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The annual Viljandi Folk Festival represents a powerful phenomenon within the Estonian nation's cultural scene, President Alar Karis says. Attending the festival's opening ceremony on Thursday, the head of state said that: "With its existence and growth, the festival has given a powerful boost to our entire traditional movement."
The 2023 Tallinn Digital Summit, taking place on 5 September, aims to tackle challenges and embrace opportunities for a connected digital future. The summit, organised by the Estonian government and hosted by the country’s prime minister, Kaja Kallas, brings together several global leaders to Estonia, often cited as one of the world’s most digitally advanced societies. The event takes place on 5 September with the goal to tackle challenges and embrace opportunities for a connected digital future.
The largest ever survey on physical activity in Estonia, published last year, confirmed a worrying fact - more than half of both adults and children in Estonia still do too little exercise. A new and longer-term step to get Estonians more active will be taken with the forthcoming cross-sectoral action plan to promote physical activity.
The Culture Backpacks programme is a support measure created under the leadership of the Ministry of Culture that, in cooperation with schools and municipalities, enables children and young people to attend theatre performances, and the cinema, go to museums and participate in other events as part of their study programme. The financing helps children and young people develop both the subject competencies prescribed by the national curriculum, as well as to grow into creative and multi-faceted people. Thereby, the Culture Backpacks programme contributes to the development of both the creators and the audience.
The Ministry of Culture has declared a tender to study the practice of paying for creative work and gauge the effects of creative salary instruments.
The Estonian Ministry of Culture will not sign a cultural cooperation programme with the Russian Federation for the next three years.