The goals of Children and Youth Year of Culture 2017 are:

  • to inspire children and youngsters to become the creators of culture
  • to value children and youngsters as an audience for culture

The motto of Children and Youth Year of Culture, “Me too!” and keywords independence and collaboration invite children and youngsters to participate in culture as well as to create experiences themselves. Supporting and encouraging the young as creators as well as an audience helps us ensure a continuous and abundant cultural life for the coming generations.

Photo: Hele-Mai Alamaa

The two target groups are:

  1. Children and youngsters
  2. Grownups (people and organisations engaging with children and youngsters, parents, the general public)

Children and Youth Year of Culture 2017 is organised at the initiative of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, and its implementation is coordinated by the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre.