Culture

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Narva and other cities on the eastern border of the European Union

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Mihkel Servinski, Marika Kivilaid
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 56)

The survey of European cities provides a great opportunity to compare cities in different European regions. Without the survey, this opportunity would hardly exist. Three Estonian cities participate in the City Statistics survey: Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. In this article, Narva is compared to four cities of a similar size on the eastern border of the European Union.

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Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 14)

The year 2017 in Estonia has been declared the Children and Youth Year of Culture; keywords of the year are independence and collaboration. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, a series of events called Children’s Republic are organised.

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Kutt Kommel
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 51)

In 2016, cultural life in Estonia was fruitful. Cinemas, museums and theatres were visited more often. Cultural services are used more and more on the Internet. Reading media publications and the use of libraries is becoming more electronic and the more wide-spread use of e-books causes the number of printed books to decrease.

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Possibility for equal society – lessons from cultural consumption

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Triinu Lukas
– Sotsiaaltrendid. 7. Social Trends (p. 85)

Participating in cultural life as a spectator or as a creator is appealing, improves people’s mental capacity, increases emotional intelligence (see the similarities between flow and art appreciation, e.g. in Csikszentmihalyi and Robinson 1990) and life satisfaction (Hion et al. 1988: 118). In addition to developing these important 21st century skills, culture also serves as a powerful medium that can be used to bring about social changes (Adams 2002; Sharpe 2008; Bredeson 2008) or to reinforce existing power relations (Bourdieu 1984; Alexander, Giesen and Mast 2006).

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Triinu Lukas
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 88)

The annual cinema attendance, which in 2014 reached an all-time record since the restoration of independence, increased exponentially in 2015 and exceeded the threshold of 3 million. The indicator has been growing steadily for the last 10 years. In 2015, the growth even achieved the level of 19%, with the number of cinema visits totalling 3.1 million. 2015 was also a good year for the Estonian film industry since, in comparison to 2014, when 28 Estonian films were screened, 129% or 64 more Estonian films were shown in cinemas. In total, there were 379 films screened in cinemas, of which, in addition to Estonian productions, 140 were productions of the United States of America, 159 European films and 16 films of other countries. The average price of a cinema ticket was 5 euros. Cinema visitors preferred comedies the most – 59.5% of the cinemagoers mentioned this genre amongst their favourites.

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Minifacts about Estonia 2016 (p. 10)

The Baltic Sea has fed and covered Estonians for thousands of years; hence, it is deeply rooted in the Estonian cultural space. Considering this, 2016 has been declared the Year of Maritime Culture in order to show the infl uence of the sea on Estonian history, work, food, culture, education, traditions, beliefs and so on.

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Kaia Kabanen
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 89)

In 2014, an all-time record since the restoration of independence was reached in cinema attendance with 2.6 million cinema visits. For the last nine years, the number of cinema visits has grown each year. In 2014, there were 353 films screened in Estonian cinemas, 28 of these films were Estonian productions, 157 productions of the USA, 148 European films and 20 films of other countries. The average price of a cinema ticket was 4.9 euros and the total box office of cinemas was 12.8 million euros. During one cinema visit, a visitor spends an average of 10.9 euros, nearly 8 euros of which are spent at the cinema and 2.9 euros on transport and other expenses outside the cinema.

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Minifacts about Estonia 2015 (p. 10)

2015 is a year of music in Estonia. During the year of music, more attention is paid to music in Estonia, the creators and performers of music are introduced, interest in music is promoted and the role of music in everyday life is highlighted.

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Säästva arengu näitajad. Indicators of Sustainable Development

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What progress has been made towards the four main targets of the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development “Sustainable Estonia 21” (SE21) – growth of welfare, coherent society, viability of the Estonian cultural space and ecological balance? The publication includes 69 indicators of sustainable development that reflect the progress in key domains in Estonia. Under each indicator, there is an analysis of the current situation, an assessment of relevance in the SE21 context, and an overview of the measures defined in current development and action plans. The publication is prepared in cooperation with the Strategy Unit of the Government Office. While the main focus is on sustainable development, the publication provides a good overview of general trends in Estonia.
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Social cohesion

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Tiina Tambaum, Marju Medar, Dagmar Narusson
– Puudega inimeste sotsiaalne lõimumine. Social Integration of Disabled Persons (p. 132)

The improvement of social cohesion is a crucial goal for any society. A cohesive society means a higher level of well-being for its members. The core components of social cohesion are social inclusion, social capital and social mobility.

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