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  • Social protection & health
    “Begin Again” – Estonian language for unemployed non-Estonians
  • Social protection & health
    Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement
  • Social protection & health
    Increasing young people’s participation in lifelong learning and employment in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County
  • Social protection & health
    Work training for disabled people at the Maarja Village and at the Tartu boutique workshop
  • Environment
    Reconstruction of the visitation-organisational infrastructure of Marimetsa Nature Reserve
  • Regional development
    Developing the Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum into a contemporary and complete museum-visitor complex of maritime and engineering history – Seaplane Harbour project
  • Regional development
    Construction of Angla Heritage Culture Centre
  • Research
    Construction of the academic building for creative subjects of Tallinn University
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
    Marketing of Kumu Art Museum
  • Regional development
    Renovation of the storehouse-dryer of Kohila Manor into Kohila Library
  • Environment
    Doubling the recycling and valorisation of used paper
  • Education
    Reconstruction of Seminari St. 1 school building and its vicinity
  • Regional development
    Recreational sports trail on the left bank of Pärnu River (Jüri Jaansoni trail)
  • Research
    Development project of the infrastructure of Tartu Observatory
  • Regional development
    Oil Shale Competence Centre
  • Environment
    Reconstruction of Narva Pimeaia park, stage I
  • Regional development
    Developing Kohtla Mining Park-Museum and its rest area into an attractive tourism site and visitor centre introducing the industrial legacy, stage II
  • Regional development
    Developing tourism and recreational activities in the Mooste Manor complex
  • Research
    Developing Estonian Biocentre Gene and Biotechnology Centre
  • Research
    Academic centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy
  • Regional development
    Reconstruction of the stadium of Kohtla-Järve Järve Gymnasium
  • Education
    Constructing academic buildings, reconstructing workshops and purchasing learning aids
  • Environment
    Establishing AS Väätsa Pürgila waste transfer station
  • Information society
    Digitising newsreels on nitro-base in the Film Archive
  • Regional development
    Making Rakvere Castle into a year-round Medieval and Early Modern Period theme park
  • Regional development
    Construction of Narva waterfront promenade
  • Research
    University of Tartu Narva College
  • Regional development
    Small Craft Competence Centre
  • Environment
    Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre for Endangered Species in Matsalu National Park
  • Regional development
    Reconstruction of Tehvandi Stadium into a multifunctional year-round international sports and tourism complex
  • Regional development
    Establishing a sports complex meeting the international requirements of BMX-MTB-SKATE in Rae Rural Municipality
  • Research
    Academic building of Tartu Health Care College
  • Research
    Developing the University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre
  • Regional development
    Construction of Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre
  • Education
    Renovation and fit-out of the student housing of Vana-Vigala Technical and Service School
  • Environment
    Purchasing a multifunctional vessel
  • Regional development
    Construction and fit-out of the Sõmerpalu Motohall
  • Regional development
    Establishing the Wittenstein Time Centre on Vallimäe Hill in Paide
  • Research
    Renovation and extension of the Estonian Literary Museum
  • Energetics
    Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva
  • Regional development
    Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation
  • Regional development
    Further development of the Estonian Road Museum
  • Education
    Learning laboratories of the University of Tartu
  • Regional development
    Sillamäe Cultural Centre building
  • Research
    Estonian University of Life Sciences Centre for Renewable Natural Resources
  • Transportation
    Improving the environmental condition and increasing flight safety of the air traffic area of Tallinn Airport
  • Environment
    Purchasing equipment and means for eliminating forest, landscape, soil and petroleum product fires
  • Regional development
    Reconstruction of the observation platform of Tallinn TV Tower and construction of the convention and exhibition centre
  • Regional development
    Developing Kiviõli Adventure Centre
  • Research
    University of Tartu Institute of Physics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
    Establishing the Lotte Village theme park
  • Environment
    Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo
  • Environment
    Renovation of the Põltsamaa city dam and establishing a fish passage
  • Regional development
    Competence Centre for Knowledge-Based Health Goods and Natural Products
  • Regional development
    Developing Audru international auto and motorsports centre
  • Transportation
    Purchasing a new rolling stock
  • Regional development
    Urban space in Kultuurikatel
  • Social protection & health
    Offering development opportunities for young people with the help of the SPIN-programme
  • Environment
    Restoration of the coastal meadows of the Kõrgessaare-Mudaste special conservation area
  • Research
    New academic building of Tallinn University of Technology
  • Regional development
    Developing Tamula beach promenade

“Begin Again” – Estonian language for unemployed non-Estonians

What was done?

267337,94
“Begin Again” – Estonian language for unemployed non-Estonians

Project period

01.04.2010 to 31.12.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The objective of the project was to increase the competitiveness of non-Estonian speaking residents of Estonia on the labour market by providing efficient language training.

Results of Project

  • The project has had 15,580 participants, 6,504 of those are users who registered for the e-course
  • In the framework of the "Begin Again" project, an interactive e-course (elementary level, 0–A2) – "Keeleklikk" (www.keeleklikk.ee) – was compiled for Russian-speaking people.
  • Participants of the “Keeleklikk” e-course also have the opportunity to send their homework and questions to a teacher who replies to them personally and gives feedback on their homework.
  • The training was carried out on the basis of a specially modified training programme and was completed with field-specific examinations

Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement

What was done?

311077,63
Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement

Project period

15.01.2011 to 15.06.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement

Results of Project

  • The participants were given high-quality and modern professional training, which increases their competitiveness on the labour market
  • The training was carried out on the basis of a specially modified training programme and was completed with field-specific examinations
  • Work placement was provided by 22 companies, incl. EMT, Elion Ettevõtted and the Tallinn Central Library.
  • The training programme lasted 37 days and was followed by a 2-month work placement
  • 51 people took part in the work placements, 33 graduates of the course are now employed

Increasing young people’s participation in lifelong learning and employment in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County

What was done?

312815,9
Increasing young people’s participation in lifelong learning and employment in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County

Project period

01.06.2011 to 30.06.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The objective of the project is to decrease unemployment among young people through participation in lifelong learning in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County. The project is carried out by the Tartu Vocational Education Center, which helps young people acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the labour market.

Results of Project

  • 18 young people took part in the vocational training.
  • 5 career training courses have been organised with a total of 43 young people from the target group as participants.
  • Individual career counselling has been provided to 67 young people
  • During the first year of the project, 113 young people from the target group have participated in project activities and information has been provided to another 80 youngsters.

Work training for disabled people at the Maarja Village and at the Tartu boutique workshop

What was done?

311186,59
Work training for disabled people at the Maarja Village and at the Tartu boutique workshop

Project period

01.03.2010 to 28.02.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The objective of the project is to enable 40 inhabitants of the Maarja Village and 20 disabled people who live elsewhere to participate in a 6-month work training course in the field of carpentry, clay work, landscaping, gardening or carpet weaving, at the Maarja Village. The handicraft made in the workshops is sold at the store of the Foundation of Maarja Village, in Põlva, and at the Lõunakeskus shopping centre in Tartu. 20 persons were able to participate in a 4-month work placement at a boutique-workshop in the Lõunakeskus shopping centre in Tartu; among other things, participants learned how to work and live independently in a town environment. 

 

Results of Project

  • 40 young people completed a 6-month work placement at the Maarja Village
  • The participants' work skills and knowledge of work tasks, work time and work-related legislation improved considerably
  • 15 young people were able to continue practical training in Tartu. Four young people have since got jobs.
  • Feedback on the project from participants has been positive and they have gone through significant development

Reconstruction of the visitation-organisational infrastructure of Marimetsa Nature Reserve

What was done?

88 999,00
Reconstruction of the visitation-organisational infrastructure of Marimetsa Nature Reserve

Project period

01.01.2014 to 31.12.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

Marimetsa hiking trail is one of the longest hiking trails in Lääne County and has particularly beautiful and interesting nature. The reconstructed trail introduces significantly different nature values: there is a maintained grassland, drained peatland forest, bog island with a broad-leaved forest, and different development stages of a bog – eutrophic fen, mesotrophic fen and pocosin or bog. The trail is a place to meet animals, listen to and view birds, get to know vastly different plants.

Results of Project

  • The reconstruction project completed in 2009 was corrected (a new working project was completed)
  • 1.9 km of boardwalk (extension to resting places as part of the boardwalk, 8 wooden benches were constructed and installed), 0.94 km of the soil trail was covered with pine bark mulch and the trail utility line was repaired, 8 signposts were installed, 13 displays (i.e. information board bases) were installed
  • 2 walkways across the ditch and the Marimetsa stream were constructed (necessary for constructing and future maintenance of the trail)

Developing the Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum into a contemporary and complete museum-visitor complex of maritime and engineering history – Seaplane Harbour project

What was done?

11 731 670,68
Developing the Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum into a contemporary and complete museum-visitor complex of maritime and engineering history – Seaplane Harbour project

Project period

01.04.2009 to 30.04.2012

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The Seaplane Harbour is home to one of the most spectacular maritime museums in Northern Europe. It accommodates the genuine submarine Lembit from the 1930s, boats and sailboats, a century-old steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane, mines, cannons and many other life-size showpieces. The museum and the seaplane hangar have won several awards: most tourist friendly museum in Estonia 2012, Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2013, special prize of the European Museum of the Year 2014, and many more. The Seaplane Harbour museum is a memorable experience for the whole family: plenty of interesting reading material, round-the-world trip on a Yellow Submarine, taking photos in the navy uniform, large aquarium, simulators, accurate throwing of paper planes and plenty more of interest.

 

Results of Project

  • A history seaplane hangar was restored and a unique environment was created for an exposition
  • Construction of harbour quays was continued, which has a very important protective function to the whole of the harbour area and the fleet of the maritime museum

Construction of Angla Heritage Culture Centre

What was done?

1 387 473,24
Construction of Angla Heritage Culture Centre

Project period

01.04.2009 to 31.05.2011

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

A new Heritage Culture Centre together with workshops, a museum and a conference hall furnished with a unique exposition of crafts machines was built from Saaremaa dolomite using old building methods. The oldest from the 17th century. Interest in the new Heritage Culture Centre has been great both among tourism promoters and tour operators. Public interest in learning handicrafts has been surprisingly great. Great joy is found in acquiring simple skills that produce a self-made item. As appropriate for a windmill hill, the central location in the centre is a Bread Room together with a bread oven and baking of bread.  The centre is a highly suitable holiday location for families with children.

Results of Project

  • The Heritage Culture Centre building was built, the public rooms of which are located on three storeys
  • The centre houses different workshops introducing handicraft traditions, a room for eating homemade bread, exhibition hall, 2 rooms for performers, chimney, old bread oven, public toilets, storage rooms and service rooms
  • The centre hosts national handicraft days and celebrations of folk calendar events

Construction of the academic building for creative subjects of Tallinn University

What was done?

3 834 698,92
Construction of the academic building for creative subjects of Tallinn University

Project period

19.06.2009 to 31.12.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

Baltic Film and Media School (BMF) has become the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School that brings together creative people and all fine arts taught in Tallinn University. The new building named NOVA is the heart of the institute. It is an open centre that successfully integrates different areas of culture and offers different practical solutions for carrying out projects and promoting creative industries.

Results of Project

  • The new attractive environment has created many new opportunities for international cooperation. Today, BMF has students from more than 40 countries and cooperation with more than 70 universities across the world

Marketing of Kumu Art Museum

What was done?

120 814,74
Marketing of Kumu Art Museum

Project period

17.11.2008 to 16.11.2011

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The awareness and reputation of both Estonia and the Kumu Art Museum was increased. As part of the project, the number of visits from Finland, Sweden, Russia and Latvia was increased to almost 100,000.

Results of Project

  • A new website was developed
  • Many good and lasting contacts with foreign journalists and tourism companies
  • Various publications have been produced, advertisements have been published on Finnish, Latvia, Swedish and Russian markets alike
  • Number of visits from Finland, Sweden, Russia and Latvia was increased to almost 100,000

Renovation of the storehouse-dryer of Kohila Manor into Kohila Library

What was done?

951 191,19
Renovation of the storehouse-dryer of Kohila Manor into Kohila Library

Project period

18.03.2009 to 31.05.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The general objective achieved with the project was to increase the quality of the availability of the library service for the residents of Kohila region to meet the contemporary functional requirements of a library and establish a library with modern architectural solutions of a size that corresponds to the number of residents in the area. The new library to be established as a result of the project is an important prerequisite for activating the intellectual life of the region and improve the reading culture and reading habits among children and young people. In addition to being a provider of the standard library service, the new library has also received the role of a partial local cultural centre.

 

Results of Project

  • A historically valuable building was restored and taken into use;
  • Lending books in the library improved, a contemporary reading hall was established and an internet point was opened
  • The service of organising a seminar-conference, hall for hobby groups, video-music room with the opportunity to watch quality films (video projector + screen) and art exhibition hall were added as new services

Doubling the recycling and valorisation of used paper

What was done?

1 465 140,00
Doubling the recycling and valorisation of used paper

Project period

01.10.2012 to 31.08.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The object of the project is to increase the recycling of paper and cardboard waste from the 4,000 tonnes before the project to 8,300 tonnes per year by 2015.

Results of Project

  • Recycling of paper and cardboard waste increases from the current 4,000 tonnes to 8,300 tonnes per year by 2015
  • The investment has a positive effect on the growth of the company’s profitability by approx. 1–2%, which is mostly due to lower production costs
  • Production costs decrease, because new technologies enable drying the paper cloth significantly before it reaches the drier, so approx. 10% less steam is required to produce 1 tonne of finished product
  • Electricity consumption is also reduced, because preparation of the mass uses less starting cycles and the entire paper machine operates quicker on the whole, plus the turbo vacuum is significantly more efficient. The estimated reduction of electricity consumption on the whole is approx. 7%
  • The project also has a positive effect on the environment, as more waste is recycled and the volume of CO2 released into the air is decreased, because the use of natural gas decreases as a result of more efficient production

Reconstruction of Seminari St. 1 school building and its vicinity

What was done?

