EAPN Estonia was founded in 2010. Today it has 24 member organisations at national, regional and local levels and 5 partner organisations (see list below).
Aims and activites
- collaboration with EAPN and other European organisations.
- to make every Estonian citizen to understand that they are European and can affect the European social policy.
- Identify and make visible groups of the population which are victims of social exclusion, regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, culture or sexual orientation.
- to promote, co-ordinate and implement EAPN activities to reduce poverty and social exclusion.
- representation Estonian activities in EAPN; involvement of the activities of the target groups.
- open communication and information transfer – to develop co-operation between individuals and organisations with similar objectives and represent this groups in international networks.
- co-operation with our Nordic-Baltic as well as other European colleagues to introduce to them our recent initiative and to learn from their good practices of building stronger network and keeping it running.
- organising seminars, debates and conferences – to organise training courses, seminars, training camps, meetings and conferences (including international conferences) for Estonian Anti Poverty Network members and other related legal and physical bodies.
- Estonian Anti Poverty Network capacity building – to train and educate consistently network members.
- communication with the media – to disseminate relevant EAPN reports and awareness raising materials.
- Estonian Anti Poverty Network development – to co-operate with other legal and physical bodies, social movements and international organisations and funds.
- partnership with the Government and stake holders on creating National Action Plans and through that affect social policy.
- to initiate and co-ordinate Estonian and international projects.
- to influence government policy that would contribute to the eradication of poverty and social exclusion.
EAPN Estonia NGO
Kadaka pst.89, Tallinn
Mrs Kärt Mere, Director of EAPN Estonia and representative of EAPN Estonia on EAPN’s Executive Committee.
Tel.: +372 51 10 923
E-mail: eapn.ee (@) gmail.com; mere @ online.ee
Latest annual reports
- Annual report 2016 (in Estonian)
- Annual report 2015 (in English)
- Annual report 2013 (in Estonian)
- Annual report 2012 (in Estonian)
- Annual report 2011 (in Estonian)
EAPN Estonia’s members
- NGO Hea Algus‘ mission is to support teachers’ professional growth and to create equal educational opportunities for all children. http://www.heaalgus.ee/
- NGO Heifer Estonia (founder member): Heifer charity projects, developing collaboration network. www.heifer.ee
- NGO Nõmme Child Welfare Organization (founder member): Advocacy for children and youth. www.nommelkl.ee
- NGO Noor Eesti: Great ideas and activities by the young people. www.ntm.ee/www/
- NGO Oleviste Hoolekanne: Homeless people and activities concerning them.
- NGO SHIA is committed to provide national and international opportunities to youth with fewer opportunities in order to guarantee their comprehensive involvement. (shiaest on Facebook).
- Estonian Union for Child Welfare: Ensuring children’s rights and developing a child-friendly society. www.lastekaitseliit.ee
- CF Dharma: The objective of this Charity Foundation is to support culture, education, intellectual sphere, sports and other areas that need help in the benefit of public interest. www.dharma.ee
- Estonian Food Bank: Estonian Food Bank collects foodstuffs that are close to their expiring date from food producers and distributors, packs it into boxes with the help of volunteers and distributes these to people and families who need it the most. www.toidupank.ee
- Eesti Akadeemiline Sotsiaalturva Ühing (Estonian Academic Social Security Union): Organises further education to employees in the social field, and corresponding events, incl. events that introduce social problems and the ways for their prevention.
- Eesti Kasuperede Liit (Estonian Foster Parents’ Union) was launched to support foster parents and to offer homes for children. http://www.kasuperedeliit.ee/
- Eesti Lastefond (Foundation Estonian Children´s Fund) The goals of the fund are developing all-around child welfare and consciously forming a children friendly society, also assisting to the application of the United Nations Convention on The Rights Of The Child. http://www.elf.ee/
- Eesti Lastevanemate Liit (Estonian Parent’s Union) values children and parents. EPU is also commited to: 1) Helping parents in their role as parents; 2) Collaborating with different institutions; 3) Turning schools child friendly; 4) Fighting both mental and physical overload of the school; 5) Supporting creativity and personal growth; 6) Standing up for children’s health and healthy lifestyle. http://www.laps.ee/
- Tallinn Social Work Center: The main activities of this organisation is mission-oriented development of the social sector in Tallinn, and increasing and maintaining the coping capabilities of people who start their independent life, need care, are resocialised or rehabilitated by offering them different services. www.swcenter.ee
- Estonian Social Work Association: A volunteer organisation of people whose job is related to social work, who value social work, and non-profit organisations active in the field of social work. www.eswa.ee
- Saue Women Society: Promoting culture and education in Saue, charity, trainings.
- Raasiku Society for Elderly Women: Promoting folk culture in Harju county.
- NGO Pro Consensio: Youth work and early childhood intervention. http://www.proconsensio.eu/index.php/et/
- Harku Rural Municipality’s Society for Child Welfare: Protecting the interests and rights of the children in Harku rural municipality, and supporting their development. www.harkulaps.ee
- Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare: The organisation works actively to create a child- and youth friendly community, encourages children and youngsters to take active responsibility in promoting peace, human rights, environmentally friendly behaviour and leadership skills, and to participate personally in the events shaping their community. www.sscw.ee
- Tartu Society for Child Welfare: Tartu Society for Child Welfare is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1989 to ensure versatile development of children and to protect their rights. The activity of the organisation is directed to children, their families and the surrounding environment. tartulastekaitseuhing.webs.com
- SOS Children Village: SOS Childrens Village offers family-based foster home for children, who are deprived of parental care, allowing them to be brought up, surrounded by love, respect and security. http://www.sos-lastekyla.ee/
- Estonian Women Union: www.naisliit.ee. ENL is committed to:Fight against all forns of harassment against women’s rights; To increase a woman’s dignity; Raise people’s humanity, ethics, tolerance and mercyTo take forward national culture; Help restore the ideals of national consistency; Strengthen the family; Promote health and home culture; Protection of nature and a clean environment; To value education and hard work; Contribute to creating good conditions for growth and development of children.
- NGO Estonian Carers: NGO Estonian Carers stands for improving the conditions of care takers of family members through regional support groups and local authorities. www.omastehooldus.eu
Partners of NGO EAPN Estonia network (we cooperate with them but not all the member organisations are not interested being part of the network):
- Estonian Association of Pensioners: Connecting its members and supporters to provide better social security of the elderly people and protect their rights. www.eakad.ee
- Estonian Union of Disabled Women: EUDW’s goals are to help women and girls with special needs to integrate into the society, to raise their social activeness and awareness by organizing training courses, actions and other kinds of events. www.epnu.ee
- Estonian Women Cooperation Chain: Estonian Women’s Cooperation Chain aims to be a union of Estonian women in domestic and international cooperation, promote participation of women in society and politics, improve the internal political climate in society, to achieve gender equality principles in Estonian legislation, politics and daily life. www.naistekoostookett.ee
- Koos Laste Heaks (Together for Children). NGO stands for children’s well-being and works towards the world where the rights of every child are realized. http://www.kooslasteheaks.ee/