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"Avoir le moral dans les chaussettes"
(To have the mood in the socks)

 

"To have the mood in the socks" means that you feel bad, you are in a depressed state of mind.

Equivalent : "to feel down in the dumps"

Example :
"Nothing is fine... I have the mood in the socks right now !"

Open government and digital democracy: an interview published in Sirp

April 10, 2017

In January, we organized a debate with French and Estonian experts on the topic Is the Future of our Democracies Online? and invited to Tallinn Ms Laure Lucchesi, expert on open data, and head of the mission Etalab* within the services of the French Prime minister. Laure Lucchesi gave an interview...

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Estonian artists at the FESTIVAL OF YOUNG EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY

January 18, 2017

The Circulation(s) festival is the most original and ambitious project in contemporary photography. It is dedicated to the European photographic diversity and it aims to discover new talents. Since its creation in 2011, more than 225 artists have been exposed and the festival welcomed about 250 000...

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Meetup on digital democracy: read our recap!

December 5, 2016

On November 29th, the French Institute of Estonia and the association Open Knowledge Estonia organized a meetup at Tallinn University to discuss digital democracy. French and Estonian experiences such as online platforms to involve citizens in the decison making process of cities, or open data...

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Watch more French movies with Eurochannel

October 31, 2016

Willing to discover more French movies on TV? Eurochannel, the worldwide leading award-winning TV channel dedicated to European cinema, has arrived to Estonia. Its programmes, that include many European and French masterpieces, are offered with Estonian subtitles. Eurochannel is now available...

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Discover French innovation on our Medium page

November 14, 2016

We opened a page on the social network Medium: you can follow us at medium.com/@if_estonie This page will be dedicated to French innovation at a time when the digital revolution is transforming our cultures, economies, cities and societies. You can already read our first post focusing on...

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Hot news : visit 14 Paris museums, online, for free!

May 10, 2016

The City of Paris just spent over 2 million euros on YOU... ...to offer you free access to its 14 museums prestigious collections (over 180 000 works), from home, online! Simply click on parismuseescollections.paris.fr, then a simple right click on the Home page will translate the content into...

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Foreign students love France!

May 17, 2016

Studying in France is cool! France is still in the top 3 for foreign students according to UNESCO latest statistics (2014). UNESCO reveals which countries attract overseas students most. Studying abroad has become more and more accessible. In 2014, over 4 million students chose to study...

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