ELARD General Assembly meeting and seminar in Estonia
22-24 November 2017
Laulasmaa Spa, Estonia
Welcoming dinner on 22nd November (Wednesday)
• Informal welcoming dinner will take place in the evening on 22nd November at 20.00 in hotel’s restaurant Wicca.
General Assembly and seminar on 23rd November (Thursday)
• 10.00 – 13.00 – ELARD General Assembly meeting (1st part)
• 13.00 – 14.00 - Lunch
• 14.00 – 17.30 – ELARD seminar and Estonian presidency closing event
14.00-15.15 - Presentations and panel discussion on LEADER/CLLD multi-fund implementation
• Slovakia – managing authorities experience with ERDF;
• Finland – urban local action groups in Helsinki;
• Lithuania – experience with multi-funding local development strategies;
• Sweden – all funds, all types of territories (rural, urban, coastal) work together for CLLD;
• Austria – CLLD piloting in Tyrol.
• Coffee break
15.45-17.30 - Summary of Estonian Presidency and feedback from members
Presidents panel discussion on LEADER/CLLD future and ELARD future
• Previous presidents and current president: Jack Roche (Ireland), Petri Rinne (Finland), Radim Sršen (Czech Republic), Kristiina Tammets (Estonia).
• 17.30 - 19.30 – ELARD General Assembly continues with Presidency, Vice-presidency and Council election (2nd part)
• 20.00 - Gala dinner and musical program, Ceremony for ELARD new Presidency, speeches

Meeting on 24th November (Friday)
• 9.30 – ELARD Council meeting
• 12.00 – Light lunch
• Transfer to Tallinn airport

• The online registration is available here until 6th of November.
• There is no participation fee for ELARD members. Food will be covered for all the members, accommodation will be covered only for ELARD official representative members (1 person per country).
• All participants will be accommodated in Laulasmaa Spa hotel (look more in registration form).

Location and transport
• Tips on how to get to Estonia and what to do here - https://www.visitestonia.com/en
• Laulasmaa Spa hotel is located in a naturally beautiful place by the sea in North-Estonia, ca 50 kilometers from Tallinn (40 minutes’ drive by car) - http://www.laulasmaa.ee/en/.
• The transfer will be provided for the members, who will arrive to Tallinn airport latest by 7 pm on 22nd Nov and leave from Laulasmaa around 1 pm on 24th Nov. Otherwise, it is possible to take a taxi, rent a car from the airport or make some personal agreements with organizers, if possible.
• In free time, you could use hotel’s SPA center for free. Please bring your swimming suite with you - http://www.laulasmaa.ee/en/water-and-sauna-center/
Additional information:
• General information - Triin Lääne, ELARD, triin@tas.ee, +372 5302 9203
• Registration information – Sille Erala, Estonian LEADER Union, jap@jap.org.ee, +372 5693 4839


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