Young journalists living in Finland, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany are called to connect, debate and learn over a 2-day online workshop in October.
- Democracy and community development
- International/Cultural relations
- Youth and education
The purpose of People to People aims to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. Eesti PTP is committed to enhance cross-cultural communication within each community, and across communities and nations. Tolerance and mutual understanding are central themes.
Eesti People to People has experience in organising training courses, seminars and conferences. Eesti People to People has experience in LLP Programme including Leonardo da Vinci partnership project, EuropeAid, DAPHNE III, Nordplus, NORDEN and Erasmus+ KA1, KA2 and KA3 projects as partner and co-beneficiary.
The main topics for NGO staff members as trainers are global education, sustainability, cultural diversity, inclusion, gender, media, European citizenship and European values. Eesti People to People works with skills oriented VET projects. NGO is partner in Erasmus+ KA1, KA2 and KA3 project, also in Nordplus project at the moment.
Eesti People to People is active as sending and hosting organization and will share own experience from previous projects funded by European Commission. Eesti People to People is part/chapter of People to People International and participates in many cultural activities around the world. We hosted PTPI worldwide conference in Estonia in 2012 and there were many participants from Europe, Asia and USA.
Eesti People to People is active as sending and hosting organisation and participated in many Youth in Action Programme and Erasmus+ projects in Estonia and abroad. One of Youth in Action training course was organized by Eesti People to People in Armenia in 2013. In 2014 Erasmus+ training course was organized in Estonia for 30 youth workers form 3 Baltic and 3 Caucasus countries. “Gender and Media” training course was for youth workers from 14 countries, including Jordan, Israel, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine. Eesti People to People regularly sends youth and youth workers to the projects in EU and also Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova, all Balkan countries, etc.
Eesti People to People was partner in PCD EuropeAid project where one of partner was from Cabo Verde, second awareness raising EuropeAid multi-media project was with partners from Kenya and Eesti People to People sent to Kenya 5 teachers for two weeks in 2014, we help one of schools in Nairobi till now. Eesti People to People will organize Erasmus+ training course for youth workers from 12 countries in Estonia in October 2016, 5 participants will be from Syria.
Eesti People to people sent to Jordan for study visit 3 youth workers in July 2016 and 5 participants to EuroMed project to Palestine in December 2016.
Eesti People to People is partner in the Technical Assistance Project "More and Better EU Aid Volunteers: enhancing technical capacity of European organisations and improving opportunities for EU citizens to participate in humanitarian aid actions" funded by EACEA.
Eesti People to People is part/chapter of People to People International and participates in many activities around the world. We hosted PTPI worldwide conference in Estonia in 2012 and there were many participants from Nepal, Pakistan and other countries (also from USA, EU, Russia, etc).
Eesti People to People is member of national platform AKÜ (Arengukoostöö Ümarlaud - Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation). AKÜ's main areas of work are development and global education.
Eesti People to People participates as one of 32 members of the Estonian National Platform AKÜ http://www.terveilm.ee in different actions in Ghana, Kenya and other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caucasus through GLEN program, financed by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Eesti People to People coordinates in Estonia annual Global Education Week of the North-South Center of the Council of Europe and works with high school students and teachers. In October 2016 Eesti People to People hosted in Tallinn Baltic Regonal seminar of the Global Education and coordinates follow up activities during 2017-2018.
Eesti People to People is supporting Destiny school in Nairobi Matara slam in Kenya during last two years. Five Estonian teachers, Eesti PtP volunteers, visited this school in 2014 in the frame of EuropeAid project “Makutano Junction: a multi-media approach to effective development education” (2013-2015) and now collect money at schools in Estonia from parents and children and send to Destiny school. This school principal sent many emails with photos and reports about payments for primary schools students, so they could continue education at Destiny school and also they renovated walls at school for this money.
Eesti People to People staff members has Erasmus+ Programme experience as trainers, projects coordinators and group leaders. There are professional journalist, educators and trainers among Eesti People to People key staff persons.