5 286 909,02
Reconstruction of Seminari St. 1 school building and its vicinity

Project period

21.01.2013 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

With the help of the project, the oldest building in the city of Viru under heritage protection was restored, and the extension located next to it built from silicate bricks in the 1960s was replaced with a contemporary and student-friendly academic building.
 The building received a beautiful exterior where the old matches the new – the buildings were tied into a uniform whole with a three-storey glass gallery.
 The school has been operating as a so-called pure gymnasium as of autumn 2015.  251 students start their studies in September 2016.

 Võru Gymnasium was one of the five candidates to be selected for the final round of the Construction Project of the Year and was recognised as a nominee for the Construction Project of the Year 2014/2015.
 Võru Gymnasium was named a nominee of the Concrete Building of the Year 2015.
 The National Heritage Board recognised it as a “Well-restored monument” in 2015

Results of Project

  • As a result of the great school reform, two schools, Võru I Primary School and Võru Kreutzwald Gymnasium, were closed and Võru Gymnasium (so-called pure gymnasium) and Võru Kreutzwald School (primary school) were established
  • As part of the project, elementary grade floor of the Võru Kesklinna School was restored for the Seminar St. 1 school building and shower rooms were built
  • Former manor building located at Seminari St. 1 was restored, a soviet extension was demolished, and a new extension that takes the needs of the new school into consideration was built
  • With the help of the project, new contemporary furnishings were purchased for Võru Gymnasium

Recreational sports trail on the left bank of Pärnu River (Jüri Jaansoni trail)

What was done?

1 684 546,76
Recreational sports trail on the left bank of Pärnu River (Jüri Jaansoni trail)

Project period

04.03.2013 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Developing public urban space and turning it into an attractive place for spending time and doing sports on the left bank of Pärnu River; propagating recreational sports and active lifestyle and developing opportunities for it

Results of Project

  • 4 km cycle and pedestrian track was established on the left bank of Pärnu River in the area between the two bridges
  • Together with the cycle and pedestrian track on the right bank of the river, the track to be established shall form an approx. 9 km trail
  • Lighting, bike racks, garbage cans and benches were installed near the trail
  • Opportunities for using urban environment have expanded, the new cycle and pedestrian track enables safe and convenient option for being active in the city centre area.

Development project of the infrastructure of Tartu Observatory

What was done?

4 151 232,06
Development project of the infrastructure of Tartu Observatory

Project period

01.06.2008 to 31.12.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The project developed the Tartu Observatory located in Tõravere, Nõo Rural Municipality, Tartu County, into a contemporary centre for space research and technology. The project has created the infrastructure necessary for achieving and maintaining international competitiveness.

Tartu Observatory continues to operate as a leading Estonian research centre for space research and technology, carrying out basic research in astronomy and helping to resolve issues associated with monitoring the environment and contributing to Estonian substantive cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA). Thanks to the establishment of a laboratory complex, Tartu Observatory has been able to contribute more to applied research and development activity in addition to carrying out high level basic research. Investments made into building the laboratories and the high level of scientific competence has given Estonian scientists the opportunity to showcase their capability in international space cooperation. Tartu Observatory is also the first in Estonia to win a contract in the open procurement round of the ESA.

Results of Project

  • Three-storey main building was renovated and an extension with a surface area of approx. 720 m2 was established
  • Both the ventilation, cooling and electricity system and the communications network were updated, the building was insulated and received a new external and internal finish
  • New active equipment of the computer network, equipment for the computer class and the information centre, furnishings, office equipment and furniture was purchased
  • ogether with creating contemporary opportunities for research, activities popularising science have also been taken to a new level. In addition to tours introducing astronomy, the visitor centre can also carry out active learning programmes introducing remote monitoring, space technology and satellites

Oil Shale Competence Centre

What was done?

3 630 791,95
Oil Shale Competence Centre

Project period

01.01.2016 to 31.12.2019

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The Oil Shale Competence Centre (OSCC) is an internationally renowned leader and independent expert of valorising use of oil shale, other natural resources and byproducts of processing thereof and a promotor of entrepreneurship associated with the field and development of the region.

Activities of the project of developing the Oil Shale Competence Centre are aimed at using the specificity of the region – oil shale and industry and areas of activity associated with thereof – for the development of the region and benefit of the residents. The OSCC has created opportunities for involving PhD students and researchers and for establishing jobs for the top specialists in Ida-Viru County. As a result of the project, the cooperation between companies, researchers and local governments has deepened.

By developing the infrastructure of the Oil Shale Competence Centre, involving researchers and offering a wider range of services, the level of research and development activity in the region has improved and the number of companies using knowledge services (incl. companies just starting out) has increased by approximately 50%.

As a result of activities aimed at the public, awareness regarding the field of oil shale has increased both in the region and in the country as a whole.

Results of Project

  • By replenishing the equipment fleet of the fuel technology research and test laboratory of the OSCC and implementing new analysis methods, the capacity of the laboratory has significantly improved
  • Incubation services, incl. the opportunity to rent test and development laboratories, are offered to entrepreneurs
  • An oil shale conference with approx. 200 participants is held every year
  • The region offers a unique consultation service regarding intellectual property
  • Oil shale newsletter and oil shale industry yearbook is being published

Reconstruction of Narva Pimeaia park, stage I

What was done?

350 809,57
Reconstruction of Narva Pimeaia park, stage I

Project period

01.06.2011 to 31.12.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The objective of the project is the conservation of the historical layout, landscape design and environmental value of the Pimeaed park, which was created in the 19th century, by reconstructing the park sections of Väike Pimeaed and partially lower part of Pimeaed park and by renovating the infrastructure that guides visitors in the park.

Results of Project

  • inventory of bats in the Pimeaed park
  • reconstruction of stairs and roads in the park
  • renovating the current barrier and installing a new one
  • reconstruction of the fountain
  • installation of park luminaires
  • installation of park luminaires
  • maintenance works and landscaping of the Väike Pimeaed park territory

Developing Kohtla Mining Park-Museum and its rest area into an attractive tourism site and visitor centre introducing the industrial legacy, stage II

What was done?

3 061 083,45
Developing Kohtla Mining Park-Museum and its rest area into an attractive tourism site and visitor centre introducing the industrial legacy, stage II

Project period

01.11.2011 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The landscape of Estonian culture and museums received a contemporary and attractive Mining Museum, which is unique in the entire Baltic Sea region. New jobs were created at the site; the number of visitors grew to approx. 26,000 per year. In 2015, the Estonian Mining Museum was the most visited tourism site in North-Estonia (excl. city of Tallinn). The Mining Museum serves as the engine and magnet of Ida-Viru tourism. The share of foreign tourists among the visitors of the museum is growing vigorously; it is involved in international projects through the Tallinn University of Technology; introductory articles have been published in international tourism magazines; it is listed in the list of museums of the Ministry of Culture. As of June 2016, the Estonian Mining Museum is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), i.e. it is globally in an international image

Results of Project

  • The underground museum and its exposition were renovated, heating system was updated in the former administrative building and glazed windows were installed, a conference centre was established on the 2nd floor of the building
  • The building and limestone tower of the direct reduction plant were fully renovated, and the main museum building, exhibition halls, offices, interactive exposition and a rest area were established therein
  • Doors and windows on the boiler house and garage were renovated
  • The territory was surrounded with a fence, it was fixed up, landscaped and lit, the pond was cleaned, and firefighting water points and a parking lot were built

Developing tourism and recreational activities in the Mooste Manor complex

What was done?

1 936 752,97
Developing tourism and recreational activities in the Mooste Manor complex

Project period

01.05.2009 to 31.12.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Mooste Manor established during the reign of the Nolcken family, one of the mostly integrally preserved manor complexes in Estonia, with its exemplary mansion and lofty ancillary buildings is located in the south-eastern part of Estonia, 250 km from Tallinn, 42 km from Tartu in Põlva County, on the shore of Lake Mooste.
The manor has accommodation, a cafe and restaurant and several exciting entrepreneurs in the Masters’ Courtyard.

Results of Project

  • Folk House restored
  • Governor’s House restored
  • Restaurateurs’ House restored, basic equipment purchased
  • Contemporary audio equipment, light equipment and furniture purchased for the Folk House

Developing Estonian Biocentre Gene and Biotechnology Centre

What was done?

8 167 051,62
Developing Estonian Biocentre Gene and Biotechnology Centre

Project period

08.03.2008 to 31.03.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The general objective of the project was to ensure the sustainability and international competitiveness of biotechnology as one of the key fields of research and development in Estonia. Achieving this object is possible thanks to the development of the Gene and Biotechnology Centre (hereinafter GBC) meeting the needs of contemporary research trends and the development of the business sector on the basis of the Estonian Biocentre (hereinafter EBC) and the University of Tartu (hereinafter UT) Riia and Vanemuise St. campus.

Results of Project

  • Through the established contemporary working environment, cooperation of Estonian research and development activity in the field of biotechnology has increased
  • Research and development infrastructure has been built
  • Appropriate gene bank has been established

Academic centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy

What was done?

4 281 178,80
Academic centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy

Project period

01.09.2008 to 01.12.2011

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

Building a contemporary and internationally competitive academic and administrative centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy in Ülenurme. The new building was built in the vicinity of the operating airport and therefore in a natural and logical environment for teaching aviation. The building was designed as a three-branch two-storey construction with a flat roof, the enclosed gross surface area of which is 4,881.9 m2.

Results of Project

  • New academic building, which decreased heating costs and logistics costs
  • The academic building can house several simulators necessary for studying (tower simulator and radar simulator for air traffic controllers and airplane and helicopter simulator for pilots)
  • An opportunity to increase the volume of in-service training and development activity

Reconstruction of the stadium of Kohtla-Järve Järve Gymnasium

What was done?

605 322,00
Reconstruction of the stadium of Kohtla-Järve Järve Gymnasium

Project period

06.03.2015 to 15.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

 

 

As a result of the project, the updated infrastructure of the gymnasium stadium meets both technical, environmental, health protection and other requirements and also the development needs of the gymnasium. The renovated stadium is used by the students of the gymnasium and private school Intellekt, residents of the city of Kohtla-Järve and Kohtla Rural Municipality, and sports clubs.

 

 

 

 

PHOTO: Vitali Borodin ja Tatjana Samsonova

 

Results of Project

  • Turf-covered football pitch, basketball and volleyball courts with artificial paving, shot put sector, exercise area with exercise machines were established
  • Running tracks and jumping pits have been reconstructed
  • Storm water drainage and video surveillance systems have been resolved
  • Sports equipment (football goals, basketball court and athletics constructions, benches, etc.) has been purchased and installed.

Constructing academic buildings, reconstructing workshops and purchasing learning aids

What was done?

10 378 524,54
Constructing academic buildings, reconstructing workshops and purchasing learning aids

Project period

01.07.2009 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

As a result of the project, both the working conditions of employees and the learning opportunities of students were significantly improved. The aforementioned helped to increase the competitiveness of the school located away from the largest centres of Estonia. Thanks to better learning conditions, the reputation of the school and the vocational education on the whole improves. All of the aforementioned is a direct prerequisite for the growth of the number of students and thereby residents in the respective area.

Results of Project

  • B and C units of the academic building were established
  • Units were furnished and equipped with contemporary technology
  • The building has mobility options also for people with a mobility disability
  • The attractiveness of vocational education being offered has increased, and learning taking place in new conditions with new equipment meets the contemporary needs in terms of quality

Establishing AS Väätsa Pürgila waste transfer station

What was done?

1 614 044,76
Establishing AS Väätsa Pürgila waste transfer station

Project period

05.02.2011 to 31.08.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

In 2010, Väätsa Prügila entered into a cooperation agreement with Eesti Energia to collect the stock reserve of waste to be mass-incinerated in Iru waste incineration unit and temporarily store it in Väätsa landfill. In order to perform this agreement, a 900 m2 reloading building was built, 3,500 m2 of temporary storage territory was established and necessary technology for baling mixed municipal waste was purchased.

As a result of carrying out the project, mixed municipal waste collected in the area is no longer landfilled, but is instead baled and stored temporarily with the objective of transferring the baled waste to Iru incineration unit according to a respective order

Results of Project

  • A 900 m2 reloading building was built
  • 3,500 m2 of temporary storage territory was established
  • necessary technology for baling mixed municipal waste was purchased

Digitising newsreels on nitro-base in the Film Archive

What was done?

260 714,01
Digitising newsreels on nitro-base in the Film Archive

Project period

27.07.2010 to 26.07.2012

Implemental body

Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet (RIA)

A large amount of audiovisual legacy was published in a short time.

Online access significantly increased the number of users and opportunities.

Customer service enables the user to place orders and receive the ordered copies in the online environment.

The 2K scanner purchased by MTÜ Digikeskus for the nitrofilm project is the first high quality film scanner in Estonia and has continued to be operational following the nitrofilm project.

Results of Project

  • 30 hours of the oldest Estonian film legacy that no one had seen before due to poor physical condition was digitised, including Konstantin Märska’s animation Päev Tallinna Turul (1926) and Tšeka komissar Miroštšenko (1925), which is one of the few feature films from the 1920s that has been fully preserved
  • A digital security-use fond (44TB) was established
  • Originals were appropriately preserved; Access in the online environment www.filmi.arhiiv.ee/fis

Making Rakvere Castle into a year-round Medieval and Early Modern Period theme park

What was done?

605 732,04
Making Rakvere Castle into a year-round Medieval and Early Modern Period theme park

Project period

01.01.2011 to 30.06.2012

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Rakvere Castle is the most important site that the visitors and tourists know the city of Rakvere by.

Rakvere Castle is a well-preserved historic fortification where the theme park demonstrating the life of the 16th century is offering a complete era-specific experience to the visitors. The mission of Rakvere Castle is to protect and keep developing the castle and create an environment that would resemble the conditions of the 16th century, offering knowledge about the operation of a typical castle to the visitors.

