The Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds a virtual forum for Estonians worldwide on 4 May

Watch the virtual forum for Estonians across the world on 4 May and win a plane ticket to Estonia. A virtual forum for Estonians across the globe is held on Thursday 4 May at 16.00 Estonian time (UTC/GMT +3). You can watch and think along with the virtual forum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Worksup environment from any location in the world with a working internet connection. The forum will have simultaneous interpretation into English and Russian and there is a Q&A session.

Participation link:



Watch the live feed of the couple of Estonian white-tailed eagles


  • Introduction (moderator Sirle Sööt)
  • Welcoming words (Foreign Minister, Margus Tsahkna)


  • Interview from abroad (the Juks family from Sweden)
  • Discussion “Estonian language in a multilingual family” (Martin Ehala, Andra Kütt, Andero Adamson )
  • Musical interlude (Valter Soosalu)


  • Interview from abroad (Merike Barborak from the New York Estonian School)
  • Discussion “Practical experience in preserving Estonian language abroad” (Kerli Liksor, Helja Kirber, Riina Kindlam)


  • Musings from Estonian forests (Valdur Mikita)
  • Musical interlude (Valter Soosalu)

Estimated end of the event: 18.00


Margus Tsahkna
Foreign Minister

Martin Ehala
Linguist and journalist

Andra Kütt
PhD in linguistics, Tallinn University, junior researcher

Andero Adamson
Language Policy Department, Head of Department, Ministry of Education and Research

Kerli Liksor
Estonian teacher and head of several schools

Helja Kirber
Estonian language and literature teacher, head of Üleilmakool, member of the board of the Estonian Language Education Society

Riina Kindlam
Canadian-born Estonian who has been living in Estonia for 20 years, journalist, translator and guide

Valdur Mikita
Estonian writer

Sirle Sööt
Moderator, founder and director of the Stockholm Estonian Hobby School

Music by Valter Soosalu