Main theme: The Real Situation in Environmental Health – challenges and solutions

Conference Sub themes:

  • Environmental health training and health literacy
  • Research, technology and innovations
  • Policy, standards and legislation
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Environmental pollution
  • Management of disasters and emergencies
  • Environmental impact assessment and audit
  • Waste management
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Healthy settings and built environment (inc green citys)
  • Occupational health and safety (inc mental health)
  • Consumer product and service safety
  • Nutrition, food hygiene and safety
  • Communicable and non communicable diseases
  • Vaccination
  • Antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, May 4, 2021         

IFEH meetings
EFEH meetings

13.30 – 15.00  Lets make some jewellery, Ruth Ruusmäe, Kebeli talu, max 20 participants
Since the beginning of time, our forefathers have made amulets and jewellery with magical properties out of the bones and teeth of wild animals. In this workshop you will have the unique chance to make yourself some of this jewellery, that is filled with powerful primal energy.
13.30 – 15.00  Making of an alchemic ointment, max 20 participants
We are going to make an ointment of fresh herbs using a rubbing method and talk about its uses and benefits. Every participant gets to take their ointment home.
13.30 – 15.00  Essential oils, Marika Külm, max 16 participants
 Using essential olis in everyday products reduces your exposure to a wide range toxic cleaning and body care products. Essential olis can be all-natural alternative agensis to support your health and good living environment. In this workshop you will get acquainted with essential oils nature, methods of productions and how to use essential oils for a wide variety of uses and discuss about the ways to use essential oils safely in everyday life to give you confidence to do it.  In the practical part of this workshop, each participant will make their own blend of essential oils for yourself.
13.30 – 15.00  Hand and face creams, Inga Ploomipuu, max 16 participants
In the workshop, we will use vegetable oils and fats and some other easily commercially available ingredients to make our own hand or face creams. We also discuss the economical, ecological, health and ethical aspects of making our own cosmetic products.
16.00 – 17.30  City tour

Welcoming evening

18.00 – 21.00  Tartu Nature House / Tartu Environmental Education Centre

Wednesday, May 5, 2021    

9.00 – 17.00    Conference

Thursday, May 6, 2021       

9.00 – 17.00    Conference

Friday, May 7, 2021            

9.00 – 13.00    Conference
13.00 – 15.00  Closing Ceremony (inc Awards Ceremony: Best Oral Presentation Prize; Best Poster Prize; Best Abstract Prize)
19.00-23.00    Gala dinner

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Guided tours:

1.     Endla Nature Reserve: 6 hours; 30 € max 40 persons

The main assets of the area are the diverse wetland habitats, and the Endla mire complex and springs. This wetland complex with versatile landscape and biodiversity is important not only for Estonia. Endla nature reserve belongs to the Natura 2000 network as a bird and nature area and since 1997 is also an internationally important wetland (Ramsar site). Endla Nature Reserve also includes marked hiking trails, which provide the opportunity to get to know the forests, wooded meadows, and bogs, observe birds, and learn about the local plants.

2.     Estonian Mining Museum: 6 hours; 40 €; max 40 persons

During the guided tour, visitors become miners as they put on helmets and miner lights and descend to mining gears up to 8 m under the ground. They are offered a unique chance to walk in the footsteps of real miners, experience their daily work in moist and dusky conditions, which helps to understand the background and the development of oil shale mining and the functioning of the industry.


3.     Estonian Agricultural Museum: 4 hours; 25 €; max 30 persons

Rural heritage and culinary traditions proudly presented at Ülenurme Manor Estate A unique, Estonia’s biggest collection of pre-WW2 steam engines and locomotives. Enjoy, learn, and experience first-hand or hands-on during your visit: baking rye bread, grain and flax processing, restoration of wood and metal, gardening and field work, different farm animal breeds, horse and pony rides, … and much more.


4.     The Barge „Jõmmu“: 2 hours; 15 €; max 36 persons

The Jõmmu barge is a timber vessel for transporting goods, the likes of which sailed on Estonian waterways from Hanseatic times until the mid-20th century.