Estonian Embassy in Vienna :: News http://www.estemb.at/eng en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss WiseCMS 2.0 hille.lepp@vm.ee hille.lepp@vm.ee DEAR e-RESIDENT, YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR CARD on FRIDAY, 15 DECEMBER between 09:30 and 17:00 WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1155 <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-hyphenate: auto;"><span style='font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif; mso-fareast-language: ET;'><font size="3">Recently we have sent out messages to pick up your card.</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-hyphenate: auto;"><span style='font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif; mso-fareast-language: ET;'><font size="3">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; mso-hyphenate: auto;"><font size="3"><span style='font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif; mso-fareast-language: ET;'>As there are many of you, we came up with a plan to offer in December a Christmas special for e-residents!</span><span style="mso-fareast-language: ET;"><font face="Times New Roman"> </font></span></font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Please</font><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);"><font size="3"> </font></span><font size="3"></font><font size="3">&nbsp;send your name</font><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);"><font size="3"> t</font></span><font size="3">o inform us that you are coming</font></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);"><a href="mailto:Embassy.Vienna@mfa.ee"><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">Embassy.Vienna@mfa.ee</font></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> / </font><a href="mailto:embassy@estwien.at"><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">embassy@estwien.at</font></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">.</font></span></p><div class="img"> <a href="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/037/e-estonia.pdf" target="_blank"><img style="padding:5px;border:0" src="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/037/t_e-estonia.jpg" /></a></div> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:45:47 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1155 Concert "Liederabend" on 25 November 2017 at 7:30 pm in Vienna http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1153 <div class="img"> <a href="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/073/liederabend_johanneskapelle.jpg" target="_blank"><img style="padding:5px;border:0" src="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/073/t_liederabend_johanneskapelle.jpg" /></a></div> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:54:14 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1153 Opening of the exhibition "Natur Estlands" on 24 November 2017 in Krems http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1150 At 7 pm. Galerie DALIKO, Bahnzeile 8, Krems an der Donau <div class="img"> <a href="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/060/eesti_loodus.jpg" target="_blank"><img style="padding:5px;border:0" src="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/060/t_eesti_loodus.jpg" /></a></div> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:55:36 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1150 Panel discussion THE ESTONIAN EU PRESIDENCY FOCUSING ON DIGITAL AGENDA 17 November 2017 http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1147 <a name="top" style='color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Trebuchet MS", Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;'><table width="750" align="center" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" bgcolor="#ffffff"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td id="content" style="padding: 20px 35px 20px 20px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 17.55px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><div class="articles" style="margin: 16px 0px 0px; width: 495px; border-top-color: rgb(123, 162, 206); border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: dotted; float: left;"></div><p><br><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit;">Rein Oidekivi<br></strong>Ambassador of Estonia to Austria</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 25px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; text-align: justify; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-transform: none; line-height: inherit; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; word-spacing: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; display: block; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-variant-numeric: inherit;">Panelists:<br><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit;">Hannes Astok<br></strong>Deputy Director for Strategy and Development, Estonian e-Governance Academy<span>&nbsp;</span><br><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit;">Reinhard Posch<br></strong>Chairman, Digital Austria; CIO of the Republic of Austria</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 25px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; text-align: justify; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-transform: none; line-height: inherit; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; word-spacing: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; display: block; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; font-variant-numeric: inherit;">Moderation:<br><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; border-image: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit;">Jeremy Bradley<br></strong>Institute for Finno-Ugric and Uralic Studies Koneen Säätiö, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich</p><p style="margin: 10px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 17.55px; font-size: 13px; display: block;"></p><p style="margin: 10px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 17.55px; font-size: 13px; display: block;"></p><p