Risto Conte Keivabu

Risto Conte Keivabu is a PhD student in social and political sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He did his bachelor’s degree in international relations at the University of Padua, Italy, and his master’s in comparative public policies at the Southern Denmark University. Keivabu moved to Italy when he was five, but he always felt a strong connection with Estonia, thanks to his mother who spoke with him in Estonian, and his relatives who always welcomed him back in Estonia.

Risto Conte Keivabu: ESTO 2019 and the global Estonian youth

Risto Conte Keivabu, an Italian with Estonian ancestry, writes that the global Estonian cultural festival, ESTO, is a great example of how culture, language, and tradition can be kept alive in a globalised world without falling into the trap of exclusive nationalistic sentiments. Redefining a purpose Preserving the tradition of …

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The “Back to our roots” programme helps Estonians abroad connect with their origin

In cooperation with the Estonian ministry of education, the Estonian Youth Work Centre and the Brotherhood of Adventurers, people with Estonian roots, but who live abroad, have the chance to take part in a new programme – “Back to our roots” – to help them connect with their origin. The …

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