We're situated in Estonia, Tartu

Address: Raekoja plats 1 / Ülikooli 7, Tartu 51003

Registration code: 90007342

IBAN: EE432200221020434752

Our team

We work to enable a better public discussion in Europe. A big part of our team consists of different volunteers and other people helping.

Joanna Kurvits

Project manager

Paula Kägu

European hubs manager

Kristel Jakobson

Project writer

Edit Tammepõld

Communication team lead

Triin Jürimäe

European hubs team member

Maarja Kalma

Communication team

Anni Eerik

Communication team

Martin Noorkõiv

Project advisor

Sigrit Alunurm

European hubs team

Annika Kumar

European hubs team

Ivo Allas

European hubs team

Heli-Katri Marttila

European hubs team

Imane Higazy

European hubs team

Main organizer

Based mostly on the ideas of Karl Popper and Francis Fukuyama, we believe that the best environments to enable social, cultural and technological innovation are built on democratic institutions – this is why we want to spark public discussion on democracy innovation.

HEDF if part of the official programme of event for the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024

Arvamusfestival is the main organiser of Tartu [eel]arvamusfestival in 2024. They have carried the culture of democracy festivals in Estonia for 10 years. 

Our partner Miltton Events creates the hyperlocal solutions for the festival discussions

Üliõpilaskonna Sihtasutus engages Tartu student organisations to the creation of the festival