Government to increase support to foreign Estonian initiatives

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Integration Foundation have opened a call for proposals for projects launched on the initiative of foreign Estonian communities to strengthen their ties with Estonia, contribute to the preservation of Estonian identity among Estonians around the world and increase awareness of diaspora activities in Estonia. Applications are open until 30th November.

“We’ll be supporting activities that boost the sense of belonging between foreign Estonian communities and their homeland,” explained Head of Compatriots Service Kaire Cocker. “They could be anything from cultural, business and research projects to a wide range of events as well as increasing the awareness of diaspora activities in Estonia. A priority of the project support program will be activities aimed at youth and young people”.

The budget is € 54,000, with a maximum of € 5000 being allocated to any one project. Applicants are only permitted to submit one application. The deadline for the submission of applications is 23:59 on 30th November 2021.

The terms and conditions on how to apply can be found on the Integration Foundation’s website.

E-consultation will take place on the 17th of November 2021 from 17.00-19.00 via Teams, please register by emailing [email protected].

Applications can be submitted in Estonia by legal entities governed by private law and individuals who are self-employed, and abroad by legal entities governed by private law.

application round is being financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The activities of the global Estonian communities are of crucial importance for maintaining the Estonian language and identity and strengthening our country’s positive image. We want to give more impetus to the iniciatives proposed by our compatriots abroad. This new application round is part of the continuous support of the Estonian government to the foreign communities and offers wide possibilities to turn good ideas into reality, “ Marin Mõttus, Ambassador at Large for the Diaspora said.

Additional information: 
Kaire Cocker
Head of Compatriots Service in Integration Foundation
+372 659 9031
[email protected]