See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
Finland will celebrate its centenary in 2017 and Estonia will mark 100 years of independence in 2018. The Estonia-Finland 100+ Challenge has been launched to commemorate these important milestones and strengthen the close cultural relations between the two countries through a common love for football. On 10 June 2017, over 100 football matches will be held in Estonia and Finland.
The Estonian Ecovillage Network will organise the Global Ecovillage Network’s (GEN) XXIII European Conference ‘Wisdom of Conscious Communities’ from 7-15 July 2018 at the Art of Conscious Change School in Lilleoru, Estonia as its gift for Estonia’s centenary.
The aim of the initiative ‘Tänutäht’ or ‘Token of Gratitude’ is to express thanks to the people who ensure our well-being and safety on a daily basis. This summer, the University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens will welcome policemen and their families free of charge.
Since October 2015, a container has been travelling through Estonia within the framework of the “Great Public Spaces’’ architectural programme, dedicated to Estonia’s centenary. The aim of the container is to present the programme’s winning projects in their future locations, attract attention and provoke discussion.
The gravesite of the first president of the Republic of Estonia, Konstantin Päts, will be renovated in time for Estonia’s centenary. The renovation will be undertaken by the Office of the President in cooperation with Päts’ descendants.
On September 8 2018, World Cleanup Day, people in 150 countries will stand up against the global trash problem, making it the biggest positive civic action the world has seen. This is going to be one of the biggest and most important international events marking the jubilee of the Republic of Estonia.
A pop-up sailing school ''Friend of the Sea'' or ''Meresõber'' is starting this summer and will make its way to Estonia’s largest seaside towns. Professional instructors will teach children and youth about water safety and various recreational activities that can be enjoyed in and beside the sea. Registration for the sailing school is now open!
The results of the round of applications for children and youth projects related to exercise habits or nature, organised by Estonia 100 and National Foundation of Civil Society are now public. Eight interesting projects received support.
Read an interview with Ott Lepland, a popular Estonian musician and former Eurovision competitor to find out why he has decided to support the Estonia 100 initiative ''An Instrument for Every Child’’ and how he thinks playing a musical instrument can benefit a child.
On May 31st at 7 pm, Estonian rock legends Tõnis Mägi and Ivo Linna will perform at the Museum of Estonian Theatre and Music. Tickets for the event “Rock’n’roll and blue, black and white’’ can be purchased through the Piletilevi ticket sales agency and at the museum.
On May 19 at 7pm, Estonian legendary musicians Jaan Elgula and Toomas Lunge perform at the Museum of Estonian Theatre and Music. Tickets of the event can be purchased via ticket sales agency Piletilevi and at the museum.
On May 6th, the cornerstone was laid for the new Estonian Film Museum scheduled for completion in autumn 2017. The building will be a part of the history discovery centre to be built in Maarjamäe, overlooking the Baltic Sea in Tallinn’s Pirita district.
On 29 April, the results of the latest round of applications for the joint gift ’’An Instrument for Every Child’’ were announced. This year, 208 music schools, ensembles and kindergartens across Estonia will be able to purchase 726 musical instruments. To celebrate Estonia’s upcoming centenary, over 1000 instruments will reach children and youth with the help of the Estonian government, the private sector and other generous donors.
"Knitting the flag has become part of my everyday life, like brushing my teeth,'' Valtrik Pihl says. For the last three years Valtrik has been knitting a huge, 160 square metre flag as a gift for Estonia’s centenary.
In 2018, Estonia is celebrating it's centenary and hosting the EU presidency during the first half of the year. Considering this, we wish to introduce Estonia in the world through inspiring installations in 2018. The competition for submitting creative ideas and solutions for introducing Estonia in public spaces is open until June 22 2016.
It’s the perfect time to start thinking about making a birthday card for Estonia. “Liigutav Eesti” or “Moving Estonia” is challenging everyone to make a card by “drawing” a message or image on a road- or landscape map using a mobile app or GPS tracker.
The rock-band Avenue, which originates from Estonian town Narva, is loved locally and abroad. We talked to band members Vladimir Tšerdakov, Kirill Adolin, Kirill Smirnov and Mihhail Nikitin about their first instruments and why they are supporting the Estonia 100 project ´´An Instrument for Every Child´´.
On April 28 at 7pm, three Estonian Graces Els Himma, Helgi Sallo and Heidy Tamme are performing at the Museum of Estonian Theatre and Music, thus launching a series of meetings with famous Estonian musicians. The series that brings the legendary Estonian musicians on stage is supported by Estonia100. In its framework, legends such as Jaan Elgula, Toomas Lunge, Ivo Linna and Tõnis Mägi perform and talk in the museum in May.
The main street of a small Estonian town Elva will be reconstructed for the centenary of the Republic of Estonia. The project called ''Between currant bushes'' won the architectural design competiton, the aim of which was to find best solutions for the reconstruction of the main street in Elva. The competition is launched within the framework of the Estonia100 architectural programme ‘Great Public Space’.