PROGRAMME

TUESDAY 3 - GETTING READY

10.00 - 14.00
BRIEFING & PREPARATION

Closed session for the URBACT Good Practices
Invitation only

14.00 - 17.30
STUDY VISITS


  • Culture as a revitalizer in Northern Tallinn
  • The Past is Present – Tallinn’s socialist legacy
  • Mobility and transportation infrastructure in today’s Tallinn


  • Discover the Business & Innovation Centre Mektory
  • E-Estonia and e-democracy - a walkthrough (FINISHES AT 3.30PM)
  • Telliskivi Creative City and its lines of influence (STARTING AT 4.30PM)
The cultural sector often conquers forgotten spaces in the city. After wandering in Telliskivi Creative City, this walk will take you to Kalamaja and along the seaside to discover the future developments and temporary uses of today’s brownfields. On your way, you will be told about Northern Tallinn’s historical past and you will discover the Linnahall – a monumental soviet concert hall.
Socialistic planning pictured an ideal city with standardized and equal living conditions for all citizens. The Lasnamaë district in Tallinn is an example of this utopian city planning but unlike other districts, it was left unfinished. Instead of recreating the prejudices around the area, the tour will focus on its strengths and will mention the new approaches adopted in both the architectural and social spheres
Frequent debates about railways, roads and green spaces reveal the extent to which mobility is relevant to all of us. In a post-socialist society, the centrally-planned infrastructures are often in friction with an increasingly individual and neoliberal society. This tour will present different issues around mobility and focus on specific cases: Telliskivi street, the tram lines, the harbour area and the new main street of Tallinn, among others.
The tour will start with an introduction to Tallinn University of Technology, where Mektory (Modern Estonian Knowledge Transfer Organisation for You) is located, and to the Business & Innovation Centre. There will then be a lecture on e-governance in Estonia, followed by a Q&A session. Afterwards, participants will have to opportunity to tour Mektory, learn more about its activities and take a look at its laboratories, and engage in two workshops: one on a robotics and the other one on virtual reality.
How did Estonia become the most advanced digital society? Maarja-Leena Saar, who works with the Citizen Initiative Portal, will take you to a unique co-working and event-space, Lift99 in Telliskivi Creative City and tell you more about digital development in the country. The tour will finish with a workshop.
The activity of Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Telliskivi Creative City) in Northern Tallinn has changed the former Baltic Railway factory area into a vibrant urban centre which spans 25 000 m2 and consists of 10 buildings housing a varied array of offices, cultural facilities, shops and bars. During the tour, we will tackle the issues around gentrification, temporary urbanism and intermediate use.

18.00 - 19.00
PRESS CONFERENCE

Invitation only

19.00 - 20.00
AWARD CEREMONY

Speeches from URBACT Managing Authorithy, Mayor of Tallinn
Awards giving for Good Practice Cities

    Starting from 20.00
HIGH-LEVEL DINNER

for elected officials and Member States representatives
Invitation only

 

 



 

WEDNESDAY 4 - DISCOVERY



Will allow you to meet the Good Practices in different ways



9.30 - 10.15
WELCOME TO THE FESTIVAL!

10.15 - 11.00
GOOD PRACTICE GALLERY LAUNCH

11.00 - 13.00
DISCOVERING THE GOOD PRACTICES (1)


  • Meet the cities
  • Spotlight on cities
  • Speed networking
This session is designed to allow an informal and in-depth discussion between the Good Practices and 4-8 participants, answering their questions and exploring the different facets of why and how the Good Practice worked.
This session is designed for Good Practices to present one of their features; 8 to 12 Good Practices will make a speed presentation one after the other in front of an audience which can thus get a good insight into several practices.
This session aim to allow Good Practices to meet many city practitioners with whom future links and partnerships can be developed. Participants will be free to select and visit the speed networking sessions they want.

13.00 - 14.00
LUNCH & MEET UPS

14.00 - 15.30
DISCOVERING THE GOOD PRACTICES (2)


  • Meet the cities
  • Spotlight on cities
  • Speed networking
This session is designed to allow an informal and in-depth discussion between the Good Practices and 4-8 participants, answering their questions and exploring the different facets of why and how the Good Practice worked.
This session is designed for Good Practices to present one of their features; 8 to 12 Good Practices will make a speed presentation one after the other in front of an audience which can thus get a good insight into several practices.
This session aim to allow Good Practices to meet many city practitioners with whom future links and partnerships can be developed. Participants will be free to select and visit the speed networking sessions they want.

