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We support cultural projects that promote integration


The Integration and Migration Foundation has launched a project competition designed to support cultural activities taking place in 2017. The competition is open to projects that bring together people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

According to Jana Tondi, the Head of Language and Cultural Immersion with the Integration Foundation, the organisers hope to see projects submitted that turn attention to Ida-Viru and Harju counties and emphasise greater cooperation between the national groups represented in Estonia. Projects which enable non-Estonians to experience and be part of Estonian culture are also welcome.

“Creating opportunities for people to do things together is the best way to contribute to integration,” Tondi said. “By attending cultural events and taking part in workshops, people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds start interacting more.”

Festivals, exhibitions and other activities fostering cooperation between people from different backgrounds will be supported as part of the competition. Projects involving the translation and publication of contemporary Estonian children’s and young adult literature are also suitable, along with the organisation of related events.

Last year, as a result of the same competition, the Integration Foundation supported the Estonia National Opera festival ‘A Narva Full of Music!’, a cultural diversity and equal opportunities programme as part of Tallinn Music Week and events of the ‘Meetings with Tarkovski 2016’ project in Tallinn, Maardu, Ida-Viru County, Tartu and Pärnu.

The budget for the competition is 30,000 euros. The maximum amount of support that can be sought for a single project is 10,000 euros.

Applications can be submitted by private and public legal entities registered in Estonia as well as local authorities and the agencies administered by them.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 29 May 2017.

An information session for applicants will be held at 13:00 on 17 May at the Tallinn office of the Integration Foundation (Lõõtsa 2A, 8th floor). Please register for this event in advance by e-mailing

For further information please contact:

Jana Tondi
Head of Language and Cultural Immersion, Integration Foundation
Telephone: +372 659 9069