Through its Kindred Peoples’ Programme, the Republic of Estonia supports academic, educational, cultural and informational projects related to indigenous Uralic peoples, in line with eligible thematic areas and priorities.
The general objective of the Kindred Peoples’ Programme is to contribute to the development of Finno-Ugric peoples’ languages and cultures, to counter the assimilation process and to conserve language and cultural heritage. By supporting kindred peoples in their fight for their cultural survival, the programme is also strengthening the wider context of Estonian cultural identity.
Programme’s themes consist of four eligible areas for support (education and training, science, culture and information exchange) which are viewed as complementary.
Priorities of the programme include contributions towards:
Board of the programme awards grants to projects that conform with the programme’s objectives three times a year.
Coordinator of the Kindred Peoples´ Programme
(+372) 5552 9199