List of NGOs
The Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) is an independent, non-profit policy research and development think tank in Estonia, that aims at assisting the development of public policy in the Baltic Sea region by providing high-quality socio-economic analysis. Founded in 1996, IBS aims with its activities to the increase of knowledge and understanding of the development challenges and opportunities facing Estonia in particular and Baltic Sea region in general. The Institute of Baltic Studies has carried out research and development projects in cooperation with the government, academia, enterprises as well as third sector organisations from all over the Europe. Besides projects funded by national, private and third-sector actors, we have also carried out over twenty European Union 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme projects, including participation in H2020 projects. The focus of our activities has increasingly shifted to policy support activities, but we continue to provide practical inputs for various public and private initiatives.
kärde küla, Estonia
The Youth Club MTU JazzOn is an international youth organization that believes that youth work is based on equal treatment, tolerance and partnership approach. Our youth work is performed for and with young people, involving them in decision-doings of the conditions for the acquisition of knowledge and skills based on the needs and interests of young people. Our organization is well known in Estonia for organizing international summer workshops for the youth in rural areas. We combine non-formal education with cultural activities, such as social theater, folk music, dancing, storytelling and other performances, games, yoga activities (Acro yoga, Funk yoga), meditation and mindfulness. Our main goal is to in cooperate with other similar organizations all around EU, Scandinavian countries and neighboring countries, in order to together gain and share experiences for further development. Youth exchanges and training courses form a big part of our identity, since we know from first hand experience how important it is to broaden young people's horizon and encourage them to understand the very different world around them. In our activities, we often focus on bringing non-formal education to youth in rural areas, encourage entrepreneurship, ecological lifestyle and environmental protection among them and promote tolerance and understanding towards new and sometimes foreign ways and ideas. As an organization active in a rural area, we fight against social exclusion among local youth. To promote community integration through leisure and recreational activities, we engage local people in many low-cost activities that are fun, relaxing, and may provide opportunities to meet new people. Such activities include practicing yoga, organizing theater plays, a book group, different training courses, biking, playing sports or a musical instrument, painting, going on nature walks, etc. We have many successful projects all over Europe behind us that have given us the experience and knowledge that we now want to share with others. We are creative, brave, wanting to learn and willing to teach, and all the time searching innovative methods and tools.
Estonian Wildlife Center was founded 5.08.2017 Estonian Wildlife Center operates as an umbrella organization for the network of people helping wild animals, organizes information exchange, represents a common interest, concludes contracts and coordinates cooperation with other organizations and authorities. It is the largest and best known wildlife assistance organization in Estonia. Thousands of people in need come to us every year and we have a nationwide network of shelter homes. Our mission is to help wild animals that are disturbed by human activity in the urban environment or in the wild (rescuing, curing, rehabilitating, etc.) and releasing them the natural environment. We rely on scientific knowledge, veterinarians and experts to assist wild animals in need or injured. We organize trainings and seminars, hold lectures and trainings for children and educational institutions. We initiate / commission studies and analyzes. We collect data on the location of wild animals, causes of injuries, diseases, treatments, etc., and participate in relevant research programs. We work with other associations with similar goals, both at home and abroad. Please feel free to contact us for any kind of cooperation ideas, projects etc. We follow the ethics code of NGOs. We collect resources for helping animals and use them for specific purposes. More specifically, you can keep an eye on our activities on Facebook: @EestiMetsloomayhing in estonian, @EstWildCenter in english and @EestiMetsloomayhingPoRusski in russian.
Leading university in the Baltic states, and the leading technical university in Estonia, no doubt. Traditions in STEM, nowadays active also in social and business innovation.
Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations, NENO (or Vabaühenduste Liit in Estonian) is the single and largest Estonian organization uniting public benefit nonprofit organizations. NENO is an advocacy organization focusing on a sustainable civic space and additionally to that we also focus on capacity building and civic awareness. NENO is a membership organization created for the implementation and protection of the common interest of Estonian public benefit nonprofits. NENO currently (Oktober 2018) unites 101 active and operational public benefit nonprofit organizations in Estonia from all fields, both associations and foundations. At the same time, our information network involves approx. 4000 organizations. NENO’s mission is to give voice to and advocate on behalf of Estonian public benefit organizations and its work is dedicated to the development and promotion of civic action and civil society in Estonia.