This questionnaire aims to understand better the experiences, identities, needs and expectations of Estonians abroad and Estonian diaspora communities. The research results will be compiled into a final report (published in January 2022) that includes a comprehensive description of Estonians and Estonian communities abroad and providing policy recommendations to Estonian state institutions to support Estonians abroad.
In particular, the survey will focus on the following topics:
– how do you feel towards Estonia or other Estonians abroad?
– what motivates Estonians abroad to visit Estonia or engage with its culture, language or media;
– what are your future plans? Including plans to move or return to Estonia;
– what programmes and services could the Estonian government offer to the diaspora and Estonians abroad.
Questionnaire can be found here and it remains open until 20th October 2021.
Questionnaire is part of the ambitious research initiative launched in 2020 by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, and the Ministry of Culture to gain a deeper understanding of the Estonian diaspora. Survey is intended for individuals who are either born in Estonia but live abroad or were born outside of Estonia but retain a connection to Estonia. The research is carried out by the independent think-tank Institute of Baltic Studies (ibs.ee) in cooperation with the Centre for Applied Anthropology.