A talk “Introducing Romania: Trends and Developments in Romanian Society and Politics”, on 8 December

To mark the mutual opening of embassies in both countries, the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes an event on Romania. On 8 December at 15:30-17:00 there will be a talk with Calin Rus, director of the Intercultural Institute in Timisoara. His talk is entitled “Introducing Romania: Trends and Developments in Romanian Society and Politics”. The talk and the ensuing discussion will be moderated by Lauri Mälksoo.  Calin Rus is an independent analyst and NGO leader in Romania with extensive experiences in various civil society projects and activities in Romania and many other countries.  The talk will take place in the Estonian MFA (Islandi väljak 1). In order to attend the event, please register with kirsika@evi.ee and provide the document number that you present for entry. »

EL-USA majandussuhete arutelu, 24. novembril

Eksperdid arutavad EL-USA majandussuhete seisu üle laiemalt, sh. Transatlantilise Kaubandus- ja Investeerimispartnerluse leppe (TTIP) läbirääkimiste protsessi käigu ja peatumise põhjuste üle, samuti kuidas Eesti tekkinud olukorras võiks käituda. Samuti, mis hakkab peale Donald Trumpi võitu USA presidendivalimistel toimuma USA majanduses. Ekspertidena osalevad Hr Priit Pallum, Välisministeeriumi Kaubanduspoliitika ja majandusorganisatsioonide büroo direktor. Pr Mari Tepp, Välisministeeriumi Kaubanduspoliitika ja majandusorganisatsioonide büroo lauaülem. Dr. Indrek Laul, Ameerika Kaubandus-Tööstuskoda Eestis president. Modereerib Eesti Välispoliitika Instituudi vanemuurija hr Aap Neljas. Loeng toimub eesti keeles. Registreerumiseks palume edastada dokumendi numberaadressile kirsika@evi.ee. »

A talk “Tools of hostile disinformation and influence operations of Russian Federation in Central Europe”, on 11 November.

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute and Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize a talk on “Tools of hostile disinformation and influence operations of Russian Federation in Central Europe” by Jakub Janda, deputy director of the European Values Think-Tank and head of its Kremlin Watch Program.  The talk will be moderated by Aap Neljas, Senior Researcher of the Foreign Policy Institute. The event takes place on Friday, 11 November at 11:00-11:30 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Islandi väljak 1). Pre-registration is required: +372 637 7192 or by e-mail ille.vaster@mfa.ee. Please provide the document number that you will present for entry.   »

A talk “After the Referendum – Scotland and the EU” by Dr Alasdair Allan, on 7 November

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes a talk on “After the Referendum – Scotland and the EU” by Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development and Europe of the Scottish Government.  Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. The talk will be moderated by Lauri Mälksoo, director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. The event takes place on Monday, 7 November at 17:00-18:00 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Islandi väljak 1). Pre-registration is required (kirsika@evi.ee ). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry.   »

A talk “European Pillar of Social Rights” by Mr. Allan Larsson, on 3 November

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, the Embassy of Sweden and the EU Representation organize a talk on “European Pillar of Social Rights” by Mr. Allan Larsson, Adviser to European Commission President Juncker on Social Affairs. Mr. Larsson is former Swedish Minister of Finance as well as former Director General for DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Following Mr. Larsson’s talk, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. The talk will be moderated by Lauri Mälksoo, director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. The event takes place on Thursday 3 November at 14:00-15:30 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Islandi väljak 1). Pre-registration is required (kirsika@evi.ee). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry. »

A talk ”Turkish Foreign Policy in An Age of Uncertainty” by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on 27 October.

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes a talk on ”Turkish Foreign Policy in An Age of Uncertainty” by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Following the minister’s talk, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. The event takes place on Thursday 27 October at 11:00-11:50 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Islandi väljak 1). Pre-registration is required (kirsika@evi.ee). Please provide the document number that you will present for entry.   »

Panel discussion “Making the global Internet work in today’s fragmented legal and political landscape” on Monday, 19 September.

How does the Internet work, and how is its governance shaped? How should it be managed in the future as it continues to grow in economic and social importance? As the Internet continues to grow and transform people’s social lives and economies, its rapid diffusion meets the challenges of a globalized economy and is confronted with an international legal framework rooted in a much older conception of the world, based on national borders. How can we continue to evolve the Internet, how can start-ups continue to innovate, create apps and online services geared to the global user population and global markets, while respecting local values and legislations? As Estonia prepares to host the 10 th anniversary of Europe’s prime forum for the discussion of Internet Governance – the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Tallinn, spring 2017, the experts from […] »

A talk by Sir Robert Cooper on “Brexit and the Future of the EU” on Monday, 29 August.

The Estonian Foreign Policy Institute organizes a talk by Sir Robert Cooper on “Brexit and the Future of the EU”. The talk will take place on Monday 29 August 2016 at 16:00-17:30, in the great press hall of the Estonian MFA (Islandi väljak 1). The Q & A session will be moderated by Lauri Mälksoo, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. In case you wish to attend the talk, please register by 26 August at kirsika@evi.ee and provide the document number that you will present for entry. Sir Robert Cooper is a very well-known British diplomat, strategist and author on foreign policy issues. His book “The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century” (2003) received global acclaim. He is currently Special Adviser at the European Commission with regard to Myanmar and member of the European Council on Foreign […] »