Towards European Policies & Best Practices for Supporting Local Governance Multilevel Application
TESLA is a project with the support of Europe for Citizen Programme of the European Union
Network of Towns measure, Number 558133-CITIZ-1-2014-2-ES-CITIZ-NT
TESLA meeting programme
SOUTH-EAST ESTONIA, July 31 – August 01, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Partners’ travel Tallinn-Põlva.
Direct Tallinn-Põlva bus departs Tallinn bus station at 18.45 and arrives Põlva bus station at 22.25
Accommodation at Hotel Pesa
Friday, July 31, 2015 (day accompanied by Estonian participants)
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
09:00 - 10:30 Hotel Pesa seminar room (computer, projector, internet available) in Põlva
10:30 – 11.30 Transfer by bus to visit local LEADER projects and institutions in Misso Rural Municipality, located in the very South-Eastern corner of Estonia, located by Latvian and Russian border.
11.45 – 12.15 Misso Rural Municipality, Mr Lembit Sikk, Mayor. Quick tour of the municipality building and brief information about LEADER projects implemented by the local authority.
12.15 – 12.45 time slot for discussion between participants + video recordings
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch in Nopri (local dairy farm). Presentation of its projects and initiative “Come to live in the countryside”. Owner of the farm, Mr Tiit Niilo, has previously been also a member of Estonian Parliament.
14.00 – 14.30 Tour of Nopri – visit the dairy farm, see its production
14.30 – 15.30 Video recording of participants’ presentations; time for discussion (there will be computer + projector) .
15.45 – 16.15 Visit a local flax museum (Tsiistre Linamuuseum), operated by a local NGO Prastuli Selts. The museum was created with different grants from LEADER programme. Example of a LEADER project by NGO, Mrs Kristina Remmel
16.30 – 17.00 Visit Tsiistre Tea House – Example of a LEADER project by an enterprise
17.00 – 17.30 Transfer by bus from Tsiistre to Siksali, Voki village.
17:30 -19:00 Discussion as a focus group related with experiences visited in the morning (for example: ideas for further and new projects)
There is time slot for discussion, if the weather is nice we can do it outdoors to have a free environment. We can have the white paper to write down contributions from partners, if needed.
19.00 Special Welcome Dinner in Siksali at the location of EE project partner Siksali Development Centre. Dinner is cooked outdoors on open fire (by NGO Estonian Survival Society Manager, Mr Aigar Liping) and served outdoors under a big wooden shade/building – please bring a jacket as evenings can be chilly!)
22.00 Bus transfer from Siksali to Hotel Pesa in Põlva
Saturday, August 01
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
9:00 - 10:30 Hotel Pesa seminar room (computer, projector, internet available)
10:30 hh 11:30 Managerial TESLA topics (administrative) and Communications means (common website, social network - facebook)
11:30 hh 12:00 Early lunch. Check-out from the hotel.
13.05 bus departs to Tartu from Põlva bus station. Departure of participants.
Optional: Visit to local festival Seto Kingdom Day in Obinitsa. NB! To be pre-arranged with Kaidi-Mari!
Mrs Kaidi-Mari Liping
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