Friday 10/04/2019

The following names indicate rooms at the different Converence Centers:

Sokos Hotel Viru  Allegro, Andante 1, Andante 2, Bolero, Duetto, Forte, Grande, Grande 1, Grande 1+2, Grande 2, Grande 3, Semi

Nordic Hotel Forum Sirius, Capella, Arcturus, Vega, Altair, Miitsar

8:30-17:30

Date Friday, October 4
Time 8:30 – 17:30
Title Lions European Music Competition Thomas Kuti – First and Second Round
Room Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Target Audience Open to All
Chair Lion Ingo Brookmann
Vice Chair PDG Ragnar Lõivukene
Description Candidates sent by the European countries perform the obligatory piece and the first chosen piece on acoustic guitar

09:00-9:30

Date Friday, October 4
Time 9:00 – 9:30
Title Keynote: Adjusting to fast-changing world
Room Sokos Hotel Viru – Grande (1-3)
Target Audience Open to All
Chair DG Märt Viileberg
Speakers Kristjan Lepik
Description How to manage your company or country in those current fast changing times? Tech sector is very quickly disrupting many sectors, populations are aging and countries are facing many challenges at the same time.

9:00-12:30

Date Friday, October 4
Time 9:00 – 12:30
Title Youth Camp & Exchange Chairpersons Meeting
Room Nordic Hotel Forum – Sirius
Target Audience Open to All
Chair YCEC Margus Malla
Vice Chair YCEC Jovan Gavrilovski
Speakers Youth Exchange Chairpersons
Description Presentations, Open Microphone, Approval of the Minutes

9:00-10:00

Date Friday, October 4
Time 9:30 – 10:00
Title Keynote: The flooding wave of human beings
Room Sokos Hotel Viru – Grande (1-3)
Target Audience Open to All
Chair Lion Riina Quak
Speakers Prof. Dr. Tarmo Soomere
Description We normally hardly recognise climate-change-driven gradual alterations of air temperature, precipitation patterns, or sea level in our countries. The devil is hidden in the detail and the power of the changes becomes evident via the impact of extreme events because resilience of both natural ecosystems and human settlements is a threshold-based feature. Even though we could be sorry for polar bears who gradually lose their icy environment, the really disastrous events occur when the external pressures (e.g. water level) exceeds certain threshold values. In particular, the coastal area is under pressure as devastating extreme water levels combined with high waves could simply wash away large cities and turn large areas into water bodies, so that there is no place for evacuated people to return after a storm. This has happened many times in Europe during the last millennium. It is likely that by 2070 more than one billion people will have to seek another place to live for this reason alone. The remote impact of this massive migration wave will eventually touch the entire civilisation, including countries that today enjoy a pleasant climate and location on higher ground. It is unlikely that this scenario can be avoided but there are many ways to be prepared and to convert our concern into action that makes mankind stronger.

10:30-12:30

Date Friday, October 4
Time 10:30 – 12:30
Title Euro – Asia Committee
Room Nordic Hotel Forum – Arcturus
Target Audience Lions who are interested in an understanding among people of Europe, the promotion of a conscious European spirit of citizenship, and the development of Lionism in Europe.
Chair PDG Renato Carlo Sambugaro
Vice Chair PID Elien Van Dille
Speakers MJF Inna Flaga
Description Our Committee has been created to collect information about services and projects that European Lions have realized, are realizing and want to realize in Asia. We want to help the Asian Lions and people to bring their projects to life and European Lions to start and carrying out services with the support of our previous experience.

10:30-12:00

Date Friday, October 4
Time 10.30 – 12:00
Title Lions Young Ambassador- Bert Mason Award competition INTRODUCTION
Room Nordic Hotel Forum – Altair
Target Audience Open to All
Chair Lion Pompilia Szellner
Vice Chair NA
Speakers Lion Pompilia Szellner
Description Presentation of Lions Young Ambassador- Bert Mason Award competition

10:30-12:00

Date Friday, October 4
Time 10:30 – 12:00
Title Euro Africa Committee (closed meeting)
Room Nordic Hotel Forum – Capella
Target Audience Only Committee members
Chair PDG Hermann HEINEMANN
Vice Chair PDG César Mahina KALUKUTA
Speakers All members of the Committee
Description Agenda:
– Opening and welcome
– Introductions
– Minutes of Closed Meeting in Europa Forum 2018 in Skopje
– Approvement of new Committee members – if nominations received
– Report of the Chairperson about the development after Europa Forum 2018
– Website of the Committee,
– Hydro-Ambulance for DRC,
– discussion or Committee Targets for 2019/20
– Miscellaneous
– Closing remarks

10:30-13:00

Date Friday, October 4
Time 10:30 – 13:00
Title World Cafe: Let’s talk trash! How to make your own “Keep It Clean Plan”
Room Sokos Hotel Viru – Grande 2
Target Audience Open to All
Chair Kadi Kenk
Vice Chair Lion Riina Quak
Speakers Kadi Kenk
Description A brief peek into the world of resource management in the world today. Talk about unexplored areas, where Lions could be interested in contributing
(e.g social problems of labour in informal waste management, education for kids living on dumps, investing into communal waste management for
fighting waste pollution driven health implications) and discuss collectively how existing Lions’ projects could grow their impact by going waste-free.