16.00 - 17.30
DISCOVERING THE GOOD PRACTICES (3)


  • Meet the cities
  • Spotlight on cities
  • Speed networking
This session is designed to allow an informal and in-depth discussion between the Good Practices and 4-8 participants, answering their questions and exploring the different facets of why and how the Good Practice worked.
This session is designed for Good Practices to present one of their features; 8 to 12 Good Practices will make a speed presentation one after the other in front of an audience which can thus get a good insight into several practices.
This session aim to allow Good Practices to meet many city practitioners with whom future links and partnerships can be developed. Participants will be free to select and visit the speed networking sessions they want.

17.30 - 19.00
GOOD PRACTICES GALLERY COCKTAIL


THURSDAY 5 - DIVING DEEPER

Will focus on themes and challenges, using Good Practices as examples. Some sessions will be dedicated to building Transfer Networks.

8.00 - 9.00
GOOD PRACTICE GALLERY BREAKFAST

9.00 - 10.30
THEMATIC PANELS (1)

Mix of parallel sessions


  • Workshop Transfer Networks
  • Promoting entrepreneurship
  • Learning from e-Estonia
  • Co-creating local economies
  • Together for sustainability
  • Housing for all
Why should a city decide to transfer the good practice? How can a good practice be transferred from one city to another? What are the benefits for the Good Practice City and the Transfer City? This panel will explore the experiences of cities involved in URBACT Transfer pilots as well as provide you with “all you should know” for making a proposal for the URBACT Transfer Network call.
How to identify your city's business assets? Can culture be a good business? What kind of business support for social economy? This panel will highlight good practices in promoting entrepreneurship, looking at different sectors, social groups and legal forms.
Heard about e-Estonia? Wondering what all the fuss is about and how it’s relevant to your city? This fireside chat, with interactive voting, will help you to understand why Estonia is often described as the most advanced digital society in the world. It will investigate some of the key components of its successful digital ecosystem, identify transferable features and explore why these are relevant to other European cities.
How to make procurement work for your city? Is it possible to make businesses excited to pay local taxes? How can you transform run-down vacant spaces into vibrant city hubs for the benefit of community. This panel will showcase good practices related to a collaborative city management tax and managing public money and spaces, highlighting their long-term impacts on the community.
Can sustainability be playful? Who are your allies in engaging with citizens? How to create a climate-friendly culture? Good practices in building partnerships for sustainable development, involving citizens, civil society, companies, cultural organisations and other actors will get the discussion going.
How to provide housing to young people? What can be done to avoid evictions? Can low-carbon housing be affordable? This panel focuses on providing good quality and affordable housing, while making the best use of available resources.

11.00 - 12.30
THEMATIC PANELS (2)

Mix of parallel sessions


  • Workshop Transfer Networks
  • Jobs and skills
  • Migrants and refugees
  • Experimenting with governance
  • Nature in the city
  • Neighbourhood regeneration
Why should a city decide to transfer the good practice? How can a good practice be transferred from one city to another? What are the benefits for the Good Practice City and the Transfer City? This panel will explore the experiences of cities involved in URBACT Transfer pilots as well as provide you with “all you should know” for making a proposal for the URBACT Transfer Network call.
How to give people back control over their own lives? What kind of skills are needed to succeed? Can you multiply resources by sharing them with others? Explore good practices in bringing people back to the labour market, looking at financial incentives, community building and cooperation with the private sector.
What does integration mean in your city? How to promote “mutual”solidarity at city level? What do municipalities do to lower barriers for newcomers in accessing health, social and employment services? This panel will showcase good practices in facilitating the integration of refugees, with a focus on activating local community and fostering mutual understanding between inhabitants and the newcomers.
Who decides how to shape your city's future? How to make the best use of existing ideas and resources? Can local governments and communities share knowledge and responsibility? This panel builds on good practices involving citizens and local government employees in designing and implementing solutions to everyday urban challenges.
How to prepare your city for the future? Does nature belong in the city? Can protecting biodiversity turn into a community building project? This panel shares good practices in managing local biodiversity and resilience, focusing on public participation and linking environmental, social and economic goals.
How to initiate a ’rethinking’ process about physical environments, local network and cohesion, as well as storytelling and identity? How to include the residents into the regeneration of their deprived neighbourhood? How can municipalities and investors work together for regeneration? This panel provides a panorama of new approaches to neighborhood regeneration, based on innovations at the municipality, strengthening citizen involvement and relations with private developers.

12.30 - 14.00
LUNCH & MEET UPS

14.00 - 15.30
URBACT CAFE

in your mother tongue!

15.30 - 16.30
FESTIVAL FINALE

starting from 19.00
GOODBYE TALLINN PARTY