The Europe Forum 2021 will be organised on 25-27 August. The preliminary programme features speakers such as Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko, Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen, Chair of the Finns Party and Member of Parliament Jussi Halla-aho, and Members of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala, Petri Sarvamaa, Eero Heinäluoma and Miapetra Kumpula-Natri.
This year, the public is invited to participate in the Europe Forum online.
The event days are divided into science, economic and political theme days according to their subjects.
Event days for science, economics and politics
The Europe Forum is arranged as a three-day hybrid event in Turku on the 25th to 27th of August 2021. Wednesday the 25th is dedicated to science, on Thursday the 26th the focus is on economy, and on Friday the 27th the discussions address political topics.
Guests from all over the EU are expected to attend – business executives, political influencers, researchers, media, and civic organisations. Active participation in the discussions by young attendees is especially desired. The diplomats from the EU member countries stationed in Helsinki are also expected to join.
Programme for Europe Forum 2021
Wednesday Aug 25th, Science Day
Discussions about change, including such topics as AI, vaccinations, and influencing through information. Meetings will be chaired by the universities.
Thursday Aug 26th, Economy Day
Seminar on economy and European Ambassadors Forum
Friday Aug 27th, Politics day
Politics are present in a talk by the Prime Minister, in a Parliament of Finland Grand Committee hearing, and in a Foreign and security policy seminar.
In focus of the day is e.g., EU’s transatlantic relations, as well as relations with China and Russia.
The structure of the program and the speakers will be refined to final form during the spring and summer.
The Europe Forum will have four main venues: the foyer of the Turku City Theatre, Radisson Blu Marina Palace hotel, Turku Administrative building, and the Europe Forum virtual platform.
As before, the participation on spot will be limited and invitation-based. The whole programme will be accessible to anyone through live streams online. The public can make comments and ask questions through the chat on the event platform. The discussions will be recorded and can be viewed later via YouTube, among other channels.
The planning and production of the event will adhere to the instructions issued and participant limits imposed by the Finnish Government, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Europe Forum follows the Clean & Safe Turku principles for a responsible organization of events.
In addition to the actual program of the Europe Forum, the City of Turku is organizing a cultural evening on Wednesday 25 August. It is also possible for program organizers to plan a separate evening program for their own stakeholders.
If you want to get more information about the program or discuss your own part of the program – please contact us!
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The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme.