Objectives of the Ministry of Social Affairs emerge through compiling development plans for the fields being under our control, as well as organisation-based development plans. We operate in the field of social security, where we have set for ourselves five strategic objectives:
to ensure people's economic prosperity and their good work;
to ensure people's social coping and development;
to support the well-being of children and families;
to promote people's mutual care, equal opportunities, and gender equality;
The Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary on February 24, 2018. The centenary is marked from April 2017 to February 2020 and it is celebrated around the world. The focus of Estonia 100 is on children and youth.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Estonia by the Government Office
Government Office coordinates the celebrations of Estonia's centenary. We invite people to plant their oaks to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
In order to coordinate the preparations for Estonia's centenary celebrations, a government committee has been formed and it is chaired by the Prime Minister. The Estonia 100 steering group and the Estonia 100 organising committee have been established within Government Office, and are tasked with organising the celebrations together with the people of Estonia. Contacts »
The role of the Ministry of Social Affairs is to plan the health care policy and organise its implementation.
The health care system and its developments are affected by changes in the society. The population is ageing, shrinking, and moving. As a result of increased health awareness and improvement in diagnostics and the overall standard of living, the number of appeals made to health service providers is increasing, as are the expectations of the people. Higher demands are placed on the availability, quality, and safety of health services as well as on the staff, whereas financial resources are always limited.
The objective of the Ministry of Social Affairs, together with relevant institutions, is to ensure the following through health policy:
the availability, quality, and safety of health care;
the awareness of and satisfaction with health services among residents.