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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 ...

RegPol2 Workshop at the annual Tartu Planners’ Conference

On the 3rd of November 2016, RegPol2 Team Estonia organized a national workshop under the title “Core-Periphery Relations between Discourses and Practices: Estonia and Beyond”. In the course of this workshop, six researchers ...

Amalgamation forum of the Harjumaa village movement

The Estonian village movement Kodukant conducts amalgamation reform seminars in the Estonian counties. It is important that the discussion on the municipalities’ future does not only stay at the local government and municipality ...

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 ...