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Rally Estonia (foto autor: @World André Lavadinho)
25.03.2021|Ministry of Culture

The Government supports the organisation of Rally Estonia WRC round with 2.5 million euros

The Government of Estonia decided on today’s (March 25) meeting to allocate 2.5 million euros from the reserves for the organisation of FIA Rally World Championship round taking place in Estonia this year. Via international broadcasting, this major sports event is taken to hundreds of millions of...
16.03.2021|Ministry of Culture

The following thematic years have been announced in the field of culture

Minister of Culture Anneli Ott confirmed the thematic years in the field of culture for the next three years. 2022 will be dedicated to libraries, 2023 will be the year of exercise, and 2024 will focus on cultural diversity.  “Next year is noteworthy because, based on user needs, libraries...
10.03.2021|Ministry of Culture

An additional million euros will be provided for the development of creative companies

Creative companies will receive an additional one million euros from the EU Structural Funds to support the implementation of their development plans. The changes related to the use of the additional support have now been enacted in the measure regulating creative economy development. “We will be...
Kihnu pillilapsed (foto: Kihnu Kultuuriruum)
25.02.2021|Ministry of Culture

Estonia accedes to the Faro Convention, which values cultural heritage as a resource

Today, on February 25th, the government approved Estonia's accession to the Council of Europe Framework Convention. The Faro Convention emphasizes that cultural heritage is a valuable resource for society and an inherent part of sustainable development.   “By acceding to the Convention,...
Laureaadid 2021. Kujundus: Katri Karing
11.02.2021|Government Office

The laureates of the achievement awards for culture and sport were announced

Today, on February 11th, the government decided that the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Culture will be awarded to Eha Komissarov, Tiit Pääsuke and Enn Säde. The Lifetime Achievement Awards for Sport will be awarded to Õnne Pollisinski and Gunnar Paal. The government’s decisions are based on the...
Lõimumispreemiate saajad (autor: Viktor Burkivski)
04.12.2020|Ministry of Culture

The most outstanding promoters of integration of the year were announced

Today, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas and Irene Käosaar, Director of the Integration Foundation, announced the list of most outstanding promoters of integration for the year. Recognition and a financial prize were awarded to the non-profit Estonian Union of National Minorities, Estonian Refugee...
Sadama rannalauter (foto: Maili Roio)
01.12.2020|Ministry of Culture

Saaremaa was enriched by two more cultural monuments

Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas designated a century-old landing site for fishing boats, and the watermill on Simmu Farm in the village of Möldri as cultural monuments. The landing site is still in use and the mill is unique because it has been rebuilt into a watermill.   ‘There are...
14.10.2020|Ministry of Culture

The upcoming Pan-Finno-Ugric Day will highlight the importance of Finno-Ugric cultures in the European cultural space

On Saturday, October 17th, Pan-Finno-Ugric Day, which is one of the most important yearly cultural events of the Finno-Ugric peoples, will be celebrated. In a message sent to the Ministers of Culture of the kindred nations, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas emphasised the importance of the Finno-...
Heimtali muuseumi eksponaadid. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
10.08.2020|Ministry of Culture

Tõnis Lukas: Estonian culture is emerging from the crisis as strong as when it entered it

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is re-emerging, is causing concern for cultural and sports organisers. The experience in the spring, when the value chains of many sectors simultaneously ceased to function overnight, is still very fresh in our minds. And the recovery has yet to be completed, even under...
Foto: Kreet Paljas
28.05.2020|Ministry of Culture

Cultural cooperation between Estonia and Hungary: kinship and cooperation in supporting other Finno-Ugric people are of importance

Today, on the 28th of May, the Estonian ambassador in Hungary, Kristi Karelsohn and the state secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities, Zoltan Lörinczi (photos attached), signed an agreement on a programme of cultural cooperation between the two countries, lasting from 2020 until...