style="margin: 10px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 17.55px; font-size: 13px; display: block;">Friday, 17 November 2017, 10.30</p><p style="margin: 10px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 17.55px; font-size: 13px; display: block;">am Musikzimmer of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien</p><p style="margin: 10px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 17.55px; font-size: 13px; display: block;">Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Wien</p><p style="margin: 10px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 17.55px; font-size: 13px; display: block;">Underground station: U1 Taubstummengasse</p><p style="margin: 10px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 17.55px; font-size: 13px; display: block;">Please register via the registration form on www.da-vienna.ac.at/events or <a style="color: rgb(37, 93, 146);" href="javascript:history.back();"><img width="18" height="18" alt="Back" src="http://www.estemb.at/static/imgs/button-back.gif" border="0"></a></p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></a> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:06:01 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1147 Panel discussion – European Single Digital Market on 15 November 2017 http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1142 <p> What does the EU need to do to foster technological change for the benefit of consumers and businesses?<br style="box-sizing: border-box;">How can we nurture a highly-skilled workforce and digitally literate citizens?<br style="box-sizing: border-box;">How can Europe become a global leader in cyber security in order to ensure confidence and protection of citizens and enterprises?</p><p style='margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, "DejaVu Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.46px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; box-sizing: border-box; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;'>Video message by<span>&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold; box-sizing: border-box;">Mariya Gabriel</strong>, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society</p><p style='margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, "DejaVu Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.46px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; box-sizing: border-box; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;'><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold; box-sizing: border-box;">H.E. Rein Oidekivi</strong>, Ambassador of Estonia to Austria<br style="box-sizing: border-box;"><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold; box-sizing: border-box;">Ingrid Brodnig</strong>, journalist and author on digitalisation, Austria's Digital Champion for the European Commission<br style="box-sizing: border-box;">Moderation:<span>&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: bold; box-sizing: border-box;">Jörg Wojahn</strong>, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Austria</p><p style='margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, "DejaVu Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.46px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; box-sizing: border-box; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;'>Venue:</p><p style='margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, "DejaVu Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.46px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; box-sizing: border-box; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;'>At 17:00, &nbsp;Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Wien&nbsp;</p><p style='margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; letter-spacing: normal; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, "DejaVu Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.46px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; word-spacing: 0px; white-space: normal; box-sizing: border-box; orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;'><em style="box-sizing: border-box;">The discussion will take place in English.<br></em></p> <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/austria/events/europes-digital-fitness-priority-during-estonian-presidency-council-eu_de">https://ec.europa.eu/austria/events/europes-digital-fitness-priority-during-estonian-presidency-council-eu_de</a> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:42:58 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1142 Baltic Ball 11 November 2017 in Vienna http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1140 <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Dear Estonians and those of you interested in Estonia living in Austria!</font></span></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">We are pleased to invite you to take part of the <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Baltic Ball</b></font><font size="3"> taking place on </font><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><font size="3">November 11, 2017</font></b><font size="3"> in Technical University of Vienna (Dome hall).