It is estimated that between 150,000 and 200,000 Estonians currently live outside Estonia (Haukanõmm and Telve 2016), of whom about 120,000 have Estonian citizenship (Tiit, 2015). Around 80% of the members of the Estonian diaspora wish to keep in touch with Estonian life and a significant proportion of them want to contribute to the development and international reputation of Estonia (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2023). Therefore, it is important for the Estonian state to maintain contact with people of Estonian roots living outside Estonia and with friends of Estonia around the world. For this purpose, we have created the information portal globalestonia.com, where you can find information about the Estonian culture and economy as well as about the activities of Estonian communities and organisations abroad.
The website will tell you what kind of information Estonians living abroad consume and where Global Estonian ranks as a source of information for them. The aim of the short survey conducted in autumn 2023 was to better understand the information needs of people from Estonia living abroad and to gather ideas and suggestions for the Global Estonian portal and its Facebook page and newsletter.
*Globalestonian.com is developed and managed by the Integration Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Education and Research.