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The 9th DIGI breakfast of the DBJW Estonian country office took place on February 16th at the Tartu University (TÜ). Participants who couldn’t attend in person had the chance to join via Zoom.

This time the main theme was “Old & New” and the focus lied on the Baltic Germans. Reet Bender, head of the Department of German Studies in Tartu University, held a short lecture about the history of Baltic Germans and about their connection to Estonia. Jaagup Randi, a student of the German department and a member of the DBJW Estonian office, gave a presentation about his decision to study German Studies and also talked a little about how the Baltic German culture has been preserved in Estonia today. In addition, Daniel Kulesza, a DAAD lector and lecturer at the Department of German Studies, gave a presentation about his previous experiences as a DAAD lector in different countries around the world and also about the new upcoming DAAD scholarships.

As with all the previous meetings in this monthly series, guests were treated to a delicious breakfast. As a side dish, there was also an opportunity to practise your language skills as the event was held entirely in German. We are looking forward to our next DIGI Breakfast and to meeting new interesting people interested in the German culture. Keep an eye on our media channels, as the month of March is not too far away. 

The participants were from very different organizations:

Tartu University

University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy

Central Agency for German Schools Abroad

Goethe Institute

Education and Youth Board of Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology

Deutsch-Baltische Gesellschaft

Estonian National Museum

Tallinn German Gymnasium

Tartu Folk High School

Tartu Catholic Education Center

Tartu German Cultural Institute

Elva Gymnasium

Puhja Primary School

Rakvere Vabaduse Primary School

Kallavere High School



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