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 Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva manages the fields of social security, social insurance and social welfare, children's rights and the promotion of the life quality for families and disabled people's life quality.
The Health and Labour Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski manages the fields of public health, health care, e-health, medications, medical equipment, employment, unemployment insurance, work relations, working environment, and the promotion of equal treatment of women and men in the areas of equality.
Deputy Secretary General on Social Policy Rait Kuuse manages the work of the social welfare department, the social security department, the equality policies department and the department of children and families through the heads of departments.
Deputy Secretary General on E-services Development and Innovation
Deputy Secretary General on E-services Development and Innovation Ain Aaviksoo manages the work of the digital developement department and the information and communication technology department through the heads of departments