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Fri, Feb 28



Let's write together the Schuman Declaration of 2020!

In collaboration with the University of Tartu.

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Let's write together the Schuman Declaration of 2020!
Let's write together the Schuman Declaration of 2020!

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2020, 2:00 PM GMT+2 – Feb 29, 2020, 8:00 PM GMT+2

Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

About the Event


February 28 

Venue: Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Lossi 36-214

14.00-14.20 Introduction: Project and Partners

  • Ms. Anna Beitane and Dr. Stefano Braghiroli, Local organizers;
  • Dr. Mihkel Solvak , Director of the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies; 
  • Mr. Paolo Vacca, Secretary-General of the Union of European Federalists.

14.30-16.00 Panel discussion on the historical context and significance of the Schuman declaration

  • Dr. David Beecher, Visiting Professor and Lecturer of history and global studies at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Stefano Braghiroli, Associate Professor in European Studies; 
  • Dr. Eva Piirimäe, Associate Professor of Political Theory.

16.00-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.45  Challenges for the EU in times of global instability and the opportunity of the Conference on the Future of Europe 

  • Ms. Gea Kangilaski, Member of Tartu City Council; 
  • Mr. Thomas Linsenmaier, Junior Research Fellow; 
  • Ms. Laura Tatarėlytė, Union of European Federalists Lithuania; 
  • Mr. Louis Wierenga, Junior Research Fellow in Comparative Politics.

18.00-19.30 Reception at UT Art Museum (only for registered participants)

20.00-23.00 Sauna evening (only for registered participants)

February 29

Venue: Erinevate tubade klubi/Club of Different Rooms, Kastani 42-5

10.00-10.20 Registration

10.20-10.30 Welcome words by Mr. Raimond Tamm, Deputy Mayor of Tartu 

10.30-11.30 Formation of the working groups & ice breaking

11.30-11.40 Short break

11.40-13.15 Brainstorming session

13.15-14.15 Light lunch break 

14.15-16.15 Drafting session and finalization 

16.15-16.30 Coffee break 

16.30-17.00 Present pitch of group declarations 

17.00-18.30 Concluding panel discussion on Schuman2.0 with policy-makers

  • Dr. Kristina Kallas, President of the political party “Estonia200”; 
  • Dr. Marju Lauristin, former Estonian MEP - S&D group; 
  • Mr. Mike Collier, writer and Chief Editor of Latvian Television (LSM) - English News Service;
  • Mr. Paolo Vacca, Secretary General of the Union of European Federalists.

18.30-20.00 Free time Dinner at Aparaat (covered by participants)

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