Conference “Integration through education and engagement of local actors”

Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offices in Estonia in collaboration with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, the University of Tartu, Tartu Welcome Centre, the UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries and the Swedish Embassy in Tallinn is arranging an international conference “Integration through education and engagement of local actors” 24th of October 2023 at the KUMU Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn.

The conference focusses on the role of education in integration processes on local level and sharing experiences and practices of integration of Ukrainian refugees in the Nordic-Baltic Region. Representatives of academia, local governments and state organizations in the Nordic-Baltic region will present the knowledge and basic data on immigration and integration in their home countries and organizations, followed by joint discussions. The first key-note speech will be held by the Estonian Minister of Education and Research Kristina Kallas. Presentations from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Latvia and Lithuania will follow.

The conference will be arranged in the framework of the Nordic-Baltic project FOR-IN launched for the years 2022-2024. The project aims at fostering refugee and immigrant integration at the local level by creating country-specific intersectional cooperation models and regional networks of practitioners in the Nordic-Baltic Region. Local level integration of refugees and immigrants is a priority for countries in the Baltic-Nordic Region and far beyond. The experiences of Nordic and Baltic countries are of high value for receiving the refugees and helping them to integrate to the country of arrival. The project will help the Nordic and Baltic countries to learn from each other and to implement this knowledge on integration into everyday practice on local level.

The project is prepared and launched in collaboration between the Nordic Council of Ministers, UNHCR, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia and many other partners.

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Conference guests are welcome to use the following information for accommodation during their stay in Tallinn (the conference secretariat does not take any responsibility for booking and covering costs of the accommodation of conference guests). The offer is valid until there are enough available rooms.

Promocode: NORDEN23
Travel period: 23-25.10.2023
Booking deadline 2.10.23 

Savoy Boutique Hotel (breakfast included)
Classic DSU 89 eur
Classic Dbl/Twn 95 eur
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Rija Fonnental Design Hotel (breakfast included)
Standard DSU 59 eur
Standard Dbl 69 eur
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