Results of Project

  • A complete year-round theme park demonstrating the life of the 16th century and offering knowledge and experiences to the visitors has been established in Rakvere Castle.

Construction of Narva waterfront promenade

What was done?

5 022 646,16
Construction of Narva waterfront promenade

Project period

01.03.2012 to 18.11.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Narva promenade is a renovated nearly a kilometer-long Narva River waterfront that received a completely new appearance after the renovation

Results of Project

  • Parts of the bastion walls in places in danger of collapsing have been secured and the promenade has been equipped with lighting and video surveillance system
  • Separate footpaths and cycle and pedestrian tracks and access roads for vehicles have been established in order to enable the safe and convenient use of the promenade for pedestrians, recreational athletes and the border guard alike
  • Hahn stairway that had been closed since the restoration of the border was reopened
  • The entire area has been fixed up
  • Different architectural small forms and urban furniture have been installed to create an attractive contemporary atmosphere for the visitors of the promenade

University of Tartu Narva College

What was done?

7 782 786,05
University of Tartu Narva College

Project period

01.01.2008 to 31.12.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The success story of the new academic building of Narva College probably lies in its surprising exterior.

At the same time, it is important to remember why the new academic building was built. Students and employees of Narva College needed contemporary working conditions in order for the college to continue its primary activity. Warm, ventilated and lit academic and working rooms are essential to offer world class higher education. The college also required a building adapted specifically for supporting the activities of Narva College. While it was anticipated in the course of planning the new academic building that the college may become something more than simply a higher education centre in Ida-Viru County, no one expected such a wave of attention that they were caught in after moving into the new academic building. Today, in addition to being an education centre, Narva College has also become a community centre in the city of Narva, a reliable partner within Estonia and across borders.

Results of Project

  • In the course of the project, the academic building of the University of Tartu Narva College was built on the territory of Narva Old Town, and it was furnished according to the needs of the college. Compared to the old academic building, the college received a small conference centre accommodating up to 300 people
  • the number of study rooms increased by a few auditoriums, and a high quality cafe is operating in the college rooms
  • Both students and employees want to spend their time in the college even after their working day is over. The college offers enjoyable atmosphere and mood for it
  • Thanks to the new academic building, the third largest city in Estonia got its old town back. True, all the buildings in the old town have been destroyed, but establishing the new academic building of the University of Tartu Narva College restored the knowledge among locals that it had once been a highly reputable part of the city that may once again rise up on its feet one day

Small Craft Competence Centre

What was done?

3 702 914,84
Small Craft Competence Centre

Project period

01.01.2016 to 31.12.2019

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The focus on Saaremaa regional competence centre is small craft building, because Estonian small craft building has concentrated to Saaremaa, the area has a relatively high added value, has a wide impact on economy through a very varied interlinking sector, and Estonian ship builders themselves believe that developing competences contributes to improving their competitive position the best. At the same time, investment costs in the service of pre- and post-construction quality control of ships are too high and the payoff period is too long for any Estonian company to be interested in offering respective services. Today, base investments in the Saaremaa Small Craft Competence Centre have been made; provision of model test services for ships commenced in 2016. Services of the centre have been developed according to the needs of the companies, thereby becoming ever more complex. The centre also operates as a supporter of the small craft construction programme of the Tallinn University of Technology and leads cooperation projects of Estonian small craft construction companies.

Results of Project

  • Modern, unique infrastructure and evolving competence at the centre
  • Cooperation with Estonian researchers interested in the field of shipbuilding technology and hydrodynamics
  • Excellent relationships with small craft construction companies, reference work for providing knowledge services
  • Good relationships with key people of naval architecture in Southampton, Aalto, Kiel, Stockholm, Zagreb and other universities who are interested in cooperation

Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre for Endangered Species in Matsalu National Park

What was done?

426 464,60
Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre for Endangered Species in Matsalu National Park

Project period

15.06.2011 to 31.12.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The centre has been operating since 2014. The centre has mostly worked on supporting the procreation and restocking the small population of the natterjack toad. The habitats of the natterjack toad have become unsuitable, and populations are therefore very small, isolated and vulnerable. In order to ensure successful procreation in the populations, part of the natterjack toad spawn must be raised in more secure conditions (in centres), ensuring the growth of specimens every year to preserve small populations. 4,046 natterjack toads in 2014 and 4,496 natterjack toads in 2015 were raised and populated into the nature. It is necessary to continue this activity. Activities associated with oil pollution have not been required yet, but the centre is prepared for it.

Results of Project

  • The house was insulated properly, geothermal heating was installed, the entire electrical, ventilation and water systems were updated
  • capability for cleaning and recovering water birds rescued in the course of oil pollution have been created for the centre
  • All conditions have been created for supporting the population of the endangered species of amphibian – natterjack toad – to grow them from spawn into specimens that have undergone metamorphosis
  • Conditions have been created for growing endangered plant species from seeds.

Reconstruction of Tehvandi Stadium into a multifunctional year-round international sports and tourism complex

What was done?

4 473 815,40
Reconstruction of Tehvandi Stadium into a multifunctional year-round international sports and tourism complex

Project period

01.06.2009 to 31.08.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

In the years 1999–2010, Tehvandi Sports Centre became an internationally renowned competition and training centre. Cross country skiing world championships legs that took place in the centre brought in tens of thousands of spectators from Estonia and abroad alike, and the TV broadcast of the competition reached tens of millions of viewers across the world. Unfortunately, the centre did not have a stadium complex meeting contemporary requirements, and the project completed precisely the missing world class complex that created the prerequisites for hosting international championships that have been taken place since then: junior world championships in winter sports, world championships leg in cross country skiing, car racing competition centre of Rally Estonia, leg of the IBU cup, and junior European championships in biathlon, etc.

By the end of 2010, a multifunctional year-round sports complex meeting the requirements for organising international championships that is capable of providing a high quality service to at least a thousand visitors a day has been developed in Tehvandi Sports Centre.

Results of Project

  • Tehvandi Stadium has an athletics arena meeting international requirements for doing single events (sprinting, distance and triple jump, javelin throw, discus throw, shot put, high jump and pole-vaulting)
  • Football pitch with grass meeting international requirements
  • Sports game court (basketball and volleyball court and tennis court)
  • Skiing stadium meeting international requirements for organising different winter sports competitions
  • Tehvandi Stadium building (4 floors, locker rooms for athletes, medical rooms, competition and press centre rooms, referee rooms for organising competitions, sound and communication centre, cafe, winter sports museum, storage rooms, toilets, etc.)
  • Western tribune with 2,000 seats in chairs
  • Northern tribune with 1,000 seats on benches
  • Parking lots on the territory (approximately 350 parking spaces)

Establishing a sports complex meeting the international requirements of BMX-MTB-SKATE in Rae Rural Municipality

What was done?

3 711 103,10
Establishing a sports complex meeting the international requirements of BMX-MTB-SKATE in Rae Rural Municipality

Project period

01.07.2014 to 11.12.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The objective of the sports complex is to bring a large number of sports tourists to Estonia, doing so mostly outside the regular high season of tourism.

Results of Project

  • Spot centre or an adventure sports centre together with a motocross track and different attractions has been completed
  • Establishing the centre promotes healthy lifestyles

Academic building of Tartu Health Care College

What was done?

7 678 181,86
Academic building of Tartu Health Care College

Project period

01.01.2007 to 31.01.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

Contemporary and modern academic building that can be used to train approximately 1,300–1,400 students was completed as a complete solution as part of the project. The college building has won several architectural awards. Excellent learning conditions of the college have also contributed to the substantive part of learning, and the students of Tartu Health Care College continue to be professionally competent and in high demand in the labour market.  

 

 

PHOTO: Tartu Health Care College

 

Results of Project

  • As a result of the project, a new academic building of Tartu Health Care College (with a total surface area of 6,632 m2) was completed, a parking lot was built for the college and the registered immovable was landscaped
  • New and contemporary furnishings and equipment were purchased for the completed building, incl. auditorium furniture, computers, printers, computer network and security system equipment, audiovisual systems, presentation technology, library equipment, laboratory furniture, etc
  • The new academic building has contemporary study rooms and laboratories for professional higher education programmes of a nurse, specialist nurse, midwife, bioanalyst, health protection specialist, physiotherapist and radiology technician and for vocational training programmes of a nanny, caretaker and emergency medical technician

Developing the University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre

What was done?

7 435 790,24
Developing the University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre

Project period

06.04.2009 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre is the largest research centre of its kind in the Baltic States.

The objective of the infrastructure of the National Transplant Medicine and Clinical Research (SIME) is to bring research in the field of medical examinations in Estonia to a higher level than before. Interaction with customers is flexible, offering them accurate and personal customer-oriented solutions. The Centre has highly qualified employees with wide experiences who can find a solution to all the customer’s needs. Quality management systems ISO 9001:2008 and GLP (good laboratory practice) are implemented in the work.

 

 

Photo: Tartu University

Results of Project

  • Services on offer: contemporary modelling of diseases and phenotyping of animal models
  • pre-clinical and toxicological analyses
  • infrastructure that enables working with pathogens of Class 3 of biosafety
  • in vivo and ex vivo display technologies
  • regenerative medicine services
  • prescribing medicinal products in clinical trials
  • metabolomics services
  • transgenic technology services

Construction of Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre

What was done?

1 320 300,00
Construction of Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre

Project period

27.03.2015 to 16.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

As a result of renovating Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre, a building that had largely been empty will be taken into use in full.

Results of Project

  • Better availability of public services has been ensured, also to people with a mobility disability
  • Residents of Puurmani Rural Municipality have the opportunity to use contemporary conditions for doing sports: sports hall, gym, aerobics and board game room
  • Appropriate rooms have been created for hobby group activities
  • Maintenance cost of the building will be reduced by 30–40% as a result of the renovation and due to establishing a heating system based on renewable energy

Renovation and fit-out of the student housing of Vana-Vigala Technical and Service School

What was done?

3 873 846,79
Renovation and fit-out of the student housing of Vana-Vigala Technical and Service School

Project period

01.08.2010 to 31.12.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The former fully depreciated student housing has become a contemporary student housing renovated with quality, the fit-out of which enables carrying out extracurricular activities to any target group with quality and in a contemporary manner.

The student housing has rooms adapted specifically to serve as living quarters and teaching social coping to students with moderate intellectual disability, which is very important for the school.

Results of Project

  • As a result of the project, the student housing was fully renovated
  • In order to reduce the energy consumption of the building, new windows and doors were installed and the facade and roof were insulated
  • All new communications, electricity, heating, ventilation and water supply were built. Solar collectors were installed on the roof to produce hot water during the non-heating period;
  • In total, 332 of accommodation places for students with all modern conveniences together with different opportunities for spending free time were established
  • A computer class was built in the building to assist the learning of subjects
  • Contemporary learning bases for the subject of car repairs (in total, four workshops), for the subject of construction and woodworking (three workshops) and for the subject of handicraft (one workshop).

Purchasing a multifunctional vessel

What was done?

32 877 859,39
Purchasing a multifunctional vessel

Project period

01.12.2008 to 01.01.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The new multifunctional vessel improves the capability of discovering, localising and eliminating marine pollution that helps to minimise potential environmental damage. The multifunctional nature of the vessel is important in order to carry out daily prevention and monitoring work and also have the capability to react as quickly as possible in case of discovering pollution and immediately start localising and collection of pollution.

Results of Project

  • By acquiring the new multifunctional vessel, the Boarder Guard Board will achieve 26% of the capacity of reducing pollution complying with the minimum requirements according to HELCOM recommendation 11/13 by 2013, which is covering a 1.2 km2 area in 12 hours. Indirect objectives of the planned activity are to reduce the intentional generation of pollution at sea through prevention and monitoring activity and in case of discovering marine pollution, be ready to quickly and effectively eliminate thereof in order to minimise potential environmental damage and ensure the sustainable development of the region.

Construction and fit-out of the Sõmerpalu Motohall

What was done?

3 396 991,57
Construction and fit-out of the Sõmerpalu Motohall

Project period

01.02.2009 to 15.11.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Sõmerpalu motor centre is an interactive visitor centre that introduces motorsports and offers experiences to the visitors.

Results of Project

  • Motohall has been established in Sõmerpalu, Viru County
  • 8–10 international motocross competitions are hosted annually
  • Beginners also have the opportunity to try out motorcycling. Visitors will get a bike, equipment and coaching at the site
  • Also popular as a venue for music events and organising customer events

Establishing the Wittenstein Time Centre on Vallimäe Hill in Paide

What was done?

2 409 328,63
Establishing the Wittenstein Time Centre on Vallimäe Hill in Paide

Project period

01.01.2009 to 31.12.2011

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Wittenstein Time Centre is a unique tourism site in the Baltic States where the visitor can get an interactive and humorous overview of the history of Estonia in an hour and a half. The time machine (elevator) takes visitors through 9 eras of Estonia in the watchtower of Paide Castle. The Time Centre offers an alternative to traditional museums in order to diversify the introduction of history.

In the Time Centre, visitors can meet characters from different eras, listen to the songs and dance the dances of different eras and taste the flavours of different areas.

The Time Centre has joined the Järvamaa Museum and thereby created new synergy that enables introducing the history of Estonia both through experiences and scientifically. Turnover of Wittenstein Time Centre has increased by nearly 30,000 euros every year.

Results of Project

  • An attractive exposition of Estonian history (prehistoric era, era of the Orders, era of kings, era of czars, era of occupations, Estonian era, era of the restoration of independence, Eurochamber) is located through eight floors
  • 16 exposition with different interior design have been prepared on the eight floors of the Valli Tower
  • Mannequins provided for in the concept have been purchased, costumes have been prepared for 17 mannequins, 3 costumes for employees of the centre and 12 costumes for visitors to participate in the programme
  • Forgings necessary in the exposition (25 pcs.) have been produced
  • 18 sound clips have been produced as background for expositions
  • 16 video clips of different eras, a 10-minute advertising film about the Time Centre and a 20-minute film Chronicles of Estonia have been produced
  • 37 interactive exhibits have been prepared
  • Necessary audiovisual equipment has been installed

Renovation and extension of the Estonian Literary Museum

What was done?

