International cooperation

Estonia has integrated well into international architectural networks and policy forums, we participate in major international architectural events and in setting development trends in European architectural policy.

A valuable partner for the state in international activities is the Estonian Centre of Architecture, which mostly focuses on introducing and exporting Estonian architecture abroad.
The Ministry of Culture helps form points of view on the protection of cultural heritage and environment, so that Estonia could join the European Landscape Convention.

Most important international festivals and other events


  • European Forum for Architectural Policies (EFAP)

    The Ministry of Culture has participated in EFAP since 2007. The forum takes place every year in the country of the EU presidency, where two EFAP conferences are organised.
    In 2018, during the Estonian presidency, the EFAP conferences will be held in Tallinn.
    More information can be found on the EFAP webpage.
  • Venice Biennale of Architecture

    Estonia has participated in the world’s largest architecture festival in Venice since the year 2000.
    Estonian participation is handled by the Estonian Centre of Architecture and financed by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Ministry of Culture and private donors.
    At the 2014 biennial Estonia will be represented by the display titled Free Space by young architects Johanna Jõekalda, Johan Tali and Siim Tuksam.  
    You can read more on the Venice Biennale of Architecture on the webpage of its organisers and the Estonian Centre of Architecture.
  • Tallinn Architecture Biennale

    The Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) is an international forum of architecture and city planning, which is organised by the Estonian Centre of Architecture.
    The next TAB, already the third, will be held in September 2015.
    The architecture festival has a diverse programme to enhance synergy between Estonian and foreign architecture, and architects and the public, by offering a chance to make contact and share ideas.


Last updated: 24 June 2014