Join the Estonian (online) event on 23-24 April 2021!

Locally managed by the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies of the University of Tartu, the Democracy is Europe grassroots event in Estonia will consist of two days of activities:

  • On April 23, two panel sessions will be held to discuss the historical context of Estonia’s struggle for independence and its significance for nations struggling for democracy and freedom nowadays. The panels will be open to everyone interested.
  • On April 24, the registered participants, grouped in virtual teams, will work on different creative projects that capture the significance of Estonia’s experience for today’s Europe and its fundamental contribution to the process of integration. The authors of the best projects will receive an award certificate and a prize whose entity and nature will be revealed during the event. The day will be concluded by a keynote speech of Visiting Prof. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former president of Estonia.

Given the ongoing health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place exclusively in remote mode.

Take part in the essay contest!

Within the Democracy is Europe project context, Union of European Federalists, and all its partners are launching an essay contest titled: The idea of Europe behind transition: 1989-1991.

Through this contest young students, aged from 18 to 25, have the chance to express their idea on the peaceful revolutions/transitions which characterised Eastern European countries between 1989 and 1991, investigating about the European ideals and principles which belonged to this period and how they reflect in these countries’ politics nowadays.

The conditions to participate are:

  1. Be a student between 18 and 25 years old.
  2. An essay, in English, from 600 to 1000 words essay under the title: The idea of Europe behind transition: 1989-1991.
  3. Attend to one or more events of the Democracy is Europe projects.
  4. Send the short essay to mentioning in the subject title “DEMEU Essay Competition”.

The final prize will be 250 euro to be used for books, online courses, cultural events (local or not), magazines, art items, and several European Union official gadgets which the awarded student will receive in July at the project closure.


Democracy is Europe Essay contest