Tallinn, Estonia

DEMOCRACY

SAUNA

September 8, 2023

OUR GOAL:

At the Democracy Sauna we will think together on how to develop democratic ecosystems in the Baltic Sea region.

WE INVITE YOU TO OUR SAUNA

At the event, participants can learn more about the regional coalition as well as contribute to meaningful discussions on the future of democracy development in the region. It will be a space to meet and network with inspiring researchers, democracy developers and other interested parties from the Baltic Sea region.

RESEARCHERS

Individual researchers and academic institutions interested will have the chance to collaborate with democracy developers to make their work have more practical impact.

DEMOCRACY DEVELOPERS

Developers will have the opportunity to share best practices with other organizations. The event will foster collaboration between researchers and developers, enabling the discovery of novel ways to develop democracy in our region.

ALL OTHERS

Individuals and nonprofits who wish to think along and actively engage in democracy development efforts are also warmly invited to participate at our sauna.

Our agenda

Starting from basics of democracy development, ending with the launch of the Regional Coalition.

πŸ•™  13:00 – 13:25

Opening of the Sauna

Martin NoorkΓ΅iv

CEO OF DD FOUNDATION

πŸ•™ 13:25 – 14:40

First Sauna: The components of Democracy development

What is the ecosystem of a healthy democracy and what are the minimum viable components of an open society? What is working and which elements need more support?

πŸ•™ 14:40 – 15.20

Lunch

πŸ•™ 15:20 – 15:40

Speech: Marina Kaljurand

Marina Kaljurand

European PARLIAMENT

πŸ•™ 15:40 – 17:00

Workshop: Democracy development system

In this interactive session we will map the current state of democracy development in the region with a systems-based approach and find the most impactful points of intervention.

πŸ•™ 17:00 – 17:15

Coffee break

πŸ•™ 17:15 – 18:00

Second Sauna: Most impactful points of intervention

Based on the results of the workshop, we will decide on the most meaningful ways to strengthen our democracy ecosystems.

πŸ•™ 18:00 – 18:45

Workshop: How can international cooperation bring about change?

We will bring the day’s discussions to a close with a brainstorm on how our Coalition can contribute to dealing with the challenges to our democracy ecosystems around the Baltic Sea region.

Teele Pehk

Center for Democracy

πŸ•™ 19:00 – 22:00

Aftersauna at Iglupark

After the main event, participants will have the opportunity to attend an authentic Finnish sauna experience in the nearby iglusauna park.

Our venue

The conference takes place at PROTO Invention Factory in Tallinn.
More about the venue here.

Our tickets

Regular

19€
  • Conference attendance
  • Conference materials
  • Lunch & coffee breaks
  • Aftersauna at Iglupark

* Tickets can be returned only until the August 28 deadline, tickets are non-refundable after that.

Our funding

The project is funded by Active Citizens Fund Estonia (ACF) of Norway Grants. ACF operator in Estonia is the Open Estonia Foundation in cooperation with the Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations