European Peace Bread Conference 2018
Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs and Latvian Ministry of Agriculture are delighted to host the traditional Peace Bread conference.
The topic of the conference is "Regional and International Cooperation: Local Is Global".
The conference will take place in Sangaste and Ķoņi on 26–28 September 2018.
- Guidance for the discussion of the Peace Bread conference 2018 (238.36 KB, PDF)
|08.15||Gathering at the hotel lobby|
|08.30||Departure from hotel|
|08.40–09.05||Honouring of the National Flags at Otepää Church
Greeting by the local pastor and a short ceremony with the national
flags of Estonia and Latvia and the Peace Bread Initiative
|09.30||Arrival at Sangaste Castle (Lossiküla, Sangaste, 67005 Valgamaa, www.sangasteloss.com)
Peace Bread Conference "Regional and International Cooperation: Local Is Global" (part I)
Moderator: Vahur Kukk, President of the Estonian Rye Association
Keynote speech (link) (24.99 KB, DOCX) by Enn Eesmaa, First Vice-President of the Parliament of Estonia.
Country statements (by alphabetical order), 5 min each
Continuation of the conference (part II)
Moderator: Kaspars Žūriņš
Keynote speaker from Latvia
NGO statements by country (5 min each)
|13.30–14.30||Conference lunch hosted by the Ministry of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia|
Field trip to local agricultural enterprises
|18.00||Arrival at the hotel|
|19.25||Gathering at the lobby of the hotel|
|19.30||Transfer from the hotel to the venue of the gala dinner|
|20.00–22.00||Gala dinner at Kivi Rural Tourims Farm near Otepää|
|22.30||Arrival at the hotel|
|08.00||Check-out from the hotel Pühajärve / Gathering in the hotel lobby|
|08.15||Departure from the hotel to Unguriņi–Lilli (Latvia–Estonia) border crossing|
|09.45||Arrival at Unguriņi–Lilli border crossing|
|09.50–10.25||Ceremony of the Commemoration of the Baltic Chain of Freedom|
|10.30–10.40||Transfer to Ķoņi Mill|
Arrival at Ķoņi Mill and short coffee break
The watermill processes wool with equipment that is 100 years old and is used to produce handmade blankets and pillows.
|11.15–12.15||Workshops / activities|
Closing of the 5th Peace Bread conference
Closing speeches by organising countries
|12.30–13.30||Lunch hosted by the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia|
|13.30||Departure to Tallinn / Riga|
|16.00||Approximate time of arrival to Tallinn / Riga|
- Working language: the working language of the conference is English.
- Currency: the official currency of Estonia and Latvia is the euro.
- Tourist information: for Riga – www.liveriga.com; for Tallinn: www.visittallinn.ee
- General information: about Latvia – www.latvia.eu; about Estonia – estonia.ee
- Weather: the average temperature in Southern Estonia and Northern Latvia in September is around 10–11 °C.
- Time zone: GMT +2.
- Emergency number: 112.