Opinion Festival Through the Eyes of a Foreign Journalist

Tunisian Journalist Adnen Chaouachi glanced upon Paide and this year’s Opinion Festival through the tiny screen of his iPhone. Take a look at what Chaouachi got to experience!

Ask Not What Your Country…

Estonia is in an interesting place at the moment, seen increasingly as a great spot in which to

Motherhood – burden or privilege?

There are moments when debate feels like luxury. Nowhere did this seem to be more the case than

World Peace Just Happened

‘What Can We Do For World Peace?’ is possibly the biggest question on the planet, and at the

How to prepare for a robot attack (on work)

Robots are advancing and they are hungry for our jobs. While the narrative of man vs. machine is centuries-old, the advent of

Aarhus is a Very Fine House: Why be Nordic?

Why do so many countries want to be like Nordic countries? Are they really as “happy” as they

Here’s How to Give Everyone a Say in Estonia

The official Opinion Festival brochure says that when we think of the Netherlands we think of tulips and

Is Debate A Luxury That We Can’t Afford?

The Opinion Festival has, as one of its aims, to create an atmosphere that is good for open

Migration area on Saturday: virtual reality, quiz, migration crisis and media coverage

During the Saturday different questions are going to be discussed: Do we have a migration crisis? What is actually going on and what kinds of threats are out there in sense of migration? What are the challenges people returning to Estonia have to face? In addition, an eye-opening value game and exciting experiment are taking

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