Key events of Estonia’s presidency of the Council of the EU will take place in Tallinn Creative Hub

14. March

Tallinn Creative Hub will be the main location for events taking place during Estonia’s presidency of the Council of the EU. From 20 June to 2 November 2017, we will be hosting informal meetings of ministers and several conferences. Due to presidency-related events, Tallinn Creative Hub will not be available for other interested parties during that time period.

A special committee working in the EU Secretariat of the Government Office is in charge of preparations for Estonia’s presidency of the Council of EU. The presiding country is in charge of managing the work of over 200 working groups of the Council of the European Union over the course of six months. The presiding country will represent the Council of the European Union in various negotiations and meetings with the European Parliament, the European Commission, and third parties.

Altogether there will be about 200 different events taking place during Estonia’s presidency of the Council of EU with an estimated 20,000-30,000 foreign guests. These events include 22 high-profile events.

The presidency rotates between Member States every six months. Estonia will take over the presidency from Malta and will pass on the baton to Bulgaria after six months.

Tallinn Creative Hub will be open again as of 3 November. But before Estonia takes over the presidency, visitors can expect to see some traditional events (Tallinn Music Week, a number of public conferences, Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend, concerts, Rasmus Puur’s music show which is dedicated to the 2017 Youth Song and Dance Celebration, Tallinn Bicycle Week, etc.; visit our website and Facebook page for more information). Come visit!

“Voog” (“Flow”) – a project by Vaikla Stuudio OÜ (authors: Urmo Vaikla, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, Mikk Meelak) that won the design contest for rooms intended for high-level meetings during Estonia’s presidency of the Council of the EU.

Read more: Toomas Tirs, head of event logistics for Estonia’s EU presidency, answers Kinnisvarauudised.ee’s questions pertaining to the use of Tallinn Culture Hub; “Tallinn Culture Hub as the epitome of flexibility”, 15 February 2017. www.kinnisvarauudised.ee/uudised/2017/02/15/kultuurikatel-kui-paindlikkuse-vordkuju