See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
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.
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 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.
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.
To mark the Centenary of Estonia, the Estonian Centre of Architecture, the Estonian Association of Architects and the City of Tallinn have announced a call for ideas to create a new, 21st century main street for Tallinn.
The idea of Valga Basic School to organise a competitive forest game has received funding. If everything goes according to plan, young people in schools across Estonia will be able to participate in the game in the jubilee year of the country.
At its end of the year conference in 2015, the Estonian Literary Museum announced the launch of the ‘Estonia 100. My Life and Love’ worldwide life stories competition. The spokesperson for the competition is one of Estonia’s leading poets, Kristiina Ehin.
The first Estonian national atlas will be published for Estonia’s 100th anniversary at the initiative of the Department of Geography at the University of Tartu. The first of its kind, this atlas will serve both as a monument to the country and as a valuable reference book that will depict Estonia’s 100 years of development on historical and new maps.
The Estonian Heritage Society (EHS) has sent a letter to the Board of the Riigikogu, containing a proposal to erect a monument to President Konstantin Päts and, according to the President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor a thoroughly considered answer will be given to the society this January.
From this Wednesday until 30 October 2016, everyone is welcome to come up with new and modern illustrations for the first part of "Truth and Justice" ("Tõde ja õigus", the landmark novel by Anton Hansen Tammsaare). The illustration competition was announced by the Museum of A.H. Tammsaare, the Estonian Graphic Designers Association and the Society of Friends of Tammsaare and Vilde.
The external programme of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia and the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union comprises various events, exhibitions and installations in foreign countries. Open competitions for ideas for introducing Estonia abroad are being held in 2015 and 2016. The first competition for ideas for exhibitions and installations was closed for entries in November. Seven competing entries qualified for the final assessment. The selection committee of the competition was forced to conclude that no winner could be announced. A new competition for ideas for exhibitions and installations will be launched in February of next year.
The “VAIP” competition project by architects Häli-Ann Tooms and Mari-Liis Männik from Projekt Kuubis OÜ architectural bureau has won the architectural design competition for developing the main street and central square of Kuressaare. The award prize money is € 6,000. This is the 9th completed competition launched under the Great Public Space architectural programme within the framework of Estonia 100 anniversary programme.
Today, a meeting to introduce the reconstruction project of Tõrva central square was held in Tõrva community centre. The meeting discussed an improved architectural design project, which will hopefully give the town centre a new look by 2017. In February, an architectural design competition was launched to find a concept design for Tõrva central square and the recreational area by Lake Veskijärv.
The selection committee of 7 members selected the winning project – Mulk health resort – from eight entries. The authors of the winning entry are Mari Rass, Ott Alver, Alvin Järving and Ilmar Klammer from Novarc Group and Arhitekt Must.
The Memorial to the Victims of Communism should be unveiled in time for the 100th anniversary of Estonia, but the whole project seems to have run aground. While the Government decided already early in 2015 that the memorial would be built at Maarjamäe in the Pirita district of Tallinn, not everybody is happy with this decision.
The Estonian Association of Architects in collaboration with Elva City Government has announced the launch of an architectural design competition for developing the public space in the centre of Elva – the main street “Kesk” and surrounding area. The winners of the competition will be announced on 31 March 2016.
Two weeks ago, an accordion ordered from the master craftsman Heino Tartes arrived at the Jõgeva Music School. This is one of six musical instruments bought by the music and hobby schools of Jõgeva County within the framework of the joint gift "An Instrument for Every Child", which is dedicated to the centennial of the Republic of Estonia.
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.
Eerik-Niiles Kross, a member of the Reform Party and a historian by education, says that all Heads of State of Estonia deserve a monument and "Konstantin Päts is among the first, if not the first".