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Programme 2021

VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be held on 16-18 June 2021 in Tartu, in the Estonian National Museum


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The VIII World Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples will be organized in hybrid form, in-person attendees in Tartu and virtual attendees online.

  • All online participants will have access to plenary sessions and one of the thematic session chosen. 
  • Accession to the congress will be via link sent to the connection e-mail.
  • Event content will also be recorded and made available online to foster further discussions after the event has ended, build out a knowledge portal for event participants.

Programme 2021

Congress Day One – 16 June 2021

Arrival, accommodation and registration
Transfer from hotels to the Estonian National Museum
Excursion in the Estonian National Museum
10.00-11.00Ecumenical prayer of kindred nations in St. John’s Church in Tartu (the event is part of the congress’s cultural program)
12.30Lunch
14.00 – 15.10First Plenary Session
– Approval of the Rules of Procedure of the Congress and its working bodies
– Greetings by the presidents of the states
– Opening cultural performance
– Greetings from the Ministers of Culture and the Mayor of Tartu
15.10 – 15.30Coffee break
15.30 – 15.45Report by the Consultative Committee
15.45 – 17.30Greetings by the representatives of the nations and international organizations
17.30 – 17.40transfer of the title of cultural capital for tree days from Abja-Paluoja to the Congress
18.00-21.00Reception in the Estonian National Museum
20.00-21.30Veljo Tormis “Forgotten Nations” on Toomemäe (event is part of the congress’s cultural program)
VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be held on 16-18 June 2021 in Tartu, in the Estonian National Museum

Congress Day Two – 17 June 2021

Transfer from hotels to the Estonian National Museum
09.00- 12.30Meetings of the working groups:

1. Civil society activities in preserving and developing Finno-Ugric languages
– Language(s) and identity
– Bilingualism
– Parental responsibility for and role in transferring the language to next generations
– The role and tasks of NGOs in preserving and developing Finno-Ugric languages
– Best practices of teaching Finno-Ugric languages

2. Finno-Ugric cultures – from tradition(al) to modern times
– Contemporary innovations in the development of Finno-Ugric cultures
– Branding

3. Finno-Ugric peoples in a changing environment
– Climate change impact on the daily life of Finno-Ugric peoples
– Climate change – what will it bring?
– Panel discussion: what should we do under climate change?

4. Mass media channels
– Traditional journalism
– Social networks
– Language resources in IT
10.30-11.00Coffee break
11.00- 12.30Continuation of meetings of the working groups
12.30- 14.00Lunch in the Estonian National Museum
14.00- 15.30Continuation of meetings of the working groups
15.30- 16.00Coffee break
16.00- 17.00Continuation of meetings of the working groups
17.00Transfer to hotels
18.00- 19.00Meeting of the Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples
Transfer from hotels to the reception
19.30Reception given by the Mayor of Tartu
20.00-22.00Free stage in the garden of Tartu Environmental Education Center
Discussion-simman “Finno-Ugric thought journeys” (the event is part of the congress’s cultural program)
VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be held on 16-18 June 2021 in Tartu, in the Estonian National Museum

Congress Day Three – 18 June 2021

Transfer from hotels to the Estonian National Museum
10.00-12.00Closing Plenary Session:
– Presentations by the moderators of sections
– Approval of the Resolution of the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples.
– Returning the title of the cultural capital to Abja-Paluoja
– Decision of the place of next Congress and greetings by the hosts of the next Congress
– Final greetings
– Festive closing of the Congress
12.00-12.30Organizers’ press conference (for accredited journalists)
12.00- 14.00Lunch
15.00Transfer to hotels. Departure of participants
17.00-19.00Documentary “In the Footsteps of Forgotten Nations” at the Electric Theater (the event is part of the congress’s cultural program)
VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will be held on 16-18 June 2021 in Tartu, in the Estonian National Museum

Maailmakongressi projektijuht
Helle Helena Puusepp
fu2021@fennougria.ee

Kommunikatsioonijuht
Piret Kooli
press@fennougria.ee

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