Speeches

Closing keynote by the President of the Republic at “Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health.”

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished participants of the concluding session of eHealth conference!

First, I sincerely congratulate you for these three days of wise discussions, inspiring exhibition and fruitful meetings about health in the digital society. It is of utmost importance to understand what digital society can offer to improve well-being of people in Europe and beyond.

Indeed, one may ask, what will change now, after this conference in the life of a 60-year-old lady in Tartu, Southern Estonia or somebody else, let's say, man in Rouen, France? Perhaps what they both expect from life is to enjoy it happily and healthily. As WHO has phrased it in the Preamble to its Constitution 71 years ago – people do expect a physical, mental and social well-being. It is no different in digital society. Human dignity comes before digital.

18.10.2017

 

News

President Kaljulaid: digitalisation will give nations an edge in the 21st century

"Nations that develop a digital society faster will be more successful in the 21st century," stated the President of the Republic today, at the Futureforum in the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen. Governments will be required to provide their citizens and enterprises with the opportunity to use safe and reliable electronic identity, added President Kaljulaid.

19.10.2017

 

President Kaljulaid will today embark on a work visit to Finland

President of the Republic will today go on a work visit to Finland, where she will give a presentation at the Futureforum in the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen.

President Kersti Kaljulaid will speak at the forum about "Estonia's Digital Success Story" and participate with the Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, Swedish Minister of Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarab, and Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University, Joakim Palme, in a panel discussion entitled "How Does Digitalization Change People and Society".

19.10.2017

 

President Kaljulaid met with the Turkish Minister of European Union Affairs Ömer Çelik

President Kaljulaid met with the Turkish Minister of European Union Affairs Ömer Çelik

President of the Republic, President Kersti Kaljulaid, met today in Kadriorg with the Turkish Minister of European Union Affairs and head negotiator, Ömer Çelik. The situation in Turkey and neighbouring countries, issues related to the migration crisis and e-governance were discussed at the meeting.

18.10.2017