Cultural and sporting events promoting integration in Ida-Viru County receive national support

From 3 May to 24 May, you can apply for support from the Integration Foundation for cultural and sporting events in Ida-Viru County that involve people with different language and cultural backgrounds in the Estonian cultural space. 

‘Increasingly more events are taking place in Ida-Viru County, enriching both local and Estonian culture. We wish to give momentum to these developments and further support ideas that involve the people of Ida-Viru County in joint cultural and sporting events,’ said Heidy Purga, Minister of Culture. 

To be eligible for state support, cultural and sports projects must organise at least three events, involve a minimum of 1,500 participants, and take place in Ida-Viru County until 31 October 2024. This year’s budget provided by the Ministry of Culture amounts to €1,000,000. The call for applications is conducted and coordinated by the Integration Foundation. 

‘It is important that as many people as possible from Ida-Viru County discover new opportunities to participate in the cultural and sporting life of Estonia. We hope the support will help to create new traditional events in the region, which will strengthen communication and cooperation between the residents of Ida-Virumaa and other regions. The involvement of organisations active in Ida-Viru County in the organisation of events will contribute to this,’ explained Dmitri Moskovtsev, Director of the Integration Foundation. 

A local municipality or legal person can apply for a support of 25,000–200,000 euros. The Integration Foundation accepts applications from 3 May until 24 May 2023. The terms and conditions for applying for and receiving the support can be found on the website of the Integration Foundation