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Country Information Sheet Estonia

Ministry with overall responsibility

Other Ministries involved

Policy papers or programmes

  • Estonian Integration Strategy 2014-2020 / Eesti lõimumiskava 2014-2020              [L Multilingual]
  • Etnoweb
    [L English]
  • Estonian Integration Strategy 2008-2013 / Eesti lõimumiskava 2008-2013             [D Multilingual]
  • State Programme 'Integration in Estonian Society 2000-2007' (which operates as a framework plan for governmental agencies and other institutions for the years 2000-2007) / Riiklik programm 'Integratsioon Eesti ühiskonnas 2000-2007'
    [D Multilingual]
  • Language Immersion Programme / Keelekümblusprogramm
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Learning Estonian / Eesti keele õpe
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Educational programmes / Haridusprogrammid
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Migration programmes / Migratsioon
    [L English] / [L Estonian]

Key legislation

  • Citizenship Act (EN version limited to the Act consolidated in 2006) / Kodakondsuse seadus (terviktekst 2013) 
    [D English] / [L Estonian]
  • Aliens Act (EN version limited to the Act consolidated in 2013) / Välismaalaste seadus (terviktekst 2013)
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Language Act (EN version limited to the Act consolidated in 2012) / Keeleseadus (terviktekst 2013)
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Equal Treatment Act (EN version limited to the Act consolidated in 2012) / Võrdse Kohtlemise seadus
    [L Estonian] / [L Estonian]
  • National Minorities Cultural Autonomy Act / Vähemusrahvaste kultuuriautonoomia seadus
    [D Multilingual]

Funding opportunities

See on the Web Site's national funding page:

See also:

  • Integration and Migration Foundation Our People calls for proposals / Integratsiooni ja Migratsiooni Sihtasutus Meie Inimesed konkursid
    [L Estonian]
  • E-procurement environment / Riighangete Register
    [L Estonian]
  • The Open Estonia Foundation / Avatud Eesti Fondi
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • National Foundation of Civil Society / Kodanikuühiskonna Sihtkapital
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations / Eesti Mittetulundusühingute ja Sihtasutuste Liit
    [L English] / [L Estonian]

Impact assessments, reports and evaluations

  • Virtual library page of the Integration and Migration Foundation 'Our People' / Integratsiooni ja Migratsiooni Sihtasutuse Meie Inimesed virtuaalraamatukogu
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Integration of Estonian Society: Monitoring 2011 / Eesti ühiskonnas integratsiooni monitooring 2011
    [D English] / [D Estonian]
  • Integration of Estonian Society: Monitoring 2008 / Eesti ühiskonnas integratsiooni monitooring 2008
    [D Estonian]
  • Estonian Human Development Report 2009 / Eesti Inimarengu Aruanne 2009
    [D Multilingual]
  • Estonian Human Development Report 2007 / Eesti Inimarengu Aruanne 2007
    [D Multilingual]
  • Rahvussuhted & Integratsioonipoliitika väljakutsed pärast pronkssõduri kriisi
    [D Estonian]
  • Needs and Feasibility Research for Estonian Integration Strategy 2008-2013
    [D Multilingual]
  • Tallinn Conference on Conceptualising Integration (compilation of presentations)
    [D Multilingual]
  • International Organization for Migration - Information Sheet on Estonia
    [L English]
  • Immigrant population in Estonia 2009 / Immigrantrahvastik Eestis 2009
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Poverty in Estonia / Vaesus Eestis
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • UNDP Human Development Report - Estonia
    [L English]

Research and statistical agencies

Agencies implementing integration programmes

  • Integration and Migration Foundation Our People / Integratsiooni ja Migratsiooni Sihtasutus Meie Inimesed
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Police and Border Guard Board / Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet
    [L English] / [L Estonian]

Key stakeholders

  • Open Estonia Foundation / Avatud Eesti Fond 
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Estonian Cooperation Assembly / Eesti Koostöö Kogu
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations (NENO) / Eesti Mittetulundusühingute ja Sihtasutuste Liit (EMSL)
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • The Council for Ethnic Minorities / Rahvusvähemuste kultuurinõukoda
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Integration Centre of the Ida-Virumaa / Ida-Virumaa Integratsioonikeskus
    [L Estonian
  • Human Rights Centre / Eesti Inimõiguste Keskus
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Estonian Cooperation Assembly / Eesti Koostöö Kogu 
    [L English] / [L Estonian]
  • Johannes Mihkelsoni Centre / Johannes Mihkelsoni Keskus
    [L Estonian]
  • International Organisation for Migration / Rahvusvaheline migratsiooniorganisatsioon [L English] / [L Estonian]
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