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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 ...

Presentation of Research Results at Mulgimaa Development Centre’s General Meeting

On the 30th of November 2016, the general annual meeting the Mulgimaa Development Centre took place in Valma village, Viljandi parish. At the meeting, current development projects and the future ...

Citizens of Tartu discuss Tartu’s future

Tartu city government draws up the new development plan for Tartu 2018-2025. It is constituted on the basis of the development strategy Tartu 2030 and the still valid city development plan until ...

Amalgamation reform and self-determination in villages

Sociologist Ivi Proos and human geographer Rivo Noorkõiv discuss in the amalgamation reform blog how the amalgamation reform and the merger of local government units influence village communities and which opportunities communities have ...

Conference „Far-sighted state“

Organized by the Estonian Ministry of Finance and the Johan Skytte Policy Research institute of the University of Tartu a conference under the title “Far-sighted state” took place on November 9-10, 2016 ...