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"100 Friends"

Study visit of young journalists “100 Friends” to Estonia

30 July - 6 August, 2017

Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in 2018


Are you a young journalist?


Would you like to spend one week in Estonia learning more about Estonia, Estonian society and the Estonian way of life?

In 2018 our country will celebrate its centenary. Preparations for celebrating the centenary are already under way. Every summer since 2014 we have invited 25 young journalists for the „100 Friends“ study visit.

This year, the Estonian Foreign Ministry and the Government Office would like to invite the next 25 young journalists to take part in the study visit.


Apply for a study visit of young journalists to Estonia “100 Friends”, July 30th to August 6th 2017

Application requirements

1. 20-30 years of age

2. Ability to free yourself from work or other duties from 30 July - 6 August, 2017

3. A citizen or permanent resident of the following countries:
Austria, Australia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

4. A good knowledge of English and the ability to adapt to a multinational group

The Estonian MFA covers the following costs for the participants

1. Return airline tickets to Tallinn from your home country (local transport in your home country is not included);

2. A single room in a hotel in Tallinn and a bed in a twin room during the trip out of Tallinn;

3. Breakfast is provided by the hotel. Lunches and dinners are served according to the programme;

4. The daily programme (all events, travel and transportation).

The programme does not cover medical insurance.


A CV with a photo (Europass CV) and motivation letter must reach the Estonian Embassy of your home country by 12 April. The interviews will take place in April and the final decisions will be made in May.

Impressions of the previous participants 2016

"It has been an absolutely amazing visit. The people and places I got to see is something that I will remember forever. I can definitely recommend this study visit to everyone with a journalistic interest and curiosity about the country."

"It's been two weeks since the trip and I still quote some of the stuff I learned to my colleagues and still think about some of the things that were so nice."

"I knew a fair amount of the material covered, but it was good to get the broader context and, above all, see everything with my own eyes (people, places, landscape, food)."

"As I decided to stay a week more, it's obvious that the project gave me the opportunity to report having a good overview of Estonian main issues and a small background to get better the situation. It was also the perfect opportunity to focus on the country what I wouldn't have been able to do without the project."

"How far Estonia got in the e-business (government, commerce) was a great insight. Also, how young, vibrant and upcoming Tallinn as a city is. And, the trip to Narva was very enlightening, because it showed the transition areas of the country and gave a great perspective on EU topics."

"It has also been extremely interesting to get to know more about the things that usually we don't see in postcards."

"Generally the program was very well organized and well balanced between different topics and impressions."

Photo: Iris Kivisalu

Photo: Iris Kivisalu

Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

Photo: Tõnu Tunnel

Photo: Tõnu Tunnel


Last updated: 14 March 2017

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