Program

March 2, 2016, Swissôtel Tallinn

Greeting from the President of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation

 

Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia

 

Stuart Garlick, freelance journalist, writer and teacher

“Why did you come here?”

 

David Vseviov, historian and thinker, PhD

“Immigration and culture”

 

Toomas Tamsar, Chairman of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation

 

Raul Eamets, Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Tartu, PhD

“Labour immigration and the need for a labour force within the context of Estonia’s economy”

 

Merike Darmody, Research Officer at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, PhD

“What has Ireland gained from and lost due to immigration?”

 

Priit Sarapuu, Chairman of the Board of AS G4S

“Experience of G4S in integrating immigrants and the possibilities of a security company in improving Estonia’s internal security”

 

Yevgeniya Chirikova, Russian civic activist

“Being a political refugee in Estonia”

 

Jeannie Melville, Director of the Immigration Group for the New-Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in London

“How to find a new work force on the edge of the world?”

 

Madis Kase, COO of ISS Estonia

“Why and how we are hiring foreigners”

 

Meelis Paavel, Head of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund

“Estonia needs foreign labour! Is the Unemployment Fund ready?”

 

Sten Tamkivi, CEO and co-founder of Teleport

“Migration mathematics: the cost of being open”

 

Carlos Johnson, software developer

“Being a Dominican in Estonia”

 

Kristen Michal (Reform Party), Margus Tsahkna (IRL – Pro Patria and Res Publica Union), Jevgeni Ossinovski (SDE – Social Democratic Party)

“Discussion of governing parties”

 

Priit Perens, Head of Baltic Banking at Swedbank

“Immigration – threat or opportunity? Experience of Swedbank”

 

Summary

 

 

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