Speeches

At the École Nationale d'Administration

Dear graduates!

Please accept my sincerest congratulations!  In a way, here today you are coming to the end of your formal education path – postgraduate studies.

Therefore, it is apt to look how this educational path you followed, matches the need of you yourself and the future of our society. And what might need to change for the next generations, to make them best prepared for the challenges they face.

Curriculae have always been prepared from the perspective of the past. We all have acquired an education our parents thought would prepare us adequately for the challenges of our generation. Of course, as all loving parents, they have got some things right and missed some opportunities. Similarily, we are sending our kids to the schools today, to prepare for the challenges of the early 21st century, but not for the II half of it. How might our educational proposal look 25 years from now?

We had noticed that technological cycle is shortening. We did foresee, to certain extent, that the 21st century would see birth and death of much more inventions than the 20th century. After all, only petroleum lamp and horse cart truly expired in the 20th century. Most inventions just got more efficient, but survived.

We did not foresee that the digital disruption to our societies would be so profound that many of our kids will be able to work very differently from us.

We did not foresee that geography becomes meaningless for many professionals while seeking jobs. We did not foresee that many of them would not need to do what economists for a whole century thought inevitable – gather into enterprises in order to, through specialization, work in the most productive manner.

14.11.2019

 

News

President Kaljulaid to embark on a work visit to Brussels and Paris

President Kersti Kaljulaid will meet today in Brussels with Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister of Belgium, Sophie Wilmès, the President-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and President-elect of the European Council, Charles Michel. Tomorrow President Kaljulaid will speak at Fortune Global Forum 2019 about Estonia’s development into a digital society.

The meeting with the Secretary General of NATO will focus on the leaders of NATO on 3-4 December in London; Estonia wishes the summit to deliver a clear message on the uniformity and solidarity of NATO. For Estonia, the implementation of agreements made at previous meetings is important, as this will mean updating defence plans and air defence issues. The security of the region will also be discussed.

18.11.2019

 

A course named after President Kersti Kaljulaid graduated from École Nationale d'Administration

A course named after President Kersti Kaljulaid graduated from École Nationale d'Administration

President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke today at the École Nationale d'Administration about the need to reformulate relations between states and their citizens within the global digital society. President Kaljulaid was the patron of this year’s course for French top managers.

15.11.2019

 

« Nous ne pouvons pas oublier que la Crimée est toujours occupée », plaide la présidente estonienne, Le Monde

« Nous ne pouvons pas oublier que la Crimée est toujours occupée », plaide la présidente estonienne, Le Monde

Kersti Kaljulaid, en visite en France, au Forum pour la paix, revient sur les « différences d’opinion » qu’elle a, à l’instar de nombreux dirigeants baltes et est-européens, avec Emmanuel Macron au sujet du dialogue avec la Russie.

13.11.2019