Charity Warm-up Party, Thursday, 3. October

Creative Hub, Põhja puiestee 27a, Tallinn


This is the first time such an event is taking place at the forum. It is a great opportunity to meet your fellow Lions and Leos in a non-formal environment and spend some good time together. The Lions international board will also be present. Our hosts for all of the days at the forum, Anu Välba will run the night, DJ and ensemble Funkifize with guest-vocalists will entertain and make you dance.

Dresscode: Casual


Lions Parade, Friday 4.October

From Sokos Hotel Viru to Alexela Concert Hall


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 Business Attire


Opening Ceremony and Host Night, Friday 4.October

Alexela Concert Hall, Estonia pst 9, Tallinn


Lions Europa Forum Opening and Closing Ceremony concept is based on a goal to introduce Lions charity activities in Estonia by presenting our country. We will show the beautiful nature of Estonia and how its culture connects to 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.


  • Elina Nechajeva “Kiara” – Flags ceremony
  • District Governor of Estonia DG Märt Viileberg
  • National anthem of Estonia performed Elina Nechajeva
  • Speech of the Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas
  • National anthem of Republic of Korea – choir
  • Speech of the of the President of the Lions International, Dr. Jung-Yul Choi
  • Arvo Pärt – Vater Unser – Boys Choir of Tallinn, cond. by Lydia Rahula
  • Arvo Pärt/Torupill – Ukuaru walz – Wheelchair waltz
  • Speech of the President of the Forum PID Kalle Elster, closure
  • Rein Rannap/Kosmikud/choir – Rock-cantata “Beautiful Land”- “We Move”
  • Rein Rannap/Kosmikud/choir – Rock-cantata “Beautiful Land” – “The Sun is for Everyone”
  • Rein Rannap/Kosmikud/choir – Rock-cantata “Beautiful Land”- “We Move 2” 

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.

NB! Please find your seating place from the Forum Badge!

Dresscode: National Costume or Business Attire

Gala Night, Saturday 5.October

Seaplane Harbour Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn


The day will be concluded with the most elegant night – the Gala Night at the Seaplane Harbour. We promise you a magical night with good music, delicious cuisine and unforgettable company. And if you have never danced under a real submarine – now is the chance! Music by DJ, ensemble Swingers and Elena Nechayeva.

Dresscode: White dinner jacket, Black tie or Business suit

Closing Ceremony, Sunday 6.October

Alexela Concert Hall, Estonia pst 9, Tallinn


Musical program consists of core composers of European music: Beethoven, Mozart and Bach and their creations are rearranged and modernised by current and modern Estonian composers. End result is classical music in modern and innovative arrangement presented on technological instruments and machines – that’s what Estonians are doing with Europe. Interior design inspired by technology and E-Estonia achievements.


  • J.S. Bach various compositions – Henrik Kaljujärv remix. Part One
  • Lions International representative’s summary of the Forum ID Heimo Potinkara, Designated International Director
  • J.S. Bach various compositions – Henrik Kaljujärv remix. Part Two
  • Announcement of the winners of Thomas Kuti Musical competition. Ingo Brookmann, LEMC Chairperson
  • Thomas Kuti competition winner world premiere
  • Presentation of the winners of Young Ambassador competitio. Pompilia Szellner, YA Chairperson   
  • W.A. Mozart various compositions – Sander Mölder remix with various electronical instruments and choir
  • Lions Europa Forum President PID Kalle Elster speech.
  • Diabetic alert dog on the stage, small ceremony
  • Flag passing ceremony to next Host Country
  • EF2020 introduction. PID George Papas, President of EF2020
  • Tiit Kikas –  L.V. Beethoveni 9th symphony – “Ode to Joy” Part one
  • Thank You speech from Forum President PID Kalle Elster to Estonian team. Awarding. IPIP Gudrun Yngvadottir
  • Tiit Kikas –  L.V. Beethoveni 9th symphony – “Ode to Joy” Part two with choir

NB! Please find your seating place from the Forum Badge!

Dresscode: Business Attire


Nightclub Amigo, Viru väljak 4, Tallinn

Friday 4. October 21:00-…
Saturday, 5.October 22:00-…

Official afterparty place in the cellar of our official Conference Centre at Sokos Hotel Viru. The party lasts till morning to all the Lions and Leos taking part at the Lions Europa Forum. Entrance for free with Lions EF badge.
At. Friday night on the stage Koit Toome, at Saturday 2Quick Start!

Dresscode: Casual