See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
See the Estonia 100 news and media coverage.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.