Open Estonia Foundation

XXII Open Society Forum: Long Shadow of the Financial Crisis: Social Strains and Economic Recovery

Thursday, October 2 at 1:00 PM at Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru väljak 3)

In the first part of the forum Heather Grabbe, Director of the Open Society European Policy Institute and Olli Rehn, Governor of the Bank of Finland, will discuss the social and economical situation in Europe today, its undercurrents and manifestations in actual political choices.

The second part will commence with a short reflection of Ms Grabbe’s and Governor Rehn’s debate into Estonian context, by Tarmo Jüristo, Head of Management Board of Praxis Center for Policy Studies. This introduction will be followed by a discussion panel, joined also by Margit Sutrop, Professor of Practical Philosophy and the founding Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at the University of Tartu; political scientist and Associate Professor at Tallinn University Mari-Liis Jakobson and Andreas Kaju, partner at META Advisory Group, leading consultant in pan-Baltic government relations.

The forum will be moderated by Johannes Tralla, journalist at Estonian Public Broadcasting and its Brussels correspondent in 2012-2018.

The working language of the forum will be English, with the option of simultaneous translation into Estonian.
Registration until September 28 at

The conference is supported by the Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu’s national programme “Values Development in Estonian Society 2009 – 2013” for the years 2015 – 2020, funded by the Ministry of Education and Research.

Additional info:
Jete Aljasmäe  
625 5700
Press inquiries:
Mari Roonemaa
+372 56454598

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