The first panel of the festival, “How far is Ida-Viru County?’’, was held on the morning train from Tallinn to Narva, organised by Estonia 100 and ETV+, the Estonian Public Broadcasting TV channel geared towards Estonia’s Russian-speaking TV audience. The participants tried to find answers to why the newest trends reach Ida-Viru County later than other parts of Estonia, and whether this might be due to the people, infrastructure, opinion leaders or regional politics.
Over hot coffee and pancakes in a festival tent, visitors were invited to discover the many gifts that different people and organisations are planning to make for the centenary of the Republic of Estonia. Visitors were also invited to think about what gifts they could give themselves, their friends and their families to celebrate the jubilee. See the festival photos here.
On 12-13 August, the annual Opinion Festival will take place in Paide, in the heart of Estonia. Estonia 100 will have its own stand and host a number of panels this year, including one in English. We hope to see you in Paide!