The SDC and SECO provide regular news and highlights from their projects in Estonia. Besides the latest results and findings you can also find information on important events and short films.
Swiss delegation visits project on improving radiation checks
Estonia, Tallinn, 2 June 2016 – A Swiss delegation headed by Ambassador Nicolas Brühl visited one of the environmental monitoring projects in Estonia. Thanks to this project Estonia has a modern and reliable automatic monitoring network that measures radiation levels precisely and rapidly and provides early warning about risks.
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Other news about the projects
Estonia, Tallinn, 10/02/2016 - In a pilot project at Tallinn Health Care College 70 second-year nursing students now receive fire safety training before they start working in hospitals. This is a consequence of a completed project aimed at increasing fire safety in Estonia’s 24-hour social welfare and healthcare institutions. One of the project outcomes was the development of a strategy in the field of fire safety for hospitals and nursing homes. In the course of the project, the Rescue Board and the Estonian Hospitals Association turned to the Tallinn Health Care College with the idea of integrating fire safety training into their curriculum.
Estonia, Tallinn, 04.02.2016 - To be able to fulfil the requirements of the EU Air Quality Directive and the EU Water Framework Directive, Estonia must have reliable environmental data. Until recently, Estonia often had to procure expensive chemical analyses abroad. Switzerland is now equipping Estonian laboratories and environmental monitoring stations with modern measurement and analysis devices. More than 90% of the new equipment has been installed. An e-book informs about the progress and results.
Tallinn, Estonia, 11 January 2016 - To mark the conclusion of the project to improve financial reporting, the Estonian finance ministry organised a seminar and presented the results of the project. According to an evaluation report by AS Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Estonia's auditing and accounting legislation now meets the highest international standards. Estonia ranks 24 in the country rankings of the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. Applying international standards improves the investment climate and helps prevent financial crime.
Estonia, Tallinn, 11.11.2015 – The third annual Collaboration Day, organized by the Estonian National Foundation of Civil Society (NFCS), takes place, bringing together different stakeholders – NGOs, public sector partners, active citizens – in order to share experiences on managing their mutual responsibilities for communication and collaboration more efficiently and effectively. At the centre of the event is the closing of the NGO Fund. Results of an impact assessment are presented and stakeholders share their experience.
Lasva, Estonia, 5.11.2015 - 5 November 2015 is a happy day in the small southern Estonian municipality of Lasva. Already 45 years ago, the cornerstone for the construction of a kindergarten was placed here. Now, benefiting from the Swiss contribution to Estonia, 60 children have the possibility to grow and develop their preschool skills in a building that uses the latest state of art in energy efficient construction. Switzerland is supporting a sustainable energy policy in six partner countries with around CHF 190 million.