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Factsheet for measure EE-2022-9/2320 – Updated – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 24 February 2022 – 15 June 2023|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
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 01 April 2023)|
On 17 March 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the reimbursement of expenses for basic, general and vocational education, hobby education and activities and youth work of Ukrainian refugees in 2022. The principles and the distribution of funds will soon be officially approved by a directive of the Minister of Education and Research on the basis of the supplementary state budget approved by the Parliament on 18 May 2022.
The Ministry of Education and Research will allocate additional funds to schools to support the education provision to Ukrainian refugee children. Schools will receive between €353 and €506 per Ukrainian student depending on the level of education. The support can be used for:
There will be three payments: In June 2022, September 2022 and January 2023 covering altogether the period of 24 February - 31 December 2022.
The total budget foreseen is €70 million.
At 5 September 2022, the number of Ukrainian children in Estonian education institutions is following:
The total number of registered students is 5,900.
|Does not apply to workers||
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:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Financing the education costs of Ukrainian war refugees, measure EE-2022-9/2320 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2022-9_2320.html
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