Non-Degree / Dates: 21-24 August 2023

Current situation when social media has become one of the important as an information channel, shows the need to develop information technology skills. This is especially important for local activists and others who are engaged in the development and preservation of their culture and languages. Research shows that young people receive a lot of information mostly from social media channels. That is why it is very necessary acquire safe editing skills on social media to to spread information about the Finno-Ugric peoples, their activities and to encourage young people to join the Finno-Ugric movement.

Hence it is important to learn how create your own personal or NGO blog on social media, how to collect materials, find ideas for a blog and learn its technical part, while being aware of security risks.

The plan of the school of Finnish-Ugric bloggers includes theoretical aspects which promote a better understanding of social media and its impact, as well as the experiences and practical skills of other blogs acquisition through workshops.

Why this course?

  • You can create your own blog

  • You will learn tools to make attractive content

  • Together, we will promote the common Finno-Ugric identity, draw attention to the Finno-Ugric peoples with modern methods, arouse interest in and join the Finno-Ugric movement in young people, and maintain a positive image of the Finno-Ugric peoples, especially among young people


Katrin Sigijane, MSc, Visiting Lecturer at the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School, Tallinn University
Barbi Pilvre, PhD, director of the Fenno-Ugria Foundation, communications expert, lecturer in journalism
Edina Csyllög, Chairperson of the NGO Finno-Ugric Film Foundation, film producer

Preliminary timetable

From Monday to Friday:
10:00 – 12:00 Classes / Workshops
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 15:00 Classes / Workshops
15:00 – 18:00 Group work


The course is suitable for everyone interested in blogging and Finno-Ugric cultures. No previous experience needed.

Credit points

2 ECTS. The number of classes equals 40 academic hours (4 days of classes).

In order to get the summer school certificate, students have to participate in at least 75% of the classes and present the final project at the end of the course.

Course fee

Participation is free of charge. Please make sure to register here and add your motivation.

NB! Meals are not included. Accommodation expenses can be covered from the project “Soome-ugri blogijate kool” supported by the Hõimurahvaste program (if you’re interested in getting accommodation, please mention that in the registration form).