They coordinated in Estonia Grundtvig Partnership project “Europe needs active seniors” (2008-2010),
EuropeAid project "Enhancing policy coherence: making development work better” (2009-2012),
Leonardo da Vinci Partnership project “Cultural treasure hunt” (2010-2012),
Youth in Action “EyoUth-Day” – comprehensive non-formal learning for the future’s European youth citizens" project (2011-2012),
Youth in Action Programme trainings in Estonia “Gender and Media” (2011),
"Young people as important actors in social media" (2013),
“European Citizenship Education: Meanings, Understandings and Actions" (2013),
evaluation meeting “Gender and media toward creativity and entrepreneurship” (2012),
"3C in youth work: Creative thinking - efficient Communication - active Citizenship"(2013) training course in Armenia,
youth exchange “Creative reading and writing – access for youth to global media” (2012),
DAPHNE III project “Impact Of Relationship” (2012-2014),
EuropeAid project “Makutano Junction: a multi-media approach to effective development education” (2013-2015),
Erasmus+ KA1 mobility for adult project “Reading the city in adult” (2014-2015),
Europe for Citizens project “Reflection on the Future” (2014-2015),
NORDEN "Support for Civil Society and Equality in Baltic" project (2014-2016),
Erasmus+ KA1 youth project "Youthpass - your path"(2016),
Erasmus+ KA1 youth project "Analyse and think critically: media literacy for youth workers" (2016).
At the moment they are involved in Erasmus+ KA2 VET “ERA+” project (2015-2017), Erasmus+ KA2 VET "MINDS into MATTER - the "Book of Business" sustainable training tool in the tourist industry" project (2016-2018), Erasmus+ KA2 adult "Media literacy in adult education" (2016-2017), Erasmus+ KA3 project "inEDU inclusive education model for children with migrant background in pre-schools", in capacity building project “CooperActive II”, Europe for Citizens “Unspoken truths”, Nordplus adult project “Sustainable Tools 4 Trainers” as a partner.
We can share our experience. Our trainers can work in projects about media and gender issues.
We are interested in new partners and projects, also in networking for capacity building.
The Estonian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation was established in 2006.
The Network's vision is to bring together civil society organisations that are active in promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding within the society, providing a platform to create successful cooperation within the local network and other networks, and tap into the resources provided by the members of the network.
Our strength lies in the accessibility to all sectors within the network to all the members, in addition to the availability of the board of governance. Most of the organisations and members of the network have demonstrated a large impact in the local community by tapping into the relevant topics affecting our society.
Our Network members are active in:
- Global Education
- Social integration
- Intercultural dialogue
- Gender issues
- Education and research
- Social enterprise
Among the achievements of many of the network members is the strong role they played in raising awareness on topics related to the different crises in the society, starting with the Syrian refugee crisis, and ending with the war in Ukraine, providing resources to the educational and youth work sector and creating safe spaces for women and youth.
The Network is re-inventing itself; while many of the older members have become less active, there is an interest by new organisations to join. The Estonian Network encourages new members to build a more sustainable and active network that is very much taped into the important issues facing our society.
The Estonian Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation was established in 2006 by Prof. Dr. Thomas Richard Kämmerer from the University of Tartu, since then the Estonian network has been active and coordinated by other civil societies: Ethical Links, and the Estonian school of diplomacy and after not having a national coordinator between 2018-2019 in 2020 the Estonian ministry of foreign affairs gave NGO Mondo the mandate to become the Estonian National Network coordinator.
The previous Heads of the Anna Lindh National Network in Estonia, were:
-The Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD), which was elected by members in 2016.
- Ethical links, which was elected from 2012 until 2016.
Intercultural dialogue is when members of different cultural groups, who hold opinions that can be conflicting or similar in addition to assumptions about different cultures, speak to one another in acknowledgment of each other. In addition the dialogue can be enhanced through mutual activities and interactions.
- The challenges faced in Estonia with intercultural dialogue:
- The historical isolation of the country due to the Soviet Union has kept the country rather reserved towards foreigners, but it must be mentioned that there have been drastic changes due to technological developments and Estonia’s advances in this field.
