Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and Ministry of Culture

During the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time.

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The Year of Children’s and Youth Culture 2017

The year 2017 will be celebrated as the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture, giving us an opportunity to value our offspring both as creators and an audience, link various fields of culture and compile a myriad of events for both the young ones and adults.

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Heritage Conservation Reform

Heritage Conservation Reform is a priority for the Ministry of Culture.


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Cultural budget for 2017

On 23 December 2016, President Kersti Kaljulaid proclaimed the law on State Budget for 2017. For the Ministry of Culture, the priorities within the budget are the wage increase for culture professionals, investments as well as the long-awaited substantive policy reforms in the field of culture.


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Changes in principles of financing sports

During the State Budget negotiations of 2015, the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Finance agreed that the principles of financing sports would be reviewed with representatives of the sports sector.


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Ministry of Culture

Area of Government

The area of government for the Ministry of Culture is organising the state’s culture, sports, and heritage conservation activities and promoting the state’s fine arts, coordinating the state’s implementation of media and audio visual policy and integration strategy. 

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Indrek Saar


Minister of Culture Indrek Saar

Indrek Saar has been the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia since 9 April 2015. He belongs to the Estonian Social Democratic Party.

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