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10.07.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

Estonia to hold High-Level Conference Future of Work: Making It e-Easy

Estonia will hold a High-Level Presidency Conference “The Future of Work: Making It e-Easy” in Tallinn, on 13-14 September, where participants are invited to discuss how to manage work in the digital era. The conference focuses on challenges related to working conditions, social security and skills. 
22.06.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

HIMSS Europe joins the team for innovative eHealth event to take place in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2017

The Ministry of Social Affairs entered into a cooperation with HIMSS Europe to organise an international high-level e-health conference (www.ehealthtallinn2017.ee) during the Estonian Presidency of the EU Counci
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20.06.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

Report: Europe has necessary preconditions for free movement of health records

In many European countries digital health data already exists, together with the expectations of patients and health professionals for the development of e-health services and the legislation that supports the safe use of health data, says the report 'Mapping out the obstacles of free movement of
“The availability of Russian and English language package leaflets helps prevent the misuse of medication. This will provide Russian-speaking people in Estonia, as well as our guests and English-speaking permanent residents with an opportunity to better understand the complex medical texts, which will enable them to use the medicine correctly and safely,” said Jevgeni Ossinovski, Minister of Health and Labour.
15.05.2017

All package leaflets of over-the-counter medicines are now also available in Russian and English

To facilitate the correct use of medicines, translations of the package leaflets of over-the-counter medicines marketed in Estonia are now also available in English and Russian. As of 1 May, translations of all package leaflets of over-the-counter medicines are included in the Register of Medicinal Products.
Ain Aaviksoo, Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation: “Innovative digital solutions can help us to provide safer, more convenient and efficient health services to all people in Europe, at the same time ensuring the security of health data and the protection of privacy.
09.05.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

The programme of the high-level e-health conference is prepared in cooperation with the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)

The Ministry of Social Affairs entered into a cooperation agreement with the ECHAlliance to organise an international high-level e-health conference (www.ehealthtallinn2017.ee) during the Estonian Presidency of
Jevgeni Ossinovski: „Europe needs to accelerate the adoption of new technologies. This is the only way we can win the global race caused by the speeding development of digital economy."
13.03.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

Minister Ossinovski: European countries need to invest more in digital skills of workers

Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski participated in Tripartite Social Summit on Wednesday, March the 8th, in Brussels, where he emphasized the need for digital skills of employees in all economic sectors.
Minister of Health and Labour: "In limited workforce and global competition conditions the key factors in industry sector are workers with right skills, digitalized and smart production."
07.03.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

Minister of Health and Labour will participate in Tripartite Social Summit

Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski will participate in Tripartite Social Summit on Wednesday, March 8, in Brussels where the future of industry, employment and growth is being discussed.  
" As Estonia’s Presidency of the EU is approaching, we look forward to the European Commission’s proposal for reconciliation of work and family life." Foto: T.Tõhk
03.03.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

Minister Iva and Commissioner Jourová Discussed the Work-Life Balance Principles in the EU

Estonian Minister of Social Protection, Kaia Iva met on March 3 in Brussels with the Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Protection and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová to discuss EUs future plans in setting common principles of work-life balance in the EU. 
 „We should think of fast and efficient information exchange channels to improve cooperation between the member states authorities,“ Iva said.
03.03.2017|Ministry of Social Affairs

Minister Iva: Clearer Social Security Coordination Rules needed in the EU

People who have exercised their right of free movement need to have a clear understanding of their rights and who is responsible for the payment of social benefits, Minister of Social Protection, Ms Kaia Iva stressed at the meeting of EPSCO Council in Brussels on March 3. 
 
Minister Iva: " It needs to be clear to people who have exercised the right of free movement, what their rights are and who will be responsible for the payment of the benefits."
02.03.2017

Minister of Social Protection will participate in the EPSCO Council meeting

Minister of Social Protection, Kaia Iva, will participate in the Employment-, Social Policy-, and Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting on Friday, March 3 in Brussels, where updating EU rules on social security coordination will be discussed. Kaia Iva will also meet with Commissioner Věra Jourová, and the Swedish, Finnish, Austrian and Bulgarian ministers.

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