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Factsheet for measure EE-2020-18/977 – Updated – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 May 2020 – 31 August 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||13 July 2020 (updated 20 September 2022)|
Due to the COVID-19 related containment measures, the private schools and childcare institutions lost at least parts of their income, while they still had ongoing costs. In addition, children and youth experienced rapid decrease in possibilities to engage in extracurricular developing activities (due to cancelled events or the loss or decrease of the income of the parents which reduce the possibilities to pay the participation fees). To mitigate the situation, the Ministry of Education and Research provides support to private child care institutions, schools and summer camps. The budget was allocated with the adoption of the supplementary state budget on 15 April 2020.
Two support schemes are available. A total of €15 million is allocated for those measures.
In 2020: Altogether 725 institutions received the support in the total amount of €7 million in relation to support for private education and hobby activities. In relation to summer camps, 369 organisations applied for around 700 camps in the total sum of €2.7 million. This allowed around 24,000 children to participate in camps.
In 2021: 743 private education and hobby organisations received the support in the total amount of €4.3 million. For learning motivation camps, 504 organisations received altogether €7.3 million.
In 2022: 517 learning motivation camps were supported in a total sum of €7.5 million.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Support in the field of education and youth, measure EE-2020-18/977 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2020-18_977.html
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