The Tallinn Forum, is a professional practice forum established in partnership with the Estonian Environmental Institute (EKI). The objectives of the Tallinn Forum are to provide networking opportunities for the exchange of best practice knowledge, debate and research between practitioners in government, consultancy, industry and academia.
Tallinn Forum events present a unique opportunity for European and international IA professionals to promote best practice in EIA and SEA in Europe, enhance the impact of IA within sustainable development and decision making, take part in continuing professional development, and to discuss regulatory amendments impacting on practice.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is part of a family of related impact and decision-making tools that have developed globally since the 1990s. The European Union and its Member States, in partnership with regions of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, has been one of the most active supporters in the application of SEA as a driver for sustainable decision making, incorporating SEA into the heart of its legal instruments. Frameworks for SEA have also emerging internationally and within key economic development sectors. SEA practice has also extended into donor assistance activities, particularly within the lending operations of International Finance Institutions.
Key issues we are inviting consideration and contributory papers within this complex and evolving field include:
This inaugural conference of the Tallinn Forum on Advances in European SEA Practice provides a rare international opportunity for Europe’s SEA community of leading Practitoner and administrators to gather and debate current practice.
The conference will offer plenaries, focused workshops and free paper sessions to discuss specific topics and sectors of SEA interest and concern, examine best practice case studies and learn how SEA is influencing the promotion of sustainable development.
Position papers and the preliminary program of the conference will be available on 1st of March 2019 at www.sea-conference.eu. A general call will be made for, and priority given to:
Since the focus of the conference will be to promote best practice, the Program & Technical Committees will review submitted case studies and papers and invite those that are most likely to effectively stimulate discussion or debate.
There will be opportunities to present short research papers during some sessions, as well as posters. For an additional fee, an Academic seminar will be held preceding the Conference on Current Approaches within the Pedagogy of SEA as well as Training courses on SEA topics during the week before the conference start. The conference & its related forums will all be held in English.
Tallinn Forum is inviting academics in SEA to a workshop on teaching and research methodology in SEA that will be held 8th of November. The fee of the workshop will be EUR 90 (excludes VAT). The workshop will be chaired by Charlotta Faith-Ell. More information about the workshop will be posted online at the conference webpage.
The conference will provide a unique forum for discussion amongst European Town & Country Planners, IA Professionals, Government Officials, Researchers and NGO leaders. Participants from other international countries and institutions are equally welcome to participate.
This 2 day conference will have a single registration fee of
EUR 535 + (20%VAT added)
The conference will host a maximum of 300 participants. Due to the limited space available, we encourage all interested applicants to register early.
On-line registration is now open
The conference will be held on the premises of the Goldsmith College, University of London
The University campus is in the south-east of Central London close to Greenwich and Deptford, both of which have strong maritime connections. The Goldsmith’s campus is easily accessed from two London Overground stations, New Cross and New Cross Gate with both running frequent tube connections into the centre of London. New Cross Gate has mainline services running north to London Bridge (for Luton Airport) and south to London Victoria (for Heathrow Airport) and direct to Gatwick Airport. A wide variety of accommodation types can be accessed throughout the area.