VII World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples 
Lahti, 15-17.6.2016

”The Finno-Ugric peoples - towards sustainable development”

14.6.2016 Tuesday
 Arrival of participants and delegations, registration

15.6.2016 Wednesday
Morning Arrival of the participants and delegations, registration
11.00-13.00 Lunch at the hotels Scandic, Cumulus, Sokos for the accommodated
12.00-14.00 Lunch at Sibelius Hall

13.45; 14.05 Buses depart from hotels to Sibelius Hall
14.45 The doors to the Main hall will be closed
15.00 – 18.00 Opening of the Congress and first plenary meeting, Sibelius Hall, Main hall
Cultural program:
Sami rapper Ailu Valle
Students of the Lahti Dance School and Lahti Conservatory Chamber Ensemble


The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö (speech)
The President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves
The President of the Republic of Hungary János Áder
Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhuravsky

Finno-Ugric peoples – towards a sustainable development
 delivered by the Minister of Education and Culture of Finland Sanni Grahn-Laasonen 

Report of the Consultative Committee of the Finno-Ugric peoples
delivered by Chairman of the Committee Valeriy Markov

Mayor of Lahti Jyrki Myllyvirta

17.00 Pause
17.15 Confirmation of the working bodies of the Congress:
         -  Editorial committee
          - Chairperson of the editorial committee
17.30 Representatives of international organizations

Gunvor Kronman, Member of the Finnish National Commission for UNESCO
Alexey Tsykarev, Chairman of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
18.15 Buses depart from Sibelius Hall to hotels
20.00 Transportation from hotels to Sibelius Hall
20.30 Reception, Forest Hall (Metsähalli)
Greeting words: Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen, Ministry of Education and Culture
22.00 Transportation back to the hotels

16.6.2016 Thursday
09.00, 9.20 Transportation from the hotels to Sibelius Hall
09.30 – 12.30 Thematic Sessions: Sibelius Hall, Conference rooms (according to the separate program)
1. Continuity of mastering and using Finno-Ugric and Samoyed languages and cultures by future generations
2. Finno-Ugric information environment: prospects of the future development
3. Civil society and authorities
4. Economy and environment
5. Demographic and migration processes. Old and new diasporas.
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch, Forest Hall
Music by the Collective of musicians Ääninen

14.00 – 15.30 Thematic sessions continue
15.20 -15.40 Coffee break, Forest Hall
15.30 – 17.00 Open sessions
17.15, 17.35 Transportation to the hotels
18.00 – 19.00 Meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Finno-Ugric peoples
18.50, 19.10 Transportation from the hotels to Sibelius Hall
19.30 Evening concert in Sibelius Hall
20.30 Reception
22.00 Transportation back to the hotels

17.6.2016 Friday
8.30, 8.50 Transportation from hotels to Sibelius Hall
9.00 – 11.00 Thematic sessions continue
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break, Forest Hall

11.30 – 14.00 Closing plenary session, Main Hall
The results of the Thematic Sessions work are represented by the moderaters
Discussion and adoption of the Resolution of the 7th World Congress

Speech by the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament: Maria Lohela

Invitation to the 8th World Congress by the Representative of the Republic of Estonia: Representative of Estonian delegation Tõnu Seilenthal
The cultural program:
Reval Ensemble, Estonia
Closing the Congress
14.00 – 15.00 Lunch, Forest Hall
15.00 Transportation back to the hotels
 Departure of the participants


Resolution 17.6.2016.pdf235.87 KB