EURAXESS Networking Event at Lahemaa National Park

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    09/06/2017 - 10:00
    Estonia, Viinistu
    10/06/2017 - 19:00
    EURAXESS Estonia network

NB! Registration is closed as of today (01.06.2017). Everyone who has registrated will receive more specified information in the following days.


Dear researchers!

EURAXESS Estonia team is glad to invite all international researchers working at Estonian R&D institutions as well as their family members to a long-awaited networking weekend that will take place from 9th to 10th June! This time we are going to the Lahemaa National Park (Est the land of bay; lahe – of bay, maa – land) area in North Estonia where we will do some communal voluntary work and sightseeing.

Have you ever heard about or participated in talgud, communal cleanup campaigns so popular in Estonia? Join our event and you will experience how talgud do actually work!

About the agenda

On the first day of our networking event at Lahemaa, we will clean and open up a bit of the ancient landscapes of the Muuksi area (Hundikangrud, Muuksi Fort Hill). Lunch will be served at the Loksa Shipyard. We will spend the afternoon doing minor maintenance work (cutting small bushes, brushing sidewalks, gathering modern trash) at a very exotic place, the abandoned top secret Soviet millitary marine complex and ship demagnetisation Institute at Suurpea.

In the evening we will go the Viinistu Hotel to have dinner, network and enjoy sauna.

Our second day will start with a few short presentations from our researchers introducing their work. Then we will continue to the Mohni Island, where we will have a short walk (3 km) and hear about the unique assemblages of mosses there. Mohni is a photographers’ paradise! When back on mainland we will have lunch at Viinistu and continue with the bus excursion to see erratic boulders, old traditional villages at Võhma, see local lovely cows, the Baltic Klint, old burial sites and stone graves and the Ilumäe Chapel. Our destination for the second day is Palmse Manor, where we will have a guided tour of the manor complex, enjoy 5 o’clock tea and say goodbye.

The agenda may be a subject to minor changes.


Please dress according to the weather and do not forget to take with you proper clothing and footwear for working outdoors. EURAXESS provides working gloves and all necessary tools.

Keywords: proper footwear, clothing according to weather, sunscreen, bottled water, if you may wish then personal working gloves.

About registration

Registration is open until June 1, 08:00 am or until all available places are full and the registration closes automatically. Please keep in mind that the places are limited.

We kindly ask each participant to contribute – 25 euros fee per adult and 10 euros fee per child. Children under 3 years old are exempt from any fee. The participation fee includes all costs related to the event.

Once you have completed registration on the EURAXESS portal, you will receive an e-mail with payment details.

In case you have any questions, please contact Hanna Raig: hanna.raig@etag.ee.



Day 1, Fri June 9th

07.30 Bus from Tartu leaves at the Vanemuine Theatre (Vanemuise 6) lower parking lot

09.00 Bus from Tallinn leaves at the National Library of Estonia (Tõnismägi 2) parking lot

10.00 Arrival from Tallinn and Tartu, welcome words and introduction, snack at Muuksi Fort Hill

10.30 Work on ancient landscapes at Muuksi

14.00 Lunch at Loksa Shipyard

15.00 Maintenance work at Suurpea abandoned military base by the sea

19.00 Arrival at Viinistu Hotel, dinner, sauna, networking


Day 2, Sat June 10th

8.00 Breakfast.

9.00 Brief seminar, presentations by our researchers

10.00 Visit to the Mohni Island and short walk (3km). In case of strong wind, walk on mainland

13.00 Lunch at Viinistu Hotel

14.00 Local sightseeing, boulders, traditional villages and buildings, Võhma folk house, old stone burial sites, Ilumäe chapel and some other sights

15.30 Excursion at the Palmse Manor

17.00 Five o’clock tea at Palmse Manor, feedback and goodbyes, departure to Tallinn and Tartu

The agenda may be a subject to minor changes


    Viinistu Village