British Council Estonia receives an award for Future City Games
On 15 December during a festive ceremony in the 15-century Town Hall, the Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, Kaia Jäppinen, awarded the British Council for the outstanding contribution it had made to the development of Tallinn toward its becoming “a children- and youth-friendly city” in 2009. The British Council was selected from among 29 nominees and received the special award in the category ‘The best activity for children and youth’ for the Future City Games delivered in Estonia.
Kaia Jäppinen said at the ceremony: “It was really difficult for the committee to decide which the best activity was in 2009, because all the nominees were really good. The final vote gave the award to the British Council for the Future City Games played in Tallinn because this new and innovative activity brings together young people, city officials and specialists to map the challenges facing Tallinn, and helps find solutions and creative ideas to meet these challenges. The city on the boat symbolises an innovative city looking and sailing towards a prosperous future, where everybody - old and young - feels safe and happy. "