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Civic awareness and tolerance projects of young people to receive support


The Integration and Migration Foundation ‘Our People’(MISA) announced a project competition through which projects meant for improving civic awareness and tolerance of 726 year old young people will be supported.

The aim of the project support of 38,000 euros is to finance activities that broaden the knowledge of students whose language of instruction is Estonian and Russian about Estonian society and recognise Estonian citizenship and being a citizen as well as the introduction of the Citizen’s Day tradition and improving tolerance in multi-cultural organisations.

“We have supported events and materials regarding civic awareness and tolerance, including organisation of corresponding events for young people, cooperation between young people and creation of teaching materials and aids already since 2003. In various projects, students have organised for example quizzes, landscape games and outings and been engaged in tolerance topics during these years,” says Toivo Sikk, coordinator of the MISA multi-cultural education unit.

Sikk also lists among events held with the help of the project support student conferences, meetings with interesting people and opinion leaders, issue of school newspapers, etc.

The support will be given to non-profit organisations registered in Estonia and to state and local government authorities. The deadline for project submission is 11 April at 16:00. Additional information regarding the requirements of the project competition and necessary documentation are available on the MISA home page.

Implementation of the competition is supported by the Ministry of Education and Research.

Further information:
Toivo Sikk

Coordinator of Multi-cultural Education Unit

Integration and Migration Foundation ‘Our People’ 

Tel. 659 9850