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‘Estonia: 10 Years in the European Union’ student essay competition now open


The submission period for the ‘Estonia: 10 Years in the European Union’ essay competition for high school and vocational school students was opened by the Integration and Migration Foundation on Monday 13 October.

The closing date for entries is 30 October.

The theme of this year’s competition – the fourth to be held – is Estonia’s first decade as a Member State of the European Union.
“The competitions have really gotten students thinking about what it means to them to be citizens of Estonia and to take an active part in social life,” explained Toivo Sikk, a coordinator with the foundation’s Multicultural Education Unit. “This year’s theme gives them a range of subjects to work with related to the European Union and Estonia, particularly those that are topical at the moment because of the 10th anniversary of Estonia’s accession. We look forward to hearing about how they view the EU, how being a Member State benefits Estonia and what Estonia’s development potential is within the context of the EU.”

A total of 330 essays were submitted in the previous three competitions, with the most outstanding awarded in three categories: high school students in Grades 7-9; high school students in Grades 10-12; and vocational school students.

The rules of the competition can be found on the foundation’s website at

The competition is being run by the Integration and Migration Foundation in association with the Ministry of Education and Research.

For further information please contact:
Toivo Sikk
Coordinator, Multicultural Education Unit
Integration and Migration Foundation
Telephone: +372 659 9850