- The rise of far-right movements in the country have given voice to more conservative and nationalistic movements.
- COVID has made intercultural activities more difficult.
10143 Tallinn Estonia
- Youth and education
The Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD) is a not-for-profit educational institution that provides high-quality training to talented people from Estonia and around the world in the fields of diplomatic practice, European integration, international relations, and public administration.
Whether through our 8-month interdisciplinary post-graduate program on International Relations and Diplomacy, or through tailor-made training courses for diplomats from countries near and far, ESD helps our trainees to navigate the complexities of today’s world and to understand the ’big picture’. The Estonian School of Diplomacy is a registered non-profit organisation. In our daily work we operate according to the rules of adult training legislation. ESD’s broader objectives are to promote the development of theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of international relations, European integration, diplomacy, and public administration reform. ESD’s activities aimed at advancing these goals include: Scholarship programmes Advanced custom training courses and study visits for diplomats and civil servants outside Estonia Management and consulting on international training projects Academic and policy research and development Publishing
ESD is a member of the following organisations that focus on the study and teaching of international relations and related fields: The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) The European Information Network of International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS) The International Affairs Network (IAN) The International Forum of Diplomatic Training (IFDT) The International Studies Association (ISA) The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) ESD activities primarily focused on professional education for the MFA and its personnel. In 2005 ESD launched its first joint scholarship program, in cooperation with the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), to enroll students from the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine. Soon after, the Estonian and Finnish ministries of foreign affairs provided support that enabled ESD to expand the program to include young diplomats and state officials from Moldova and Georgia. In 2011, the US Department of State supported the training of Belarusian civil society activists at ESD. Cooperation with other countries has been ongoing as well. Over the years ESD has carried out several training projects with the aim of highlighting and sharing best practices derived from Estonia’s experience in implementing reforms and integrating successfully with NATO and the EU. Based on this experience, specific topics covered in these projects have ranged from developing a career foreign service and how to design and carry out public administration reform on the one hand, to more general topics such as international cooperation, the art of negotiating, and state-building, among others. A number of custom short-term training projects have been launched for diplomats and civil servants from Central Asia (including Afghanistan), the Balkan countries, the Middle East, and North Africa. ESD has been actively following developments of the European Union Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), with special interest in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative launched in 2009. That year, ESD began organising and holding multilateral seminars and conferences targeted to state officials from the 6 EaP countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. In the EaP region, ESD has worked closely with its counterpart institutions (diplomatic academies and training centers) in Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine to assist in institution-building and curriculum development Currently, ESD’s scholarship program accepts students from many countries around the world, from the EaP and Central Asian states to Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Current project with Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine " Trilateral Professional Capacity Building Project: UKRAIN’S EUROPEAN WAY" for the period of July 2023 – June 2025
Le réseau estonien de la Fondation Anna Lindh a été fondé en 2006.
Le but du Réseau est de réunir des organisations de la société civile qui promeuvent le dialogue interculturel et la tolérance au sein de la société, en fournissant une plateforme pour créer une coopération réussie au sein du réseau local et d’autres réseaux, afin de tirer profit des ressources fournies par les différents membres du réseau.
La force de ce Réseau réside dans l’accessibilité de tous les secteurs du réseau à tous les membres, ainsi que dans la disponibilité du Conseil de direction. La plupart des organisations et des membres ont eu un fort impact sur la communauté locale grâce à l’intérêt qu’ils portent à des sujets pertinents qui touchent notre société.
Les membres de notre réseau s’impliquent dans :
- l’éducation mondiale,
- l’intégration sociale,
- le dialogue interculturel,
- les problématiques de genre,
- l’éducation et la recherche,
- l’entreprise sociale.
De nombreux membres du réseau ont joué un rôle clé dans la sensibilisation à des sujets liés aux différentes crises sociales, comme la crise des réfugiés syriens et la guerre en Ukraine. Ils ont fourni des ressources aux secteurs de l’éducation et du travail avec les jeunes, et ont créé des espaces pour les femmes et les jeunes.
