NPO Fenno-Ugria, 28 Pärnu St, 10141 Tallinn, Estonia
372 644 511

NPO Fenno-Ugria

Non-profit organisation (NPO) FENNO-UGRIA was established by a group of Estonian researchers, politicians, and economists in Tallinn in 1927.

The aim of the organisation was to support the organisation of Finno-Ugric cultural congresses, and to promote relations between Estonia and other Finno-Ugrian peoples.

Soviet occupation halted the activities of Fenno-Ugria in 1940, and it was re-established in 1991.

Today, Fenno-Ugria is the central umbrella organisation for Finno-Ugrian interaction, uniting more than 50 Estonian organisations and institutions, both state and public. Fenno-Ugria functions as a coordinating establishment for cooperation and the exchange of information with other Uralic (Finno-Ugric and Samoyed) peoples.

We promote multifaceted interaction with the Finno-Ugric republics of the Russian Federation. We organise cultural exchanges, conferences, as well as courses for teachers in Estonia. We coordinate the studies of Eastern Finno-Ugrian students in Estonia and the exchange of guest lecturers with Finno-Ugrian universities. Since 1991, the revived tradition of celebrating Pan-Finno-Ugrian Days has been borne entirely by Fenno-Ugria.

Fenno-Ugria represents Estonia in the Finno-Ugric Peoples' Consultative Committee, which was established in Syktyvkar (Komi Republic, Russia) at the First World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples in 1992. Fenno-Ugria also organised the Fourth World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples in Tallinn 2004.