Telework in Estonian Public Internet Access Points

Could many local Internet access points (IAP) active in Estonian rural areas have potential to serve as distance working centres? The presence of a telework centre could possibly give people an opportunity to work in their local area with necessary conditions for office work and technical equipment instead of driving daily to their city office. How would public Internet access points be suitable for that

Client:

Estonian Telework Association

Implementation period:

2010

Study on Gender Wage Gap in Estonia

Study on Gender Wage Gap in Estonia was carried out in co-operation between Estonian Centre for Applied Research CENTAR and Centre for Policy Studies PRAXIS. The study consists of four different parts that thoroughly analyse different aspects of the issue.

Client:

Ministry of Social Affairs

Implementation period:

2009-2010

The Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Renovation of Türi-Viljandi Railroad Section

Rail transportation is often problematic in Estonia because the number of inhabitants in settlements is small and unsubsidised rail transport is generally not profitable when measured purely in monetary terms. The aim of this project was evaluate whether it is socio-economically cost effective to bring the railroad infrastructure in the Türi-Viljandi railroad section belonging to Edelaraudtee Infrastruktuur AS into accordance with current requirements and increase the maximum passenger train speed to 120 km/h in this section.

Client:

ASI Consult OÜ

Implementation period:

2010

The Prevalence of Psycho-Social Risks in Estonia

Nearly half of the Estonian people spend a considerable part of their day at their workplace and the conditions there have an effect on their health. In discussions of work safety and work healthcare, all too often there is too much focus on tangible phenomena while unjustly ignoring the surroundings. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of psychosocial risks in Estonia.

Client:

Labour Inspecorate

Implementation period:

2010

Analysis of the Economical Effects of Personal Data Protection Regulation

Each law has side effects besides having desired effects. Lately more and more attention has been directed to a phenomena called administrative burden in the context of legal act implementation. The objective of this research paper was to assess the administrative burden of personal data (including sensitive personal data) processing and its economical effect on the private sector.

Client:

Ministry of Justice

Implementation period:

2009

Guaranteeing Safety in the Operating Area of Passenger Trains – Socio-Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis

This analysis was composed for assessing the  socio-economic cost-benefit of train stop reconstruction and bringing waiting platforms up to standard. The purpose of the investments was to guarantee better safety and convenience for passengers and pedestrians crossing the railroad, and making passenger train transport more attractive to current non-users.

Client:

ASI Consult OÜ

Implementation period:

2009

The Reconstruction of Contact Networks on Electric Railroad Lines – Socio-Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis

The maintaining of electric trains does not only assume the renovation of the train park but also the infrastructure. The purpose of this investment project was to renovate the contact network and by that continue the existence of electric train operation in Estonia. The normative time of exploitation for contact networks is 40 years but the existing contact network on Tallinn – Paldiski and Keila-Vasalemma lines was built already between 1958-1964. Our objective was to assess the socio-economic cost-benefit of this project.

Client:

ASI Consult OÜ

Implementation period:

2009

Expert Opinion on Renewed Procedures in Estonia for Bringing in Highly Qualified Foreign Labour – Drafting of the Estonian Report

European union member states try to learn from each other and this time Estonia shared knowledge and talked about renewed procedures on hiring qualified labour force. One of the most important changes in the procedures was the establishing of the so-called salary criterion which was used to check whether a person who wants to work in Estonia is high-productivity worker or not. In short, wage is the mirror of productivity and if person hired from abroad receives high salary then he or she must also have high productivity.

Client:

Implementation period:

Telework in Estonian Organisations – Case Studies

The purpose of this research paper was to describe the practice of using distance working and its facets in nine Estonian organisations. Interviews were carried out in every organisation which were used to describe the management of applying distance work and its positive and negative sides. The research is foundational for composing instructional materials for organising distance work.

Client:

Estonian Telework Association

Implementation period:

2009