Thursday 29 Aug 2019

Programme is in Finnish unless mentioned otherwise*.

Turku Europe Forum

29–31 August 2019

#eurooppafoorumi #europeforum #turku

Vähätori Square

10:30–11:00 am Discussion on the Africa theme of Finland's EU Presidency

Organiser: Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Member of the new Finnish Government and Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Matti Anttonen

12:30–1:30 pm European Rule of law

Organiser: Åbo Akademi

Professor Elina Pirjatanniemi

Languages: Swedish & English

2:15–3:45 pm Discussion on the European Citizens' Initiative and civic activity

Organisers: European Commission and European Parliament

Panelists: New MEPs (TBA)

4:15–5:15 pm Municipalities in the EU

Organisers: The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities; European Committee of the Regions

5:30–6:15 pm Nordic singalong – Nordiska Allsång

Organiser: The Nordic Association of Finland

Fredrik Furu and Tika Sevón-Liljegren

Languages: Swedish and Finnish

Studio at Turku Main Library (Linnankatu 2)

10:30–11:30 am The PALO project: Long-term democratic decision-making

Organisers: Åbo Akademi and University of Turku

Panelists: Research Director Lauri Rapeli, Rector Mikko Hupa, former Minister of the Environment Ville Niinistö, former Minister of Migration and European Affairs Astrid Thors and Professor Kimmo Grönlund

12 noon–3:00 pm Finland's connection to the European TEN-T core network corridors

Organisers: City of Turku; The Northern Growth Zone

3:15–4:50 pm Cities as leaders in societal change

Organiser: The Urban Research Programme of the University of Turku

Sampo Rouppila, Johanna Kallio, Raine Mäntysalo and Kristine Kern

Economy Days of the Europe Forum – Visitor and Innovation Centre JOKI

8:30 am Opening ceremony for the forum: Mauno Koivisto Centre

Mayor Minna Arve, City of Turku

CEO Niko Kyynäräinen, Turku Science Park

Rector Jukka Kola, University of Turku

Rector Moira von Wright, Åbo Akademi

Musical performance

9:15–11:00 am Three work groups on the Internal Market

11:00 am Summary

12 noon–1:00 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Speech by a member of the Finnish Government

1:45–2:15 pm Speech by an expert

2:15–2:45 pm Coffee break

2:45–4:15 pm Extensive panel discussion on the EU; closing discussion

7:00 pm The Shift evening event for guests of the economy event

Europe Market, inner courtyard of the Main Library

10:15–11:15 am Presentation on the EURES job mobility portal

Organisers: Employment and Economic Development Office for Southwest Finland; EURES job mobility service

11:30 am–12 noon What do the results of the European elections tell us about the state of European integration?

Organiser: Schuman Society

12:15–1:00 pm The EU and Finland's security – does it exist?

Organiser: Turku Paasikivi Society

1:15–1:45 pm Finland's EU Presidency – an influencing opportunity

Organiser: Europe Information of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

2:00–2:45 pm Eyes on Finland

Organiser: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland

3:30-5:00 pm Energy and climate policy: Finland as the solver of Europe's problems

Organiser: Junior Chamber Turku and Schuman Society

Director Mari K Niemi, Spokesperson at the European Commission Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, Chief Negotiator for Climate Change Outi Honkatukia, Special Researcher Ville Lauttamäki and R&D and Engineering Director Hannu Mäntymaa

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme.