Seminar “Small States: Advancing International Status through Smart Governance”​

Osaleb Kaimo Käärmann-Liive

Mektory building, Raja 15, Tallinn
15 April, 2016

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.15 Welcoming addresses

Tiina Randma-Liiv, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, TUT
Pia Hansson, Director, Center for Small State Studies, University of Iceland

10.15 – 11.00 Opening speech

Kaja Kallas, Member of European Parliament (Estonia)

11.00 – 11.45 The Normative Power of Nordic Countries

Anders Wivel, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.45 – 12.30 Status and Foreign Policies of Small States: the Case of Norway

Benjamin de Carvalho and Halvard Leira, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Seeking status through innovative policies: case studies

Governing the Small State Presidency of the EU: the Case of Latvia

Zanda Kalnina-Lukaševica, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia
The Estonian E-Residence Program: Growing from 1 to 10 million

Siim Sikkut, Adviser, Government Strategy Unit, Estonia
Mauritius – the World’s First Fully-Fledged Cyber State?

Ian Taylor, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

15.00 − 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 16.30 Final discussion: “How Do Little Frogs Fly? Small States in the International System”

Baldur Thorhallsson, University of Iceland
Raimundas Karoblis, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania
Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu; Executive Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute

16.30 Farewell coffee and cake hosted by Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Sulev Mäeltsemees

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