</font></font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">For tickets and more information, visit the event homepage: </font></span><a href="https://www.balticball.at/"><span lang="EN-US" style="background: white; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-hansi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri;"><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">https://www.balticball.at</font></span></a></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><br></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt;"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"><br></font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <div class="img"> <a href="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/062/2017-10-03_baltijos_saliu_pokylis-facebookcover.jpg" target="_blank"><img style="padding:5px;border:0" src="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/062/t_2017-10-03_baltijos_saliu_pokylis-facebookcover.jpg" /></a></div> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:03:05 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1140 Ilmar Taska will present his novel "Pobeda 1946" German language verion on the 9th of November in Vienna http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1138 <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;'><font size="3">Book presentation starts at 17:00</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;'><font size="3"><br></font></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;'><font size="3">Venue:</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> <span lang="DE-AT" style="mso-ansi-language: DE-AT;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Institut für EVSL</font></span></font></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> <span lang="DE-AT" style="mso-ansi-language: DE-AT;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Abteilung Finno-Ugristik</font></span></font></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> <span lang="DE-AT" style="mso-ansi-language: DE-AT;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Universitätscampus AAKH<br></font><font face="Calibri" size="3"> Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 7<br> 1090 Wien</font></span></font></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><br></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;'><font size="3"><br></font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><font size="3"><em><span style='background: white; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;'>Pobeda 1946</span></em><span style='background: white; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;'>&nbsp;reveals how the “sacred” notion of that new era rapidly dissipated. The materialistic Soviet selfishness that accompanied the new system diminished both empathy and a willingness to help one another. The lives of each character teeter on the brink of peril with any showing of camaraderie, while the new political atheism swiftly led to manipulation, exploitation and travel ban. Fear lurked behind everything in one of the most closed societies in human history.</span></font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 115%;"><span style='font-family: "Arial",sans-serif;'><font size="3">This winter the novel will be published also in English, Danish and Lithuanian</font></span></p> <div class="img"> <a href="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/024/pobeda_1946.jpg" target="_blank"><img style="padding:5px;border:0" src="http://www.estemb.at/static/files/024/t_pobeda_1946.jpg" /></a></div> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:22:29 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1138 Information System Authority (RIA) advises everyone to update their security risk affected ID-Cards http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1137 <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"><br></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> <font face="Calibri" size="3">All ID-cards issued after 16 October 2014 and used electronically must be updated. You can use the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) website:</font></font></p><p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><font face="Calibri" size="3">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://www.politsei.ee/id-kaardi-kontroll/en"><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">https://www.politsei.ee/id-kaardi-kontroll/en</font></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> to verify whether the ID-card is affected by the security risk and needs to be updated. </font></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><a href="https://www.ria.ee/en/ria-update-your-security-risk-affected-id-cards.html"><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">https://www.ria.ee/en/ria-update-your-security-risk-affected-id-cards.html</font></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> <font size="3"><font face="Calibri"><span lang="EN-GB" style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;'>More information (around the clock):<b> (+372) 677 3377</b></span><span lang="EN-GB" style='mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;'> or write us at <a href="mailto:abi@id.ee"><b><font color="#0000ff">abi@id.ee</font></b></a></span></font></font></font></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt; line-height: normal; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> <br></font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> Sat, 04 Nov 2017 16:20:19 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1137 Kultuurikatel (Tallinn Creative Hub) http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1125 Get to know the venue for the high level events of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union watching this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlCZC2LM9Ug">video</a>.<br> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:39:40 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1125 This is Estonia http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1123 <a name="top">Watch this&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2qGxw7EVGg&amp;t=35s">video</a> to learn more about Estonia. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:20:59 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1123 Why Estonians are so smart http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1117 <p>As the role of teaching and learning is changing and traditional approaches in education are not attractive enough for learners, we will focus on topics related to modernising education during the Estonian EU Presidency. The other important topic for us is the link between education and the labour market. <br></p><p>Watch this fun <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj4em2gC5EQ">video</a> to learn more about the Estonian education system.