EURAXESS Networking Event Sailing on River Emajõgi

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    04/11/2017 - 12:00
    Estonia, Tartu
    04/11/2017 - 16:00
    EURAXESS Estonia Network

Update 06.11.217. Thank you for the wonderful day, good company and interesting seminar. See photo gallery on EURAXESS Estonia Facebook page.


Update 25.10.17. All places are full and as of today registration is closed. Thank you all for your interest. Contact us if you would like to be included in the waiting-list.

Registrated participants will soon receive an email with more details and instructions for preparation.


EURAXESS Estonia is glad to invite all international researchers working at Estonian R&D institutions as well as their family members to our autumn networking event. We will go on a sailing trip on the River Emajõgi on the 4-th of November 2017.

We will go downstream from Tartu on the barge called Jõmmu. During the trip we will spend some time outside on the deck and also inside, in the belly of the ship. We will do some nature-watching instructed by the barge crew and hear a presentation about EURAXESS Estonia activities and services by the EURAXESS Estonia team. International researchers will give short presentations about their academic work in Estonia that will be followed by brief discussions on the topics. We will also see a short film about old ship building technologies and traditions and see how Jõmmu was built. During free time we can enjoy the beautiful riverside views and make friends with each other.

We will feel cozy sitting on lambskins, smell the tar of the barge and sense the quietness of nature away from the towns. Come with your friends, colleagues and/or children!

Barges are unique wooden trading vessels that have sailed the inland waters of Estonia for more than 600 years. Jõmmu was built 10 years ago by using traditional medieval building methods by a group of enthusiasts. Today the barge Jõmmu and events organised by the Emajõe Lodjaselts have become integral parts of life in Tartu and various inland ports in Estonia.


Invitation to present

You are very welcome to give a short presentation about your academic work in Estonia. We will have a seminar with ca 4-5 presentations (up to 15 min each) and there will be time for questions and answers.


We kindly ask each participant to contribute 8 euros – participation fee for an adult person, and 4 euros - fee per child. Children under 3 y are exempt from any fee. The participation fee includes all costs related to the event.

For registration please fill the registration form (yellow button on top of the page).

The deadline for registration is 30 October 2017 or until places are full.

NB! Please be aware that the number of places is limited.


A bus will be organised to take participants from Tallinn to Tartu on back. Participants from Tartu should get to the Sisevete Saatkond (small inland port by the riverside, located by the crossing of the Vabaduse and the Munga streets) by theirselves.

The Tallinn bus will pick you up at the Estonian National Library parking lot (Tõnismägi 2).


09:15 – Bus leaves Tallinn

11.45 – Arrival at the Sisevete Saatkond, coffee/tea and snacks

12:00 – 12:30 Departure, welcome words, introduction

12:30 – 14:00 Seminar

14:00 – 14: 30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Nature watching on the deck, instructed by the barge crew

15:30 – 16:00 Time for networking

16:00 Arrival at Sisevete Saatkond

Bus back to Tallinn

Minor changes in the program may occur.


Location of the Sisevete Saatkond