Program

Thursday, 16 November

 Main hall        (language: English-Estonian-English translation)

17:00-18:00      Welcome words from the Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri RATAS, Minister of the Interior Andres ANVELT, representative of the University of Tartu/Chancellor of Justice Prof. Ülle MADISE, President of the European Consortium for Church and State Research (ECCSR) Prof. Achilles EMILIANIDES, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) Rev. Heikki HUTTUNEN, Vice President of the Estonian Council of Churches/COMECE Bishop Philippe JOURDAN

➢  Moderator: Dr. Eerik JÕKS

18:00-19:00      Three 20 minute presentations (plus discussion)

➢    Autonomy of Religious Associations in Contemporary Europe from the Perspective of the European Court of the Human Rights -Vincent de GAETANO, Judge of the ECtHR

➢    Autonomy of Religious Associations in Contemporary Europe from the Perspective of the CEC - Rev. Heikki HUTTUNEN

➢    Religion and Education in Estonian and European Contexts  - Dr. Olga SCHIHALEJEV, Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Tartu 

➢    Moderator: Dr. Eerik JÕKS

19:30-22:00       Welcome Reception - National Library of Estonia

 

Friday, 17 November

09:30-11:00       Main hall (language: English-Estonian-English translation)

Three 20 minute presentations (plus discussion)

➢    How to Define “Extremism”, “Fundamentalism” and “Radicalization”? Domestic Regulations and the European Dimension - Prof. Silvio FERRARI, University of Milano, ECCSR

➢    Misuse of Religion in 21st Century – Dr. Christian STAFFA, CEC

➢    Relationships between Religious Associations and State - Dr. Ringo RINGVEE, Estonian Ministry of the Interior

➢    Moderator: Dr. Eerik Jõks

11:00-11:30       Coffee/Tea

11:30-13:00       Main hall (language: English-Estonian-English translation)

Three 20 minute presentations (plus discussion)

➢    Dialogue between the State and Religious Organizations in France – Ambassador Jean Christophe PEAUCELLE, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

➢    Repression of Religious Freedom in Modern Day Russia  - Dr. Shane H. BRADY, JD, representative of Jehovah’s Witnesses

➢    Religious Freedom in Ukriane – Viktor YELENSKIY, Ukrainian Parliament

➢    Moderator: Dr. Ringo RINGVEE

 Small hall (language: English) – Session of the European Consortium for Church and State Research (ECCSR) with the University of Tartu Doctoral School (open session)

Two 20 minute presentations (plus discussion)

➢    Legislation and Policies adopted to tackle Radicalization and Extremism in the EU Law/Effects of these Measures on Religious Liberty - Dr. hab. Michal RYNKOWSKI, European Commission, Belgium

➢    Legislation Directly and Indirectly adopted to Tackle Radicalization and Extremism in Different EU Countries /Effects of this Legislation - Prof. Agustin MOTILLA, Universidad Carlos III, Spain

➢    Moderator: Prof. Balázs SCHANDA, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

13:00-14:00       Lunch

14:00-15:30       Main hall (language: English-Estonian-English translation)

Discussion Panel: State, Law and Religion

Member of the European Parliament - Tunne KELAM

Advisor of Chancellor of Justice - Heili SEPP

ECCSR, University of Tartu, School of Law - Dr. Merilin KIVIORG

University of Tartu, Asia Centre - Dr. Elo Süld

Archbishop emeritus, Estonian Council of Churches - Andres PÕDER

CEC representative - Doris PESCHKE

Estonian House of Taara and Native Religions - Andres HEINAPUU

Member of the Islamic Community - Kristi OCKBA

Representative of the Baha’i Community in Estonia - Dr. Lili MILANI 

Moderator: Dr. Ringo RINGVEE, Ministry of Internal Affairs

 Small hall (language: English) - Session of the European Consortium for Church and State Research (ECCSR) with the University of Tartu Doctoral School (open session)

Three 20 minute presentations (plus discussion)

➢    Hate Speech and (Autonomy of) Religious Communities (ECCSR) – Prof. Lina PAPADOPOULOU, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Law School, Greece

➢    Hate Speech and Individual Religious Liberty - Prof. Jónatas MACHADO, University of Coimbra, Portugal

➢    Chair: Prof. Blaz IVANC, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

15:30-16:00    Coffee/Tea

16:00-17:30    Main hall (language: English-Estonian-English translation)

Three 20 minute presentations (plus discussion)

➢    Different forms of Dialogue and their Results, Prof. Marco VENTURA, University of Siena; Director of the Center for Religious Studies (ISR) at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK); ECCSR

➢    Churches and Cooperation with Different Partners in Estonia - Dr. Meego REMMEL, ECC

➢    Historical Experiences in Shaping the Present and the Future - Prof. David VSEVIOV, Estonian Academy of Arts

➢    Moderator: Dr. Ringo RINGVEE, Ministry of Internal Affairs

18:00-20:00   Reception & Presentation on Religion in Estonia - Dr. Priit  ROHTMETS, University of Tartu/Theological Institute of the EELC 

Saturday, 18 November

Sessions for the members of the European Consortium for Church and State Research (ECCSR), doctoral students (Doctoral School) and invited guests only (organized by the University of Tartu, School of Law and ECCSR)

09:00-10:30    Small hall (language English)

one main 30 min presentation, followed by discussion

➢   Gender Issues in Combating Radicalization. Prof. Mathias PULTE, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

➢   Chair: Prof. Achilles EMILIANIDES, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

10:30-11:00    Coffee Break

11:00-12:30    Small hall (language English) 

one main 30 min presentation followed by discussion

➢      Education and Combat with Radicalization/Extremism - Scope of Autonomy of Religious Educational Institutions. Prof. Francis MESSNER, University of Strasbourg, France

Chair: Prof Norman DOE, University of Cardiff, Wales, UK

12:30-13:00    Concluding Remarks Prof. QC. Mark HILL, UK

13:00-14:00    Lunch (National Library)

14:30-16:30    French and English Language Excursion in old Tallinn with final stop in the Estonian Academy of Science (Toompea, Kohtu 6)

16:30-18:30    General Meeting of the ECCSR (consortium members only), Estonian Academy of Science, Toompea, Kohtu 6 (Palace of Ungern-Sternberg)

19:30-22:00  Dinner (National Library)

 

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