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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 ...

Village Elders

Geomedia analyses the potential for using the model of village elders in Estonian communities. The objective of the analysis is above all to get a statistical picture of the village elder dynamics ...

Local Government Amalgamation Negotiations in Valgamaa

In the newspaper “Valgamaalane” an interview was published with Geomedia consultant Rivo Noorkõiv under the headline “Municipality amalgamation is like tailoring a custom-made suit”. At the focus of the article ...

Urban and rural municipality days 2016

The annual training event of local governments – the urban and rural municipality days – have become a tradition that already takes place for the 9th time. At this year’s meeting on ...

Amalgamation reform varieties in Pärnumaa

Geomedia prepares a comparison of theoretical amalgamation reform models for Pärnumaa county, where it analyses different alternatives for organizing local government work in the light of the ongoing amalgamation reform. The criteria for ...

Initial Training Network RegPol² secondment

As part of the Initial Training Network RegPol² Martin Graffenberger will be seconded to Geomedia during March and April 2016. Martin holds a degree in Economic Geography and is usually ...

Management Audit for Saue City

Geomedia is conducting the management and work organization audit for Saue city government. The analysis is carried out using a combination of evaluation methodolodies that take into account the nature ...