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Factsheet for measure EE-2022-16/2313 – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 13 April 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
|Author||Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||18 May 2022 (updated 13 June 2023)|
Ukrainian refugee children have the opportunity to start or continue their education in Estonia. To ease the process of adapting to the new country and school, the government will help purchase what is needed for the children to start school. The Estonian Refugee Council pays a one-off support to these children under this measure. The support is paid for by donations.
A one-off payment of lump sum in the amount of €50 is paid to Ukrainian war refugee children starting school in Estonia by the Estonian Refugee Council. To be eligible, the children must have received international protection or temporary protection, must start school in Estonia for the first time and must be admitted to school at the time of application. After submitting an application, the support is paid to the bank account of the parent or guardian of the child within ten working days. The support is paid per child, thus a family can receive the support for several children.
As of 5 June 2023, a total of 5,016 children received support. The total allotted was €250,700.
As of 5 December 2022, a total of 4,403 children received the support. The total allotted was €220,150.
As of 29 August 2022, 2,584 applications had been received 1,987 had been approved and payments had been made. A total of 2,612 children received the support. The total allotted was €130,600.
As of 16 May 2022, 1,205 applications had been received by the Estonian Refugee Council of which 748 have been approved. A total of 988 children have received the support. The total amount allotted was €49,900. The rest of the applications are being processed.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
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:
Eurofound (2022), One-time payment to support Ukrainian refugee children starting school, measure EE-2022-16/2313 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2022-16_2313.html
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