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Eesti ja Gruusia rahvuslipud. Foto:
08.03.2017|Ministry of Culture

Programme of cultural cooperation between Estonia and Georgia signed in Tbilisi

At a ceremony today in Tbilisi, Georgia, Programme of Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia for 2017-2020 was signed. Indrek Saar, the Estonian Minister of Culture and Mikheil Giorgadze, the...
14.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

The Culture Friend Awards for 2016 Are Announced

Today, on February 14th, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar recognised 27 companies and individuals, who have made the greatest contribution to culture, as the Culture Friends for 2016. The Culture Friend of the Year awards were presented to the Postimees Grupp AS, AS DNB and Nordea Bank AB, which are...
Järvi, Ulfsak, Kasemaa
09.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

The winners of the National Lifetime Achievement Award for Culture are Neeme Järvi, Kalle Kasemaa and Lembit Ulfsak

At its meeting today, on February 9th, the government decided to confirm the recipients of the National Lifetime Achievement Award for Culture nominated by the relevant committee. Awards for long-term distinguished activity will be awarded to conductor Neeme Järvi, actor Lembit Ulfsak, and...
Kirsipuu and Haljand
09.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

National Lifetime Achievements Awards for Sports presented to Rein Haljand and Rein Kirsipuu

At its meeting today, on February 9th, the government decided to confirm the proposal of the Estonian Sports Council and present National Lifetime Achievement Awards for Sports to Rein Haljand, a swimming coach, sports educator and scientist, as well as promoter of the Olympic movement, and to Rein...
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07.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

Saar discusses the priorities in the cultural and sports fields for the Estonian presidency

Today, February 7th, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar started a two-day trip to Brussels. At meetings with the representatives of the European Commission and European Parliament, the priorities related to the audiovisual, cultural and sports fields for the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the...
Museum Rat statue (sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu). Photo: Estonian National Museum
01.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

Last year’s Best Permanent Exhibition was organised by the Estonian National Museum

On January 27th at the Estonian National Museum, ten awards and one special prize were presented at the annual awards gala for Estonian museums. The Museum Council, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, recognised the Echo of the Urals exhibition at the Estonian National Museum...
Kultuuriministeeriumi hoone. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
06.01.2017|Ministry of Culture

New in cultural sphere in 2017: wage increase for culture professionals, additional funds for recreational activities, Legal Deposit Copy Act

Changes brought by the coming year include a wage increase for culture professionals, enforcement of the Legal Deposit Copy Act and other activities that connect various fields, the additional support system of recreational activities will be implemented and other activities that were started in...
22.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

Salary agreement signed: minimum wage of cultural workers increases to 942 euros

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Chairman of the Board of Estonian Employees’ Unions’ Confederation (TALO) Ago Tuuling signed the agreement of intent on wages of cultural workers on 21. December. The agreement stipulates that minimum monthly gross wage of cultural workers will increase to 942...
Tartu Rattamaraton
15.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

European Week of Sport 2017 will be officially opened in Estonia

The initiator of the European Week of Sport, the European Commission, gave the right to organise the opening event of the European Union Week of Sport 2017 to Estonia. The Week of Sport will be launched on 23 September in Tartu together with Tartu Cycling Marathon, where about 10,000 participants...
Indrek Neivelt, the Culture Friend of the Year
13.12.2016|Ministry of Culture

Submission of candidates for the title of Culture Friend has begun

The competition “Culture Friend 2016” has started. The title of Culture Friend is awarded to private persons and organisations who have made a contribution or rendered assistance in some other ways to the area of culture during the last year. One of the goals of the underlying instrument of the...