The Integration Foundation is welcoming participants to the free courses on the constitution and the Citizenship Act. The courses will start in July. You can register for the courses, which will take place in different regions of Estonia, at www.kodanik.net.
‘The courses are intended for adult permanent residents or newly arrived immigrants whose first language is not Estonian and who wish to apply for Estonian citizenship and prepare for the exam on the constitution and the Citizenship Act,’ said Jana Tondi, the Head of Language Learning Activities of the Integration Foundation.
The courses focus on Estonian state institutions and their functioning, the obligations, opportunities, and freedoms arising from the constitution, and the content and nature of the Citizenship Act. At the end of the course, participants will prepare for the exam.
The courses will take place from July to 15 December. During this period, at least a total of 204 people can take part in the course free of charge.
The courses consist of 18 academic hours of learning. The courses take place in at least four Estonian counties and online.
The course plan is available on the website of the Integration Foundation at https://www.integratsioon.ee/en/estonian-constitution-and-citizenship-t…. The course plan is updated and supplemented with new courses on a monthly basis.
In order to apply for the citizenship of the Republic of Estonia, in addition to passing an exam on the constitution and the Citizenship Act, an Estonian language proficiency test must also be taken. The Integration Foundation also offers free Estonian language training to everyone who wishes to attain the B1 language level required for an application for Estonian citizenship. The courses take place all over Estonia and can be attended by everyone who has fulfilled the other preconditions for acquiring citizenship. Additional information on participating in language training is available on the website of the Integration Foundation at www.integratsioon.ee/en/language-training-apply-estonian-citizenship.
The courses on the constitution of Estonia and the Citizenship Act are financed by the Ministry of the Interior.