About the event

Today, liberalism is under pressure on multiple fronts. Illiberal regimes are on the rise, trying to revise the liberal international order by force, as we see with the aggression from Russia in Ukraine. At the same time, illiberal regimes use populism to divide populations in Europe by challenging and attacking liberal democracies. Finally, technological developments change the world as we know it, and we need policy responses to these changes to secure our liberal societies. 

Therefore, this conference focuses on the developments of liberalism in the past years, complimented with a vision on the future. It will become a story, based on three chapters: Energy, Economy and Security with Foreign Policy. By looking at these topics through a liberal perspective, we lay a base for further European cooperation and developments.


09:00 Registrations 

10:00 Opening remarks 


10:20 Panel Discussion: What kind of economy do we want? 


11:10 Panel Discussion: Does the development of the Estonian defence industry guarantee our safety? 


12:00 – 12:15 coffee break 

Chapter Two: Energy 

12:15 Keynote “Estonia’s competitiveness to the top of the world!” 
Kristen Michal, Estonian Minister of Climate 

12:25 Panel discussion: Energy as the circulatory system of the country 


13:30 – 14:30 Lunch 

Chapter three: Security and Foreign Policy 

14:30: Panel discussion: Far away, yet so close…Estonia’s role in the international security policy arena. 


15:20 Panel discussion: How far does Russia have to go for Europe to wake up? 

16:30 Future perspective and closing remarks 

Speaker: Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia 

17:00 Dinner 

19:00 End of the event 

whois: Andy White Freelance WordPress Developer London