Le Réseau se réinvente désormais : tandis que de nombreux anciens membres deviennent moins actifs, de nouvelles organisations manifestent leur intérêt pour rejoindre le réseau. Le Réseau estonien encourage les nouveaux membres à construire un réseau plus durable et actif, qui s’intéresse aux problèmes majeurs auxquels notre société fait face.
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20206 Narva Estonia
femLENS is a nonprofit (registered in Estonia, nr. 80429622), volunteer-based, women-led association. It includes 2 board members and up to 10 volunteers in other departments (grants, copy-writers, designers, and researchers), depending on the current needs. femLENS works on a project-based budget with other NGOs, community centres, libraries, other groups, and crowd-funding. Our main funders so far are: German Embassy in Estonia, Dublin South County Council in Ireland. We teach documentary photography workshops and on digital literacy, host exhibitions, publish magazines and zines, and develop and organise online campaigns. Our previous partners: ENoMW - Belgium Balgaddy Child & Family Centre - Ireland Gdynia Youth Centre an Gdynia Library - Poland Basmeh Zeitooneh - Lebanon Parity NGO - Ukraine Futuro En Femenino - Spain Die Lernwerkstatt, International Women Space Berlin, Kunst trotz(t) Ausgrenzung, Amal Berlin - Germany VitaTiim - Estonia
femLENS’ primary objective is to help women believe that their perspective is important, inspiring them to find the courage to develop their own voice through visual expression. The hope is not only to give the participants and the femLENS community a platform, but also to embolden women to carry that courage into other aspects of their lives. femLENS shares this mission through workshops, exhibitions, publications and advocacy across the globe.
Since 2015, femLENS has held sixteen full workshops in twelve countries with more than ninety participants. We have worked with single mothers in Ireland, women with physical disabilities in Poland, female refugees in Lebanon and women vulnerable to human trafficking in Ukraine. We held several workshops in Germany, workshop with teenage girls in Estonia, online workshop with Palestinian women living in Israel, online workshop with women from Mexico, England and Congo and online workshop with Russian speakers, online workshop with Cameroonian women in media and Irish women network. We have published five issues of women-only documentary photography magazine - We See, a book “Unlearning the ordinary: through a lens for the commons*“, a photo book to celebrate five years of stories. “Unlearning the Ordinary: through a lens for the commons*”, two zines. Hosted a digital photo festival “HER|visual|STORY” in 2020. Since March 2021 we have: run 7 campaigns published 22 articles for campaigns featured 57 stories for the campaigns published one zine based on collective work (one zine in production) published 8 photo projects specifically for campaigns. In 2022 we published a community survey to gain a better understanding of the needs, challenges and ambitions of women image makers working with documentary photography.
We are always looking to partner with non-profit associations, community centres, libraries and other groups who are interested in learning documentary photography and storytelling as a tool for documentation of the work and life of their communities. We have an active and growing community of women around the world who are eager and equipped to tell their authentic stories. Networking is a great opportunity to meet with community members, support the community to have free discussions and share personal stories, but also a potential source of collaboration projects between partners and femLENS. These opportunities altogether create a sustainable platform where ideas can be incubated into projects while receiving community support.
The ALF Network is a chance to learn from other organisations and get a platform to share the work of femLENS' community, amplifying their voices for the broad audience. It is also a chance to find trusting, like-minded partners for future projects and collaboration.
- Democracy and community development
- Environment/Sustainable development
- Human rights
- International/Cultural relations
I am an Orientalist who has studied the Middle East and would like to contribute to the ALF organisation
My mission is to spread knowledge about ALF in Estonia. I have also tried to link Europe with the Middle East
My main actitity is to expla in Estonia the reasons of the Middle East as well as reasons for refugee crises in Europe. I have and continuously worked with the International Red Cross and bring in the middle of the crises in Greece and Italy.
I shall continue essence of ALF
I would like to join the ALF Network as I think that I have a great part to continue as I have experience in Estonia and Middle East.