2 596 549,88
Renovation and extension of the Estonian Literary Museum

Project period

01.10.2008 to 31.01.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The objective of the project was the extension of an archive space and working rooms to the extent of approximately 2,880 m2 of floor space; Turning rooms to be freed in the historic street building into working rooms to the extent of approximately 360 m2, restoring the interior in a manner similar to the original; tying extensions built in different periods of time into a uniform architectural whole. The planned lifetime of the new construction is 100 years.

Results of Project

  • As a memorial institution, the Estonian Literary Museum can thanks to the extension and renovated rooms perform its national cultural mission and its obligation before the state and the people of Estonia provided for in the Constitution with better success than before
  • Turning rooms to be freed in the historic street building into working rooms to the extent of approximately 360 m2
  • Extension of archive space and working rooms to the extent of approximately 2,880 m2 of floor space
  • Improved preservation conditions and processing and opportunities for digitisation
  • Special treatment repository

Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva

What was done?

333 869,54
Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva

Project period

01.01.2014 to 01.11.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus KredEx

Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva

Results of Project

  • Reconstructed apartment building
  • Number of households (apartments) with an improved weighted energy consumption
  • Reconstructed housing stock
  • Reconstruction ensures a longer lifetime of the building

Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation

What was done?

3 755 681,67
Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation

Project period

01.12.2010 to 31.08.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation is both a developmental engine for region-specific entrepreneurship and more widely a cooperation centre for public authority, entrepreneurship and universities functioning as a sectorial source of innovation that relies on a consortium comprising 15 partners (until 2015). The mission and main objectives of activity of the centre of excellence are:
•    focusing and valuating competences in the Estonia-wide fields of therapeutic mud, mud therapy, health promotion and rehabilitation
•    initiating and implementing sectorial development projects
•    supporting knowledge-heavy entrepreneurship and sectorial innovation through product and service development

Results of Project

  • 15 surveys carried out
  • 35 conferences, training sessions, seminars carried out
  • 14 scientific publications published
  • 3 new companies were established in Lääne county as a result of the activity
  • 2 patents, 1 industrial design were created

Further development of the Estonian Road Museum

What was done?

3 006 657,68
Further development of the Estonian Road Museum

Project period

29.05.2008 to 30.09.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Further development of the Estonian Road Museum doubled the number of visitors to the museum: in 2009, it was nearly 19,000, while in 2010 is was close to 32,000. In different years, the number of visitors fluctuates between 34,000 and 38,000 people. Extension of the Estonian Road Museum was awarded the Tourism Innovator award of Enterprise Estonia in 2011; in 2012, readers of the magazine Pere ja Kodu chose the museum to be the child-friendliest museum in Estonia; graphic concrete walls of the exterior spaces were awarded the special prize of the Concrete Building of the Year in 2012.

 

 

 

 

Fotod: Eesti Maantemuuseum

Results of Project

  • Exterior spaces (13,793 m2) and facilities belonging to it (incl. parking lot (205 m2) and footpath to Tilleorg (500 m2) were built according to the basic project
  • 19 workplaces, 16 of these seasonal, were establish in the course of further development
  • Historic means of transport (19th century mail coach, long bench coach, spring carriage, horse-drawn carriage)
  • Reproduction of the first grader Bitvargen manufactured in Estonia
  • Software and video tour guide were programmed for interactive information kiosks
  • 28 era-specific sets of clothes and footwear for employees and visitors

Learning laboratories of the University of Tartu

What was done?

804 295,96
Learning laboratories of the University of Tartu

Project period

01.05.2011 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

With the help of the project of learning laboratories of the UT, a contemporary learning environment for teacher training necessary for the operation of a competence centre was developed in the UT and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (project partner) for formal study, retraining and in-service training, incl. individual learning, of subject teachers, teachers in pre-school child care institutions, class teachers and special education teachers. In cooperation, launching different units of the UT that train teachers and engage in educational research and the EAMT was successful. Specific learning laboratories were planned in cooperation in Tartu, Narva, Tallinn and Viljandi. In doing so, a system of learning laboratories was created, the core of which was the Education Innovation Centre in the old anatomical theatre in Toomemäe, Tartu. In connection with the Education Innovation Centre, area-specific spaces were furnished in other cities or in the university’s Tartu units. The Education Innovation Centre was established in one renovated wing of the old anatomical centre, and the unique historic building that had been underused for a long time got a new lease on life. Old valuables were tied to contemporary solutions – a wide selection of different interactive boards, 3D printer and scanners, robotic equipment, document cameras and tablets, recording opportunities with several cameras in different training classes, incl. opportunity for using remote controlled professional cameras for researching study materials and teacher education in one class. Today, the Education Innovation Centre and other learning laboratories are an everyday environment both for teachers just starting out and teachers who are already working, but it also offers experience-based counselling to many schools in developing the learning environment, and it uses the environment created in many international research and development projects

 

 

Photo: Tartu Ülikooli Pedagogicum

Results of Project

  • The left wing of the old anatomical theatre of the University of Tartu where the Education Innovation Centre was launched was renovated – 545 m2 for intensifying teacher training and education science: high school and II and III level classes of secondary school, elementary school classes, art and crafts class, computer class for technology subjects, video conference-based learning class
  • Outside the Education Innovation Centre, specific learning laboratories were fitted out: primary education, speech therapy and special needs education, natural sciences, physical education and coaching, music
  • Learning laboratories now carry out a large part of the initial training and in-service training in a contemporary learning environment with the help of extra-project means, active counselling of schools and international research and development is taking place, several training videos for teacher training and other methodological materials have been completed and different tours, seminars and information days supporting the teacher’s position and contemporary teaching are taking place.

Sillamäe Cultural Centre building

What was done?

1 219 081,50
Sillamäe Cultural Centre building

Project period

04.01.2010 to 01.09.2013

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Multifunctional community centre established on the basis of a monofunctional cultural centre, which means a more effective and intensive use of the cultural centre. Setting up a museum, seminar room and cafe increases the spectrum of visitors and the time of using the building, it also makes the intensity of using spaces more effective. The building has been renovated as an architectural monument, which helps to preserve and highlight the characteristics of the era. Establishing a thematic museum helps to organise and gather information about the era and present it adequately, which helps to both preserve the community’s memory and culture of Sillamäe and store a period of history that was fateful to Estonia as a whole. The cultural centre now has contemporary means for organising cultural events and performances (renovated spaces, quickly removable seats). The quality of public services being offered has improved: services are provided in renovated spaces where safety, appropriate lighting, ventilation and heating are ensured.

 

Photo: Boris Sinitsov ja Vladimir Šurmin

 

Results of Project

  • The cultural centre has become contemporary in terms of technology
  • All structures, technological systems and communications of the building have been resolved on the basis of contemporary materials and technical solutions, taking into consideration peculiarities arising from the characteristic of the site in terms of heritage protection
  • Ceiling painting and plaster decor have been restored, convertible chairs and equipment have been installed
  • Sillamäe Cultural Centre houses a branch of the city museum

Estonian University of Life Sciences Centre for Renewable Natural Resources

What was done?

5 545 064,50
Estonian University of Life Sciences Centre for Renewable Natural Resources

Project period

01.01.2007 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The Centre for Renewable Natural Resources was born out of the necessity to bring structural units of the Estonian University of Life Sciences engaging in so-called green research together to one place. Botanists, zoologists and mycologists from Riia Street and structural units that had belonged to the former institute of agronomics from Eerika Street moved to the centre of renewable natural resources completed as an expansion of the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering. The new research centre also has contemporary storage rooms for natural scientific collections – the 600-square-meter area houses herbariums for fungi and plant diseases, entomological collections, herbarium for vascular plants and mosses, and a soil museum. The decision to establish the Centre for Renewable Natural Resources specifically as an extension of the Estonian University of Life Sciences Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering gave an additional opportunity for intra-institute cooperation, also for joint use of research laboratories, equipment and auditoriums. Implementation of the project realised a great objective of the Estonian University of Life Sciences – to bring structural units located in Tartu to the university campus.

Results of Project

  • Centre for Renewable Natural Reources with an effective area of over 4,335 square meters that houses workplaces for 164 researchers was developed
  • The number of students using new and contemporary rooms is 2,247
  • The project significantly improved working conditions, which increases the quality of research and provides better opportunities for at least 102 PhD students associated with the new centre to improve the scientific competitiveness of their research base and Estonian scientific competitiveness in the respective field as a whole
  • The project contributes to a reasonable use of renewable natural resources through developing respective scientific directions

Improving the environmental condition and increasing flight safety of the air traffic area of Tallinn Airport

What was done?

70 000 000,00
Improving the environmental condition and increasing flight safety of the air traffic area of Tallinn Airport

Project period

17.09.2015 to 31.12.2020

Implemental body

Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet

The objective of the development project is to increase the level of flight safety of Tallinn Airport, intensify the environmentally sustainable and effective operation of the airport and alleviate the negative effect of the airport infrastructure on the surrounding environment through improving the airport’s environmental status.

Results of Project

  • Environmentally protective infrastructure systems and facilities that significantly improve the safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability of operating Tallinn Airport are to be established in the eastern and southern side of the air traffic area of the airport
  • Establishing rainwater and drainage systems, snow collection areas and deicing area is accompanied by a decrease in environmental impacts (pollution of surface and ground water)
  • The updated lights system of the airport enables implementing the CAT II navigation system category at Tallinn Airport
  • Changes in reinforcing the ground of the safety zone of the runaway and implementing a new lights system enables complying with the EASA requirements established for the airport infrastructure. Purchasing maintenance technology and rescue technology for the runway enables more efficient maintenance of the reconstructed and supplemented infrastructure
  • As a result of elongating the runway, it is possible to direct the take-off and landing of airplanes further away from the border of Lake Ülemiste and increase the height of landing airplanes above the city of Tallinn and Lake Ülemiste, thereby decreasing noise pollution in the nearby areas

Purchasing equipment and means for eliminating forest, landscape, soil and petroleum product fires

What was done?

4 869 495,52
Purchasing equipment and means for eliminating forest, landscape, soil and petroleum product fires

Project period

01.09.2008 to 31.03.2010

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

Pursuant to the emergency response plans prepared according to the Emergency Act and the Rescue Act, the prime responsibility for eliminating forest and landscape fires and natural disasters lies with the Rescue Board. Due to the aforementioned, the Rescue Board has to ensure sufficient ability to resolve the described situations quickly and effectively and therefore purchase gear and equipment; Contemporary technological base and supplies enable increasing the preparedness of rescue structures in case of emergencies and their ability to carry out different rescue work and decrease the time spent on eliminating an accident and emergencies during rescue work.

Results of Project

  • Within the framework of the project, the Rescue Board purchased a pump system together with a hose container, hose containers together with a device for picking up hoses, an extinguishing module for forest fires, hose maintenance equipment together with a counting system for hoses, rapid intervention firefighting trucks with special capacity and personal protective equipment for persons involved in rescue work. The purchased new and contemporary equipment has greater mobility, reliability and technical capability
  • As a result of the project, the preparedness of rescue structures for accidents, emergencies and accidental fires on land improved. The improvement of the technical capability of the Rescue Board helps to ensure better preparedness for environmental emergencies in case of accidents and emergencies and thereby contribute to the preservation of nature.

Reconstruction of the observation platform of Tallinn TV Tower and construction of the convention and exhibition centre

What was done?

5 405 593,15
Reconstruction of the observation platform of Tallinn TV Tower and construction of the convention and exhibition centre

Project period

31.03.2010 to 30.09.2012

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

In the course of the project, the building and technological systems of the Tallinn TV Tower were fully reconstructed and a contemporary visiting environment with a futuristic interior design was created. In addition to a panorama programme based on multimedia supporting the enjoyment of views, an exposition was created for the TV Tower to introduce Estonian success stories in the field of science and technology and the TV Tower’s own colourful history. With support from the project, marketing activities were launched already a year before opening and activities were underway in terms of introducing the object and sales to tourism companies

Results of Project

  • The highest observation tower in Tallinn and the Nordic countries and the symbol of Estonian restoration of independence that had been closed to visitors for 5 years was reopened on 4 April 2012
  • The TV Tower is one of the most visited tourism attractions in Tallinn. The number of visitors rose from the average of 30,000 in the period preceding the closing to approximately 160,000 visitors per year. In the year following the relaunch, 240,000 people visited the tower, which was more than double the estimation
  • 50% of the visitors to the tower are foreign tourists, mostly from Finland and Russia, plus representatives from more than 30 different countries. Visitors generally arrive at the TV Tower on their own, approx. 15% of foreign tourists arrive through travel agencies or other cooperation partners
  • The TV Tower continues to be popular among local people in the 5th year following the relaunch. The programme of cultural events taking place at all times and temporary exhibitions have taken the percentage of repeat visits to over 25%
  • Approx. 20% of the visitors are children. In addition to regular visits, the TV Tower also offers special programmes for children’s groups, thereby contributing to the selection of study tours of Estonian educational institutions on the topic of both Estonian contemporary history and television and high-rise buildings
  • As a result of the project, SA Tallinna Teletorn and a catering operator established approximately 38 additional full-time or part-time jobs

Developing Kiviõli Adventure Centre

What was done?

3 612 004,86
Developing Kiviõli Adventure Centre

Project period

17.08.2010 to 15.10.2013

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The greatest success factor and competition advantage of the centre that was named the best tourism object in Estonia in 2013 is the opportunity to use the historic-natural characteristic of Ida-Viru County by turning an old mountain of ash into an adventure centre with an internationally positive image.

