All activities to prepare Estonia for the 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 our country.

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 will take place in Brussels, Estonia will have an opportunity to also host a number of events. Nearly 200 different events will be held in Estonia during the presidency, with an expected total of 20,000 to 30,000 international guests.