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EL kultuuri- ja spordinõukogu pressikonverents. Vasakult paremale: Rahvusvahelise Olümpiakomitee president Thomas Bach, kultuuriminister Indrek Saar ja volinik Tibor Navracsics. Foto: EL Nõukogu
21.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Culture and sports ministers of the European Union: culture must be accessible and coaches valued in society

Today, 21 November, the second day of the two-day meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council that focused on cultural and sports issues concluded in Brussels. Chaired by Estonian Minister for Culture Indrek Saar, the ministers adopted conclusions on promoting access to culture via...
EL hariduse-, noorte-, kultuuri- ja spordinõukogu, mai 2017. Foto: Tauno Tõhk
21.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Minister Indrek Saar will chair the meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council in Brussels

Today, 21 November, the two-day meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council will continue in Brussels. The Estonian Minister for Culture Indrek Saar will head the meeting of culture and sports ministers to approve conclusions on on access to culture via digital means and on the...
Euroopa lipud. Foto Georges Boulougouris, Euroopa Komisjon
20.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Ministers Indrek Saar and Mailis Reps will chair the meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council in Brussels

Today, 20 November, the two-day meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council will begin in Brussels. For the first day, today, Estonian Minister for Education and Research Mailis Reps will chair the sitting of education and youth affairs ministers to approve the conclusions on smart...
Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikide lipud Euroopa Komisjoni hoone ees. Foto: Euroopa Komisjon, Georges Boulougouris
15.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Topical issues of integration policy discussed at the meeting of the European Integration Network in Tallinn

Today, on the 15 of November, as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, European integration policymakers and experts met in Tallinn to discuss topical issues and share best practices. The pan-European integration network that meets twice a year includes...
Guido van Nispen. Foto: Guido van Nispen
08.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Guido Van Nispen: Europe needs to find a way to work with superplatforms without losing local skills and talent but leveraging those with the new opportunities

What are the biggest challenges facing Europe in the audiovisual field? What needs to be done  when  we have talent, content and industry but revenues tilt towards American platforms? What do we have and what are we missing? These and other current issues are discussed at the Estonian EU...
Mati Kaalep, Adviser for the Audiovisual Field at the Estonian Ministry of Culture and one of the organisers of the visionary conference. Photo: Virge Viertek
08.11.2017|Ministry of Culture

Key issues and future prospects in the audiovisual field to be discussed at the Estonian Presidency visionary conference in Tallinn

Just like Skype changed telecom, Uber the taxi and Spotify the music industry, the audiovisual sector will most likely experience an impact on the similar scale in the near future. In late November, leading experts and visionaries from the audiovisual sector will gather in Tallinn to discuss where...
Foto: Alar Karis. Postimees/Scanpix
31.10.2017|Ministry of Culture

Alar Karis selected as head of the Estonian National Museum

At the recommendation of Minister of Culture Indrek Saar, the selection committee made a proposal to Alar Karis to conclude a five-year employment contract. The future director considers the improvement of research work and establishment of new collaborative relationships to be his first...
Euroopa Spordinädal
23.09.2017|Ministry of Culture

The European Week of Sport will be opened today in Tartu

Today, on the 23 September, the III European Week of Sport will be launched within the XX Tartu Mountain Bike Marathon’s children’s events at the Tähtvere sports park in Tartu, where around 3000 young cyclists are expected to participate. The European Week of Sport promotes sport and physical...
Tartu XX Rattamaratoni lasteüritused. Foto: Mats Kangur
23.09.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonian EU Presidency sports conference discussed ways of increasing people's physical activity rates

A two-day Estonian Presidency conference: “Sport, education, university: joining efforts for athletes´ dual career and active societies” which concluded yesterday, 22 September  in Tartu, gathered sports leaders, policymakers, athletes as well as representatives of international sports...
Minister Shugang and Secretary-General Nõgene
22.09.2017|Ministry of Culture

The cultural cooperation programme between Estonia and China was signed in Hangzhou

Today, Luo Shugang, Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, and Paavo Nõgene, Secretary-General of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, signed the cooperation programme of the Estonian and Chinese cultural ministries for 2018 to 2022. The existence of a valid agreement creates the...