Gonsiori 29, 15027 Tallinn, Estonia
phone: +372 626 9301
fax: +372 699 2209
Office hours: 8:30-17:00
Supporting the families, helping them to grow as families is a priority for Estonia. National measures for families range across all the fields of responsibility of the Ministry of Social Affairs: employment, health and social affairs. Family policy also concerns a number of other Ministries. For instance, the education path of children and parents is coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research, the hobby activities of children are coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Culture, while the issues of dwelling are the responsibility of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. In essence, all Ministries of Estonia have something to do with measures for children and families. In addition to the central government, local governments also play an important role in shaping the life of families with children. Please contact your local government for more information on the services and benefits offered by your local government.
This page provides an overview of the statutory rights, national services and benefits coordinated by the Ministry of Social Affairs. The section of employment oversees and develops rights and obligations associated with employment and general labour arrangements; the section of health organises solution of health issues of children and parents, and develops health support programmes; the section of social affairs manages financial benefits offered by the state, with great emphasis placed on developing national services, supporting groups with special needs, and creating equal opportunities for fathers and mothers. The section of social affairs of the Ministry of Social Affairs includes teams responsible for the child and family policy and they coordinate the entire national child and family policy.