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Local Government Formation Training

In the first phase of the amalgamation reform 160 local governments were merged (47 merged regions). 23 local governments fulfill the legal minimum criterion of 5000 inhabitants and 26 local governments do ...

RegPol2 Workshop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Organized by the RegPol2 consortium and the project partners from the Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB), a RegPol2 workshop took place from January 22-24, 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The workshop focused on ...

Preparation of a new governance model for Pärnu County

Geomedia won the tender called “Needs assessment and action plan preparation for the reorganization of Pärnu county local government units’ joint organizations after the administrative reform”. At the center of ...

Forum for Village Elders

On 21st of January 2017 the forum for village elders took place in Tallinn under the title “What can the community voice be in the new administrative order?“ organized by ...

Employment opportunities should wisely support regional development

The rural weekly newspaper Maaleht (12.01.2017) published Rivo Noorkõiv’s article under the title “Employment opportunities should wisely support regional development”. In Estonia, about 657.000 people are employed, out of which ...

Presentation of Research Results at Berlin Research Colloquium

On the 16th of December 2016 Geomedia PhD student Bianka Plüschke-Altof was invited to a Social Sciences colloquium at the Humboldt-University. Under the title „Re-inventing Setomaaa. The Challenges of Fighting Rural Stigmatization“ she ...

Let’s not make Mulgimaa smaller

In the newspaper „One Mulgimaa“ („Üitsainus Mulgimaa“) an article was published by Rivo Noorkõiv, in which he discusses the name Mulgi municipality that was requested during the amalgamation of Abja, Halliste, Karksi municipality ...

Competence-based management

Statistics Estonia published a compilation on “Regional Development in Estonia 2016”, which includes an article on “Competency-based assessment of training needs of local government employees” authored by Rivo Noorkõiv and Mari Nõmm. The ...

Development Program for Local Government Leaders

The consortium consisting of OÜ Geomedia, OÜ Cumulus Consulting and OÜ Change Partners implements a development program for local government leaders, which was commissioned by Enterprise Estonia (EAS). The objectives of the program ...

Article on Peripheralization Discourses in Estonian Print Media

Recently, the academic journal Sociální studia/Social Studies published a special issue on “Rural Sociology”. The volume gives an overview of recent studies in rural sociology, which cover different aspects of ...