Futures Forum 2
The Development Fund´s Futures Forum 2: "World - Options - Decisions" will be held on 27 April at 12.00- 17.30 at the Swissôtel Tallinn conference centre (Tornimäe 3).
A year ago, at the first Futures Forum, we introduced a thorough research that pointed out the structural weaknesses of Estonian economy. At the end of the same year, the global financial crisis erupted together with an economic slowdown.
We face an enormous challenge - how to turn the Estonian economy from the path of" Natural Selection" towards the scenario of "North Star" in the condition of the economic crisis.
The way to finding a solution consists of 3 steps:
1. World: we have to understand what is going on in the world´s economy and what else can be expected.
We have done preliminary work among researchers and experts. Now we would like to discuss this with the public to find answers together.
11:00-12:00 Arrival and lunch
Moderator, Kitty Kubo, Estonian Development Fund
12:00-12:30 Opening remarks
12:30-13:30 Jeffrey Scott Saunders (Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies) will give an overview of potential scenarios for overcoming the global economic crisis. Siim Sikkut (Estonian Development Fund) discusses the Estonian options and necessary steps
13:30-14:00 Coffee break
14:00-14:30 Ott Pärna (Eesti Arengufond) presents proposals by the Development Fund expert group how to get Estonia out of the economic crisis stronger. Reviewers: Mart Laar (IRL), Urmas Klaas (Reformierakond) and Kristel Kivinurm-Priisalm (Tark Eesti). The discussion in the hall with the participants will be summarised by professor Marju Lauristin (University of Tartu) and Erik Terk (Estonian Institute for Future Studies).
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:10 Discussion in tables and in the hall: from proposals to decision.
17:10-17:20 Closing remarks: summary is given by Kitty Kubo.
Simultaneous translation in Estonian and English will be provided at the Futures Forum. Participation is on the basis of personal invitations.
Siim Sikkut, economy expert, siim.sikkut[A]arengufond.ee, tel: +372 616 1065