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The people´s assembly and vision of future aging

The people´s assembly and vision of future aging

Current situation People hope that their income during retirement will be 70-90% of their salary. However, the national pension system cannot provide more than 35-40 percent in the future. In Estonia among the population aged 65 and older 18% of people are actively...

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#SELFIE2050, or a deliberately planned retirement

#SELFIE2050, or a deliberately planned retirement

Liisi Uder Müürileht Public understanding of pension changes with their work, which in the future, more than ever before, will be based on personal responsibility, self-realisation needs and on lifelong learning and career models. I am parting my hair down the middle...

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New year activities of Assembly of Cooperation

New year activities of Assembly of Cooperation

In 2017, we shall continue to work on the "Pension 2050" program, on administration of the civil initiative web platform, on a large-scale awareness-building effort. As well, we are going to release a report on the development of human potential in relation to...

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Invite the Citizen Initiative Portal to visit you!

Invite the Citizen Initiative Portal to visit you!

The publication of the Citizen Initiative Portal has been recognised as the greatest achievement of the Open Governance Partnership Action Plan for 2014-2016 in the field of open policy-making. To date, we have sent over 7,000 digital signatures to the Estonian...

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Pension 2050 programme first half-year is over

Pension 2050 programme first half-year is over

The last six months have been full of substantial creativity, discussion and vision. The following is a short overview of these activities. We conducted three discussions with different focus groups to gather thoughts and opinions on the future of elderly people. The...

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Introducing the team of Estonian Human Development Report

Introducing the team of Estonian Human Development Report

The editorial team of the Estonian Human Development Report on global Estonianism, which will be published in the spring of 2017, includes prominent figures such as Tiit Tammaru (Editor in Chief), Raul Eamets, Kristina Kallas, Allan Well, Rein Ahas, Anu Realo, Anna...

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Human Development Report 2014/2015 is available in English

Human Development Report 2014/2015 is available in English

The Human Development Report 2014/2015 is now also available also in English from here. Also, it is possible to order a printed version (only in Estonian) from here. The Human Development Report has been issued from 2006 by the Estonian Cooperation Assembly and...

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25% feel excluded: Estonian Human Development Report

Äripäev, Toomas Hõbemägi Estonia will today unveil its new human development report whose key finding is that in the last ten years, the share of population who feel excluded from the society has not decreased. Other conclusions include that the nation lacks economic...

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Ilves presents compilation of his speeches in Russian

Baltic Course President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves presented a book "Räägib Riigipea" (Govorit glava gosudarstva/The Head of State Speaking) in Tallinn Central Russian Gymnasium, which collates a selection of speeches given by the Head of State from 2006 to 2012,...

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Interim Report on People’s Assembly to Be Released

ERR Analysts from the Praxis political think tank will over the next few days release a number of interim reports on the status of the People's Assembly, an online citizen's forum spearheaded by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. "Every issue will have a summary that...

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People’s Assembly Seeks 500 to Debate Proposals

The People's Assembly, a website championed by the Estonian president that is collecting ideas to fix controversial laws, mainly on the electoral system and political parties, has begun the process of finding 500 people to debate and decide on proposals for reforms....

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Citizens’ Parliament Update, One Week On

Since its launch one week ago, the People's Assembly website has received around 500 proposals, most aiming to reform the electoral system and political party financing rules. The website, rahvakogu.ee, a volunteer initiative that grew out of the recent political...

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NGOs Launch Crowd-Sourcing Project to Repair Democracy

The "People's Assembly," an initiative that came out of political turmoil and aims to bring the lawmaking process closer to citizens, was launched today, ETV reported. Materializing as a website - rahvakogu.ee - the initiative has turned to crowd-sourcing to fix...

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