The results of the application round of children’s and youth projects under Estonia 100 programme have been announcedPublished: 15.12.2015

The results of the application round of children’s and youth projects related to physical activity and nature have been announced. A total of 87 entries were received for the competition.   The selection committee decided to support the further development of 15 projects to the tune of €50,000. The amount of grant per project is between €2,000 and €5,000.  

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‘The response to the application round was great and the ideas diverse and exiting. In particular, the selection committee looked at the intensity and sustainability of the projects’ expected impact on children’s and young people’s exercise habits and on their experiences with and knowledge about nature as well as the potential of the projects to go national. Other important factors were the involvement of partners and the novelty of the idea,’ said Anneli Ohvril, the head of marketing and communication for the Estonia 100 programme.
The outcomes expected from the grants are to support the development of nationwide projects aimed at encouraging children’s and young people’s physical activity and relations with nature. The projects will be implemented during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia (April 2017-February 2020).
The winning projects and their creators are:

  1. ‘Dream Team’, a combined event and adventure games for children – ATO Spordiklubi MTÜ
  2. ‘Do wolves have cubs or puppies?’ – MTÜ Eesti Avatud Noortekeskuse Ühendus
  3. ‘Biodiverse Estonia’, 100 hiking events – The Estonian Association of Biology Teachers
  4. ‘Notice the world around when Estonia reaches 100!’ – The Estonian Literary Museum
  5. ‘100 school springs in Estonia’ – The Estonian Nature Education Society
  6. ‘100 adventure tracks in Estonia’ – The Estonian Scout Association
  7. ‘A sacred grove for each school!’ – Gaia Hariduse Selts MTÜ
  8. ‘Physically active Estonia’ – MTÜ Dietoloog
  9. ‘Get children out of classroom to exercise and study outdoors!’ – MTÜ Eesti Rohelised Koolihoovid
  10. Peetri action sports centre – MTÜ Spordiklubi Airpark
  11. ‘The 100 lakes run’ – MTÜ Tarvastu Kool
  12. ‘A dancing break with 100+ Estonian artists’ – Muraste Külaselts MTÜ
  13. ‘When we dance, we are a family!’ – The Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School of Tallinn University
  14. ‘Estonian herbarium’ – The University of Tartu Natural History Museum and The University of Tartu Botanical Gardens
  15. ‘Young survivor’ – Valga Basic School

The winning projects were selected by a dedicated selection committee established by a directive of the Head of the Organising Committee of Estonia 100.

Members of the selection committee: Aivo Normak, Communications Manager of the Estonian Olympic Committee, Helen Luks, Chief Specialist of Nature Education at the State Forest Management Centre (RMK), Marje Jurtšenko, Editor-in-Chief of ETV2, Toomas Kukk, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Eesti Loodus, Madis Pettai, Secretary-General of the Estonian School Sport Union, Helen Arusoo, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Loodusesõber, Edgar Schlümmer, Director of the Estonian Youth Work Centre, Jaanus Rohumaa, Head of the Organising Committee of Estonia 100 and Anneli Ohvril, Head of Marketing and Communication of Estonia 100 (Head of the Selection Committee).

In 2018, the Republic of Estonia will celebrate its centenary. For the Estonian state and the Estonian people it will be the most important anniversary yet. Anniversary celebrations will take place from April 2017 to February 2020.

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