<br></p><p><i><br></i></p> <br> Tue, 09 May 2017 09:02:26 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1117 Migration advisors help foreigners to settle in Estonia http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1102 <div>The Police and Boarder Guard Board personal advisors give legal advice about different legal grounds to live in Estonia and the necessary documentation for people coming to study and work in Estonia but also to employers and educational institutions who invite foreigners. </div><div><b><br>Contact data:<br></b> </div><div>Tel: +372 612 3500 (Mo-Fr 9 am - 3 pm)</div><div>E-mail: <a href="mailto:migrationadvice@politsei.ee">migrationadvice@politsei.ee</a> <br> Skype: EstonianPolice_MigrationAdvice</div><div> </div><div><a href="http://www.politsei.ee/migrationadvice/">www.politsei.ee/migrationadvice/</a></div><div> <a href="http://www.migrationadvice.ee">www.migrationadvice.ee</a> </div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:42:29 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1102 PISA 2015: Estonia's basic education is the best in Europe http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1090 According to the results of the OECD PISA 2015 international survey of learning outcomes that were published today, the scores achieved by 15-year-olds in Estonia are the highest in Europe and rank among the top scorers worldwide. Likewise, the share of top performers ranks Estonia as one of the top countries in the world.<br><br><a href="https://www.hm.ee/en/news/pisa-2015-estonias-basic-education-best-europe">https://www.hm.ee/en/news/pisa-2015-estonias-basic-education-best-europe</a><strong><br><br></strong> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:49:57 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1090 Estonia Ranks 3rd in Europe in Economic Freedom http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1056 <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">According to the Hertiage Foundation’s 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, Estonia ranks 3<sup style="box-sizing: border-box;">rd</sup> in Europe and 9<sup style="box-sizing: border-box;">th</sup> globally. While the overall score for Estonia rose by 0.4 points to 77.2, the overall position was one spot lower than in 2015 globally. Estonia is surpassed in Europe by Ireland and Switzerland, while its neighbors Latvia and Lithuania ranked 36<sup style="box-sizing: border-box;">th</sup> and 13<sup style="box-sizing: border-box;">th</sup> respectively.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Notable successes in subcategories of the index included Rule of Law, Management of Public Finance and Open Markets. Estonia needs to work on Labor Freedom.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">The researchers for Heritage Foundation make note of the heavy publicity the few cases of government corruption received in local media and that the judiciary is effectively insulated from government influence. Further, the reduction in personal income and corporate tax rates to 20 percent and no taxation on undistributed profits are seen as positive developments.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">A more detailed report can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.heritage.org/index/country/estonia" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; color: #43c7ed;">here</a>.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1056 e-Residents from Singapore Can Soon Open Estonian Bank Accounts without Travelling to Estonia http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1055 <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Start-ups in Singapore eyeing the European Union (EU) market will become the first in the world to benefit from a scheme enabling them to open a bank account in the Baltic nation Estonia without needing to travel there, the Singapore newspaper&nbsp;<a href="https://t.co/o2JPfH9xWl" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; color: #43c7ed;">Straights Times</a> writes.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">This benefit comes with enrolment in Estonia's e-residency scheme, which allows non-citizens to perform e-government and e-business transactions in the country. These include setting up a company and a bank account.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Estonia, a nation of 1.3 million people, is near Russia and Scandinavia. It is part of the EU. Under the scheme, set up in early 2014, some 8,000 e-resident cards have been issued, mostly in Europe. The scheme is now being rolled out in South-east Asia via Singapore.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Estonian government and bank officials will travel to Singapore every quarter starting from April to issue e-resident cards and bank cards to those whose e-applications have been approved.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Previously, applicants had to go to the nearest Estonian consulates and embassies - in Shanghai or New Delhi - to get their e-resident cards. Bank accounts could be set up only by travelling to Estonia.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1055 Alec Ross: An Epic Tale of Two Countries http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1054 <div style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; width: 295px; background-color: #ffffff;" class="wp-caption aligncenter" id="attachment_932"><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #43c7ed; text-decoration: none; outline: none !important;" data-rel="lightbox-0" href="https://e-estonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/e-est_03.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: none; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; float: left;" height="285" width="285" alt="Tallinn Skyline" src="https://e-estonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/e-est_03.jpg" class="size-full wp-image-932" /></a> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;" class="wp-caption-text">Tallinn Skyline</p> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffff;">Estonia and Belarus: two countries taking very different paths. Alec Ross explores the difference between Estonia and Belarus’ post Soviet societies.