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 principal objective of the policy for the elderly in Estonia is to promote the internationally accepted principle of Society for All that is based on the consideration that society comprises people of different age groups who must have the possibility to participate in social life, irrespective of age. The policy for the elderly comprises the objectives, strategies and tasks related to the position and living conditions of the elderly.
The policy for the elderly shall focus on the following issues: