Estonian culture in Estonia and abroad

Cuture.ee is managed by the Estonian Institute and is a platform to mediate Estonian culture abroad and to be a guide for both foreigners who have arrived in Estonia and the local people who do not speak Estonian but want to find their way and participate in Estonian culture.


Cultural events calendar 2021


Estonian culture in Estonia

Estonian Institute helps foreign-speaking people in Estonia get acquainted with Estonian culture and society. For that purpose we have created adjustment programme Kultuurisamm and regularly compile different study and information materials. We have publications, Culture Step, blog, recommendations, calendar.

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    Estonian Institutes schooling program “Culture step” is organized for people whose native tongue is not Estonian and who are interested in learning more about Estonian culture, nature, history and everyday life.

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    Blog about Estonian culture

Estonian culture in the world

Estonian language and culture accompanies Estonian people who have moved abroad but Estonian Institute also wants to increase interest in Estonia among those who haven’t heard anything yet about our country or who want to find out more


Culture.ee is managed by Estonian Institute. Estonian Institute was founded by Lennart Meri in 1988, officially in 1989. As an NGO, the institute is a partner for creatives as well as government departments. There are close ties with other cultural institutes, expatriate Estonian communities and universities.

In addition to spreading Estonian culture abroad, more and more focus is on language and culture courses for foreign-speaking people in Estonia. The institute has two branches abroad – one in Hungary and one in Finland. There have been branches also in France and in Sweden.