Practical information

     

    Practical info

    Practical information

    The second Circular Procurement Congress will be held on 18 & 19 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The practical information provided in this section is designed to be informative and to help our visitors and participants make the most out of the Circular Procurement Congress 2017 and enjoy their stay in the city of Tallin. We invite you to visit this page again for details about the conference venue, accommodation, transportation.

    Tallin

    Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia. First established in the early medieval era, today’s Tallinn is an exciting mix of old and new. Here’s the good news: with Tallinn being such a compact, green capital, you can cover a lot in just a weekend and enjoy short scenic strolls while at it. Tallinn Old Town is one of the best-preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world. A stone’s throw away you’ll find the city’s business centre with modern towers and luxurious hotels, trendy neighbourhoods and large shopping centres. 
    More information about the city can be found on the website of Visit Tallinn or Tallinn travel guide. 

    Free Entry

    Attending the congress is free of charge. 

    Venue 18 October

    Address venue 18 October:
    Olde Hansa VANA TURG 1 Tallinn, Estonia
    Olde Hansa was established to honour the Hanseatic League and our forefathers and foremothers. Olde Hansa is the home of a rich merchant. His house is built in a manner to increase the enjoyment of the happy moments in the life of a Hanseatic merchant. 

    Maps & restaurant website

    Venue 19 October

    Address venue 19 October:
    House of the Blackheads Pikk 26 Tallinn, Estonia

    Tallinn’s Brotherhood of the Blackheads was the guild for unmarried merchants and shipowners. It is not clear precisely when it was founded, but the oldest original document mentioning the Blackheads is the Brotherhood’s contract with the Tallinn Dominican monastery from March 28, 1400. This contract affirms the Blackheads’ right to the religious paraphernalia they had deposited at the Dominican St. Catherine’s Church. It is surmised that the contract, an important development for the Brotherhood, must have been entered into shortly after the brotherhood was formed. Therefore the founding date of the brotherhood has been set a few months earlier, in the year 1399. 
    More information about the venue or the virtual tour of the whole house. 

    Languages

    English will be the working language for all sessions.

    Partners:

    The congress is jointly organized by the following partners:

    Location 19 October:

    House of the Blackheads Pikk 26 Tallinn, Estonia

    Hosted and organised by:

    Co-organised by the Estonian Presidency of the EU, the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI - Local Government for Sustainability

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