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffff;">Noting forward-thinking leaders like Mart Laar who helped in the beginning to propel Estonia forward to become a digital leader, to current President Toomas Hendrik Ilves who has helped introduce the world to Estonian capabilities.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffff;">In his article, Ross looks at the history of both countries in terms of how they responded to the crisis in 1991. With inflation rising rapidly and no legal framework, Estonian leaders went to work to not only solve the current crisis, but also set Estonia on a trajectory into the future. “Estonia has not produced a centi-billion-dollar company like Google, but it has achieved some notable successes, including Skype. More significant, it has innovated in a way that every place in the world, including Silicon Valley, should envy,” Ross writes.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffff;">From voting online to filing taxes online, Estonians are at the center of e-governance. They have created an “efficiency haven” for entrepreneurs who want to start a business, even creating a pathway to digital citizenship through the e-Residency program.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffff;">As Ross says, “Estonia has demonstrated how innovation in the industries of the future can do more than just generate wealth and employment; it can enhance our civic and political life. In this respect we should stop asking about the next Silicon Valley and start asking about the next Estonia.”</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; background-color: #ffffff;">Read the full article&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #43c7ed; text-decoration: none; outline: none !important;" href="http://estoniaeuadm.estonia.eu/mailto:https://medium.com/backchannel/epic-country-level-a-b-test-proves-open-is-better-than-closed-d3f36c21b4f2%23.mn0syv75k" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1054 BBC features Estonia in ‘My Perfect Country’ http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1053 <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; background-color: #ffffff;"><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #43c7ed; text-decoration: none; outline: none !important;" data-rel="lightbox-0" href="https://e-estonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/520x260_twitter.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 20px; padding: 0px; border: none; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; display: block; float: left;" height="260" width="520" alt="520x260_twitter" src="https://e-estonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/520x260_twitter.jpg" class="wp-image-996 size-full aligncenter" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;<span style="text-align: justify;">The BBC recently featured Estonia in a new series called “My Perfect Country.” During the interview, host Fi Glover and guests, digital entrepreneur, &nbsp;Martha Lane Fox and Professor Henrietta Moore interview Estonian CIO Taavi Kotka, Teleport founder Sten Tamkivi, and the co-founder of Transferwise, Taavet Hinrikus, among others. Topics such as innovation, the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://e-estonia.com/component/x-road/" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: inherit; text-align: justify; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #43c7ed; text-decoration: none; outline: none !important;" target="_blank">Estonian X-Road</a><span style="text-align: justify;">, the</span><a href="https://e-estonia.com/component/electronic-id-card/" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: inherit; text-align: justify; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #43c7ed; text-decoration: none; outline: none !important;" target="_blank">eID</a><span style="text-align: justify;">, and the Estonian&nbsp;</span><a href="https://e-estonia.com/component/e-residency/" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: inherit; text-align: justify; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #43c7ed; text-decoration: none; outline: none !important;" target="_blank">e-Residency program</a><span style="text-align: justify;">.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; font-family: cgsymphonynormaal, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #555555; text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffff;">Check out “My Perfect Country: Estonia”&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #43c7ed; text-decoration: none; outline: none !important;" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03gscmv" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1053 Estonia Startup Ecosystem Report Published http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1052 <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">While small, the Estonia startup ecosystem is growing very rapidly, building on the several success stories it has produced, Startup Compass writes in its&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.compass.co/estonia/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; color: #43c7ed;">blog post</a> on Estonia Startup Ecosystem Report.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Skype, the world’s largest P2P communications platform, is oftenconsidered the trigger of Estonia’s emerging startup ecosystem. Skype’s acquisition by eBay for $2.6 billion in2005puttheBalticstate on the global map of innovation and fueled it with financial resources and startup experience. The FinTech startup TransferWise, among others, re-confirmed that Estonian startups can be globally competitive with a $58 million Series C round in January 2015 led by renowned Silicon Valley firm Andreessen Horowitz.