The family life module will help the whole family adapt to living in Estonia. The module for children and teenagers has been specifically designed to make children’s adaptation smoother. The language module provides an Estonian language course for achieving level A1 of language skills. In addition to these, there is a number of other modules of practical nature which are described on the web page of the Welcoming Programme.
Who can take part in the Welcoming Programme?
Participation in the Welcoming Programme is available to people who have arrived in Estonia to study, work, accompany family members or for other purposes and have legally been residing here for less than 5 years.
- Foreign nationals who have been granted a temporary Estonian residence permit under the Aliens Act or Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens;
- citizens of the European Union who have been granted a temporary Estonian residence permit and to whom an identity document has been issued;
- members of the families of the citizens of the European Union who have been granted a temporary Estonian residence permit.
In addition to other benefits, the courses provide an opportunity to meet other foreigners who have similar goals and interests. The courses can be where you might find friends for life. Having at least basic Estonian language skills will also help you better understand Estonian culture and what people talk about as well as integrate into society.
Those who have taken part in the Welcoming Programme say that it has helped them adapt to living in Estonia faster. If you, too, feel that you have a lot of questions and would like to feel more at home in Estonia, do not hesitate to register for the courses.