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Factsheet for measure EE-2020-12/1345 – measures in Estonia

E-club by sport club Akros

Spordiklubi Akros e-klubi

Country Estonia , applies locally

    • – EE008 Lõuna-Eesti
Time period Temporary, 17 March 2020 – 18 May 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Company practices
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
Author Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound
Measure added 29 October 2020 (updated 26 January 2021)

Background information

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020 due to the containment measures a lot of companies were forced to shut down their activities to ensure as few human contacts as possible. This included sport clubs, which so far relied on activities with close human contact. To keep the business afloat, retain employment and continue providing services to their clients, some sport clubs moved from traditional face-to-face trainings to e-trainings.

Content of measure

Gym Akros was one of those sport clubs that decided to still provide trainings to their clients, relying on new ways and technologies. In this club, children and adults can participate in acrobatics, parkour, slackline, tricking and circus. As a response to the emergency situation, the club opened an e-club, which included video trainings, vlogs, blogs, challenges, learning materials, worksheets, etc. Each week the timetable included several trainings each day, describing the topic, target group and needed accessories. Although their activities usually need some kind of special attributes (e.g. slackline), they managed to provide training so that such attributes were not necessary, concentrating also more on general exercises to develop strength and flexibility. E-trainings were also available to watch later and participate individually. At the end of the emergency situation in Estonia on 18 May, the club continued with the regular trainings.

Use of measure

No information available.


  • Income protection
  • Telework

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Company level


Not applicable.

Views and reactions

Not applicable.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities
    • Occupation (ISCO level 2)
      Legal, social and cultural professionals


  • 17 March 2020: Akros opened e-club (Akros avas e-klubi) (
  • 02 April 2020: Organisation of e-trainings (E-treeningute korraldus) (


Eurofound (2020), E-club by sport club Akros, measure EE-2020-12/1345 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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