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Whether directly or indirectly, the government has been supporting the ecosystem and has helped it gain momentum. Initiatives such as e-government, the digitization of public agency processes, and e-Residency, offering foreigners a government-issued digital identity and the opportunity to run a trusted company online, have been well-received by the startup community. Accordingly an impressive 66% of Estonian startup founders expressed satisfaction with regards to the national government whereas the global average lies at only 25%.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">The private sector has been very active as well. The establishment of many accelerator programs and co-working spaces as well as the development of a growing investor community have been crucial in fueling the ecosystem with know-how and capital. The contribution of Skype alumni is notable, with several early employees becoming angel investors and the co-founders starting an active venture investment group.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Order the&nbsp;<a href="http://startup-ecosystem.compass.co/ser2015/estonia/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; color: #43c7ed;">full report</a>.</p> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1052 Planet OS Partners up with German Energy Giant RWE http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1051 <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;"><img width="400" style="box-sizing: border-box;" alt="RWE Planet OS Partnership" src="http://investinestonia.com/images/news-images/RWE_Planet_OS_Partnership.jpg" /></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">RWE and Planet OS signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to build big data infrastructure for geospatial IoT. The first joint project of two companies is a next generation dashboard for RWE’s Gwynt Y Mor wind farm in Wales.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">“As energy production is becoming increasingly decentralized and more of it will come from renewable sources, we need to start paying close attention to unpredictable weather patterns and other external risk factors the world is facing today,” said Mr. Peter Terium, Chief Executive of RWE Group during a visit to its Californian daughter company. “Working with data technology developed by Planet OS can help us to monitor and analyze geospatial sensor data in one system, improving operational efficiency, safety and production output. This is an important step for RWE on its way to become one of the leading data-driven and technology-driven utilities in Europe,” he continued.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Planet OS is a big data infrastructure company for geospatial IoT, solving the most difficult data discovery, data access, and decision support problems for the energy industries and government agencies. “Their technology is remarkable. Planet OS has created a suite of powerful cloud-based solutions, designed for Earth observation and industrial sensor networks, which allows us to securely integrate open and commercial environmental data with our proprietary data,” said Hans-Martin Hellebrand, Manager at RWE New Ventures LLC based in Silicon Valley.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">“We’re honoured to partner up with RWE and confident of a very successful long-term cooperation. Our first joint project is a unified dashboard for Gwynt Y Mor wind farm in Wales, which is the second largest offshore windfarm in the world,” said Rainer Sternfeld, Founder and CEO of Planet OS. Energy companies that keep their data feed separate, are not only missing out on opportunities for growth, but also putting their businesses under a tremendous risk. Planet OS provides the common language that specialists and executives need to increase profitability of operations, mitigate environmental risks and plan new business opportunities. “Luckily, farsighted and ambitious companies like RWE understand that data is the new commodity,” added Sternfeld.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">The partnership agreement was signed between Californian foothold of one of the leading European utilities RWE Group, RWE New Ventures LLC, and Planet OS Inc., Silicon Valley big data company with roots in Estonia. This fall Planet OS was selected as one of the breakthrough solutions helping to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations. The broader vision and goal of Planet OS is to index the real world by becoming the search engine for Earth data.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Read more from&nbsp;<a style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; color: #43c7ed;" target="_blank" href="https://planetos.com/blog/">Planet OS Blog</a>.</p> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1051 New Estonian-located Development Teams of Foreign Enterprises http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1050 <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">During the past four months another three international large enterprises have announced locating their support centres in Estonia. Even more new comers are expected this year as foreign enterprises are attracted by the local educated labour force, business daily&nbsp;<a style="box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; color: #43c7ed;" target="_blank" href="http://www.aripaev.ee/">Äripäev</a> writes.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Today the IT development and innovation centre of the international financial enterprise arvato Financial Solutions will open in Tallinn, last December the global IT enterprise HCL Technologies introduced its Tallinn development centre and last October Nordea Bank announced basing the support services unit of the group in Estonia during the coming spring. These examples only date back to the last four months, yet Estonia has been favoured among the world’s large enterprises as a location for support units for a while now and it seems the popularity of Estonia is only increasing.