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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 ...

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 ...