Estonia Foreign Cultural Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture are responsible for cultural interactions with foreign countries. The Ministry of Culture supports the activities of the "EestiInstituut", which was established in 1989 and is modelled on long-established European intermediary organisations (for example British Council and Goethe Institut). With regard to the release and publication of informational material about Estonia, the EestiInstituut works closely together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the country's embassies, and various projects are carried out in cooperation with public or private institutions. The Estonian Cultural Institute is headquartered in Tallinn with four further branch offices across Europe in Finland, Hungary, Sweden and France.
In 1997 the Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) opened a "Baltic Cultural Centre" in Stockholm with the intention of distributing information about the Baltic states in the Nordic countries. It should be noted that all Baltic states participate in "Ars Baltica", a cultural-cooperation initiative of all of the Baltic Sea countries. The ministers of culture and those charged with responsibility for cultural exchange in the Baltic states support this cooperation. Each of the member states holds the chairmanship in turn for a certain period of time.

Basic information on Estonia's foreign cultural policy


governmental authorities

cultural cooperation

cultural institutes in Estonia

estonian cultural institutes around the world

Embassies and Representations