Results of Project

  • Technical building for motor racing centre and ski slopes that is established to store the equipment of the motor racing centre, ski slope maintenance equipment (track tractors), snow cannons and other maintenance technology of the centre
  • Snow-making system and pumping station building of the ski centre, the main objective of which is producing winter artificial snow for ski slopes
  • Track tractor of the ski centre for maintaining ski slopes and cross country tracks
  • Other technical infrastructure – water, sewerage, electricity, communication, exterior lighting, heating system using the residual heat of the hill
  • Automation and access system of buildings – climate control, lighting control, motion control, security system and remote reading of buildings

University of Tartu Institute of Physics

What was done?

16 016 121,73
University of Tartu Institute of Physics

Project period

21.07.2009 to 31.12.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

As a result of the project, an internationally competitive institute of physics was completed. Research environment meeting contemporary international requirements and conditions is attractive to both young scientists that are just starting out in research and to experienced scientists. The institute of physics houses foremost laboratories and offices for researchers, but also auditoriums and practice rooms for carrying out research and teaching of physics, information technology and material technology

Results of Project

  • As a result of the project, an internationally competitive institute of physics was completed
  • The project has an impact that supports regional development. The projects makes a significant contribution to developing Tartu as an internationally competitive education and research campus
  • The project modernised the working environment of 286 researchers
  • 43 new jobs were created by 2015

Establishing the Lotte Village theme park

What was done?

6 319 279,58
Establishing the Lotte Village theme park

Project period

25.07.2013 to 31.08.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

A theme park in the theme of the popular film and book character Lotte that offers an attractive opportunity to spend free time both to children and their parents. 

Results of Project

  • The following objects have been completed and the following activities have been carried out: Site work, incl. customer parking lot, Lotte’s house, Pig house, Bruno’s house, Rabbit house, Oscar’s shed, Giovanni’s house, Watermill, stone bridge, wooden bridge, beach house, observation tower, entrance building, station building, shelters for strollers (15 pcs.), stairs, stadium shed, garbage shed, shop terraces, modules, kiosks
  • The following assets have been purchased: expositions and attractions, wooden design furniture for residential buildings, parasols and umbrellas, advertising signs, costumes and masks, furniture and accessories for employee rooms in the theme park, outdoor furniture and outdoor inventory of the theme park, household appliances and electronic equipment of Lotte Village in the houses, toys and sports equipment in the theme park, metal furniture in employee rooms, security system for cash registers, cash register systems, sound equipment for Giovanni’s theatre, lighting equipment for Lotte Village theatre and concert area, media solution for Bruno’s house, landscaping supplies for maintaining the outdoor territory, furniture for the beach area, purchasing and installing the parking system.

Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo

What was done?

4 260 776,59
Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo

Project period

01.01.2011 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

 Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo opened on 1 July 2014. The zoo received a place where to carry out informative educational activities near an excellent zoological learning base

Results of Project

  • A building that enables offering to all visitors and schoolchildren different environmental educational activities from school programmes supporting formal learning to extracurricular education and spending free time meaningfully – all year long – has been completed
  • Training classes and the laboratory hobby group lessons and practice sessions of the nature school for 300 students
  • The 149-seat auditorium allows for carrying out theme nights, movie programmes, nature-themed lectures, seminars, international conferences and training session
  • The large lobby displays nature-themed exhibitions and hosts different events
  • The Environmental Education Centre has an important children’s zoo for families and toddlers open year round, where visitors can meet household animals and pets
  • Popular city camps and educational nature-themed children’s birthday parties are carried out by specialists of the nature school both in Estonian and in Russian
  • The Environmental Education Centre offers educational programmes to students, interns, people with special needs, etc.

Renovation of the Põltsamaa city dam and establishing a fish passage

What was done?

1 629 476,25
Renovation of the Põltsamaa city dam and establishing a fish passage

Project period

10.03.2011 to 31.12.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

As a result of the project, the dam facility of the regulator of the dam-bridge of Põltsamaa River located in the city of Põltsamaa has been renovated and equipped with automatic brushes that enable regulating and maintaining the water level correctly and operatively. The river bed has been cleaned of sediments, and an appropriate fish passage has been established next to the dam. As a result of the project, the biodiversity of the river and living environment as a whole will improve.  Prerequisites are established for gradual increase of fish stock in the Põltsamaa River. Preservation of buildings under heritage conservation has been ensured on the bank of Põltsamaa River.

Results of Project

  • Renovation of the dam and establishing a fish passage
  • Cleaning the river bed of sediments

Competence Centre for Knowledge-Based Health Goods and Natural Products

What was done?

37 546,56
Competence Centre for Knowledge-Based Health Goods and Natural Products

Project period

01.12.2010 to 04.12.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

In the course of the project, a contemporary competence centre PlantValor for knowledge-based health goods and natural products enabling complete valorisation of herbal raw material was established in the former main building of the Polli Horticultural Research Centre. With aid from the European Regional Development Fund, an office building constructed in 1974 was reconstructed, analysis and technology laboratories were furnished, launching the activity of the centre and introducing the opportunities to research groups and entrepreneurs working with herbal raw material was commenced 

Results of Project

  • The technology unit of the centre can produce different natural extracts, powders and oils as test patches that can be used in manufacturing functional foods with high natural added value, in household chemicals and cosmetics industry
  • Employees and scientists of the centre and entrepreneurs interested in cooperation have access to laboratory test equipment such as, among others, a supercritical carbon dioxide extractor, liquid extractor, microwave extractor and lyophilizer
  • The analysis unit enables carrying out biochemical and microbiological analyses
  • Contemporary technological means help to increase the competitiveness of all Estonian manufacturers and processers of herbal raw materials and establish good prerequisites for cooperation both in terms of research and product development.

Developing Audru international auto and motorsports centre

What was done?

4 046 245,10
Developing Audru international auto and motorsports centre

Project period

01.01.2011 to 30.04.2013

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Based on the feedback from customers, the auto24 track could be renamed: “Probably the best racing track in Northern countries”. The customer (competition organisers, people driving on the racing track with their own cars and motorcycles, etc.) feedback for the track is very positive. The ringleaders have been successful in creating a convenient, safe, but at the same time fast and exciting racing track. The summer season is chock-full of competitions, customer events, vehicle and motorcycle demonstrations, etc. And most importantly – many customers come to Estonia specifically to drive on the auto24 track. This means that the plan to help bring foreign tourists to Estonia with the racing track has been successful.

Results of Project

  • A contemporary auto and motorsports racing track with accessory buildings meeting the FIA Grade 3 conditions was built.

Purchasing a new rolling stock

What was done?

79 500 000,00
Purchasing a new rolling stock

Project period

01.09.2008 to 31.03.2014

Implemental body

Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet

The project was due to the need to purchase electric trains that are economical, more environmentally friendly and meet contemporary European requirements, and the objective was to ensure the continuation of passenger transport with electric trains in Tallinn and the vicinity of Tallinn. 18 new electric trains were purchased, replacing the entire current fleet of rolling stock that had come to the end of its life. This ensured the continuation of electric train traffic that meets the demand and order of the Estonian state. Implementing the project created a qualitatively new level for servicing passengers in the service area of Elektriraudtee AS and thereby increased the number of passengers travelling with electric trains. In one month, the entire old fleet of rolling stock was replaced, and new contemporary fast and quiet FLIRT-type electric trains with all modern conveniences were given to the use of passengers by August 2013

Results of Project

  • 18 new electric trains
  • 20 new diesel trains
  • Speed and convenience – thanks to new contemporary trains it is possible to offer public passenger transport with smaller operating costs and more quality, offering a shorter travel time and modern conveniences such as air conditioning, toilet and bicycle rack to passengers, trains are also accessible to passengers in wheelchairs
  • Environmental sustainability – new electric trains are approx. 30% more energy-efficient, because they are lighter and consume less energy
  • 65% more passengers – the number of passengers travelling with electric trains has increased significantly

Urban space in Kultuurikatel

What was done?

870 939,52
Urban space in Kultuurikatel

Project period

12.10.2010 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Project “City street in Kultuurikatel” is one part of the Kultuurikatel building. Katlasaal (boiler hall) and Sisetänav (inner street) to remain on the ground level (room passing through Kultuurikatel). Two steam boilers renovated to be museum showpieces are located in the boiler hall.

Results of Project

  • Today, Kultuurikatel is a daily workplace for more than 200 creative people, incl. 10 employees of SA Tallinna Kultuurikatel;
  • Kultuurikatel constantly hosts events intended for citizens to a large number of visitors

Offering development opportunities for young people with the help of the SPIN-programme

What was done?

1 298 750,00
Offering development opportunities for young people with the help of the SPIN-programme

Project period

01.12.2014 to 31.12.2020

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The SPIN-programme offers development opportunities for young people through a novel model that combines football and activities developing social skills. SPIN enables several hundred young people in Tallinn and as of September 2016 in Kohtla-Järve to participate in football training sessions coached by coaches of top clubs and workshops hosted by specialists every week. The special nature of SPIN consists of its wide cooperation network – both the state and the local government, the Police and Border Guard Board, Estonian Football Association, Good Deed Foundation and schools participate in the implementation. Scientists of the University of Tartu help to assess the social impact of the programme. As a result of a joint effort, the SPIN-programme has become an important link in the chain child-school-home. In addition to developing athletic activity, current action has brought about plenty of examples of improved self-discipline, communication skills and school success of the participants

Results of Project

  • Over the first two seasons, 417 young people participated in the SPIN-programme
  • More than 30 organisations who shared their knowledge and experiences worked with young people
  • More than 20 schools benefited from the activity of the programme
  • Following the second season, 92% of the participants deemed the programme to be “good” or “very good”
  • The nonprofit organisation Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations (NENO) elected SPIN to be the best nonprofit organisation of the year

Restoration of the coastal meadows of the Kõrgessaare-Mudaste special conservation area

What was done?

171 720,56
Restoration of the coastal meadows of the Kõrgessaare-Mudaste special conservation area

Project period

29.03.2010 to 30.08.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

With the help of projects, rural life was significantly furthered in one area, taking approx. 400 hectares of ecological reserves and agricultural land into use.

Results of Project

  • 250 ha of coastal meadows, juniper shrublands and other habitats were restored
  • One permanent workplace was created
  • Areas are maintained continuously
  • Livestock was purchased, a livestock complex together with necessary infrastructure was built

New academic building of Tallinn University of Technology

What was done?

12 391 780,64
New academic building of Tallinn University of Technology

Project period

01.01.2007 to 31.10.2009

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The new academic building of TUT has working and studying places for more than 2,000 people, 13% of these for academic and research staff and administrative staff and 87% for students. The investment was used to complete the new building and furnish it with contemporary furnishings and technology.

Results of Project

  • New academic building of TUT was built and furnished
  • Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration and the faculty of humanities was brought over to Mustamäe campus from different parts of the city and from buildings requiring reconstruction, also the learning centre Audentes that joined the former
  • The building created prerequisites for integrating technological and economic teaching in a higher volume than before according to the contemporary requirements. The surface area of the building to be constructed is 10.3 thousand m2, of which 95.46% is effective area. The building has contemporary working and studying places for 2,101 people (277 working places and 1,715 studying places). 88.4% are rooms intended for academic work

Developing Tamula beach promenade

What was done?

1 037 304,44
Developing Tamula beach promenade

Project period

15.10.2008 to 31.05.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Tamula beach together with its beach promenade is undoubtedly one of the gems of South-Estonia. Tamula beach is very comfortable and offers things to do to people of all ages – large sandy beach, playgrounds for toddlers, ballgame courts, outdoor fitness area, and much more.  The beach is particularly comfortable thanks to its grass oasis where people can sunbathe without worries in the summer – they do not have to worry about the hot sand burning or cleaning sand off the towel all the time, and the beach is also equipped with free showering facilities and toilets. In the beach, visitors can take a walk on the 800-meter beach promenade that starts at Hotel Tamula and ends near Roosisaare Bridge, offering beautiful views on the city of Võru and the lake. The bridge is located near a prehistoric settlement and an outstanding sculpture symbolising the life force. In the summer, Tamula beach bungalow is open, offering comfortable atmosphere and good music. Tamula beach area exemplifies a complete design, a bold and interesting design solution that takes the location into consideration. The beach area is a unique location with a clear identity that raised the quality of life for the residents of the city of Viru and increased the number of visitors to it. Tamula beach has become the favourite place among the locals and domestic and foreign tourists.
 The beach area was opened in 2009.

Results of Project

  • Approx. 800-meter section was developed on the shore of Lake Tamula
  • The beach has pathways covered with stones and boards, lighting, fountain, children’s toys, bleachers, greenery, grass oasis imitating sunbeds, dressing booths, WC (also disabled), outdoor shower, piers, etc.
  • Each installed detail in Tamula beach has been carefully considered and has artistic value. The beach stands out with its innovation and environmental friendliness
  • In the summer, the number of visitors to the beach area has increased and more events are taking place, plus business activity in the beach has also enlivened. On average, 5–6 entrepreneurs operate on the beach area

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia 7 206 144 312€

The number to the side indicates how many European Union structural aids have been allocated to Estonia since 2004. The number includes aids to different fields and regions across Estonia. The bar chart below indicates the use of aids in different periods in different fields that can be viewed both Estonia-wide and county and city-wide. 

The areas earmarked grants

Energetics

Success stories (1)

  • Energetics
    Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva

Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva

What was done?

333 869,54
Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva

Project period

01.01.2014 to 01.11.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus KredEx

Reconstruction of an apartment building at the address Õuna 4, Elva

Results of Project

  • Reconstructed apartment building
  • Number of households (apartments) with an improved weighted energy consumption
  • Reconstructed housing stock
  • Reconstruction ensures a longer lifetime of the building

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 261 050 241€

Energiatõhusus

Eesmärgid

  1. Energiasäästlik eluasemesektor ja tänavalgustus ning taastuvenergia osakaalu kasv lõpptarbimises

Toetatavad tegevused

  • Korterelamute rekonstrueerimine
  • Alternatiivsete kütuste kasutuselevõtu suurendamine transpordis
  • Soojuse efektiivsem tootmine ja edastus
  • Tänavavalgustussüsteemide rekonstrueerimine

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Integration

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 19 398 252€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Education

Success stories (4)

  • Education
    Reconstruction of Seminari St. 1 school building and its vicinity
  • Education
    Constructing academic buildings, reconstructing workshops and purchasing learning aids
  • Education
    Renovation and fit-out of the student housing of Vana-Vigala Technical and Service School
  • Education
    Learning laboratories of the University of Tartu

Reconstruction of Seminari St. 1 school building and its vicinity

What was done?

