bus


Last bus to the hotel


Harvesting the essence, outcomes and personal insights


Travel to Creative Hub by bus

09:30 – 11:00

Sharing insights (Power Station)

Focus: collective overview of Future Festival outcomes

Discoveries from research field

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Closing session (Power Station)

With Mr Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Closing words:

Mr Ivo Visak, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian National Youth Council

Mr Raycho Raychev, Member of the Board of the National Youth Forum of Bulgaria

12:20 – 12:30

Group photo

Everybody gathers to the Power Station for a group photo

12:30 – 14:30

Hosting both the delegates of the EU Youth Conference and Directors General for Youth