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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 ...

Geomedia presented at LEADER Information Days in Jäneda

On the LEADER Information Days organized by the Estonian Rural Economy Research Centre on June 15-16, 2016 in Jäneda, Geomedia consultant Rivo Noorkõiv and RegPol2 fellow Bianka Plüschke-Altof were invited to present their ...

Tallinn Old Town seminar

In the framework of the Tallinn Day 2016 a seminar on “Tallinn Old Town – Meeting Point for World Heritage and the World of Tourism“ took place on the 13th ...

Forum critically scrutinized the amalgamation reform

The amalgamation reform plan has reached the final stage. The draft bill has passed the first reading at the Estonian Parliament and the suggestions for improvement have been presented for second reading. ...

Final stage of amalgamation negotiations

Helme, Hummuli, Põdrala rural municipalities and Tõrva city have reached the final stage of local government amalgamation negotiations. From 21st of April until 12th of May 2016 all interested parties ...

Amalgamation Reform Forum

On 20th of April 2016 a discussion forum devoted to the topic “Local Government Reform – will it succeed this time?” took place at the conference center of the Estonian Parliament. It ...

Article Mapping Estonian Village Elders

Applying the Village Elder Model is one way to organize rural life. Village elder based organization of local life is strongly linked to the general performance of the culture and local government. ...

Pärnu county local government territorial scenarios

On behalf of the local government union of Pärnu county and Pärnu county government, Geomedia conducted an analysis of local government territorial scenarios. Against the backdrop of the ongoing administrative reform, the administrative-territorial ...

Award as Statistics Friendly Research Partner

On the 24th of March, Statistics Estonia acknowledged their best cooperation partners. The Best of the Year award was handed out already for the second time. Rivo Noorkõiv from the consulting and ...