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Kultuuriminister Indrek Saar
07.07.2017|Ministry of Culture

Saar: The state’s efforts to integrate society have borne fruit

At a meeting yesterday on the 6th of July, the government approved the 2016 report and planned activities for 2017 to 2020 for the Integrating Estonia 2020 development plan in the field of integration. According to Minister of Culture Indrek Saar, the 2016 report on the development plan in...
 E STuudio noortekoor
05.07.2017|Ministry of Culture

Culture news from England: The E STuudio Youth Choir will perform at the renowned Cheltenham and Lichfield Music Festivals

The E STuudio Youth Choir will be on tour in England from July 5th to July 10th. Today, they will be performing in London at the opening ceremony for Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of European Union in the Holland Park Orangery. In addition to appearances at the well-known Cheltenham and...
Kultuuriminister Indrek Saar tänab peolisi XII noorte laulu- ja tantsupeo peolisi. Foto: Siim Lõvi, Aurelia Minev/ERR
04.07.2017|Ministry of Culture

Indrek Saar: The Youth Song and Dance Celebration was a strong and powerful affirmation of the vitality of Estonian culture

The XII Youth Song and Dance Celebration “Here I’ll Stay” just concluded in Tallinn. Minister of Culture Indrek Saar thanked the participants and organisers at the end of the celebration for the success of this major event.   In his brief address under the festival’s arched stage at the end...
Direktiiviuuenduste sihiks on võrdsemate tingimuste loomine EL meediateenuste turul tegutsejate jaoks. Foto: (
03.07.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonia is leading the renewal of EU media services regulation

For the Ministry of Culture, the weightiest topic of the Estonian Presidency is the thorough renewal of regulation in the area of audiovisual media services, which has an impact on all member states. Read more about what amendments are in store and on the nature of the process in the Ministry of...
Minister of Culture Indrek Saar introducing the priorities of Estonian Presidency to his EU colleagues. Photo: Kai-Ines Nelson
29.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonian Minister of Culture Indrek Saar: we are ready for the Presidency!

In a few days, we are going to take on the leadership responsibility that the Presidency of the Council of the European Union brings, and we will also have the opportunity to bring important topics before the Member States. In the field of culture, during the Presidency the focus will be on access...
Working group chairs from the Ministry of culture Eike Eller, Peeter Sookruus and Kairis Ulp. Photo collage: Ministry of Culture
29.06.2017|Ministry of Culture

Working party chairs: The Presidency is a true performance test for Estonia in the EU

In just a few days, Estonia will be taking on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – for the first time we are going to be leading the substantive work of the European Union. That means negotiating with Member States and seeking compromises in the most varied range of topics. Before...
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...