Future events

ENLIGHT Interdisciplinary Proposal-Writing Workshop “Equity and Sustainability”
University of Tartu
February 14-18, 2022

The goal of the event is to provide a platform for cross-disciplinary collaboration for the ENLIGHT network universities’ researchers. The participants are invited to collectively look for solutions to the challenges indicated by the anchor topic “Equity and Sustainability”. During the event, five labs will be formed, each comprised of two senior researchers and up to seven PhD students.

The list of confirmed labs includes:

  1. “Health and Technology” led by Barbara Vanderstraeten (Ghent University) and Roberto Fernandez Martinez (University of Basque Country)
  2. “Trust in Science and Education” led by Katrin Vaino (University of Tartu) and Helena Tužinská (Comenius University Bratislava)
  3. “Health and Well-Being” led by Femke De Backere (Ghent University) and Babette Kirchner (University of Gottingen)
  4. “Equity and Environment” led by Ralph Mitloehner (University of Gottingen) and Helen Eenmaa (University of Tartu)
  5. “Health and Environment” led by Tania Maes (Ghent University) and Age Poom (University of Tartu)

A student’s research topic does not have to coincide with the lab’s title, rather students of different fields are encouraged to apply for the labs so that to form as interdisciplinary groups as possible. Together, each group will produce a preliminary short draft of an interdisciplinary research proposal, which will require coming up with a common topic, working packages, deliverables, and other conventional elements of a research application (the detailed plan will be provided). The participants of different labs will engage in common events to discuss emerging difficulties and challenges; they will also be advised by professional project coordinators. At the end of the event, the labs will present their project proposals to the others, which will be followed by a general discussion.

Upon full participation in the study program students will be awarded with ECTS credits.

The workshop is planned to be held live; if necessary, it will move online. Please note that as of November 2021, Estonian government requires all the participants of public events (including conferences) to present a COVID certificate proving vaccination or recovery.

The language of the event is English.


Eligibility for participation

PhD students of ENLIGHT network universities are eligible for participation; their accommodation and travel costs will be covered by their home university. Online registration is open from November 22, 2021 to December 15, 2021. The selection of students will be based on the description of how they can contribute to the workshop as required in the registration form.

Students will be notified of their acceptance at the beginning of January 2022.

Please send your queries about the workshop details to the event coordinator Anastasiya Astapova (University of Tartu) anastasiya.astapova@ut.ee. For further details regarding accommodation and travel costs, please contact your university’s ENLIGHT office.

The event is supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA project PER ASPERA).

Public Speaking Training Course
Doctoral schools of the University of Tartu and AvalikEsinemine.net

AvalikEsinemine.net in collaboration with Doctoral schools of the University of Tartu organizes 6 public speaking trainings for doctoral students and supervisors of doctoral schools. The training will be given by lecturer/trainer Janek Tuttar.

The training program teaches the participant on how to give a better presentation in front of the audience, adds social skills, courage and motivation. The training offers various tips and techniques on how to raise interest in listeners and how to get your message across clearly which can be later put to practice in giving lectures or speaking at conferences. The participant will learn how to cope with stage fright and learn various new tactics on how to stay in control of oneself when presenting.

About the trainer

Janek Tuttar is a trainer with about 25 years of teaching experience. Since the spring of 2007, he has been associated with the Estonian Business School Mainor, where he teaches public speaking.

The benefits it has given to students are indicated by the fact that they have nominated him nine times in a row as the best teacher (most recently in 2021).

Janek has a master’s degree in social sciences in communication management, while his master’s thesis is on the topic of stage fright. You can find more information about Janek here.

Learning Outcomes

As an outcome of the program the participant:

  • Is able to apply different presentation techniques;
  • Is able to cope with stage fright;
  • Is able to be confident and courageous while presenting;
  • Is able to analyse their performance and knows what to pay attention to;
  • Is able to put theory into practice;
  • Gains self-belief, self-confidence and motivation to perform.

The location of training

  • Tartu Vocational Education Centre. Address: Kopli 1, Tartu.
  • Room: A213

Training schedule

09.45 - 10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.00 - 11.30 Main mistakes of presenters.
11.30 - 11.45 Pause
11.45 - 13.15 How to behave on stage. Preparing for the presentation.
13.15 - 14.00 Lunch (in the canteen of the Vocational Education Centre)
14.00 - 15.30 Analysis of the audience. Presenting to a large/small audience. Raising attention and interest and the main objectives of the introduction.
15.30 - 15.45 Pause
15.45 - 17.00 Unexpected presentations. Using notes. The main reasons for stage fright and main methods for coping.


In the training for instructors:

15.45 - 17.00 Unexpected presentations. Managing a group presentation. Assessing the presentation of a junior colleague.

Number of seats and registration

The number of seats is limited (maximum of 15 people). Registration is open until all seats are filled. Accepted participants will receive an e-mail about two weeks before the training with the notice of admittance and training information. The same information will also be sent to people on the waiting list. If you have been admitted to the training but are unable to participate, please let us know immediately so that we could pass on the available seat to the next person on the waiting list.

Participants are guaranteed lunch and coffee break with snacks.

2021/2022. academic year curriculum and registration

Time of training Target group Venue Registration
05 October 2021 Doctoral students (training in Estonian) Tartu Vocational Education Centre, room A213  
18 October 2021 Doctoral students (training in Estonian) Tartu Vocational Education Centre, room A213  
16 November 2021
new date 15 March 2022
Supervisors (training in English) Tartu Vocational College, room A213  
22 February 2022 Supervisors (training in Estonian) Tartu Vocational College, room A213 Register here
28 March 2022 Doctoral students (training in English) Tartu Vocational College, room A213  
11 April 2022 Doctoral students (training in Estonian) Tartu Vocational College, room A213  




More information:

Merili Hansen, merili.hansen@ut.ee, 737 6535
Janek Tuttar,
info@avalikesinemine.net +372 5623 0397

The event is supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA project PER ASPERA).