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Sergey Bubka. Photo: IOC
29.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Sergey Bubka: the future of sports depends on how coaches can adapt to societal changes

One of the priorities of the Ministry of Culture during the Estonian EU Presidency is the role of coaches in society. On this topic, we interviewed the Olympic winner and six-time world champion in pole vaulting Sergey Bubka, who is one of the keynote speakers at the international conference that...
Harry Verwayen, Deputy Director of Europeana. Photo: Harry Verwayen
29.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Europeana Deputy Director Harry Verwayen: in the digital age, heritage institutions have to offer services that the audience needs

Harry Verwayen, Deputy Director of the European Heritage Network or Europeana, is one of the keynote speakers at the Estonian Presidency conference “Cultural Heritage 3.0: Audience and Access in the Digital Era“, which will be held on July 12-13 in Tartu. In an interview for the ministry’s...
Kairis Ulp, photo: Ministry of Culture
29.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonia puts coaches on the pedestal during the Presidency

In sports, the most important topic of the Estonian Presidency is how to conceptualise the role of coaches in a changing society. Besides focusing on results, trainers are also those, who teach values and life skills, develop physical activity habits, and create cohesion in the society. This way of...
Mirjam Rääbis, Museums Adviser at the Ministry of Culture. Photo: Virge Viertek/Ministry of Culture
28.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Digital culture is developing at frantic speed

During the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in the area of culture the main focus is on access to culture at a time when digital technologies are developing more rapidly than ever before. The inevitability of the digital turn is something that people need to recognise and...
Tapa raudteejaama hoone
21.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Tapa railway station declared a cultural monument

With a directive from the Minister of Culture, the main building of the Tapa railway station was declared a cultural monument. The station, which was built in 1870, is one of the oldest in Estonia.  The proposal to declare the station a cultural monument was made after the valuable...
Indrek Saar spordi- ja poliitikakujundajate kohtumisel European Evening of Sport. Foto Tauno Tõhk.
20.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Saar to EU sports policy makers: the main topic in sports of the Estonian Presidency is the role of coaches in society

On 19 June  in Brussels, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar participated at a meeting and discussion of key persons from the European Union sports and Olympic Committees “EU Sport Policy: quo vadis?” In the discussion panel, Saar presented the main topic in sports during the Estonian Presidency...
02.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Indrek Rünkla starts work as the Adviser for Architecture and Design at the Ministry of Culture

As of June 2017, Indrek Rünkla assumed the position of Adviser for Architecture and Design at the Ministry of Culture. His first important tasks will be related to the expert group on spatial design that will soon be established. Indrek Rünkla is an architect by profession, whose outstanding...
23.05.2017|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar introduces the priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Brussels

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will participate in a session of the European Union’s Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, where the most significant topic under discussion will be the draft of the amendment to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. Saar will also introduce the...
Katja Novitskova "Kui sa vaid näeksid, mida ma su silmadega olen näinud", Eesti paviljon 57. Veneetsia biennaalil
12.05.2017|Ministry of Culture

The Estonian Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will be opened on May 11th at 4 PM at Palazzo Malipiero

The Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia, is proud to present the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia, with a new project from Estonian artist Katja Novitskova, If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes, curated by Kati Ilves. Estonian...
 Eesti ja Prantsuse filmilepe sõlmitakse 28.04.2017. Illustratsioon: Kultuuriministeerium
02.05.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonia and France Concluded a Film Cooperation Agreement

On April 28th, Indrek Saar, the Minister of Culture, and Claudia Delmas-Scherer, the French Ambassador to Estonia, signed a film cooperation agreement. It will now be easier for film producers in the two countries to cooperate, since the agreement regulates the state-related organisational and...

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