Research events in 2018
Conferences and workshops
From the 6th to the 7th of December 2018 the 11th values-based education conference „Estonia 2035 – values based view on education“ took place. At the conference the education vision for the years 2021–2035 made by the Values and Responsibility work-group was introduced for the first time. The conference was supported by the Ministry of Education and Research and British Council Estonia. View presentations and photo gallery.
Open Estonia Foundation and Centre for Ethics at the University of Tartu organised XXII Open Society Forum “Long Shadow of the Financial Crisis: Social Strains and Economic Recovery” on 2nd of October 2018 at Nordic Hotel Forum. The keynote speakers were Heather Grabbe, Director of EU Affairs at the Open Society European Policy Institute and Olli Rehn, Governor of the Bank of Finland.
The Centre for Ethics held two discussions at the annual Opinion Festival. We played the prototype of our new board game “Eesti rahva sada valikut. Väärtuste mäng” and talked about upbringing in a discussion “Do as I say, not as I do?”. Both discussions were on 11th of August 2018. View the photo gallery.
The Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu and the Estonian Refugee Council held a conference “An Open Beginning: a selection of recipes to create multicultural kindergartens” on 23rd of May 2018. The conference discussed what kind of experience Estonian kindergartens have for receiving kids with migration or refugee background and creating a culturally and religiously diverse and tolerant study environment. Also, we presented the handbook and eight educational videos to support teachers in creation of a culturally and religiously diverse and tolerant study environment.
Presentations and colloquia
On 25th of September 2018 the Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu had an interesting discussion “How to have the right opinion? About salon-worthiness in social media”. We discussed with the CEO of DD Academy, Martin A. Noorkõiv, the moderator of a social media community Virginia Woolf is Not Afraid of You, Gea Kangilaski and an activist Kaspar Kruup. The discussion was a part of the Tartu Student Days: Autumn 2018 festival.
On 7th of June 2018 an international seminar “Why and from whom do we need to protect personal data? The causes and consequences of the EU data protection reform” took place. The seminar was organised by the Centre for Ethics at the University of Tartu to contribute to the promotion of research culture in which integrity is part and to raise awareness of the ethical requirements of data processing. In the beginning prof. Margit Sutrop gave an overview of the outcomes of the PRINTEGER project and the process of drafting the “Estonian Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The lectures were given by the invited speaker Tobias Schulte in den Baeumen (adviser to the European Research Council Executive Agency and the Innovative Medicine Initiative) and Prof. Marju Lauristin (former Member of the European Parliament and shadow rapporteur of data protection regulation). The whole seminar was video recorded and is available on Tartu University website (here, here, and here) and at the Ethicsweb.
On 21st of May 2018 the Centre presented the book “On the Verge of Chaos and Order. About Upbringing and Education. Personally”. Topics about being a parent were discussed with Prof. Rein Taagepera and writer Justin Petrone. The moderator was Prof. Margit Sutrop. See the broeadcast from Facebook.
On 4th of May 2018 the Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu had an interesting discussion with the Deputy Director of Research at the Estonian Biobank of the University of Tartu’s Estonian Genome Center, Dr Tõnu Esko at “Born stupid? How genes affect your intelligence”. The discussion was a part of the Tartu Student Days: Spring 2018 festival.
The discussion “The third variable: digital world” was held at the Hopner House on 22nd of March 2018. The new living culture in the time of digital changes was discussed.