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Schedule of events

Friday, 15 August

Lowland Stage (Orulava)
12:00-13:30 Former prime ministers: what would we have done differently today?
14:00-15.30 Role of the state in entrepreneurship
16:00-17:30 Should children be vaccinated regardless of their parents’ preferences?
18:00-19.30 The future of the century-old republic of Estonia
20:00 24 years in one hour. Two actors, one hour, and 24 years. Within this hour, texts will be heard that have shaped our identity in the public space. Speeches. Sports broadcasts. Commentary. Weather forecasts. PS. And when we say ‘our’ we mean ‘us’ – Russians and Estonians.

On the Lowland Stage and in the open discussion area
21:15-23:00 Searching for the Estonian narrative

Hilltop Stage (Mäelava)
13:00-14:30 Life in the countryside
15:00-16:30 Is emigration an overwhelming problem?
17:00-18:30 Too much security?
19:00-20:30 Last days of the classical school?

Thematic stages
Education Stage (Hariduslava)
Entrepreneurship Stage (Ettevõtluslava)
Urban Space Stage (Linnaruumilava)
Youth Stage (Noortelava)
Family and children’s stage ‘Out of the mouths of babes’ (Laste ja perede lava “Lapsesuu ei valeta”)
Civil Society Stage (Vabakonna lava)
Worldwide Stage (Terve ilma lava)
Human Rights Stage (Inimõiguste lava)
Free City Stage (Wabalinna lava)


Saturday, 16 August

Lowland Stage (Orulava)
13:00-14:30 Where has the joy of school days gone?
15:00-16:30 What to do with our mineral resources?
17:00-18:30 Wise Estonian authorities
19:30-21:00 Debate of the leaders of the parliament parties
21:00 Cinema Manifesto 4
Hilltop Stage (Mäelava)
12:00-13:30 Is doping-free sport possible?
14:00-15:30 Don’t teach us how to live
16:00-17:30 No big deal!
18:00-19:30 An orphan grows up to be a farm hand: how to deal with child poverty?

Thematic stages
Education Stage (Hariduslava)
Entrepreneurship Stage (Ettevõtluslava)
Urban Space Stage (Linnaruumilava)
Youth Stage (Noortelava)
Social Innovation Stage (Sotsiaalse innovatsiooni lava)
Järvamaa Stage (Järvamaa lava)
Integration Stage (Lõimumislava)
Environmental stage ‘Green Gate’ (Keskkonnalava “Roheline värav”)
United Newspapers Stage (Ühinenud Ajalehtede lava)


Both days

Media stages
On air studio of ERR, Vikerraadio and Raadio 4
Kuku open-air studio
Delfi and Eesti Päevaleht stage
Joint stage of Sirp and Müürileht
KUMA on air studio

Festival cafés
Amps, Lonks ja Õlekõrs
Café Viljandi Rohelise Maja Kohvik
Francis Crasta (Indian cuisine)
Organic food market ‘Mahemarket’
Café LaMuu
Ladies offering homemade baked goods
Local organic producers

Festival club
Anvar Samost and Hannes Rumm look at the situation in the country 19 years after their first radio broadcast of ‘Situation in the Country’
Poetry battle (Jürgen Rooste, Sveta Grigorjeva, Kaur Riismaa, Andrea Teede)
Good music and friendly discussions

Children’s area with games, puzzles and children’s cooking club ‘Väike Päike’

Book area

What’s new compared to the previous year?

Around 70 organisations and associations will suggest topics for discussion at this year’s festival.
A programme of documentaries and historical films in the festival cinema, ‘Vallitorni’.
The festival buzz in the café and club on Vallimägi Hill after stage discussions have ended.
The conclusion of the festival with the Cinema Manifesto
Late night bicycle ride ‘Tour’d’Öö’
Special area for dogs