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Agnes Makk who holds the position of CEO of arvato Estonia from last November states that in the case of arvato Financial Solutions the choice was made in favour of Estonia due to the developed financial services market, success of the e-government and cultural suitability. The German-born enterprise also considered other Eastern European nations for their IT development centre, yet according to Makk Estonia was favoured partially due to the work of Enterprise Estonia even considering the local labour force is no longer the cheapest one available.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">“Enterprise Estonia was contacted in order to find out what Estonia has to offer. Although other similar agencies in Eastern Europe were also contacted, Estonia clearly stood out among the competition. The difference with other former Soviet nations was immense. The welcome was warm, the communication fast, they felt a cultural suitability and emphasised our Scandinavian-like thinking,” Makk adds.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Head of the Estonian Investment Agency of Enterprise Estonia Indrek Pällo says their role comprised of introducing the Estonian services and development centre sector as well as connecting arvato Financial Solutions with the parties necessary for developing the centre. According to Pällo, Enterprise Estonia did not provide any direct financial support to the enterprise.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Pällo also adds they are currently coopering with several new comers in addition to arvato Financial Solutions, however these enterprises are not yet ready to make any public announcements. “The level of maturity of the Estonian services and development centre sector is characterised by most of current projects being directed at creating or expanding support services units of industrial and production groups in Estonia,” he comments.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">100 people in three years</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">arvato Financial Solutions that operates under the international media group Bertelsmann is itself a group of nine enterprises that provides various financial services to the other enterprises. The Estonian support centre will provide IT development and innovation services to the enterprises of the group. All services will be exported; the Estonian unit will mainly be cooperating with Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">“Our goal is to provide IT support to businesses. When talking about the payment business, the process is extremely dynamic as providing very fast IT solutions may be necessary and occasionally it might make more sense to provide these in cooperation with another Estonian enterprise. It is our job to find a suitable solution,” Makk says.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">The enterprise is planning to hire 100 people in three years. They are aware of labour scarcity, yet Makk evaluates the plan of hiring 30-35 highly qualified IT specialists a year as a realistic goal. “People tend to explore the market and look for new challenges. If we do not find a sufficient amount of people in Estonia, we are willing to hire from our neighbouring countries,” she adds. The requirements of the enterprise are relatively demanding – they are looking for experienced .NET and Java developers, team leaders and quality leaders and, first and foremost, senior specialists who possess good communication skills in addition to been skilled with the computer.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">In order to ensure necessary labour force, the enterprise will follow Makk’s proposal of cooperating with Tallinn University of Technology to offer students internships. The employees will also be giving lectures at the university, providing research areas for theses and participating in career fairs.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Nordea’s plans still to be announced</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">The first employees of the Nordea Operations Centre Tallinn support centre started work this week.<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" />The centre will offer support for services and processes related to bank products to all commercial entities and functions of Nordea Group in addition to the existing support services unit in Poland.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">According to Head of Communications at Nordea Estonia Jane-Liina Liiv, the number of future positions as well as the amount to be invested in the Tallinn unit has not yet been confirmed. “The support services unit of Nordea Group has only started and time will tell how much we can expand. The main investments are related to ensuring technical readiness and to people,” Liiv says.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">The support centre is hiring those capable of acquiring knowledge fast, are solution-oriented and have good command of a Scandinavian language. According to Liiv, Nordea Estonia offers a competitive wage as well as various benefits.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">Although Nordea and arvato have not received financial support from Enterprise Estonia, the foundation has supported the establishment of numerous other enterprises: Tieto, Kühne+Nagel, Opus Capita, and Ramirent. A total of nine enterprises have been supported via measures of support services and development centres. Pällo also mentions a new measure for directing international enterprises towards Estonia when choosing a location for expanding.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #555555; font-family: Symphony, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px; background-color: #ffffff;">“This time we are promoting establishing support services and development centres outside Tallinn. We can already provide excellent examples of enterprises who have established their units outside Tallinn. Danpower operates in Võru and Jeld-Wen in Rakvere. Why not create centres in Narva, Pärnu or Haapsalu?” Pällo explains.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT http://www.estemb.at/eng/frontpage/news/aid-1050