Call for Applications/Nominations: UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

The 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages shares: We are pleased to share with you the call for applications and nominations of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2019. Every year, the prizes are organized around a specific theme. This…

Finno ugric films in old Estonian manor

Already second year in a row a small but international film festival FUFF (Finno Ugric Film Festival) takes place in Sänna Culture Manor. It doesn’t mean only interesting film program but is more like a cozy forest festival with a…

Fenno-Ugria publicized the videos of Fenno-Ugria Night showcase at Tallinn Music Week 2019

Fenno-Ugria is happy to publicize the videos of our performers at Fenno-Ugria Night showcase at the festival of tomorrows music, arts and ideas – Tallinn Music Week @ Erinevate Tubade Klubi. During this evening over 430 people visited our eveng and six different…

The 8th World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will take place 17-19 June 2020 in Tartu, Estonia

 The Congress will take place from the 17th to 19th in June 2020, in the recently opened Estonian National Museum. The main theme of the 8th Congress will be “Cultural landscapes – language and mind”. The participants of the Congress…

Students of finno-ugric studies gathered at IFUSCO conference in Vienna, Austria

A yearly multilingual conference of students of finno-ugric studies from around the world (IFUSCO) took place from 24th-28th of April in Vienna, Austria. Alltogether 130 young scientists participated at this event from across the globe. There were also a considerable…

The United Nations permanent forum of indigenous issues

Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge at the centre of UN annual forum More than 1,000 Indigenous Peoples participants from all over the world will be at United Nations Headquarters from 22 April to 3 May to participate in the eighteenth session…

"Trilium / Trillium" receives the annual Latvian literary award

25.03.2019 via livones.net. On Monday, March 25th in Rīga, the nominees for the 2019 Annual Latvian Literary Award were announced at the bookstore “NicePlace Telpa”. The lifetime achievement award was awarded to London poet and translator Velta Sniķere, while the…

UN international year of indigenous languages

Year 2019 was claimed a year of indigenous languages by United Nations. Fenno-Ugria organises many events that are related to the theme of this year. See more about the events here. Backround (source UN): An International Year is an important…

The Barents Observer: Sami fishers rejoice over court decision in Finland

The Barents Observer: Fishers rejoice over court decision in Finland: «The court has now declared that we Sámi have rights to our culture»  The District Court of Lapland has acquitted all the defendants in the case that dealt with fishing…

Fenno Ugria Night at Tallinn Music Week. 29th of March at 6pm

For the 5th year Fenno Ugria hosts artists from the finno-ugric music scene at Tallinn Music Week 2019. You will hear the latest news of the ancient rune singing from Estonia, powerful traditional male singing from Mordovia, Besserman and Udmurtian…