At the Democracy Sauna we will think together on how to develop democratic ecosystems in the Baltic Sea region.
At the event, participants can learn more about the regional coalition as well as contribute to meaningful discussions on the future of democracy development in the region. It will be a space to meet and network with inspiring researchers, democracy developers and other interested parties from the Baltic Sea region.
Individual researchers and academic institutions interested will have the chance to collaborate with democracy developers to make their work have more practical impact.
Developers will have the opportunity to share best practices with other organizations. The event will foster collaboration between researchers and developers, enabling the discovery of novel ways to develop democracy in our region.
Individuals and nonprofits who wish to think along and actively engage in democracy development efforts are also warmly invited to participate at our sauna.
Starting from basics of democracy development, ending with the launch of the Regional Coalition.
🕙 13:00 – 13:25
Opening of the Sauna
CEO OF DD FOUNDATION
🕙 13:25 – 14:40
First Sauna: The components of Democracy development
What is the ecosystem of a healthy democracy and what are the minimum viable components of an open society? What is working and which elements need more support?
🕙 14:40 – 15.20
🕙 15:20 – 15:40
Speech: Marina Kaljurand
🕙 15:40 – 17:00
Workshop: Democracy development system
In this interactive session we will map the current state of democracy development in the region with a systems-based approach and find the most impactful points of intervention.
🕙 17:00 – 17:15
🕙 17:15 – 18:00
Second Sauna: Most impactful points of intervention
Based on the results of the workshop, we will decide on the most meaningful ways to strengthen our democracy ecosystems.
🕙 18:00 – 18:45
Workshop: How can international cooperation bring about change?
We will bring the day’s discussions to a close with a brainstorm on how our Coalition can contribute to dealing with the challenges to our democracy ecosystems around the Baltic Sea region.
Center for Democracy
🕙 19:00 – 22:00
After the main event, participants will have the opportunity to attend an authentic Finnish sauna experience in the nearby iglusauna park.
* Tickets can be returned only until the August 28 deadline, tickets are non-refundable after that.