MyData, international conference on personal data, Tallinn, August 30

August 30, 2017 / September 1, 2017


The second edition of the international conference “MyData” will take place in Tallinn and Helsinki this year, from the 30th of August to the 1st of September. It is organised by Estonians (Open Knowledge Estonia, University of Tallinn), Finnish (Open Knowledge Finland, University of Aalto), and French (Fing).

For one day in Tallinn (August 30) and 2 days in Helsinki (August 20, September 1), you will have the chance to attend different conferences and workshops on 12 topics related to the concept of self data, the tendency that people (citizens, consumers) have to use their own personal data. The initiative My Data has been created to reconcile economic opportunities and personal freedoms in the data economy. Between 500 and 1000 university lecturers, businessmen, activists and representatives of public institutions are expected to come this year.

             The 12 topics of My Data 2017

Programme and registrations on the official website of the event

France will be part of the event, providing its expertise through different way. Indeed, besides the fact of being co-organiser (the Fing, Internet New Generation Foundation, is a french think tank created in 2000, specialised in digital transformations), and a partner of the conference (Cozy Cloud, a service of personal cloud respectful of private data), France will send many experts to speak and share their opinions and experiences. Here is a list of those who are expected to come. This list is likely to be updated.

  • French participants in Tallinn

Marine Albarede and Manon Molins (Fing) will speak for the opening of the conference on the values carried by MyData, while Laure-Isabelle Ligaudan (Charles & Compagnie) will speak about design and personal data.

  • French participants in Helsinki

Tristan Nitot (Cozy Cloud, ex-Mozilla), Daniel Kaplan (Fing), Nathalie Vernus-Prost (Métropole de Lyon), Benjamin André (Cozy Cloud), Christophe Benavent (Université Paris-Nanterre), Valérie Peugeot (Orange), Xavier Lefevre (Fair&Smart), Fabien Coutant (Enedis), Fabien Venries (Orange)

Read this article in: Français, Русский,


November 5, 2018 / February 15, 2019

Online applications for art and architecture studies are open on CampusArt network website until February 15, 2019. CampusArt is a network of French institutions offering university level programs in the fields of art and architecture, led by Campus France with the support of the French...

Read more

Free concert of Ravel’s String Quartet at the French Institute !

November 23, 2018 - Tallinn

For the centenary of the Republic of Estonia, the ERSO (Estonian Symphony Orchestra) is offering 100 concerts across the country in several unusual places. The tour, that began in November, continues and on November 23rd at 3pm you are all welcome at the French Institute of Estonia to listen to...

Read more

The French Apéro : Breton Edition

December 3, 2018

It's time for the French Institute's second aperitif which will this time be inspired by the Brittany region! We hope to see you all on December 14 at 18h45 at Pudel for a real fest-noz with Breton folk dances, cider and crepes! The aim of the French Institute's new apéro tradition is to bring...

Read more


The Vincent Courtois Trio on tour in Estonia

Vincent Courtois (France, violoncello), Daniel Erdmann (Germany, saxophone) and Robin Fincker (France, saxophone and clarinet) invite you to discover their musical creation that will certainly please all jazz music enthusiasts. In 2017, they released an album entitled "Bandes Originales", which...

Read more


Estonia, the real start-up nation

The French magazine Stratégies, specialized in communication and marketing, has published an article "Estonia, the real start-up nation". In Estonia, the administration is fully digitalized and citizens have a digital identity. The foreigners can also benefit from the virtues of the system with...

Read more

Open house day at the French Institute on the 27th of August

August 27, 2018 / August 27, 2018 - Tallinn

Starting from 3:00 pm, you will have the opportunity to test your French level with one of our teachers. To do so, we kindly ask you to take this online test before you come to visit us (it’s free!). During our Open house day, we will also present to you the different French courses you can take...

Read more

The 1iJ project is coming to Tallinn !

August 4, 2018 / September 9, 2018

Over 38 days EKKM will transform itself into a stage for the project 1iJ curated by Ekaterina Shcherbakova. While appropriating the recently successfully tested Lossless Brownian Information Engine* as a structural metaphor, 1iJ will be fleshed out through manifold authorial intentions that flirt...

Read more