See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
More than 150 cultural, educational, scientific and technological events to be held in 2017 and 2018 will receive funding from the Estonia 100 and EU Presidency international programme. The events were selected from nearly 400 project applications.
The ‘Estonian Inventor’ competition organised by the Estonian Research Council attracted a total of 902 ideas submitted by 932 young inventors from more than 100 schools in Estonia and 2 schools abroad. In cooperation with Estonian National Broadcasting, short documentaries will be made of the 40 best 6 to 12-year-old inventors who will take part in the competition, in honour of Estonia’s upcoming centenary.
Finland will commemorate 100 years from becoming an independent state on 6 December 2017, and the diverse centenary celebrations will begin already in January in Finland and abroad. A number of Finland 100 events and projects will also take place in Estonia.
Registration for the football friendlies that will take place between teams from Estonia and Finland on 10 June 2017 has begun. Professional, amateur, men’s, women’s, boy’s, girl’s and beach and indoor football teams are all invited to register.
During the Soviet occupation, on the morning of 24 February 1988, three young men risked their lives and raised the forbidden blue, black and white flag of the independent Republic of Estonia – on independence day – up the flagpole on the chimney of the Mustla dairy. Today, to commemorate this event and as a gift to Estonia for its centenary, there are plans to renovate the chimney, including the addition of an illuminated pavilion and flag pole.
Alo Põldmäe is a collector of pianos, composer, teacher of music and musicologist whose dream is to locate 100 different brands of piano that are in some way related to Estonia in honour of Estonia’s centenary.
The international festival of street art Mextonia – from Mexicans to Estonia, will take place in Tallinn in June 2017, during which some 4000 square metres of public space will be decorated with giant murals. Some 30 buildings, underpasses and walls will be given a spectacular facelift through the work of artists and graffiti writers volunteering their time. These wonderful murals are Mexicans’ joint gift with Estonians to Estonia for its centenary.
Filming of one of the films chosen for production in honour of Estonia’s centenary, “The Little Comrade”, transformed the centre of Tallinn back to how it was 60 years ago during the Soviet occupation.
As a gift in honour of Estonia’s centenary, the University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens have launched an initiative to set up herbariums and give students in grades 7-9 a chance to contribute to preserving Estonia’s botanical diversity while gaining first hand experience at conducting scientific research.
Through to November 10th, fifteen schools throughout Estonia will be gathering ideas from young people on how to breathe new life into their school grounds for the ‘Children to Play and Learn in School Grounds’ project. The goal of this gift is to make many of Estonia’s school grounds more interesting and attractive for children in time for Estonia’s centenary.
The Great Public Spaces programme organised by the Estonian Association of Architects has reached its final stages. The architectural design competitions have drawn to a close in most of the participating towns and work on the winning designs has begun.
Minister of Public Administration Arto Aas has announced that the Government will soon launch a programme to fund the building and renovation of flagpoles and ceremonial grounds to fly the Estonian flag in time for Estonia’s centenary in 2018.
From October 6-30 this year some 40 of the entries for the Great Public Spaces architectural competition for Elva, Kuremäe, Kuressaare, Põltsamaa, Rakvere, Tallinn and Viljandi will be on display in the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn.
Kadi Kesküla has been selected out of 18 applicants in a public competition organised by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center and the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia to start working as coordinator of arts projects dedicated to Estonia’s upcoming centenary.
Registration for Europe's biggest robotics competition Robotex is now open, which takes place from 2-4 December 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. This year, 500 schoolchildren will participate in the competition with 100 Edison robots, which they received this summer as part of the Estonia 100 programme.
The Estonian History Museum will open a major exhibition “Minu vaba riik” or “My Free Country” in the Maarjamäe Palace in Tallinn in honour of Estonia’s centenary. In preparation for the exhibition the museum together with the media company Delfi held a campaign this past summer to gather new items for the museum’s collection.
UEFA’s Executive Committee has decided that one of greatest matches in club football, the UEFA Super Cup, will be held in Tallinn during the Republic of Estonia’s centenary year. The game will be played on 15 August 2018 at the A. Le Coq Arena.
“Eia’s Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm” by Anu Aun, one of the winning films in the Estonia 100 feature film competition, has been invited to participate in the co-production market at the annual Cinekid festival to be held this upcoming October in Amsterdam.
Construction has begun on the set of “Truth and Justice”, one of the winning entries in the Estonia 100 feature film competition. This film will bring to life one of the great classics of Estonian literature, a five-part novel written by Anton Hansen Tammsaare in the 1920s, recreating Vargamäe farm where the story takes place in the late 19th century. The farmhouse, granary, barn and sauna have already been built and the producers are now scouting the area for suitable locations to shoot the film.
Let’s Do It! World in co-operation with Haus Gallery opened an exhibition and an international auction today, where 35 well-known Estonian painters contributed their works to raise money for a world-wide clean-up day in 2018. This event, engaging millions of people will be a beautiful gift for Estonia's centenary.
Preparations are underway for the Estonia 100 and Estonian EU Presidency joint international programme. We asked Jorma Sarv how the international programme will be affected now that Estonia’s presidency will take place six months earlier than planned due to the Brexit vote.
Estonia’s world renown Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Estonian National Male Choir will be among the 35 choirs from across Estonia that will participate in a special television series “One Choral Song” to be aired over 35 weeks on Saturday mornings on Estonian Public Broadcasting.
A lifelong IT-specialist Tõnis Leissoo decided to create a wristwatch as a gift for the 100th anniversary of Estonian Republic. Leissoo wished to make something with his own hands that would last longer than him and give it as a gift to his people. Thus, the brand Estonia1918 and a wristwatch named Wõitleja was created.