At the foundation meeting on 7 November 1994, leading figures from the national conservative party of the same name, Pro Patria, laid the groundwork for the first Western-style think tank in Estonia. Besides providing education and training for Pro Patria members – the new generation of young leaders in public administration – Pro Patria Institute was dedicated to advancing the philosophy of open market economy and accession to the European Union and NATO.

Over the last 20 years, Pro Patria Institute has published many titles that promote the economically liberal, national conservative worldview and has organized dozens upon dozens of conferences.

Through international cooperation, the institute has successfully established numerous forums for discussion of important matters of domestic and foreign policy. A number of the contributors to Maailma Vaade have been included thanks to the conferences and international networks that have been established.

Pro Patria would like to gratefully acknowledge its partners – above all, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the Robert Schuman Foundation, the Group of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament and MEP Tunne Kelam – and all speakers, participants, contributors and readers. 

We wish you the best of success for the next 20 years!