Estonia

Tickets for events can be bought online via Piletilevi.ee (http://www.piletilevi.ee/eng) or the lately established Ticketpro.ee (http://www.ticketpro.ee/j...).

There's quite a good list of various events in Estonia at Visitestonia.com (http://www.visitestonia.c...).

No obstacles exist to citizens of EU countries to come to invest and work in Estonia. Citizens of developed non-EU countries are exempt from short-term tourist visas. Swedes and Finns have by far the largest working community of post-Soviet foreigners in Estonia. Estonia may have had rocketlike growth in recent years, but only from a very low base as a former Soviet republic, and average local monthly salary 4th quarter 2007 is around 800 EUR.

Education is highly valued in Estonia because as a small nation with no exceptional natural resources, they believe that the only way to be competitive is to absorb knowledge. There are so many highly educated people in Estonia that it is a problem in the labour market - there aren't enough workers for jobs that requiring minimal education.

Considerable investments and some workers are constantly coming from CIS countries, though significant legal restrictions are imposed.

Police and Border Guard Board (http://www.politsei.ee/en/) is the authority responsible for dealing with the paperwork.

CV Online (http://www.cvonline.ee/) is one of the oldest Estonian recruitement and HR services operating in 9 countries as of 2005.

Estonia has a fair amount of foreign students studying in its universities, especially from Nordic countries, as Estonian diplomas are recognized throughout the EU. See the articles for university town Tartu and capital Tallinn for details.

film festivals
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)
November/December

The festival combines a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films.

sport events
Simpel Session
Tallinn
Summer/Winter

International skateboarding and BMX event.

self guided tours

Self guided tours are a good way to discover Estonia by yourself. For more information please visit the self-guided tours and interactive maps sections on the official tourism website.

Music festivals

music festivals
Tallinn Music Week
Tallinn
Spring

Showcase festival, aiming to stage the best and most outstanding Estonian talent on two nights in Tallinn's most vibrant live venues, as well as a networking event for the music industry professionals.

music festivals
Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar
April

In addition to Tallinn jazz concerts also take place in Tartu and Pärnu.

music festivals
Tallinn Old Town Days
Tallinn
May/June
music festivals
The Estonian Song Celebration (In Estonian: Laulupidu)

First held in 1869, takes place every five years. In 2009, 35,000 choral singers gathered to perform for an audience of 90,000 people. It is recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

music festivals
Rabarock
Järvakandi

A 2 day Music festival in Mid-June since 2005.

music festivals
Õllesummer Festival
July
Tallinn

Approx 70,000 people attend the festival each year over the course of 4 days.

music festivals
Viljandi Folk Music Festival
Viljandi
July

Annual folk music festival in a small but picturesque town of Viljandi. Each year the festival draws over 20,000 visitors.

music festivals
Saaremaa Opera Days
Saaremaa
July
music festivals
Leigo Lake Music Festival
near Otepää
August

Open-air concerts are held in completely natural venues on the hilly landscapes of the Otepää highland. The musicians' stage is on an island in the lake, surrounded by thousands of listeners on the sloping shore.

music festivals
Birgitta Festival
Tallinn
August

Music and theatre festival, held at the ruins of the historical Pirita St. Bridget's convent.