Informal Meeting of Directors for Rural Development in Estonia 'E- Agriculture' 26 – 28 July 2017, Tartu, Estonia
26 July 2017
Arrival in Tartu 19:30 - 23:00 Welcome reception at AHHAA Centre
27 July 2017
8:00-8:50 Registration at the Dorpat Conference Centre
8:50-9:00 Opening speech and introduction of the event by Mr Marko Gorban, Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies, Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs Moderator: Mr Marko Gorban 9:00-9:30 DG AGRI activities contributing to the development of ICT and innovation in agriculture and rural areas – Mario Milouchev, European Commission DG Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate E - Rural Development Programmes I and Pre-accession assistance
9:30-10:00 Knowledge transfer and innovation clusters: the big picture – Külli Kaare, Head of the Department of the Research and Development, Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs
10:00-10:30 The use of e-solutions in payments processing – Ahti Bleive, Deputy Director of the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board
10:30-11:00 Energy break
11:00-13:00 Workshops (20 min introductory presentation, thereafter the Delegations will be invited to exchange views and provide an overview about the issue in their own country) 1) Smart agriculture (e-solutions, knowledge transfer, future CAP) in the Hall Struve- introduction to the workshop Martin Rand (VitalFields Estonia) and rapporteur Konstantin Mihhejev (Rural Economy Research Centre) 2) Enhancing the protection of soils through RDPs (the role of databases, future CAP) in the Hall Peterson – introduction to the workshops Kadri Allik (Agricultural Research Centre) and rapporteur Ove Põder 3) E-marketing and short supply chain (tools to improve producer positions, future CAP) in Hall Parrott – introduction to the workshops Riinu Lepa (Tagurpidi Lavka) and rapporteur Reve Lambur (Rural Economy Research Centre)
14:00-14:30 Simplification of the CAP within the framework of smart solutions – Roomet Sõrmus, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce
14:30-15:00 Conclusions by moderator and closing the meeting
15:00-15:15 Family photo
15:15-17:15 Free time
17:15-17:30 Gathering in Dorpat Hotel lobby (clothing smart casual)
17:30-20:00 River cruise and guided city tour (75+75 min)
20:00-23:00 Gala dinner with cultural programme at the Restaurant Hõlm. Welcome by Mr Urmas Klaas, Mayor of Tartu.
28 July 2017
8:30-8:45 Gathering at the Dorpat Hotel lobby 8:45-9:00 Buses leave from the hotel to excursion (NB! Please check-out and don’t forget your luggage) 9:15-10:30 Visit to the Estonian University of Life Sciences 11:00-13:00 Visit to the Estonian Agricultural Museum
14:00-16:30 Bus transportation to Tallinn*
If there is a need to arrive to Tallinn earlier than 16:30, please note the information on the registration or inform the managing person on the spot on 28 july. We will organize your transportation to the Tartu Bus Station (busses leave at 10:30 and 12:00). Driving with Lux Express from Tartu to Tallinn takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
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