5 286 909,02
Reconstruction of Seminari St. 1 school building and its vicinity

Project period

21.01.2013 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

With the help of the project, the oldest building in the city of Viru under heritage protection was restored, and the extension located next to it built from silicate bricks in the 1960s was replaced with a contemporary and student-friendly academic building.
 The building received a beautiful exterior where the old matches the new – the buildings were tied into a uniform whole with a three-storey glass gallery.
 The school has been operating as a so-called pure gymnasium as of autumn 2015.  251 students start their studies in September 2016.

 Võru Gymnasium was one of the five candidates to be selected for the final round of the Construction Project of the Year and was recognised as a nominee for the Construction Project of the Year 2014/2015.
 Võru Gymnasium was named a nominee of the Concrete Building of the Year 2015.
 The National Heritage Board recognised it as a “Well-restored monument” in 2015

Results of Project

  • As a result of the great school reform, two schools, Võru I Primary School and Võru Kreutzwald Gymnasium, were closed and Võru Gymnasium (so-called pure gymnasium) and Võru Kreutzwald School (primary school) were established
  • As part of the project, elementary grade floor of the Võru Kesklinna School was restored for the Seminar St. 1 school building and shower rooms were built
  • Former manor building located at Seminari St. 1 was restored, a soviet extension was demolished, and a new extension that takes the needs of the new school into consideration was built
  • With the help of the project, new contemporary furnishings were purchased for Võru Gymnasium

Constructing academic buildings, reconstructing workshops and purchasing learning aids

What was done?

10 378 524,54
Constructing academic buildings, reconstructing workshops and purchasing learning aids

Project period

01.07.2009 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

As a result of the project, both the working conditions of employees and the learning opportunities of students were significantly improved. The aforementioned helped to increase the competitiveness of the school located away from the largest centres of Estonia. Thanks to better learning conditions, the reputation of the school and the vocational education on the whole improves. All of the aforementioned is a direct prerequisite for the growth of the number of students and thereby residents in the respective area.

Results of Project

  • B and C units of the academic building were established
  • Units were furnished and equipped with contemporary technology
  • The building has mobility options also for people with a mobility disability
  • The attractiveness of vocational education being offered has increased, and learning taking place in new conditions with new equipment meets the contemporary needs in terms of quality

Renovation and fit-out of the student housing of Vana-Vigala Technical and Service School

What was done?

3 873 846,79
Renovation and fit-out of the student housing of Vana-Vigala Technical and Service School

Project period

01.08.2010 to 31.12.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The former fully depreciated student housing has become a contemporary student housing renovated with quality, the fit-out of which enables carrying out extracurricular activities to any target group with quality and in a contemporary manner.

The student housing has rooms adapted specifically to serve as living quarters and teaching social coping to students with moderate intellectual disability, which is very important for the school.

Results of Project

  • As a result of the project, the student housing was fully renovated
  • In order to reduce the energy consumption of the building, new windows and doors were installed and the facade and roof were insulated
  • All new communications, electricity, heating, ventilation and water supply were built. Solar collectors were installed on the roof to produce hot water during the non-heating period;
  • In total, 332 of accommodation places for students with all modern conveniences together with different opportunities for spending free time were established
  • A computer class was built in the building to assist the learning of subjects
  • Contemporary learning bases for the subject of car repairs (in total, four workshops), for the subject of construction and woodworking (three workshops) and for the subject of handicraft (one workshop).

Learning laboratories of the University of Tartu

What was done?

804 295,96
Learning laboratories of the University of Tartu

Project period

01.05.2011 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

With the help of the project of learning laboratories of the UT, a contemporary learning environment for teacher training necessary for the operation of a competence centre was developed in the UT and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (project partner) for formal study, retraining and in-service training, incl. individual learning, of subject teachers, teachers in pre-school child care institutions, class teachers and special education teachers. In cooperation, launching different units of the UT that train teachers and engage in educational research and the EAMT was successful. Specific learning laboratories were planned in cooperation in Tartu, Narva, Tallinn and Viljandi. In doing so, a system of learning laboratories was created, the core of which was the Education Innovation Centre in the old anatomical theatre in Toomemäe, Tartu. In connection with the Education Innovation Centre, area-specific spaces were furnished in other cities or in the university’s Tartu units. The Education Innovation Centre was established in one renovated wing of the old anatomical centre, and the unique historic building that had been underused for a long time got a new lease on life. Old valuables were tied to contemporary solutions – a wide selection of different interactive boards, 3D printer and scanners, robotic equipment, document cameras and tablets, recording opportunities with several cameras in different training classes, incl. opportunity for using remote controlled professional cameras for researching study materials and teacher education in one class. Today, the Education Innovation Centre and other learning laboratories are an everyday environment both for teachers just starting out and teachers who are already working, but it also offers experience-based counselling to many schools in developing the learning environment, and it uses the environment created in many international research and development projects

 

 

Photo: Tartu Ülikooli Pedagogicum

Results of Project

  • The left wing of the old anatomical theatre of the University of Tartu where the Education Innovation Centre was launched was renovated – 545 m2 for intensifying teacher training and education science: high school and II and III level classes of secondary school, elementary school classes, art and crafts class, computer class for technology subjects, video conference-based learning class
  • Outside the Education Innovation Centre, specific learning laboratories were fitted out: primary education, speech therapy and special needs education, natural sciences, physical education and coaching, music
  • Learning laboratories now carry out a large part of the initial training and in-service training in a contemporary learning environment with the help of extra-project means, active counselling of schools and international research and development is taking place, several training videos for teacher training and other methodological materials have been completed and different tours, seminars and information days supporting the teacher’s position and contemporary teaching are taking place.

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 816 818 922€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Transportation

Success stories (2)

  • Transportation
    Improving the environmental condition and increasing flight safety of the air traffic area of Tallinn Airport
  • Transportation
    Purchasing a new rolling stock

Improving the environmental condition and increasing flight safety of the air traffic area of Tallinn Airport

What was done?

70 000 000,00
Improving the environmental condition and increasing flight safety of the air traffic area of Tallinn Airport

Project period

17.09.2015 to 31.12.2020

Implemental body

Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet

The objective of the development project is to increase the level of flight safety of Tallinn Airport, intensify the environmentally sustainable and effective operation of the airport and alleviate the negative effect of the airport infrastructure on the surrounding environment through improving the airport’s environmental status.

Results of Project

  • Environmentally protective infrastructure systems and facilities that significantly improve the safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability of operating Tallinn Airport are to be established in the eastern and southern side of the air traffic area of the airport
  • Establishing rainwater and drainage systems, snow collection areas and deicing area is accompanied by a decrease in environmental impacts (pollution of surface and ground water)
  • The updated lights system of the airport enables implementing the CAT II navigation system category at Tallinn Airport
  • Changes in reinforcing the ground of the safety zone of the runaway and implementing a new lights system enables complying with the EASA requirements established for the airport infrastructure. Purchasing maintenance technology and rescue technology for the runway enables more efficient maintenance of the reconstructed and supplemented infrastructure
  • As a result of elongating the runway, it is possible to direct the take-off and landing of airplanes further away from the border of Lake Ülemiste and increase the height of landing airplanes above the city of Tallinn and Lake Ülemiste, thereby decreasing noise pollution in the nearby areas

Purchasing a new rolling stock

What was done?

79 500 000,00
Purchasing a new rolling stock

Project period

01.09.2008 to 31.03.2014

Implemental body

Tehnilise Järelevalve Amet

The project was due to the need to purchase electric trains that are economical, more environmentally friendly and meet contemporary European requirements, and the objective was to ensure the continuation of passenger transport with electric trains in Tallinn and the vicinity of Tallinn. 18 new electric trains were purchased, replacing the entire current fleet of rolling stock that had come to the end of its life. This ensured the continuation of electric train traffic that meets the demand and order of the Estonian state. Implementing the project created a qualitatively new level for servicing passengers in the service area of Elektriraudtee AS and thereby increased the number of passengers travelling with electric trains. In one month, the entire old fleet of rolling stock was replaced, and new contemporary fast and quiet FLIRT-type electric trains with all modern conveniences were given to the use of passengers by August 2013

Results of Project

  • 18 new electric trains
  • 20 new diesel trains
  • Speed and convenience – thanks to new contemporary trains it is possible to offer public passenger transport with smaller operating costs and more quality, offering a shorter travel time and modern conveniences such as air conditioning, toilet and bicycle rack to passengers, trains are also accessible to passengers in wheelchairs
  • Environmental sustainability – new electric trains are approx. 30% more energy-efficient, because they are lighter and consume less energy
  • 65% more passengers – the number of passengers travelling with electric trains has increased significantly

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 1 253 233 436€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Success stories (2)

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
    Marketing of Kumu Art Museum
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
    Establishing the Lotte Village theme park

Marketing of Kumu Art Museum

What was done?

120 814,74
Marketing of Kumu Art Museum

Project period

17.11.2008 to 16.11.2011

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The awareness and reputation of both Estonia and the Kumu Art Museum was increased. As part of the project, the number of visits from Finland, Sweden, Russia and Latvia was increased to almost 100,000.

Results of Project

  • A new website was developed
  • Many good and lasting contacts with foreign journalists and tourism companies
  • Various publications have been produced, advertisements have been published on Finnish, Latvia, Swedish and Russian markets alike
  • Number of visits from Finland, Sweden, Russia and Latvia was increased to almost 100,000

Establishing the Lotte Village theme park

What was done?

6 319 279,58
Establishing the Lotte Village theme park

Project period

25.07.2013 to 31.08.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

A theme park in the theme of the popular film and book character Lotte that offers an attractive opportunity to spend free time both to children and their parents. 

Results of Project

  • The following objects have been completed and the following activities have been carried out: Site work, incl. customer parking lot, Lotte’s house, Pig house, Bruno’s house, Rabbit house, Oscar’s shed, Giovanni’s house, Watermill, stone bridge, wooden bridge, beach house, observation tower, entrance building, station building, shelters for strollers (15 pcs.), stairs, stadium shed, garbage shed, shop terraces, modules, kiosks
  • The following assets have been purchased: expositions and attractions, wooden design furniture for residential buildings, parasols and umbrellas, advertising signs, costumes and masks, furniture and accessories for employee rooms in the theme park, outdoor furniture and outdoor inventory of the theme park, household appliances and electronic equipment of Lotte Village in the houses, toys and sports equipment in the theme park, metal furniture in employee rooms, security system for cash registers, cash register systems, sound equipment for Giovanni’s theatre, lighting equipment for Lotte Village theatre and concert area, media solution for Bruno’s house, landscaping supplies for maintaining the outdoor territory, furniture for the beach area, purchasing and installing the parking system.

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 1 094 414 848€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Administrative capacity

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 153 086 058€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Information society

Success stories (1)

  • Information society
    Digitising newsreels on nitro-base in the Film Archive

Digitising newsreels on nitro-base in the Film Archive

What was done?

260 714,01
Digitising newsreels on nitro-base in the Film Archive

Project period

27.07.2010 to 26.07.2012

Implemental body

Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet (RIA)

A large amount of audiovisual legacy was published in a short time.

Online access significantly increased the number of users and opportunities.

Customer service enables the user to place orders and receive the ordered copies in the online environment.

The 2K scanner purchased by MTÜ Digikeskus for the nitrofilm project is the first high quality film scanner in Estonia and has continued to be operational following the nitrofilm project.

Results of Project

  • 30 hours of the oldest Estonian film legacy that no one had seen before due to poor physical condition was digitised, including Konstantin Märska’s animation Päev Tallinna Turul (1926) and Tšeka komissar Miroštšenko (1925), which is one of the few feature films from the 1920s that has been fully preserved
  • A digital security-use fond (44TB) was established
  • Originals were appropriately preserved; Access in the online environment www.filmi.arhiiv.ee/fis

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 175 028 397€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Environment

Success stories (10)

  • Environment
    Reconstruction of the visitation-organisational infrastructure of Marimetsa Nature Reserve
  • Environment
    Doubling the recycling and valorisation of used paper
  • Environment
    Reconstruction of Narva Pimeaia park, stage I
  • Environment
    Establishing AS Väätsa Pürgila waste transfer station
  • Environment
    Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre for Endangered Species in Matsalu National Park
  • Environment
    Purchasing a multifunctional vessel
  • Environment
    Purchasing equipment and means for eliminating forest, landscape, soil and petroleum product fires
  • Environment
    Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo
  • Environment
    Renovation of the Põltsamaa city dam and establishing a fish passage
  • Environment
    Restoration of the coastal meadows of the Kõrgessaare-Mudaste special conservation area

Reconstruction of the visitation-organisational infrastructure of Marimetsa Nature Reserve

What was done?

88 999,00
Reconstruction of the visitation-organisational infrastructure of Marimetsa Nature Reserve

Project period

01.01.2014 to 31.12.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

Marimetsa hiking trail is one of the longest hiking trails in Lääne County and has particularly beautiful and interesting nature. The reconstructed trail introduces significantly different nature values: there is a maintained grassland, drained peatland forest, bog island with a broad-leaved forest, and different development stages of a bog – eutrophic fen, mesotrophic fen and pocosin or bog. The trail is a place to meet animals, listen to and view birds, get to know vastly different plants.

Results of Project

  • The reconstruction project completed in 2009 was corrected (a new working project was completed)
  • 1.9 km of boardwalk (extension to resting places as part of the boardwalk, 8 wooden benches were constructed and installed), 0.94 km of the soil trail was covered with pine bark mulch and the trail utility line was repaired, 8 signposts were installed, 13 displays (i.e. information board bases) were installed
  • 2 walkways across the ditch and the Marimetsa stream were constructed (necessary for constructing and future maintenance of the trail)

Doubling the recycling and valorisation of used paper

What was done?

