We help you adapt

We are grateful for your decision to come and live in Estonia. As a country, we consider it important to contribute to the smooth adaptation of every new foreigner* arriving in Estonia. Adaptation is about acquiring the basic knowledge and skills to cope independently in Estonia and sets the stage for successful integration later on.

Based on the decision of the Ministry of Culture, the implementation of the adaptation programme will be mainly the responsibility of the Integration Foundation from 2023:

For answers to further questions about the adaptation programme or other adaptation-related issues, please contact [email protected].


*A resident who received a temporary residence permit or a temporary right of residence of a citizen of the European Union in Estonia less than five years ago.

** Integration Foundation aims to support the development of a cohesive society in Estonia (see Development plan for a cohesive Estonia). The adaptation of foreigners plays an important role in building a cohesive society.