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25.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

iCOMPET: The EU needs a more coherent research funding landscape

At the 25 July informal meeting in Tallinn, EU research ministers discussed how to rationalise the research funding landscape and increase the coherence and openness of European research and innovation partnerships. “We all agree that the partnerships are important. However, the current partnering...
25.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

iCOMPET: We want to make people proud of European research and innovation

At the 25 July informal meeting in Tallinn, EU research ministers discussed how to increase the impact and value of European research and innovation. The ministers acknowledged that research and innovation investments should be seen as a necessity for Europe to be competitive in the future, and...
Tallinn Creative Hub
24.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

European Union ministers discuss how to increase the impact of research and innovation

The EU ministers responsible for research will convene at an informal meeting in the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) today and tomorrow, 24-25 July, to discuss how to increase the impact of research and innovation in Europe and rationalize the EU research funding landscape. The meeting is...
Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU
17.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Tartu becomes the European capital of education for two days

EU officials for education will convene in Tartu today and tomorrow to learn about Estonia’s experience in modernising education and discuss how to ensure that education continues to meet the needs of learners and the labour market in the changing world. According to the Deputy Secretary General...
EU research and innovation partnerships
14.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Study of Horizon 2020 partnerships: current system is too fragmented and should be simplified

Transparency and openness of European research and innovation partnerships can be significantly improved through relatively simple measures concluded the study that was commissioned to support the EU Council discussions on the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 during the Estonian Presidency. The...
13.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

The Ministry of Education and Research congratulates the Estonia’s best student company Festera for winning the JA’s Company of the Year Competition

The Ministry of Education and Research acknowledges the Estonia’s best student company Festera that won the JA’s Company of the Year Competition. Festera represented Estonia in the final competition of the JA’s Company of the Year Competition. Students Kevin Reisenbuk, Sandra Võsaste, Joonatan...
Mailis Reps and Indrek Saar
11.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Ministers Mailis Reps and Indrek Saar present the Estonian presidency's priorities for education and culture in the European Parliament

Today, on 11 July, the Ministers Mailis Reps and Indrek Saar will be in Brussels to present to the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education the Estonian EU presidency priorities for education, youth, culture, audiovisual policy and sports. According to the Minister of Culture...
Smart afternoon on smart youth work
06.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Estonian presidency’s youth field kick-off event sees officials coding together with the youth

A kick-off event of Estonian Presidency in youth field “Smart Afternoon on Smart Youth Work” is held in Brussels today. EU Member States’ officials responsible for youth affairs and young people attending the Coding Summer School will have a discussion on how to involve youth by digital media and...
03.07.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Thirty countries discuss the future of European Voluntary Service in Tallinn

Delegations from 30 countries meet in Tallinn today to discuss European Voluntary Service (EVS) and its future at three-day international conference “EVS future search – enhanced perspectives for transnational volunteering for youth”. The Minister of Education and Research, Mrs Mailis Reps noted...
26.06.2017|Ministry of Education and Research

Estonian researchers enjoy success within the world’s largest research programme Horizon 2020

Estonian researchers’ participation in the EU programme Horizon 2020 continues to grow as Estonian research projects have been awarded a total of more than 72.6 million euros since 2014. According to the Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research Indrek Reimand, the success of...

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