10:30-13:00

Date Friday, October 4
Time 10:30 – 13:00
Title World Cafe: Let’s talk trash! How to make your own “Keep It Clean Plan”
Room Sokos Hotel Viru – Grande 2
Target Audience Open to All
Chair Kadi Kenk
Vice Chair Lion Riina Quak
Speakers Kadi Kenk
Description A brief peek into the world of resource management in the world today. Talk about unexplored areas, where Lions could be interested in contributing
(e.g social problems of labour in informal waste management, education for kids living on dumps, investing into communal waste management for
fighting waste pollution driven health implications) and discuss collectively how existing Lions’ projects could grow their impact by going waste-free.

11:00-13:00

Date Friday, October 4
Time 11:00 – 13:00
Title Newcomers Workshop
Room Sokos Hotel Viru – Bolero
Target Audience Lions and Leos who participate in the forum for the first time
Chair Leo Karin Künnapas
Vice Chair Lion Heili Pirso
Speakers Leo Karin Künnapas & Lion Heili Pirso
Description A meeting for all the first time attendees of the Europa Forum. The aim is to talk about the forum and the set up and to get to know each other.

11:00-13:00

Date Friday, October 4
Time 11:00 – 13:00
Title WaSH WG Board Meeting (closed meeting)
Room Sokos Hotel Viru – Allegro
Target Audience Wash Board Members
Chair PDG Reinhold Hocke
Vice Chair Lion Ilkka Siissalo
Speakers PDG Reinhold Hocke
Description The European WaSH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) Working Group will inform and stimulate Lions Services to understand the possibilities of an efficient, effective and sustainable Lions participation in order to improve the welfare conditions for the people. Special focus is on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in accordance with UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 and parent issues.

14:15-15:15

Date Friday, October 4
Time 14:15 – 15:15
Title Lions Parade
Room  Sokos Hotel Viru – Alexela Concert Hall
Target Audience Open to All
Chair PDG Vello Tamm
Description A joint parade of all the participating Lions and Leos from Sokos Hotel Viru to the Alexela Concert Hall (500 meters). Wear your national costumes and colors and bring along your flags! Lions EF 2019 organizers will provide each delegation with their national flag that will be carried to the stage after the parade.
Dresscode: National Costume or Busness Attire

16:00-17:30

Date Friday, October 4
Time 16:00-17:30
Title Opening Ceremony – Estonia in Europe and Europe in Estonia.
Room Alexela Concert Hall
Target Audience Lions, Leos, guests and their companions
Chair PID Kalle Elster, Forum President
Vice Chair Janek Reimal, Events Master
Speakers Anu Välba, Master of Ceremony
Description Lions Europa Forum Opening and Closing Ceremony concept is based on a goal to introduce Lions charity activities in Estonia and present it from perspective of Estonia as a country and its nature and culture links and connections with Europe. Musical program consists of compositions created by best known composers in Europe with focus on composers who integrate Estonian Folk music and primeval rhythms into their creations. Hence the choice of artists: Estonian Voices, Veljo Tormis, Arvo Pärt and Rein Rannap. This list of artists enables a diverse musical experience, modern in symbiosis with primeval rhythms: Estonian Voices. Uniquely Estonian and powerful: Veljo Tormis, beautiful chamber music Arvo Pärt, Rock’n’roll and epic: Rein Rannap. Interior design emphasises Estonian nature. Musical design by Sander Mölder.

17:30-20:30

Date Friday, October 4
Time 17:30-20:30
Title Host Night
Room Alexela Concert Hall
Target Audience Lions, Leos, guests and their companions
Chair Lion Raivo Vilbaste
Vice Chair Janek Reimal, Events Master
Speakers Anu Välba, Master of Ceremony
Description The opening ceremony will be followed by an Estonian-themed Host Night, where we introduce the best that our small country has to offer. The music is by folk ensemble Untsakad.
Dresscode: National Costume or Busness Attire

21.00-

Date Friday, October 4
Time 21:00 –
Title Official After Party
Room Night Club Amigo (Sokos Hotel Viru)
Target Audience Open to All
Description Official afterparty to all the Lions and Leos taking part at the Lions Europa Forum. Entrance for free with Lions EF badge.
Dresscode: Casual
Social & Agora Translated Main Meetings
International Relations Mediterranean, Euro-Africa, Euro-Asia, UNO, EU Parliament, UN-EU and Lions…, etc Activities Service & humanitarian projects, fundraisers, LCIF, etc.
Youth & YEC Thomas Kuti Contest (Music Contest)
Thematic meetings, including PR & Communication