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Heated smoke sauna in Kanepi parish, author: Toomas Kalve
27.11.2014|Ministry of Culture

Smoke sauna tradition in Võromaa added to UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Press release of the Ministry of Culture, Võromaa Smoke Sauna Cooperation Council and Estonian National Commission for UNESCO   It was decided at the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris to add smoke sauna...
Arvo Pärt at Carnegie Hall
26.06.2014|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture from New York: Arvo Pärt’s concerts introduce Estonian culture on a global level

  The Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus was in New York to take part in events related to Arvo Pärt and to meet with local culture organisers.   On Saturday, May 31 at 10 am local time, the Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus participated at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary to...
26.06.2014|Ministry of Culture

Baltic countries as main guests at the London Book Fair in 2018

2014-05-21   The ministers of culture from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have signed a memorandum in Brussels with which the Baltic countries promise to promote cooperation between each other in order to participate in the London Book Fair in 2018 as countries of focus.   “To be the...
26.06.2014|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture: The brightest star of the European museum sphere shone in Estonia

2014-05-18   Last night, the European Museum of the Year was nominated in Tallinn – Masumiyet Müzesi (Musem of Innocence) in Istanbul, Turkey. According to the Estonian Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus, the fact that the event took place in Estonia is a recognition of our museum scene....
06.06.2014|Ministry of Culture

The new Strategy of Integration and Social Cohesion in Estonia emphasizes integration as a multidirectional process

2014-04-30 The Estonian Ministry of Culture has submitted to public consultation the draft of The Strategy of Integration and Social Cohesion in Estonia “Lõimuv Eesti 2020”. The strategy formulates Estonia’s aims and means in the field of integration for the next seven years. According to Urve...
08.05.2014|Ministry of Culture

Victims of WWII commemorated at Maarjamäe

Today saw the marking of the end of World War II in Europe, and the commemoration of all those who fell or were killed in that war, in the memorial square at Maarjamäe. As a representative of the Government, Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus laid wreaths at the monuments of all those who fell in...
20.03.2012|Ministry of Culture

Integration Monitoring 2011: Estrangement Among the Russian-speaking Population has Begun to Decrease

The results of the monitoring of integration in the Estonian society in 2011, requested by the Ministry of Culture and carried out by Praxis Center for Policy Studies, TNS Emor and researchers of the University of Tartu, was presented today at the conference room of the Estonian Parliament....
10.06.2011|Ministry of Culture

A broad-based monitoring to be conducted for evaluating the current situation in integration

Joint press release by the Ministry of Culture and PRAXIS Center for Policy StudiesA broad-based discussion on the focus of a new integration monitoring took place today in the Ministry of Culture. The forthcoming monitoring will summarize the key indicators reflecting Estonia’s actual state of...
14.04.2010|Ministry of Culture

A Conference Introducing the European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals took place in Estonia

On Friday, April 9, 2010 a conference „European Union supports – media, language learning, collaboration“ organised by the Ministry of Culture and the Integration and Migration Foundation Our People (MISA) took place in Tallinn ( The conference was opened by...
21.12.2004|Ministry of Culture

Estonian Ministry of Culture

The principles of state cultural policy are worked out in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture, cultural institutions, experts, the third sector and local and county government representatives. The Action Plan of Cultural Policy for 2003-2006 was approved by the Estonian Government in 2003. In...