1 465 140,00
Doubling the recycling and valorisation of used paper

Project period

01.10.2012 to 31.08.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The object of the project is to increase the recycling of paper and cardboard waste from the 4,000 tonnes before the project to 8,300 tonnes per year by 2015.

Results of Project

  • Recycling of paper and cardboard waste increases from the current 4,000 tonnes to 8,300 tonnes per year by 2015
  • The investment has a positive effect on the growth of the company’s profitability by approx. 1–2%, which is mostly due to lower production costs
  • Production costs decrease, because new technologies enable drying the paper cloth significantly before it reaches the drier, so approx. 10% less steam is required to produce 1 tonne of finished product
  • Electricity consumption is also reduced, because preparation of the mass uses less starting cycles and the entire paper machine operates quicker on the whole, plus the turbo vacuum is significantly more efficient. The estimated reduction of electricity consumption on the whole is approx. 7%
  • The project also has a positive effect on the environment, as more waste is recycled and the volume of CO2 released into the air is decreased, because the use of natural gas decreases as a result of more efficient production

Reconstruction of Narva Pimeaia park, stage I

What was done?

350 809,57
Reconstruction of Narva Pimeaia park, stage I

Project period

01.06.2011 to 31.12.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The objective of the project is the conservation of the historical layout, landscape design and environmental value of the Pimeaed park, which was created in the 19th century, by reconstructing the park sections of Väike Pimeaed and partially lower part of Pimeaed park and by renovating the infrastructure that guides visitors in the park.

Results of Project

  • inventory of bats in the Pimeaed park
  • reconstruction of stairs and roads in the park
  • renovating the current barrier and installing a new one
  • reconstruction of the fountain
  • installation of park luminaires
  • installation of park luminaires
  • maintenance works and landscaping of the Väike Pimeaed park territory

Establishing AS Väätsa Pürgila waste transfer station

What was done?

1 614 044,76
Establishing AS Väätsa Pürgila waste transfer station

Project period

05.02.2011 to 31.08.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

In 2010, Väätsa Prügila entered into a cooperation agreement with Eesti Energia to collect the stock reserve of waste to be mass-incinerated in Iru waste incineration unit and temporarily store it in Väätsa landfill. In order to perform this agreement, a 900 m2 reloading building was built, 3,500 m2 of temporary storage territory was established and necessary technology for baling mixed municipal waste was purchased.

As a result of carrying out the project, mixed municipal waste collected in the area is no longer landfilled, but is instead baled and stored temporarily with the objective of transferring the baled waste to Iru incineration unit according to a respective order

Results of Project

  • A 900 m2 reloading building was built
  • 3,500 m2 of temporary storage territory was established
  • necessary technology for baling mixed municipal waste was purchased

Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre for Endangered Species in Matsalu National Park

What was done?

426 464,60
Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre for Endangered Species in Matsalu National Park

Project period

15.06.2011 to 31.12.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The centre has been operating since 2014. The centre has mostly worked on supporting the procreation and restocking the small population of the natterjack toad. The habitats of the natterjack toad have become unsuitable, and populations are therefore very small, isolated and vulnerable. In order to ensure successful procreation in the populations, part of the natterjack toad spawn must be raised in more secure conditions (in centres), ensuring the growth of specimens every year to preserve small populations. 4,046 natterjack toads in 2014 and 4,496 natterjack toads in 2015 were raised and populated into the nature. It is necessary to continue this activity. Activities associated with oil pollution have not been required yet, but the centre is prepared for it.

Results of Project

  • The house was insulated properly, geothermal heating was installed, the entire electrical, ventilation and water systems were updated
  • capability for cleaning and recovering water birds rescued in the course of oil pollution have been created for the centre
  • All conditions have been created for supporting the population of the endangered species of amphibian – natterjack toad – to grow them from spawn into specimens that have undergone metamorphosis
  • Conditions have been created for growing endangered plant species from seeds.

Purchasing a multifunctional vessel

What was done?

32 877 859,39
Purchasing a multifunctional vessel

Project period

01.12.2008 to 01.01.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

The new multifunctional vessel improves the capability of discovering, localising and eliminating marine pollution that helps to minimise potential environmental damage. The multifunctional nature of the vessel is important in order to carry out daily prevention and monitoring work and also have the capability to react as quickly as possible in case of discovering pollution and immediately start localising and collection of pollution.

Results of Project

  • By acquiring the new multifunctional vessel, the Boarder Guard Board will achieve 26% of the capacity of reducing pollution complying with the minimum requirements according to HELCOM recommendation 11/13 by 2013, which is covering a 1.2 km2 area in 12 hours. Indirect objectives of the planned activity are to reduce the intentional generation of pollution at sea through prevention and monitoring activity and in case of discovering marine pollution, be ready to quickly and effectively eliminate thereof in order to minimise potential environmental damage and ensure the sustainable development of the region.

Purchasing equipment and means for eliminating forest, landscape, soil and petroleum product fires

What was done?

4 869 495,52
Purchasing equipment and means for eliminating forest, landscape, soil and petroleum product fires

Project period

01.09.2008 to 31.03.2010

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

Pursuant to the emergency response plans prepared according to the Emergency Act and the Rescue Act, the prime responsibility for eliminating forest and landscape fires and natural disasters lies with the Rescue Board. Due to the aforementioned, the Rescue Board has to ensure sufficient ability to resolve the described situations quickly and effectively and therefore purchase gear and equipment; Contemporary technological base and supplies enable increasing the preparedness of rescue structures in case of emergencies and their ability to carry out different rescue work and decrease the time spent on eliminating an accident and emergencies during rescue work.

Results of Project

  • Within the framework of the project, the Rescue Board purchased a pump system together with a hose container, hose containers together with a device for picking up hoses, an extinguishing module for forest fires, hose maintenance equipment together with a counting system for hoses, rapid intervention firefighting trucks with special capacity and personal protective equipment for persons involved in rescue work. The purchased new and contemporary equipment has greater mobility, reliability and technical capability
  • As a result of the project, the preparedness of rescue structures for accidents, emergencies and accidental fires on land improved. The improvement of the technical capability of the Rescue Board helps to ensure better preparedness for environmental emergencies in case of accidents and emergencies and thereby contribute to the preservation of nature.

Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo

What was done?

4 260 776,59
Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo

Project period

01.01.2011 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

 Environmental Education Centre of Tallinn Zoo opened on 1 July 2014. The zoo received a place where to carry out informative educational activities near an excellent zoological learning base

Results of Project

  • A building that enables offering to all visitors and schoolchildren different environmental educational activities from school programmes supporting formal learning to extracurricular education and spending free time meaningfully – all year long – has been completed
  • Training classes and the laboratory hobby group lessons and practice sessions of the nature school for 300 students
  • The 149-seat auditorium allows for carrying out theme nights, movie programmes, nature-themed lectures, seminars, international conferences and training session
  • The large lobby displays nature-themed exhibitions and hosts different events
  • The Environmental Education Centre has an important children’s zoo for families and toddlers open year round, where visitors can meet household animals and pets
  • Popular city camps and educational nature-themed children’s birthday parties are carried out by specialists of the nature school both in Estonian and in Russian
  • The Environmental Education Centre offers educational programmes to students, interns, people with special needs, etc.

Renovation of the Põltsamaa city dam and establishing a fish passage

What was done?

1 629 476,25
Renovation of the Põltsamaa city dam and establishing a fish passage

Project period

10.03.2011 to 31.12.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

As a result of the project, the dam facility of the regulator of the dam-bridge of Põltsamaa River located in the city of Põltsamaa has been renovated and equipped with automatic brushes that enable regulating and maintaining the water level correctly and operatively. The river bed has been cleaned of sediments, and an appropriate fish passage has been established next to the dam. As a result of the project, the biodiversity of the river and living environment as a whole will improve.  Prerequisites are established for gradual increase of fish stock in the Põltsamaa River. Preservation of buildings under heritage conservation has been ensured on the bank of Põltsamaa River.

Results of Project

  • Renovation of the dam and establishing a fish passage
  • Cleaning the river bed of sediments

Restoration of the coastal meadows of the Kõrgessaare-Mudaste special conservation area

What was done?

171 720,56
Restoration of the coastal meadows of the Kõrgessaare-Mudaste special conservation area

Project period

29.03.2010 to 30.08.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus (KIK)

With the help of projects, rural life was significantly furthered in one area, taking approx. 400 hectares of ecological reserves and agricultural land into use.

Results of Project

  • 250 ha of coastal meadows, juniper shrublands and other habitats were restored
  • One permanent workplace was created
  • Areas are maintained continuously
  • Livestock was purchased, a livestock complex together with necessary infrastructure was built

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 1 011 057 989€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Regional development

Success stories (25)

  • Regional development
    Developing the Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum into a contemporary and complete museum-visitor complex of maritime and engineering history – Seaplane Harbour project
  • Regional development
    Construction of Angla Heritage Culture Centre
  • Regional development
    Renovation of the storehouse-dryer of Kohila Manor into Kohila Library
  • Regional development
    Recreational sports trail on the left bank of Pärnu River (Jüri Jaansoni trail)
  • Regional development
    Oil Shale Competence Centre
  • Regional development
    Developing Kohtla Mining Park-Museum and its rest area into an attractive tourism site and visitor centre introducing the industrial legacy, stage II
  • Regional development
    Developing tourism and recreational activities in the Mooste Manor complex
  • Regional development
    Reconstruction of the stadium of Kohtla-Järve Järve Gymnasium
  • Regional development
    Making Rakvere Castle into a year-round Medieval and Early Modern Period theme park
  • Regional development
    Construction of Narva waterfront promenade
  • Regional development
    Small Craft Competence Centre
  • Regional development
    Reconstruction of Tehvandi Stadium into a multifunctional year-round international sports and tourism complex
  • Regional development
    Establishing a sports complex meeting the international requirements of BMX-MTB-SKATE in Rae Rural Municipality
  • Regional development
    Construction of Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre
  • Regional development
    Construction and fit-out of the Sõmerpalu Motohall
  • Regional development
    Establishing the Wittenstein Time Centre on Vallimäe Hill in Paide
  • Regional development
    Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation
  • Regional development
    Further development of the Estonian Road Museum
  • Regional development
    Sillamäe Cultural Centre building
  • Regional development
    Reconstruction of the observation platform of Tallinn TV Tower and construction of the convention and exhibition centre
  • Regional development
    Developing Kiviõli Adventure Centre
  • Regional development
    Competence Centre for Knowledge-Based Health Goods and Natural Products
  • Regional development
    Developing Audru international auto and motorsports centre
  • Regional development
    Urban space in Kultuurikatel
  • Regional development
    Developing Tamula beach promenade

Developing the Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum into a contemporary and complete museum-visitor complex of maritime and engineering history – Seaplane Harbour project

What was done?

11 731 670,68
Developing the Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum into a contemporary and complete museum-visitor complex of maritime and engineering history – Seaplane Harbour project

Project period

01.04.2009 to 30.04.2012

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The Seaplane Harbour is home to one of the most spectacular maritime museums in Northern Europe. It accommodates the genuine submarine Lembit from the 1930s, boats and sailboats, a century-old steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane, mines, cannons and many other life-size showpieces. The museum and the seaplane hangar have won several awards: most tourist friendly museum in Estonia 2012, Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2013, special prize of the European Museum of the Year 2014, and many more. The Seaplane Harbour museum is a memorable experience for the whole family: plenty of interesting reading material, round-the-world trip on a Yellow Submarine, taking photos in the navy uniform, large aquarium, simulators, accurate throwing of paper planes and plenty more of interest.

 

Results of Project

  • A history seaplane hangar was restored and a unique environment was created for an exposition
  • Construction of harbour quays was continued, which has a very important protective function to the whole of the harbour area and the fleet of the maritime museum

Construction of Angla Heritage Culture Centre

What was done?

1 387 473,24
Construction of Angla Heritage Culture Centre

Project period

01.04.2009 to 31.05.2011

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

A new Heritage Culture Centre together with workshops, a museum and a conference hall furnished with a unique exposition of crafts machines was built from Saaremaa dolomite using old building methods. The oldest from the 17th century. Interest in the new Heritage Culture Centre has been great both among tourism promoters and tour operators. Public interest in learning handicrafts has been surprisingly great. Great joy is found in acquiring simple skills that produce a self-made item. As appropriate for a windmill hill, the central location in the centre is a Bread Room together with a bread oven and baking of bread.  The centre is a highly suitable holiday location for families with children.

Results of Project

  • The Heritage Culture Centre building was built, the public rooms of which are located on three storeys
  • The centre houses different workshops introducing handicraft traditions, a room for eating homemade bread, exhibition hall, 2 rooms for performers, chimney, old bread oven, public toilets, storage rooms and service rooms
  • The centre hosts national handicraft days and celebrations of folk calendar events

Renovation of the storehouse-dryer of Kohila Manor into Kohila Library

What was done?

951 191,19
Renovation of the storehouse-dryer of Kohila Manor into Kohila Library

Project period

18.03.2009 to 31.05.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The general objective achieved with the project was to increase the quality of the availability of the library service for the residents of Kohila region to meet the contemporary functional requirements of a library and establish a library with modern architectural solutions of a size that corresponds to the number of residents in the area. The new library to be established as a result of the project is an important prerequisite for activating the intellectual life of the region and improve the reading culture and reading habits among children and young people. In addition to being a provider of the standard library service, the new library has also received the role of a partial local cultural centre.

 

Results of Project

  • A historically valuable building was restored and taken into use;
  • Lending books in the library improved, a contemporary reading hall was established and an internet point was opened
  • The service of organising a seminar-conference, hall for hobby groups, video-music room with the opportunity to watch quality films (video projector + screen) and art exhibition hall were added as new services

Recreational sports trail on the left bank of Pärnu River (Jüri Jaansoni trail)

What was done?

