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Preparation of the State’s long-term strategy, “Estonia 2035”, continues at full speed

31. January 2019 - 14:43
Photo: Arno Mikkor

At a cabinet meeting, the Government approved the intermediate results of the preparation of the long-term strategy, “Estonia 2035”, and gave a green light to further activities, principles and the schedule.

Preparation of the strategy, “Estonia 2035”, is on schedule, according to the Strategy Director of the Government Office, Henry Kattago. ‘We began preparing the strategy less than a year ago by consolidating global trends, and have now reached an intermediary checkpoint where we will commence discussions with various interest groups regarding the development needs of the State until 2035,’ said Henry Kattago. ‘We therefore expect all interested parties to actively participate, in order to prepare a strategic view that is as expansive and reasoned as possible.’

During the preparation of the strategy, which commenced in March of last year, global and domestic trends as well as trends of the European Union and their effect on the development of Estonia have been analysed with the participation of experts and different stakeholders. Based on these, the strategy workgroup has now determined the development needs of the State, which will be specified in the coming months in cooperation with experts, stakeholders and all interested parties.

After the development aims have been settled, a more precise analysis of the required resources and activities awaits, said Magnus Urb, advisor at the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance. ‘In the second half of the year, after the aims have been settled, a thorough analysis of the required amendments, reforms and resources will commence,’ Urb added. ‘The aim is to complete a working draft of the strategy by the end of 2019, which would give direction to the policymakers and decision makers of all fields.’

The Government launched the preparation of the strategy, “Estonia 2035” on 8 March of the previous year. The purpose of the strategy being prepared is to give a long-term, sustainable direction to the development of Estonia.

Subsequent seminars on the preparation of the strategy, which are open to everyone, will be taking place at the beginning of February. Additional information on the events and background material can be found here: https://www.riigikantselei.ee/et/Eesti2035

Additional information:
Eili Lepik, Deputy Strategy Director of the Government Office, 5067123, eili.lepik[at]riigikantselei[dot]ee
Magnus Urb, advisor at the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance, 56656990, magnus.urb[at]fin[dot]ee