The central bank is giving support to projects presenting the history of the Estonian economy



Eesti Pank provides support of up to 15,000 euros a year for projects presenting the economic history of Estonia. Applications for support may be submitted until 31 August.

By providing the financial support, the central bank wants to encourage efforts that will help give a greater understanding of the Estonian economy and the functioning of the economy and banking more generally, of the work and history of the central bank, and of the contributions of historically important figures in economics. The projects may produce printed materials, television and radio programmes, documentary films, exhibitions, events and similar. Preference is given to projects that have historical or scientific value, and for which there is public interest.

Proposals for projects that could receive support may be submitted until 31 August each year. A decision will be taken about the proposals received by this date within the same calendar year. The applications are considered by a committee of experts from the central bank, and the final decision is taken by the executive board of Eesti Pank.

In 2022 the Eesti Pank board decided to give 7500 euros to support a book on the economy by Paavo Kangur. The working title of the book focuses on three stages of the Estonian economy and business, and the book covers the trends in development in the Estonian economy since the country regained independence, and is scheduled for release this autumn.

The central bank has earlier supported the compilation and publication of the collected works of Ragnar Nurkse, Otto Strandman and Rudolf Jalakas. Eesti Pank has also awarded a research prize since 1993 dedicated to Urmas Sepp, which rewards the economic research of young Estonian researchers.

For information in Estonian about the support, see the Eesti Pank website.

For further information:
Villu Känd
527 5424
[email protected]

Hanna Jürgenson
Eesti Pank
Communications Specialist
Tel: 56920 930
Press enquiries: [email protected]