International Conference „On the Border“


On November 5-6, 2019

In Tallinn, Kase 61 (new study building of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences)

Detecting borders is always difficult, as they are not usually clear straight lines. We at the academy have finally crossed a borderline – moving to the new hi-tech study building and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Master’s studies.

An important challenge in the area of security and safety has been the detection of threats related with mental, informational, psychological, geographical, legal, physical etc borders. Similarly, the preparation for the prevention and combating of such threats also in borderline situations as there are often dangers below the set lines.

We will discuss topics such as educational border, cyber border, state border.


Tour of the new building

During lunch break we offer a possibility for a tour in our building.  The tour is guided by the students of EASS and the duration is 40 minutes.

Group 2:

Starting time: 12:35

Meeting place: next to the cafeteria

You can register upon arrival.


Questions in the conference

Please use the Mentimeter webpage to ask questions from the presenters:

Parool: 890529



9.00 Gathering

9.30 Opening words by the Minister

10.00 Rector Marek Link “The Horizons of Education”

10.30 Catherine de Bolle, Executive Director of EUROPOL “Detecting the Cyber Border”

11.30 panel discussion “What has cyber got to do with us?”

Kristina Raidla-Puhm, Tauno Suurkivi, Martin Sepp

Moderator and discussion leader in the morning: Kristian Jaani

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Berndt Körner, Deputy Executive Director of FRONTEX „The Land Border of the European Union – No Need for a Boat” 

14.20 Ülembsootska of Setos – There’s Life on Either Side of the Border

14.40 panel discussion: „How I was on the other side of the border

Tarmo Miilits, Jaanus Breivel, Janek Laev, Marju Saar

Moderator and discussion leader in the afternoon: Mari-Liis Tamme

15.40 Coffee break

16.00 Krum Garkov, Executive Director of EU-Lisa “Where are the Borders of EU Data?”

16.20 Aleksei Turovski – What do Animals Think of Borders?

16.40 Concluding remarks

After the conference networking with dinner (in the sports hall)


6 November

Three workshops

9.30 Gathering

10.00 opening words and introduction (Great Hall)

Moderator: Marek Väljari

11.00 Beginning of workshops

Border workshop:  Whether a fence or a line or zeros and ones? – Helen Neider-Veerme

Cyber workshop: Is there anybody on the cyber border? – Marit Laats

Education workshop: Does the border of future education lie behind the horizon? – Marek Väljari

12.30 Buffet lunch

13.30 Workshops continue

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Concluding words and closing (Great Hall)