Eesti People to People

National Network

Karberi 33-76
13919 Tallinn

E-Mail (2)
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Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Gender
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Youth and education
General Information
  Eesti People to People is a non-profit organisation registered in Estonia in 1997 and with activities since 1993 as a chapter of People to People International NGO.  Eesti People to People has 10 members and more than 100 volunteers at the moment. There are many people with fewer opportunities among NGO members – national minorities, unemployed. There are students, teachers and decision makers (local authorities, MPs, etc), general public among target groups.      
Mission and Objectives

The purpose of People to People aims to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. Eesti PTP is committed to enhance cross-cultural communication within each community, and across communities and nations. Tolerance and mutual understanding are central themes.

Main Projects / Activities

Eesti People to People has experience in organising training courses, seminars and conferences. Eesti People to People has experience in LLP Programme including Leonardo da Vinci partnership project, EuropeAid, DAPHNE III, Nordplus, NORDEN and Erasmus+ KA1, KA2 and KA3 projects as partner and co-beneficiary.
The main topics for NGO staff members as trainers are global education, sustainability, cultural diversity, inclusion, gender, media, European citizenship and European values. Eesti People to People works with skills oriented VET projects. NGO is partner in Erasmus+ KA1, KA2 and KA3 project, also in Nordplus project at the moment.
Eesti People to People is active as sending and hosting organization and will share own experience from previous projects funded by European Commission. Eesti People to People is part/chapter of People to People International and participates in many cultural activities around the world. We hosted PTPI worldwide conference in Estonia in 2012 and there were many participants from Europe, Asia and USA.
Eesti People to People is active as sending and hosting organisation and participated in many Youth in Action Programme and Erasmus+ projects in Estonia and abroad. One of Youth in Action training course was organized by Eesti People to People in Armenia in 2013. In 2014 Erasmus+ training course was organized in Estonia for 30 youth workers form 3 Baltic and 3 Caucasus countries. “Gender and Media” training course was for youth workers from 14 countries, including Jordan, Israel, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine. Eesti People to People regularly sends youth and youth workers to the projects in EU and also Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova, all Balkan countries, etc.
Eesti People to People was partner in PCD EuropeAid project where one of partner was from Cabo Verde, second awareness raising EuropeAid multi-media project was with partners from Kenya and Eesti People to People sent to Kenya 5 teachers for two weeks in 2014, we help one of schools in Nairobi till now. Eesti People to People will organize Erasmus+ training course for youth workers from 12 countries in Estonia in October 2016, 5 participants will be from Syria.
Eesti People to people sent to Jordan for study visit 3 youth workers in July 2016 and 5 participants to EuroMed project to Palestine in December 2016.
Eesti People to People is partner in the Technical Assistance Project "More and Better EU Aid Volunteers: enhancing technical capacity of European organisations and improving opportunities for EU citizens to participate in humanitarian aid actions" funded by EACEA.
Eesti People to People is part/chapter of People to People International and participates in many activities around the world. We hosted PTPI worldwide conference in Estonia in 2012 and there were many participants from Nepal, Pakistan and other countries (also from USA, EU, Russia, etc).
Eesti People to People is member of national platform AKÜ (Arengukoostöö Ümarlaud - Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation). AKÜ's main areas of work are development and global education.
Eesti People to People participates as one of 32 members of the Estonian National Platform AKÜ in different actions in Ghana, Kenya and other countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caucasus through GLEN program, financed by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
Eesti People to People coordinates in Estonia annual Global Education Week of the North-South Center of the Council of Europe and works with high school students and teachers. In October 2016 Eesti People to People hosted in Tallinn Baltic Regonal seminar of the Global Education and coordinates follow up activities during 2017-2018.
Eesti People to People is supporting Destiny school in Nairobi Matara slam in Kenya during last two years. Five Estonian teachers, Eesti PtP volunteers, visited this school in 2014 in the frame of EuropeAid project “Makutano Junction: a multi-media approach to effective development education” (2013-2015) and now collect money at schools in Estonia from parents and children and send to Destiny school. This school principal sent many emails with photos and reports about payments for primary schools students, so they could continue education at Destiny school and also they renovated walls at school for this money.
Eesti People to People staff members has Erasmus+ Programme experience as trainers, projects coordinators and group leaders. There are professional journalist, educators and trainers among Eesti People to People key staff persons.
They coordinated in Estonia Grundtvig Partnership project “Europe needs active seniors” (2008-2010),
EuropeAid project "Enhancing policy coherence: making development work better” (2009-2012),
Leonardo da Vinci Partnership project “Cultural treasure hunt” (2010-2012),
Youth in Action “EyoUth-Day” – comprehensive non-formal learning for the future’s European youth citizens" project (2011-2012),
Youth in Action Programme trainings in Estonia “Gender and Media” (2011),
"Young people as important actors in social media" (2013),
“European Citizenship Education: Meanings, Understandings and Actions" (2013),
evaluation meeting “Gender and media toward creativity and entrepreneurship” (2012),
"3C in youth work: Creative thinking - efficient Communication - active Citizenship"(2013) training course in Armenia,
youth exchange “Creative reading and writing – access for youth to global media” (2012),
DAPHNE III project “Impact Of Relationship” (2012-2014),
EuropeAid project “Makutano Junction: a multi-media approach to effective development education” (2013-2015),
Erasmus+ KA1 mobility for adult project “Reading the city in adult” (2014-2015),
Europe for Citizens project “Reflection on the Future” (2014-2015),
NORDEN "Support for Civil Society and Equality in Baltic" project (2014-2016),
Erasmus+ KA1 youth project "Youthpass - your path"(2016),
Erasmus+ KA1 youth project "Analyse and think critically: media literacy for youth workers" (2016).
At the moment they are involved in Erasmus+ KA2 VET “ERA+” project (2015-2017), Erasmus+ KA2 VET "MINDS into MATTER - the "Book of Business" sustainable training tool in the tourist industry" project (2016-2018), Erasmus+ KA2 adult "Media literacy in adult education" (2016-2017), Erasmus+ KA3 project "inEDU inclusive education model for children with migrant background in pre-schools", in capacity building project “CooperActive II”, Europe for Citizens “Unspoken truths”,  Nordplus adult project “Sustainable Tools 4 Trainers” as a partner.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We can share our experience. Our trainers can work in projects about media and gender issues.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We are interested in new partners and projects, also in networking for capacity building.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ruta Pels
Job Title
NGO president
Head of the organisation
Ruta Pels