Today, on the 23 September, the III European Week of Sport will be launched within the XX Tartu Mountain Bike Marathon’s children’s events at the Tähtvere sports park in Tartu, where around 3000 young cyclists are expected to participate. The European Week of Sport promotes sport and physical activity across Europe. At the opening ceremony of the European Week of Sport at 10.45 (EET), participants will be greeted by the Estonian Minister of Culture Indrek Saar, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas, and member of the executive committee of the European Olympic Committee Niels Nygaard.22.09.2017 - 21:4321.09.2017 - 14:19
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Estonian Language Houses
Estonian Language Houses to become centres of activity aimed at people whose native language is other than Estonian to learn and practice Estonian and to participate in Estonian culture more broadly.
Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and Ministry of Culture
During the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time.
The Year of Children’s and Youth Culture 2017
The year 2017 will be celebrated as the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture, giving us an opportunity to value our offspring both as creators and an audience, link various fields of culture and compile a myriad of events for both the young ones and adults.
Heritage Conservation Reform
Heritage Conservation Reform is a priority for the Ministry of Culture.
Changes in principles of financing sports
During the State Budget negotiations of 2015, the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Finance agreed that the principles of financing sports would be reviewed with representatives of the sports sector.
Area of Government
The area of government for the Ministry of Culture is organising the state’s culture, sports, and heritage conservation activities and promoting the state’s fine arts, coordinating the state’s implementation of media and audio visual policy and integration strategy.
Minister of Culture Indrek Saar
Indrek Saar has been the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia since 9 April 2015. He belongs to the Estonian Social Democratic Party.
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