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 »
Children and families with children require special support and protection from the state and the entire society. The level of contributions to the welfare of children and families is sooner or later reflected in population health, education, crime, employment, and economy.
The Ministry of Social Affairs plans children’s and family policy, and manages the implementation of this policy. The goal of children’s policy is creating a family-friendly state where people want to have and raise children, and where children are ensured a good and safe life.
The state supports raising children and being a parent through a combined system of benefits and services, as well as by creating equal opportunities for men and women for combining working and family life. It is extremely important that the rights and welfare of all children were guaranteed, which is why we are working towards providing Estonia with a well-functioning cross-sector child protection system.