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01.09.2017|Ministry of Culture

The West Coast Estonian Days in Los Angeles Unite Estonians World Over

This evening the XXXIII West Coast Estonian Days will be opened in Los Angeles. The event, lasting until September 4th brings together Estonians from home and abroad, their friends and supporters. The multi-faceted festival is the largest event in North America devoted to the 100th jubilee year...
30.08.2017|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with the Polish Minister of Culture today

Today in Warsaw, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with Piotr Gliński, the Polish Minister of Culture, and Deputy State Secretary Wanda Zwinogrodzka. At the meeting with his colleagues, Minister Saar will discuss the cultural cooperation between the two countries, the priorities of...
Tibor Navracsics, Photo: European Commission
30.08.2017|Ministry of Culture

Interview with Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, ahead of European Week of Sport

On 23 September, the eyes of the whole of Europe are turned to Estonia, where the III European Week of Sport will be officially opened  in cooperation with the European Commission, city of  Tartu and Club Tartu Maraton, in connection with the XX Tartu Mountain Bike Marathon's childrens...
Veronika Valk Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
30.08.2017|Ministry of Culture

Europe’s leading spatial planning experts gather in Tallinn

European spatial planning experts and policymakers will gather in Tallinn on 21 September under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with the Estonian Association of Architects.  Architect Veronika Valk-Siska, one of the initiators of the conference, explains...
Kairis Ulp. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
30.08.2017|Ministry of Culture

The sports conference of the Estonian Presidency focuses on the dual career of athletes as well as sport and physical activity

The events of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will continue in Estonia between 20 and 23 September in Tartu. An international conference ‘Sport, Education and University: Combining forces in the Name of Athletes’ Dual Careers and an Active Society’ will be held on...
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25.08.2017|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar is on a visit to Sweden with a delegation of Estonian creative entrepreneurs

From 24 to 25 August, the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will visit Stockholm, Sweden with a delegation comprised of several creative industries entrepreneurs, investors and representatives of related support structures.  This is the first visit by a business delegation led by the Ministry of...
08.08.2017|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with his colleague in Finland

Indrek Saar, Minister of Culture and Paavo Nõgene, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Culture, will travel to Tampere, Finland today. During the visit, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with Sampo Terho, Finland’s Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports. They will also attend...
Estonian Voices, photo: Sohvi Viik
27.07.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonian culture abroad focuses on the state’s major events

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar confirmed the beneficiaries of the second round of the grant programme “Estonian Culture Abroad”, with 306 000 euros worth of grants allocated to nearly 50 projects. Ministry of Culture’s Foreign Relations Department adviser Kristel Üksvärav said that this time the...
Konverentsil esinenud Islandi sotsioloog Thorolfur Thorlindsson ja inglise jalgpallimänedžer Roy Hodgson, nende vahel Kultuuriministeeriumi spordi asekantsler Tarvi Pürn. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium/Kadri Purje
17.07.2017|Ministry of Culture

The role of coaches in society as the teachers of values and skills requires more support and recognition

At the two-day conference, entitled "The Role of Sport Coaches in Society. Adding Value to People’s Lives", which concluded in Tallinn on Friday, European Union’s policymakers and sport organisation representatives discussed the broader impact of coaches’ activities in today’s society as well as...
13.07.2017|Ministry of Culture

The rapid development of digital technology creates new expectations for cultural institutions

Today in Tartu, a two-day conference ended where Europe’s experts in the field of cultural heritage sought to establish a balance between conserving heritage and keeping pace with digital developments. The idea that resounded was that the best solutions are born of cooperation with the public and...