For about two weeks we have been traveling now throughout Estonia: from Tallinn, Haapsalu, Pärnu and Tartu to the islands in the west, even to one of the most westerns points of Estonia, Vilsandi. We have seen endless roads flanked by endless forests - calmness and silence has its place. We visited museums, children libraries, the e-Showroom and the University of Tallinn and many other places. In the end we were trying to get a feeling for this country and its people, which, I have to admit, sometimes was not easy.
Nevertheless the goal was to get in touch with individuals, institutions and places, that could be part of our new course for 2017: >From occupation to e-Society<. Estonia is – you could say – one of the most “electronic“ countries in the world. It has an administration, that runs without paper. Even more, everyone can apply for a e-Residency, start a company or open a bank account online. For a nation that only has a population of 1.3 million but 2000 islands and that is covered to 50% by forests, education is – as you can imagine – the determinant for mastering the future.