TELIA SUPPORTS

We would like Estonia to be an even greater place to live and work in. This is why we support education and innovation, help improve out digital society, and contribute to Estonian culture and music events.

We also invite our clients to take part in various events and often offer discounts to do so. Check out our partner offers here.

Telia Company has set up a framework titled All-In to ensure sustainable development.

The framework contains four main focal points, to which the companies in Telia Group contribute both through sustainable business activities and support actions. These four focal points are connectivity, digital entrepreneurship and innovation, improving education, and a healthy and safe society.


EDUCATION

We support technology related hobby education and help launch new SmartLabs every year. In 2015/2016, about 2,700 children participated in hobby classes organised at SmartLabs and an additional 2,300 kids too part in other similar initiatives (robotics or programming workshops, etc.). The plan for the 2017/2018 academic year is to open 50–70 new SmartLabs, thereby giving another 1,000 children the opportunity to participate in SmartLabs' hobby classes. A new free preparation course for teachers of IT hobby classes will begin soon (www.nutilabor.ee).

In autumn 2016, we supported the publication of a fab children's book that aids their development called "Hello, Ruby! Programming adventures" and since 2015, we have also sponsored the activity of Lotte Gadgetville, since interest in innovation sparks from tiny inventions.

Starting from September 2016, we invite schools, in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and the Estonian Informatics Teachers' Union, to participate in the project "Smart lessons at every school!" as part of the Estonia 100 initiative. Schools are encouraged to use digital equipment and share information on how digital tools help to teach or learn. Already over the first few months, 70 different schools and educational institutions have joined the initiative, contributing altogether 245 posts introducing their smart lessons and smart teachers. This exciting initiative is something to tell your children's school about so that they could participate as well.

For an extensive period of time, we have been collaborating with universities, helping to create lecture courses and open specialized laboratories (e.g., app-testing lab at Mektory and the IoT lab opened in cooperation with the University of Tartu), and we will continue supporting excellent ICT students with scholarships.

To help children feel safe and secure, we will make a donation to the Estonian Union for Child Welfare instead of making regular Christmas presents in 2016. We will help them ensure that while being online, children would only ever have positive words and encouragement for each other.

DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

We have supported and will continue to support several IT and entrepreneurship conferences. When it comes to innovation topics, we have, alongside Telia start-up accelerator VUNK, organised our own discussion area at the Opinion Festival since 2015. In addition, we also created a mobile app for the Opinion Festival to ensure that participants have even better access to its events.

CULTURE AND MUSIC

Promoting Estonian culture and music has been an important focus for Telia for quite some time now. We have been the main sponsor of the season of the State Concert Institute and a sponsor of the Viljandi Folk Music Festival. Additionally, we also support the Tallinn Music Week, which has become a springboard for talented young musicians, and various other music events. We have been a sponsor of the Art Museum of Estonia (Kumu) since 2011. When it comes to sports, we support the Estonian Rowing Association, which played a big part in ensuring that Estonian rowers returned home with an Olympic medal.

Telia has received the 'Culture Friend of the Year' award and the title of 'Music-Friendly Company of the Year'.


NEWS ABOUT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES


5.12.2016

27% OF SCHOOL CHILDREN EXPERIENCE CYBERBULLYING

Survey conducted by the Estonian Union for Children Welfare shows that 27% of school children experience cyberbullying, and thus the issue should be addressed more actively.

The Estonian Union for Children Welfare conducted a survey "Targalt internetis" between May and October 2016. The initial results were published at the union's annual conference on November 22. The survey included 1,022 school children and showd that 27.2% of them have experienced cyberbullying during the last year, and 17% of children admitted to have bullied others online.

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