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International conference grant

We support the organisation of international conferences in Estonia and their marketing in foreign markets to increase the number of foreign visitors with higher purchasing power in Estonia and to increase recognition of Estonia as a tourist country in foreign markets.

The application round is opened from 1. February 2024. Grant applications can be submitted until 4. March 2024 at 16:00

Terms and conditions of and procedure for supporting international events and conferences

Name
International conference grant
Maximum grant
30 000
Self-financing
30%
Total grant amount
1 475 000 (current application round 350 000)
Status
Open

What conferences are applicable for the grant?

You can apply for the grant for a conference:

  • that is a scientific, professional or interest-related international gathering with presentations and discussions or international meeting of representatives of countries, organisations or agencies to discuss sectoral topics and resolve issues.
    A training, study trip, competition, trade fair, work meeting, information day or exhibition are not considered as conferences;
  • whose programme lasts at least two consecutive days and includes topical content of the conference on at least two days;
  • that has at least 200 foreign participants if the conference is held in Tallinn or at least 100 if the conference is held elsewhere in Estonia;
  • for which marketing activities are carried out in at least two foreign markets and that include providing information about tourism opportunities in Estonia;
  • the organisation of which follows the principles of sustainability, accessibility, gender equality and equal treatment;
  • whose marketing channels (conference website, Facebook page, etc.) and venue refer to visitestonia.com, a website introducing Estonia;
  • for which the grant application has been submitted at least four months before the start of the conference.
  • The earlier start date of the project activities may be the application submission date and the activities must be carried out within 24 months, but by no later than 31 October 2029.

The grant can be applied for by a state and local authority establishment and a legal person that is registered in Estonia.

Assistance for applicant

Information Centre

+372 627 9700

[email protected]

Read more about the terms and conditions in the grant regulation:

Grant regulation

Read about applying grant in Estonian here

The application can be compiled and submitted in the online E-toetus environment
Grant can be applied only in Estonian language.

Find more information about the previous projects and the grants they received here:

Funded projects database