Better Estonia

VIDEO: What is it like to move to a new country? Foreigners share their experiences in Estonia

Watch what newcomers think of living in Estonia and about participating in the country’s Welcoming Programme. Moving to a new country is exciting and challenging at the same time; in the recent years, thousands of people from all corners of the world have chosen Estonia as their destination for work …

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European human rights authority: Estonia needs more social cohesion

To achieve a more inclusive society, Estonia should combat discrimination and abuses against older people, tackle the gender pay gap and violence against women, and devote more efforts to building social cohesion, the Council of Europe says. “Estonia has been developing at a fast pace, but some people in the …

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Estonishing Evenings: Could tolerance boost Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look at tolerance and diversity in Estonia. “It’s not that gays and diversity equal high technology. But if your culture is not such that it can accept difference, and uniqueness and oddity and eccentricity, you will not get high tech …

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New initiatives try to woo girls and young women into the ICT industry

New Estonian initiatives are trying to come up with ways to woo more girls and young women to become interested in the information and communication technology industry and to break stereotypes as if it were only a man’s playground. Information and communication technology is the fastest-growing industry in Estonia, with …

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Ethnic Russians who have become Estonian citizens form an increasing share of the Defence League

Not only are ever more ethnic Russians choosing to become Estonian citizens, but they are joining the ranks of the Kaitseliit, the Estonian Defence League that until recently many Russian speakers viewed as an Estonian nationalist organisation that was profoundly anti-Russian. This development, chronicled by the Russian journalist, Yevgeniya Volokhonskaya, …

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The majority of the Estonian youth say inequality is an essential topic

Nearly 2,000 young people in Estonia contributed to the development of the new EU Youth Strategy, highlighting the need for the community to focus more on equal treatment, the consequences of actions on the internet and the mental health of youth. According to the EU Youth Strategy’s survey, the Estonian …

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UPDATED: Estonishing Evenings: Is it easy to succeed as a woman in Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look at the Estonian women’s chances to succeed in the country.* Organised in partnership with Estonian World and Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking evenings that host different speakers expressing their viewpoints and experiences on hot topics and matters …

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