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We invite you to the international conference on integration

„Shared Identities in Diverse Communities: the Role of Culture, Media and Civil Society”


16 & 17 November 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia

Nordic Hotel Forum, Viru väljak 3

This two-day conference brings together leading experts on integration issues, policy-makers and hands-on practitioners from Estonia and around Europe to share visionary ideas, research results and best practices for the effective integration in diverse societies.

Conference speakers are recognized international experts from Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia. Interactive panel discussions and practical workshops will address various topics related to the role popular culture, media, active civil society and the education system play in creating the environment that supports development of inclusive shared identity and cohesion in culturally diverse societies.

Among guest speakers are:

Rob Berkeley MBE, BBC, University of Oxford – project lead responsible for audience accountability at BBC – the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation.

Mr Bob Deen, Head of Section and Senior Adviser at OSCE High Comissioner on National Minorities.

Professor Zsuzsa Csergő –president of Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) - academic association promoting research on issues of Nationalism, Ethnicity, Violence, Conflict etc. and Head of Department of Political studies at Queens’ University Canada.

Professor Milton Bennett – director of Intercultural Development Research Institute (USA/Italy) author of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS).

Dr. Peeter Mehisto, University of London – expert in bilingual education, key expert in developing Estonian program for language immersion.

Dr. Marco Martinello – the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Belgium, director of the Centre d’Etudes de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations (CEDEM).

Additional information on the program and speakers you han find here 


Conference participation is free of charge. Working language is English, with simultaneous translation to Estonian and Russian. Web streaming will be available: