The future-themed Opinion Festival is waiting for discussion ideas

The guiding principle of the seventh Opinion Festival is future. Especially welcomed to the programme are discussions that, in one way or another, prepare us for the future and ask questions that don’t really have answers yet. The discussion will be chosen for the programme by a public gathering of ideas which lasts until January

The sixth Opinion Festival brought together 10,000 participants

Over the course of two days, 10,000 people gathered in Paide for the sixth Opinion Festival, taking part in 160 discussions spread across four areas. This year, communication culture and participatory democracy were the key themes running through the whole festival. Participants found that one of the prerequisites for a meaningful discussion is listening to

Opinion Festival day two: 5 things we learned

The second day of the Opinion Festival brought another succession of English-language talks, all of which were insightful

Opinion Festival day one talks: 5 things we learned

The first day of the Opinion Festival 2018 saw stimulating debates on a number of enlightening topics. Here

4 reasons the Opinion Festival brings you joy

Why do some people get so energised by the Opinion Festival? Maybe it’s the summer air, or the

English-language discussions at the Opinion Festival shine a light on democracy and Baltic future

This year’s Opinion Festival will treat participants to 12 English-language discussions, ranging from topics such as national security to information warfare to the transition away from cowboy capitalism. Special attention will be paid to the nature of democracy and the future of the three Baltic countries who are all celebrating their centenaries in 2018. Taking

How and why should we sustain democracy for the next one hundred years? #democracyarea

For the first time in the history of the Opinion Festival, one of the discussion areas will be

This year’s Opinion Festival focuses on communication culture, Baltic cooperation and the nature of democracy

The programme for the sixth Opinion Festival, taking place in Paide, Estonia, has now been unveiled, following the joint efforts of around a hundred discussion organizers. This summer, the spotlight will be on Estonian communication culture, alongside deepdives into the future of the 100-year-old Baltic countries and the nature of democracy. In total, 160 discussions

Democracy Festivals unite the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region

The Opinion Festival, taking place in Estonia for the sixth year running, is now part of Democracy Festivals, a newly established network of like-minded events. Eight democracy festivals from the Nordic and Baltic regions, from Visby in Sweden to Birštonas in Lithuania, have joined forces in an effort to foster stronger participatory democracy everywhere in

The Opinion Festival attracts wide selection of discussion ideas

This year’s Opinion Festival received submissions for over 200 discussions, with topics ranging from human capital and medicine

Dog reveals what government must do next

We talk a lot at the Opinion Festival about the need to be inclusive and open, and to

How diverse is Estonia?

A talk taking place at the Opinion Festival on Saturday, ‘Diversity in the Estonian workplace and society: the

This Danish man just came up with an awesome idea to bring people together

Why have festivals like the Opinion Festival become popular with so many people, what can be done to

Opinion Festival panel debates perfect user experience

How to humanise the user experience, and make the functions of software better reflect users’ needs, was the

Opinion Festival entertainment for all tastes

As if to prove that the Opinion Festival isn’t only about deep, serious discussions, there are many ways