This year’s Opinion Festival in Estonia looks beyond language

This year’s Opinion Festival will host more English-language discussion forums than ever before in the event’s four-year history.

Children and the Internet: a Positive Combination?

The new generation of young people has access to many things that their parents, and certainly their grandparents, did not at the same stage in life. Walk into the apartment of a reasonably-affluent young family in Estonia today and you are less likely to see a family sitting down in front of the same television

Opinion Festival in Estonia Builds Nordic Musical Bridge

The soundwaves of the Opinion Festival create a musical bridge between Aruküla, Gothenburg and Tartu This year the culture programme of the word-rock festival held in Paide in August wanders along psychedelic and jazzy paths instead of rock music. Filling the Festival Club with sounds is the responsibility of Tartu’s multicultural Genialistide Klubi in cooperation

The Mayor of Paide: “The Opinion Festival offers something for everyone!”

Paide has been home to the Opinion Festival since its beginning. What kind of town does it take to host one of the coolest events of the summer? What is the festival’s influence on this quiet and peaceful place in the heart of Estonia? The mayor of Paide, Siret Pihelgas explains and talks about other

Opinion Festival 2016: Why Am I Volunteering at the Opinion Festival? Because it’s Fun!

In the spring of 2015, I had the honour of participating in the course held by Liis Kängsepp,

Thoughts from the final moments of the third Arvamusfestival

We listened and spoke up, we danced and laughed (to the beat of 90s music, no less), we connected… the Arvamusfestival may be over for this year, but it certainly will not rest and keep still, thanks to the sheer enthusiasm, ideas and collaborations it sparked. The third Arvamusfestival ended on a high note on Saturday

Grand Designs: Arvamus Festival Best Stand

Some of the stands at the Arvamus festival weren’t just about the speakers taking part in the debate,

The Arvamus Festival and Why We’re Getting Smarter

When out last night in Paide, I noticed an unusual thing. Young people, battling in the street. It

A short guide to the dogs attending the festival

When the Arvamusfestival says it is open to everyone in Estonia and beyond, one’s first thought usually would not

Lunch @ Arvamus: Hamburger

The Arvamus Festival food options continue to excite and enthrall. Having been pleasantly-surprised by the flavoursome beetroot-dominated veggie

Won’t the Young Estonians Please Stand Up?

The Arvamus Festival isn’t only about the topics that make us ponder deeply about our existence. It’s also

Three reasons to wake up at the Arvamusfestival instead of your home

If your feet have recovered from all the retro dancing at the Must Puudel (Black Poodle) party last

Start-ups in Estonia: should society fear or embrace them?

Estonia has long dedicated itself to building a reputation as a haven for all things tech, encapsulated by the

Five Reasons Why the Arvamus Festival is Awesome

1. Diversity of Debate With a speaking area for every taste, the Arvamus Festival has thrown up some

The Festival of Opinion Culture off to a spirited start

The third Festival of Opinion Culture has been spreading its wings on Paide Vallimägi since early this week,