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New project competition to boost civic awareness among youngsters launched


The Integration and Migration Foundation is granting a total of €48,000 in support of projects designed to raise civic awareness among young people from Estonian- and Russian-language schools.

The target group of the competition is students between the ages of 7 and 26 with Estonian and Russian as their languages of instruction. The competition is designed to broaden students’ knowledge of Estonian society, showcase the value of Estonian citizenship and being a citizen, reinforce the tradition of Citizens Day and foster tolerance within multicultural groups.

“We have been supporting projects like this since 2003,” explained Development Centre area manager Toivo Sikk. “The students have put on some really great events over the years – quizzes marking Citizens Day, student conferences and orienteering and photography competitions – and they’ve published a school newsletter as well. We’re hoping that the people who put this year’s projects together get the students involved as early as the application stage so that the activities turn out the way they want them to as closely as possible.”

The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 March 2015. More information on the terms and conditions of the competition and the paperwork required can be found on the Integration and Migration Foundation website.

The ‘Civic awareness- and tolerance-themed events and materials’ competition is being supported by the Ministry of Education and Research and the Integration and Migration Foundation.

For further information please contact:
Toivo Sikk 
Integration and Migration Foundation
Area manager, Development Centre
Telephone: +372 659 9850