Life in Estonia

Sounds emanating love – the story of Arvo Pärt

Estonians are proud of Pärt because he is a world-famous Estonian. Fame creates respect. But when we look more closely, his compositions address everyone, attempting to appeal to that shared aspect of human kind which rises above nationality, skin colour and culture. It is as if the music wishes to …

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Fashion designer Reet Aus – the woman who sets snowballs rolling

It is typical of everything the Estonian fashion designer and entrepreneur Reet Aus undertakes to develop a snowball effect. Her activities, which are born out of creative impulses, soon begin to take on a global dimension – such as her upcycling project. By Anneliis Aunapuu When you meet the direct …

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Estonia’s international friends gather for high-profile summer meeting

In 2015, the Estonia’s Friends International Meeting will be held for the sixth time. The idea was born in 2010 in a meeting between President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, entrepreneur Margus Reinsalu and the management of Enterprise Estonia. The aim of the event is to recognise investors, politicians and artists, whose …

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Work in Estonia ‒ attracting talent from around the world

Estonia, a tech-savvy and ever-globalising country, has lately been busy developing many initiatives to help and encourage foreign talent to relocate here. Work in Estonia, launched on 28 April by Enterprise Estonia, a government agency, is the most ambitious welcoming program yet. This article is published in collaboration with Life …

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WATCH: What makes Estonia a good place to live and work?

Work in Estonia, launched recently by Enterprise Estonia, aims to simplify the process for local companies to employ overseas experts and to introduce Estonia as the perfect destination for fulfilling one’s potential. Find out from the video why you should consider Estonia as your dream job express. Because it is …

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Andrus Ansip: Building a digital single market for Europe

My aim is to make sure that Europe, its citizens and businesses, get the best of the online world in the safest and most open environment possible. Openness and opportunity: not obstacles. By Andrus Ansip, VP of the European Commission for the digital single market. Published in collaboration with Life in …

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The Estonian tech event of the year – the ICT Week

The Estonian ICT Week takes place on 8–15 May 2015 and strives to be the most eventful week in the centre of the sizzling Nordic-Baltic ICT powerhouse. The ICT Week brings opinion leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, foreign top officials and representatives of international organisations to Tallinn and combines several conferences …

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Hardi Meybaum: Estonia is like a peacock – deceptively small in size but full of impact in appearance

Hardi Meybaum (32) is just one example of a new generation of Estonian entrepreneurs – thinking out-of-the-box, having an innovative mindset and most important – actually being successful. Soon after graduating from the Tallinn University of Technology, he established a company called GrabCAD, relocated to Boston to continue its development …

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