Eesti People to People
Eesti People to People is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation registered in Estonia since 1997 with activities since 1993 as a chapter of People to People International NGO. The purpose of People to People is to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities that involve the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. Eesti People to People has ten members and over one-hundred volunteers at the moment.
There are people with fewer opportunities among NGO members – national minorities, unemployed, youth from depressive urban and rural areas and from islands. There are students, teachers, decision makers (local authorities, MPs) and those from the general public among its target groups. Eesti People to People has experience in organising projects and local training courses, as well as large seminars and conferences, for groups of 5-35 people. Eesti People to People boasts experience in the Youth in Action Programme, EuropeAid, DAPHNE III, Grundtvig Partnership, Seniors, Workshops, Leonardo da Vinci Partnership projects, Nordplus, NORDEN, Europe for Citizens and Erasmus+ KA1, KA2, and KA3 projects. The main topics for NGO staff members as trainers are media, gender, inclusion, global education, European citizenship, and European values. NGO members take part in the projects also focusing on different topics. Eesti People to People is also actively sending individuals and groups for youth exchanges and training nearly every month. Eesti People to People members have a history of experience in media literacy projects. The NGO is a member of the Youth4Media European Network. An essential added value to this project by Eesti People to People is the organisation's extensive experience in media and digital literacy and critical thinking activities. Moreover, the significant expertise in youth work, particularly with national minorities, will be a strong contribution to the aim of this project.