See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
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’.
According to Estonian Film Institute, the authors of projects that received production grants at the Republic of Estonia 100 Feature Film Competition are full-length movie debutants, who represent the new generation filmmakers. The final results of the competition that lasted for more than three years are now public.
An inspiring day was organised with youth organisation representatives on March 29 in order to find creative solutions to a question ''How would a truly interesting and memorable birthday of Estonia look like and how can everyone contribute to its success?''. There were a lot of ideas and suggestions which can be developed further.
The Union of Estonian Architects, in collaboration with Põltsamaa City Government has announced the launch of an architectural design competition of a draft project for public spaces in Põltsamaa. The competition area includes Kesk and J. Kuperjanovi Streets and the surrounding area. The winners of the competition will be announced on 30 June 2016.
This was one of the many ideas that Estonian marketing specialists came up with during the workshop led by Finnish advertising guru Ami Hasan at the marketing-themed conference Password. The aim of the workshop was to generate ideas about making the country more known in the world during the 100th birthday of Estonian Republic. The message of the protest would be that since bureaucracy is basically non-existent in Estonia due to clever IT-solutions, bureaucrats will be losing their jobs.
Erki Pärnoja, guitarist of the Estonian indie-rock band Ewert and the Two Dragons and one of the patrons of the “An instrument for every child” initiative was interviewed by the Estonia 100 team. Read why Erki is supporting the effort to make sure there is an instrument for every child, how he came to be a musician and how instrumental music education in Scandinavian countries and Estonia differs.
A study visit for young journalists is organised on 31st of July to 7th of August in Estonia in the framework of the project ''100 Friends''. The project is fuelled by the dream that by the time the Republic of Estonia celebrates its centenary, the country has a network of journalists that spread the word about Estonia in their countries. Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is waiting for applications to participate in the study visit until 11th of April 2016.
The Estonia 100 organising committee and the National Foundation of Civil Society (NFCS) will add, through joint application rounds, further incentive for initiatives to celebrate the important anniversary of the Republic of Estonia next year.
In 2018, World Cleanup Day will be held all over the globe on a grand scale, inspired and led by Estonia’s own Let’s Do It! team. Not only will our planet become much cleaner, this project also promises to become one of the most significant international events marking the centenary of the Republic of Estonia.
The National Foundation of Civil Society (known locally as KÜSK), has launched a call for applications from NGOs for support in organising large-scale international events in conjunction with Estonia’s 100th anniversary.
Jaanus Rohumaa and Anneli Ohvril from the Estonia 100 organising team will challenge participants at the annual Password 2016 marketing conference to come up with creative ways to make Estonia more visible abroad. Before tackling the assignment, participants will hear a panel discussion where the Estonia 100 team members will be joined by former Minister of Foreign Affairs and current MEP Urmas Paet, and Evelin Ilves who headed Estonia’s first branding project, Brand Estonia, in 2002.
The Government has formed a committee to coordinate celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. In the autumn of 2015, the committee announced a call for ideas for projects related to nature education or exercise habits for children and young people.