What is the Day of Civil Actions?
The day of civil
actions is a day of collective action that has been taking place in different
forms all over Estonia since the year 2008. In 2008 people gathered together to
clean Estonia from illegal garbage, in 2009 people gathered together to
generate good ideas and from 2010-2013 there have been several different actions (Estonian: talgud) all over
Estonia. Every community, organisation or active citizen decided by themselves
what needed to be done and asked other people to join according to that.
The main purpose of the Day of Civil Actions is the contribution to the civil society in Estonia by promoting active attitude, strenghtening local communities and
supporting the development of local leaders.
Let’s do it in 2014
The Day of Civil Actions will take place on the 3rd of May 2014 in the same format as last three years.
Let’s do it in 2013
The "Let's do it!" Day of Civil Actions took place on the 4th of May. The day was really successful - there were 1522 different actions taking place all over Estonia with around 40 000 participants
(3 % of the inhabitants)!
care about their environment and are willing to collaborate. "You do not need to invent a new high-tech tool to change the world. The experience of The Day of Civil Actions shows that there is also no need for tens of thousands of Euros to change Estonian living environment - it is enough to have tens of thousands of Estonians who care
," says the initiator of Estonian action, Tarmo Tüür.
We are also collecting stories, pictures
in co-operation with Estonian National Museum from people who have participated in the Day of
Civil Actions and other kind of actions in different times.
This year the Day of Civil Actions is also a part of a global event World Cleanup 2013 which is initiated by Estonians. There are already 100 countries all over the world that have joined the action. Read more about the cleanup from the website of Let's do it World: www.letsdoitworld.org
Let’s do it!