Metsaülikool Campers to Focus on 'Crisis in Capitalism' ({{commentsTotal}})

Metsaülikool 2012 Source: Photo: ERR

Metsaülikool, a five-day summer camp where many of the country's decision-makers will appear to lecture on all things Estonian, will be held in Kääriku for the 10th time starting today.

Founded by Canadian Estonians in 1968, the event, which translates as "Forest University,“ was introduced to Estonia in 2005. It is structured as a mix of intellectual discourse and sauna parties in the evening.

This year's theme will be "Crisis in Capitalism - why is it my business?“ with lecturers such as Ardo Hansson, governor of the Bank of Estonia.

Participants will discuss the course of Estonia's economic development and the ideology behind it. Other topics on the agenda - all circulating around how to build a better Estonia - include agriculture, higher education, CSR and human resources.

Lecturers include Priit Perens, Robert Kitt, Raul Eamets, Margit Sutrop, Mart Raukas, Marju Lauristin and others.

"Estonia has been independent for a long time, so it is the right time to focus on economic management more broadly," the event's head organizer, Triin Käpp, said in a press release.

The event ties up on August 11.

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