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Factsheet for measure EE-2022-23/2879 – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 30 May 2022 – 17 June 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||14 September 2022 (updated 21 September 2022)|
Due to the Russian war against Ukraine, thousands of children have arrived to Estonia. To support their adaptation in Estonian culture, develop their Estonian language skills at the basic level and their readiness to enter formal and non-formal education in Estonian, the Ministry of Education and Health provides support measure for youth workers and schools to carry out camps for children.
The organisation of overnight camps (duration 7-14 days) and day camps (duration 5-14 days) with at least 10 participants aged 7-19 is supported. Between 30% to 50% of the participants must know Estonian language at a good level of communication.
Camp activities should be prepared or carried out in cooperation with educational, youth work or integration institutions and the local government, taking into account that:
Up to €10 per participant can be collected as a participation fee.
The application round for the support was open between 30 May and 17 June 2022, the camps must be organised by 30 October. The budget is €2.8 million and it is allocated from the supplementary state budget approved by the Parliament on 18 May 2022.
A total of 138 camps which provide a total of 280 shifts have been approved which will cost a total of €1.9 million. More than 11,000 Estonian and Ukrainian children will participate in those camps. 42 camps are conducted as overnight camps and the rest as day camps.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Company / Companies
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information about social partners' involvement.
No information available.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Camp support measure for the integration of Ukrainian and Estonian children, measure EE-2022-23/2879 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2022-23_2879.html
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