Official name: Republic of Estonia
Short form: Estonia National Day: Independence Day, 24 February.
Estonia declared its independence on this day in 1918.
Estonia became a NATO member state on 29 March 2004.
Estonia became a European Union member state on 1 May 2004.
The 9th Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will be held in Tallinn on 4 – 5 June 2018.
The Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum and other partners and is organized in close cooperation with the European Commission. The Annual Forum is co-financed from the programme of Interreg Baltic Sea Region.
About 700 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses will come together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
The main theme of the 9th Annual Forum will be the Baltic Sea Region After 2020.
The Forum will focus on how to improve the implementation of the EUSBSR in the framework of the future EU Cohesion Policy.
It will also discuss the current state of the ecosystem in the Baltic Sea as well as how to advance the Region as a global digital hub.