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Visions of the new municipality in Valgamaa

On 21st of October 2016 a vision conference took place in the conference hall of Valga’s Centre for Culture and Extracurricular Activities. The conference’s objective was to display a sense of community ...

A greater importance of civil society in the amalgamation reform

Today’s Estonian local government model is based on a one-level municipality system that centers on the autonomy of local municipalities and a differentiation from the state level. Nowadays, this kind of a ...

RegPol2 PhD Workshop at Tartu Planners’ Conference

On November 3-4, 2016 the traditional Tartu Planners’ Connference takes place. This year’s conference includes more than 60 presentations focusing on “Spatial Inequality and Planning”. The keynote lectures will be held by Prof. ...

Development of Mobility Environment in Tallinn

Rivo Noorkõiv and Dago Antov published an article on the “Development of Mobility Environment in Tallinn: a Challenge for Public Transport” in the Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia 3/16. The growing relative importance ...

Third RegPol2 School in Velka Lomnica, Slovakia

Organized by the RegPol2 consortium and the project partners from the Slovak Technical University (STU), the third RegPol2 School took place from September 19-23, 2016 in Velka Lomnica, Slovakia. Under ...

Meeting with Armenian Delegation

On the 12th of September 2016, Geomedia welcomed a delegation from Armenia. Members of the delegation belonged to the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, the Communities Finance Officers Association, the Information Systems ...

Summer conference on local government development

On the 25th of August 2016 a conference took place in the Aruküla community house entitled „Local government as base for Estonia’s recovery – maybe even a change engine!“. The ...

Summer school for village activists in Jäneda

On 10.-11. September 2016 the Estonian Village Movement Kodukant organized a summer school that took place at the Rural Economy Research Centre in Jäneda. The meeting focused on the question ...

Ensuring child welfare

The child protection law (entered into force on 01.01.2016) specifies the functions of local government units and provides that the children rights and the compliance with the principles of child welfare should ...

Tõrva rural municipality – a new local government unit

On the 21st of June 2016, the municipality councils of Helme, Hummuli and Põdrala rural as well as Tõrva urban municipalities have signed an amalgamation treaty. As a result of ...