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;
Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Estonia will be holding the presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2017. The presidency is responsible for organizing the work of the Council and working parties and defending the achieved agreements in negotiations with the European Commission and the Parliament.
Today and tomorrow, 30 and 31 October, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will hold an international conference 'Cross-Border Aspects in Alcohol Policy – Tackling Harmful Use of Alcohol' in Tallinn.
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, HIMSS Europe, and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) announced the speakers presenting at the high-level conference ‘Health in the Digital Society.
Today, Wednesday, September 13, marks the start of the two-day Presidency conference, the ‘Future of Work: Making It e-Easy’ that hosts high-level public officials and experts in the field of labour and employment as well as social affairs, education and e-government, including experts from the public and private sectors. The conference focuses on the direction, extent and pace of the technological achievements and the ever-changing economic landscape that will change both the quantity and the quality of work. The conference will be hosted by the Minister for Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski and opened by the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid.
Together, the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and ECHAlliance invite stakeholders interested in the development of digital health to take part in the consultation process of the Digital Health Society (DHS) Declaration.
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, HIMSS Europe, and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) have announced the programme for the high-level conference ‘Health in the Digital Society.
Under the aegis of the Estonian Presidency, EU social protection and labour ministers will be exchanging views and best practices at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) regarding how member states can support people in finding ways to balance work and private life.