All information about the Estonian Presidency is on the website eu2017.ee. This website is no longer updated.

All activities in the preparation of the Estonia Presidency of the Council of the European Union are based on the principle that, rather than being a one-off effort, the work done and investments made should bring long-term benefits to Estonia.

The experience of former presidencies has shown that organising the presidency significantly increases the country’s capacity to have a say and assert its interests and objectives in Europe and elsewhere.

The most significant changes brought about by the presidency concern a massive increase in perspective and scale. While the majority of meetings and working meetings take place in Brussels, Estonia has an opportunity to host a number of events as well. Nearly 200 different events take place in Estonia during the presidency, with an expected total of 20 000 to 30 000 international guests.