Our Work

EANC helps support and maintain our Estonian heritage and language, Estonian American cultural activities and organizations in the U.S., and works to create awareness of, and support for, Estonia among all Americans. EANC also works in Washington with other like-minded organizations to inform the U.S. Congress and Administration of issues of concern. You can find out more about our activities by signing up for our Newsletter.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help preserve and promote the Estonian cultural heritage in the United States; to foster ties with, and to represent the interests of, Estonian Americans and their organizations; and to support the maintenance of democratic institutions in, and cultural exchange with, Estonia. We do this by:

  • Providing support to U.S. events, projects, and activities that document, maintain or introduce our language, cultural heritage, and history.
  • Facilitating the participation of Estonian American youth in activities that enhance their understanding of the Estonian language, culture and heritage.
  • Disseminating information to the Estonian American community and organizing congresses of Estonian American organizations to foster coordination and information exchange.
  • Maintaining informational contacts with U.S. and Estonian government entities and following developments that affect the well-being of Estonia.
  • Working with and supporting organizations with goals similar to that of the EANC, including the Estonian World Council, the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC), and the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC).