Scenarios for maritime shipping in 2040

The study gives an overview of the major global trends affecting maritime shipping in the next two decades, and examines possible changes in multimodal transport corridors through Estonia. Scenarios for maritime shipping through Estonian ports in 2040 are constructed.

Client:

Foresight Centre at the Estonian Parliament

Implementation period:

2020

Competitiveness of Estonia as a Flag State

In the middle of 2020, a new set of legislation steppe into force. The aim of the regulation was to increase the number of large (GT 500) merchant ships sailing under Estonian flag. This in turn would increase the demand for services on shore and stimulate Estonian economic growth and budget revenues. This report is the first glimpse on how the implementation of the reform is going and a scenario building exercise that contemplates what should be done to increase the competitiveness of Estonian flag in the future.

Client:

Foresight Centre

Implementation period:

2020

The analysis for ensuring the sustainable management of semi-natural grasslands

Semi-natural grasslands are species-rich meadows that require moderate agriculture in the form of grazing or mowing. These natural environments are important as they act as reserves for many of the ecosystem services needed by humans, such as pollinators and pest-killing predatory insects and birds. It is the exceptional richness of species that gives these grasslands the environmental protection value. The aim of the study was to provide recommendations for the management policy of semi-natural grasslands in a way that the nationally set area targets are achieved.

Client:

Environmental Investment Centre

Implementation period:

2018-2019

Development of a methodology for monitoring person-centred healthcare

The aim of the study was to develop and test questionnaires for health professionals and the general public to measure person-centred healthcare. Person-centred healthcare is a multifaceted concept with no single measurement instrument. Person-centred healthcare focuses on the individual as a whole, not on a single disease, diagnosis or healthcare system. It is important to involve the person and their relatives and to take into account the person’s decisions and preferences when providing health care services.

Client:

Ministry of Social Affairs

Implementation period:

2019

Assessment of impact of changes in bankruptcy law

In 2018, there were 1466 bankruptcy petitions filed in Estonia, of which 67% were bankruptcy petitions of natural persons. However, only 644 bankruptcies were declared, of which 84% were natural persons. Nearly half of the bankruptcy petitions in Estonia end with an abatement of bankruptcy proceedings. The average bankruptcy procedure for a legal person lasts for 3.5 years and for a natural person for 1.2 years. On average, only 14% of claims of legal persons are satisfied through bankruptcy proceedings. In order to make the insolvency proceedings faster, more efficient and transparent, which in turn would increase the disbursements to obligees and improve the Estonian business climate, the Ministry of Justice carried out an insolvency law review.
The study analysed six possible regulatory changes proposed as a result of the insolvency review. The results were briefly summarised as follows.

Client:

Republic of Estonia Government Office

Implementation period:

2019

Analysis of the creation of a joint agency within the area of administration of the Ministry of Education and Research

Haridus- ja Teadusministeeriumi kanda on väga vastutusrikas ülesanne – hoolitseda selle eest, et lastel oleks võimalik omandada haridus, mis aitab neid elus edukalt hakkama saada. Tegemist on keerulise ülesandega ning selle täitmisse panustavad lisaks ministeeriumile paljud asutused nii riigi kui ka kohaliku omavalitsuse tasandil. 2018. aasta suvel hakati kaaluma riigi tasandil HTMi poliitika rakendamisega tegelevate asutuste konsolideerimist nii, et poliitika rakendamine oleks sidusam ja ministeeriumil kuluks vähem aega asutuste vahelise koostöö koordineerimiseks.

Client:

Implementation period:

Mid-term evaluation of Lifelong Learning Strategy 2020

Estonian Lifelong Learning Strategy 2020 (EÕS) is the central education strategy of the country, setting out the key objectives and priorities in this area for the period 2014-2020. The aim of the mid-term evaluation of the Strategy was to provide an independent peer review of the extent to which the EÕS programmes and actions, and actions co-financed by Structural Funds, contribute to the objectives of the Strategy and its Operational Programme, and to develop proposals and policy recommendations to guide the development of the education system beyond the end of the current strategy period, providing input for next the strategy period.

Client:

Ministry of Education and Research

Implementation period:

2018-2019

Satisfaction of supervisors with the organisation of internships and apprenticeships in vocational education

The purpose of the study was to map the employers who collaborate with vocational education institutions and to study how satisfied they are with and how much they contribute to the organisation of apprenticeships and internships in vocational education, as well as to identify best practices and challenges. Apprenticeship training is a type of formal education, where at least two-thirds of the learning takes place in the workplace under the supervision of specialists. Internship training forms a part of a formal education programme, whereby a student acquires and improves their professional skills and knowledge through practical experience of the working environment.

Client:

SA Innove

Implementation period:

2018

Estonian Language Training for Adults with Other Native Languages as Part of Estonian Integration and Employment Policy: Quality, Impact and Organisation

There are nearly 300,000 adults with native languages other than Estonian living in Estonia. Half of them have active knowledge of Estonian, i.e. they understand Estonian and can speak and write it. The other half have fewer Estonian language skills and they would need language training to improve their skills. The share of people with active Estonian language skills has increased and is growing by about one percentage point per year.The survey provides an overview of the demand for Estonian language training for adults, the views of trainers on the provision of Estonian language training, and the organisation, efficiency and effectiveness of Estonian language training provided through the unemployment fund.

Client:

Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Social Affairs

Implementation period:

2017-2018

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