In 2017, the French Institute in Estonia turns 25

Estonia

Jan 1 2017 / Dec 31 2017

The French Institute opened in Estonia in May of 1992.

A quarter of a century spent introducing an ever-growing public to the French language, and thanks to successful cooperations with our Estonian partners, to the contemporary French culture in all its diversity. 

In 25 years, the French Institute has taught over 15,000 people in its language center. It also organized or co-organized an average of fifty events a year: cinema, theatre, concerts, debates, contemporary dance, exhibitions, gastronomy, trainings, lectures, literature, youth literature...

Academic cooperation as well as research cooperation are also one of the priorities of the French Institute: our actions aim at developing high level partnerships, especially through the Hubert Currien Parrot programme or thanks to the HLSS scholarships, in addition to advising, guiding and supporting (thanks to scholarships) young Estonians who wish to study in France.

 

An eventful year ahead for our 25th birthday

After an already busy start of the year, with the Month of Francophonie in March, we are following through on our planning with more events in April, May and June to mark the foundation of the Institute: find out more about the events HERE.

We are planning other highlights during the 2nd semestre, particularly the focus on French culture that the Vaba Lava centre will be launching in September 2017. An opportunity to celebrate both the 25th years of the French Institute and Estonia100!

Stay tuned to know about upcoming events: find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And subscribe to our newsletter for a chance to win a prize every week. 

Long live the French Institute in Estonia!

Anne Chounet-Cambas, 

Head of the French Institute, cooperation and cultural action advisor for The French Embassy

 

The full list of events (to be updated):
  • April 1: French DJ Fred Falke at Disco Tallinn (read more)
  • April 1-30: #naistEST exhibition still ongoing at the Museum of Occupations (read more)
  • April 6-13: tribute to the Estonian composer Jan Rääts by the French pianist Nicolas Horvàth (read more)
  • April 12: free concert in Tallinn of the Estonian band Floridante, playing French baroque (read more)
  • April 19-25: 4 concerts of the French jazz band Papanosh (read more)
  • April 20: concert of the French bossa nova band Nouvelle Vague in Tallinn (read more)
  • April 27: free screening of the French feminist documentary Ronde-bosse at the Museum of Occupations (read more)
  • April 29: concert of the French-Palestinian musician Adnan Joubran in Tallinn for Jazzkaar (read more)
  • May 8-13: Literature festival Prima Vista in Tartu, meeting with the French author Hélène Grémillon
  • May 24-28: Literature festival HeadRead in Tallinn, with the French authors Davide Cali and Jean-Pierre Minaudier, and the Belgian Toussaint
  • May 30-June 4: NuQ Treff Festival, visual theatre and puppetry festival with 3 French shows (read more)

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