Our projects & donors

Projects & donors

This is where you’ll find other programs and projects the Foundation is or has been a part of. And the people and organisations who have funded or supported our activities

Past projects

In June 2022 we held a conference where discussed the fundamental challenges of democracies with a former president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves (Estonia), a former member of the European Parliament, Marju Lauristin (Estonia), Jenik Radon (Columbia University, USA) and Anthony Zacharzewski (Democratic Society, Belgium). We also learned from our partners from the Nordic countries: Karolina Olofsson (The Oslo Center, Norway), Gary Klaukka (Demo Finland, Finland) and Teele Pehk (Green Tiger, Estonia) who shared their firsthand experience and insight on developing democracies. Read more at our website: https://democracy.ee/conference/
The conference was organized by the DD Foundation in collaboration with the University of Tartu Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, The Oslo Center, Demo Finland and the Columbia University Harriman Institute.
The conference was supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia.

The foundation Terve Eesti (TESA, Healthy Estonia) together with four Estonian bigger youth organisations (among them our DD Academy) and the family training society Sina-Mina organises an anti-alcohol campaign in order to reduce risk behaviour, to improve national health and to promote healthy life styles. 

The aim of the project is to involve new volunteers with different background into the activities of Domus Dorpatensis in order to improve our ability of action and positive social influence.

The aim of the the project „Improvment of the communication skill of Domus Dorpatensis” is to ensure more structured communication activities in the foundation.

During the project, the participatory democracy of young people is developed. The project is in cooperation of three European cities: Tartu, Stuttgart, Istanbul.

In cooperation of Domus Dorpatensis, EMSL and ENTRUM a Coalition for Citizenship Education is created. Its activities are defining, mapping and developing civic education.

The program “Bridge It!” is similar to the DD Academy regarding its goals; it is done on international level. Young people who would like to solve some (social) problem in their home town, are encouraged and enabled during half a year at seminars and with the help of mentors to bring their plan to life. The program is meant for young people from the Baltic Sea region. The program is organised jointly by organisations from Latvia (Оrbīta), from Estonia (Domus Dorpatensis), from Russia (Немецко-Русский обмен) and from Germany (Theodor Heuss Kolleg).

The Baltic-German cultural and educational organisation Deutschbaltische Studienstiftung brings young people from the Baltic states, Germany and Russia to its seminars. The seminars focus on current topics which are at the same time connected to questions of the Baltic-German heritage. The seminars take place in turn in Estonia, Latvia and Germany. The Estonian partner in this program is Domus Dorpatensis. With the help of volunteers who have an interest in German language and culture, Domus Dorpatensis organises one of these seminars a year.

Donors and sponsors

We are forever grateful to all our private sponsors and public supporters.

  • Professor Alexander von Rücker
  • The Union for Developing Baltic Architectural Mementos 
  • German-Estonian Union in Lüneburg and the City of Lüneburg 
  • The City of Tartu
  • The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tallinn
  • Mrs Tamara Drewing
  • Mrs Maria Limberg
  • Embassy of the United States of America
  • The Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia
  • Tartu County Government
  • Open Estonia Foundation
  • Council of Gambling Taxes
  • Estonian National Agency for the EU YOUTH programme
  • AS Estravel
  • Royal Netherlands Embassy in Tallinn
  • Mrs Gabriele von Mickwitz
  • Environmental Investment Center EIC
  • European Commission, EACEA
  • National Foundation of Civil Society (KÜSK)
  • Integration Foundation
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  • Goethe-Institut Tallinn