Estonian World Report: June 2-9 | New

Estonia will assume the presidency of the UN Security Council for the second time in June

Estonia will assume the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the second time in June. This gives Estonia the opportunity to lead the Security Council discussions “in a privileged direction on subjects that are close to our hearts. In addition, we are ready to respond operationally to crises around the world. Also, the process of electing the Secretary General of the United Nations remains ongoing our presidency. “

Estonian World Virtual Youth Day starts on June 5

For the second year in a row, the non-profit association Ülemaailmne Eesti Noortevõrgustik (Estonian Worldwide Youth Network) is organizing the Estonian World Youth Virtual Days 2021 via Zoom! On two consecutive Saturdays, on June 5 and 12, young people of Estonian origin will come together to reflect on Estonian identity beyond borders.

The aim of the virtual days is to unite Estonians aged 14-35 across the world by providing a platform for discussion about our Estonian identity. This is an opportunity to stay in touch with our Estonian roots and to get to know other Estonians, regardless of their location. Last year’s Virtual Days made it clear that this is an exceptional opportunity to be in a common virtual space with almost 100 young Estonians from over 20 different countries!

The main topics of this year are moving and returning to Estonia (June 5) and language learning (June 12).

Registration for free Estonian courses will start on June 3

The Integration Foundation is offering summer language training for the first time this summer. Registration for the free Estonian language summer courses A1-B2 level will open on the morning of June 3 on the website Adults over 18 can register for courses, using an identity card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID.

“This year we will organize summer Estonian language courses for the first time. During the last year, due to exceptional circumstances, we were only able to organize one online language learning. have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time, ”said Jana Tondi, responsible for language learning at the Foundation for Integration.

Registration is open for online Estonian courses at Global School

The World School of the Association of Estonian Education offers Estonian children living outside Estonia the opportunity to take online courses and is responsible for developing the electronic basic school (lower secondary education).

Join the global network of Estonian companies

The Global Estonian Business Network brings together business-oriented Estonians from all over the world who can support each other in their global business endeavors and have an interest in contributing with their professional skills and knowledge to the success of Estonian exports and the Estonian economy.

The Global Estonian Business Network is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public Sector Innovation Team.

Launch of a new podcast in English – Tallinn Talks

Tallinn Talks is a new podcast series brought to you thanks to the cooperation of the Tallinn City Center Government, the City Center Newcomers Council and the City of Tallinn as part of the City Center Project of Tallinn for newcomers.

This podcast series aims to connect with the residents of the city of Tallinn who may have moved here from abroad in the last days, weeks, months or years, and to provide news, ideas and information about what’s happening in the city, in English, every month.

Estonian artists from all over the world: submit your works for the Kalevipoeg art competition

EKKT (Society of Estonian Artists in Toronto) invites Estonians from all over the world to submit their art for the Kalevipoeg 2021 art competition, with prizes and other exciting perspectives in store for the winners (adult and children categories) of the competition .

Kalevipoeg (Son of Kalev) is an Estonian epic poem written by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald in 1853. The aim of this competition is to reintroduce this Estonian national epic poem to today’s young generation. The deadline is June 24.

Listen to the World Estonian View podcast (“Hajala ringvaade”)

Vikerraadio’s morning program “Hajala ringvaade” (Estonian View of the World) provides insight into the life and experiences of Estonians and Estonian communities abroad.

Tune in to Vikerraadio on Estonian Public Radio (ERR) every Sunday morning for “Hajala ringvaade”. Host Maarja Merivoo-Parro chats and chats with Estonians from all over the world. (in Estonian).

Upcoming online events

Global Estonian Youth Network: Virtual Days 2021 (June 5, online)

The Estonian Global Youth Network (Ülemaailmne Eesti Noortevõrgustik or ÜENV) invites all active young Estonians between the ages of 14 and 35 to participate in the Virtual Days 2021 event.

Global Estonian Youth Network: Virtual Days 2021 (June 12, online)

The Estonian Global Youth Network (Ülemaailmne Eesti Noortevõrgustik or ÜENV) invites all active young Estonians between the ages of 14 and 35 to participate in the Virtual Days 2021 event.

What is Global Estonian?

Global Estonian is an online portal, in Estonian and English, and a network for Estonians and Friends of Estonians all over the world.

Managed by the Foundation for Integration, Global Estonian brings together news, events, culture, organizations, support programs, learning opportunities and a host of other information from Estonian communities abroad, all in a central portal.

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