1 684 546,76
Recreational sports trail on the left bank of Pärnu River (Jüri Jaansoni trail)

Project period

04.03.2013 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Developing public urban space and turning it into an attractive place for spending time and doing sports on the left bank of Pärnu River; propagating recreational sports and active lifestyle and developing opportunities for it

Results of Project

  • 4 km cycle and pedestrian track was established on the left bank of Pärnu River in the area between the two bridges
  • Together with the cycle and pedestrian track on the right bank of the river, the track to be established shall form an approx. 9 km trail
  • Lighting, bike racks, garbage cans and benches were installed near the trail
  • Opportunities for using urban environment have expanded, the new cycle and pedestrian track enables safe and convenient option for being active in the city centre area.

Oil Shale Competence Centre

What was done?

3 630 791,95
Oil Shale Competence Centre

Project period

01.01.2016 to 31.12.2019

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The Oil Shale Competence Centre (OSCC) is an internationally renowned leader and independent expert of valorising use of oil shale, other natural resources and byproducts of processing thereof and a promotor of entrepreneurship associated with the field and development of the region.

Activities of the project of developing the Oil Shale Competence Centre are aimed at using the specificity of the region – oil shale and industry and areas of activity associated with thereof – for the development of the region and benefit of the residents. The OSCC has created opportunities for involving PhD students and researchers and for establishing jobs for the top specialists in Ida-Viru County. As a result of the project, the cooperation between companies, researchers and local governments has deepened.

By developing the infrastructure of the Oil Shale Competence Centre, involving researchers and offering a wider range of services, the level of research and development activity in the region has improved and the number of companies using knowledge services (incl. companies just starting out) has increased by approximately 50%.

As a result of activities aimed at the public, awareness regarding the field of oil shale has increased both in the region and in the country as a whole.

Results of Project

  • By replenishing the equipment fleet of the fuel technology research and test laboratory of the OSCC and implementing new analysis methods, the capacity of the laboratory has significantly improved
  • Incubation services, incl. the opportunity to rent test and development laboratories, are offered to entrepreneurs
  • An oil shale conference with approx. 200 participants is held every year
  • The region offers a unique consultation service regarding intellectual property
  • Oil shale newsletter and oil shale industry yearbook is being published

Developing Kohtla Mining Park-Museum and its rest area into an attractive tourism site and visitor centre introducing the industrial legacy, stage II

What was done?

3 061 083,45
Developing Kohtla Mining Park-Museum and its rest area into an attractive tourism site and visitor centre introducing the industrial legacy, stage II

Project period

01.11.2011 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The landscape of Estonian culture and museums received a contemporary and attractive Mining Museum, which is unique in the entire Baltic Sea region. New jobs were created at the site; the number of visitors grew to approx. 26,000 per year. In 2015, the Estonian Mining Museum was the most visited tourism site in North-Estonia (excl. city of Tallinn). The Mining Museum serves as the engine and magnet of Ida-Viru tourism. The share of foreign tourists among the visitors of the museum is growing vigorously; it is involved in international projects through the Tallinn University of Technology; introductory articles have been published in international tourism magazines; it is listed in the list of museums of the Ministry of Culture. As of June 2016, the Estonian Mining Museum is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), i.e. it is globally in an international image

Results of Project

  • The underground museum and its exposition were renovated, heating system was updated in the former administrative building and glazed windows were installed, a conference centre was established on the 2nd floor of the building
  • The building and limestone tower of the direct reduction plant were fully renovated, and the main museum building, exhibition halls, offices, interactive exposition and a rest area were established therein
  • Doors and windows on the boiler house and garage were renovated
  • The territory was surrounded with a fence, it was fixed up, landscaped and lit, the pond was cleaned, and firefighting water points and a parking lot were built

Developing tourism and recreational activities in the Mooste Manor complex

What was done?

1 936 752,97
Developing tourism and recreational activities in the Mooste Manor complex

Project period

01.05.2009 to 31.12.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Mooste Manor established during the reign of the Nolcken family, one of the mostly integrally preserved manor complexes in Estonia, with its exemplary mansion and lofty ancillary buildings is located in the south-eastern part of Estonia, 250 km from Tallinn, 42 km from Tartu in Põlva County, on the shore of Lake Mooste.
The manor has accommodation, a cafe and restaurant and several exciting entrepreneurs in the Masters’ Courtyard.

Results of Project

  • Folk House restored
  • Governor’s House restored
  • Restaurateurs’ House restored, basic equipment purchased
  • Contemporary audio equipment, light equipment and furniture purchased for the Folk House

Reconstruction of the stadium of Kohtla-Järve Järve Gymnasium

What was done?

605 322,00
Reconstruction of the stadium of Kohtla-Järve Järve Gymnasium

Project period

06.03.2015 to 15.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

 

 

As a result of the project, the updated infrastructure of the gymnasium stadium meets both technical, environmental, health protection and other requirements and also the development needs of the gymnasium. The renovated stadium is used by the students of the gymnasium and private school Intellekt, residents of the city of Kohtla-Järve and Kohtla Rural Municipality, and sports clubs.

 

 

 

 

PHOTO: Vitali Borodin ja Tatjana Samsonova

 

Results of Project

  • Turf-covered football pitch, basketball and volleyball courts with artificial paving, shot put sector, exercise area with exercise machines were established
  • Running tracks and jumping pits have been reconstructed
  • Storm water drainage and video surveillance systems have been resolved
  • Sports equipment (football goals, basketball court and athletics constructions, benches, etc.) has been purchased and installed.

Making Rakvere Castle into a year-round Medieval and Early Modern Period theme park

What was done?

605 732,04
Making Rakvere Castle into a year-round Medieval and Early Modern Period theme park

Project period

01.01.2011 to 30.06.2012

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Rakvere Castle is the most important site that the visitors and tourists know the city of Rakvere by.

Rakvere Castle is a well-preserved historic fortification where the theme park demonstrating the life of the 16th century is offering a complete era-specific experience to the visitors. The mission of Rakvere Castle is to protect and keep developing the castle and create an environment that would resemble the conditions of the 16th century, offering knowledge about the operation of a typical castle to the visitors.

Results of Project

  • A complete year-round theme park demonstrating the life of the 16th century and offering knowledge and experiences to the visitors has been established in Rakvere Castle.

Construction of Narva waterfront promenade

What was done?

5 022 646,16
Construction of Narva waterfront promenade

Project period

01.03.2012 to 18.11.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Narva promenade is a renovated nearly a kilometer-long Narva River waterfront that received a completely new appearance after the renovation

Results of Project

  • Parts of the bastion walls in places in danger of collapsing have been secured and the promenade has been equipped with lighting and video surveillance system
  • Separate footpaths and cycle and pedestrian tracks and access roads for vehicles have been established in order to enable the safe and convenient use of the promenade for pedestrians, recreational athletes and the border guard alike
  • Hahn stairway that had been closed since the restoration of the border was reopened
  • The entire area has been fixed up
  • Different architectural small forms and urban furniture have been installed to create an attractive contemporary atmosphere for the visitors of the promenade

Small Craft Competence Centre

What was done?

3 702 914,84
Small Craft Competence Centre

Project period

01.01.2016 to 31.12.2019

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The focus on Saaremaa regional competence centre is small craft building, because Estonian small craft building has concentrated to Saaremaa, the area has a relatively high added value, has a wide impact on economy through a very varied interlinking sector, and Estonian ship builders themselves believe that developing competences contributes to improving their competitive position the best. At the same time, investment costs in the service of pre- and post-construction quality control of ships are too high and the payoff period is too long for any Estonian company to be interested in offering respective services. Today, base investments in the Saaremaa Small Craft Competence Centre have been made; provision of model test services for ships commenced in 2016. Services of the centre have been developed according to the needs of the companies, thereby becoming ever more complex. The centre also operates as a supporter of the small craft construction programme of the Tallinn University of Technology and leads cooperation projects of Estonian small craft construction companies.

Results of Project

  • Modern, unique infrastructure and evolving competence at the centre
  • Cooperation with Estonian researchers interested in the field of shipbuilding technology and hydrodynamics
  • Excellent relationships with small craft construction companies, reference work for providing knowledge services
  • Good relationships with key people of naval architecture in Southampton, Aalto, Kiel, Stockholm, Zagreb and other universities who are interested in cooperation

Reconstruction of Tehvandi Stadium into a multifunctional year-round international sports and tourism complex

What was done?

4 473 815,40
Reconstruction of Tehvandi Stadium into a multifunctional year-round international sports and tourism complex

Project period

01.06.2009 to 31.08.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

In the years 1999–2010, Tehvandi Sports Centre became an internationally renowned competition and training centre. Cross country skiing world championships legs that took place in the centre brought in tens of thousands of spectators from Estonia and abroad alike, and the TV broadcast of the competition reached tens of millions of viewers across the world. Unfortunately, the centre did not have a stadium complex meeting contemporary requirements, and the project completed precisely the missing world class complex that created the prerequisites for hosting international championships that have been taken place since then: junior world championships in winter sports, world championships leg in cross country skiing, car racing competition centre of Rally Estonia, leg of the IBU cup, and junior European championships in biathlon, etc.

By the end of 2010, a multifunctional year-round sports complex meeting the requirements for organising international championships that is capable of providing a high quality service to at least a thousand visitors a day has been developed in Tehvandi Sports Centre.

Results of Project

  • Tehvandi Stadium has an athletics arena meeting international requirements for doing single events (sprinting, distance and triple jump, javelin throw, discus throw, shot put, high jump and pole-vaulting)
  • Football pitch with grass meeting international requirements
  • Sports game court (basketball and volleyball court and tennis court)
  • Skiing stadium meeting international requirements for organising different winter sports competitions
  • Tehvandi Stadium building (4 floors, locker rooms for athletes, medical rooms, competition and press centre rooms, referee rooms for organising competitions, sound and communication centre, cafe, winter sports museum, storage rooms, toilets, etc.)
  • Western tribune with 2,000 seats in chairs
  • Northern tribune with 1,000 seats on benches
  • Parking lots on the territory (approximately 350 parking spaces)

Establishing a sports complex meeting the international requirements of BMX-MTB-SKATE in Rae Rural Municipality

What was done?

3 711 103,10
Establishing a sports complex meeting the international requirements of BMX-MTB-SKATE in Rae Rural Municipality

Project period

01.07.2014 to 11.12.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The objective of the sports complex is to bring a large number of sports tourists to Estonia, doing so mostly outside the regular high season of tourism.

Results of Project

  • Spot centre or an adventure sports centre together with a motocross track and different attractions has been completed
  • Establishing the centre promotes healthy lifestyles

Construction of Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre

What was done?

1 320 300,00
Construction of Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre

Project period

27.03.2015 to 16.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

As a result of renovating Puurmani Cultural and Leisure Centre, a building that had largely been empty will be taken into use in full.

Results of Project

  • Better availability of public services has been ensured, also to people with a mobility disability
  • Residents of Puurmani Rural Municipality have the opportunity to use contemporary conditions for doing sports: sports hall, gym, aerobics and board game room
  • Appropriate rooms have been created for hobby group activities
  • Maintenance cost of the building will be reduced by 30–40% as a result of the renovation and due to establishing a heating system based on renewable energy

Construction and fit-out of the Sõmerpalu Motohall

What was done?

3 396 991,57
Construction and fit-out of the Sõmerpalu Motohall

Project period

01.02.2009 to 15.11.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Sõmerpalu motor centre is an interactive visitor centre that introduces motorsports and offers experiences to the visitors.

Results of Project

  • Motohall has been established in Sõmerpalu, Viru County
  • 8–10 international motocross competitions are hosted annually
  • Beginners also have the opportunity to try out motorcycling. Visitors will get a bike, equipment and coaching at the site
  • Also popular as a venue for music events and organising customer events

Establishing the Wittenstein Time Centre on Vallimäe Hill in Paide

What was done?

2 409 328,63
Establishing the Wittenstein Time Centre on Vallimäe Hill in Paide

Project period

01.01.2009 to 31.12.2011

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Wittenstein Time Centre is a unique tourism site in the Baltic States where the visitor can get an interactive and humorous overview of the history of Estonia in an hour and a half. The time machine (elevator) takes visitors through 9 eras of Estonia in the watchtower of Paide Castle. The Time Centre offers an alternative to traditional museums in order to diversify the introduction of history.

In the Time Centre, visitors can meet characters from different eras, listen to the songs and dance the dances of different eras and taste the flavours of different areas.

The Time Centre has joined the Järvamaa Museum and thereby created new synergy that enables introducing the history of Estonia both through experiences and scientifically. Turnover of Wittenstein Time Centre has increased by nearly 30,000 euros every year.

Results of Project

  • An attractive exposition of Estonian history (prehistoric era, era of the Orders, era of kings, era of czars, era of occupations, Estonian era, era of the restoration of independence, Eurochamber) is located through eight floors
  • 16 exposition with different interior design have been prepared on the eight floors of the Valli Tower
  • Mannequins provided for in the concept have been purchased, costumes have been prepared for 17 mannequins, 3 costumes for employees of the centre and 12 costumes for visitors to participate in the programme
  • Forgings necessary in the exposition (25 pcs.) have been produced
  • 18 sound clips have been produced as background for expositions
  • 16 video clips of different eras, a 10-minute advertising film about the Time Centre and a 20-minute film Chronicles of Estonia have been produced
  • 37 interactive exhibits have been prepared
  • Necessary audiovisual equipment has been installed

Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation

What was done?

3 755 681,67
Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation

Project period

01.12.2010 to 31.08.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation is both a developmental engine for region-specific entrepreneurship and more widely a cooperation centre for public authority, entrepreneurship and universities functioning as a sectorial source of innovation that relies on a consortium comprising 15 partners (until 2015). The mission and main objectives of activity of the centre of excellence are:
•    focusing and valuating competences in the Estonia-wide fields of therapeutic mud, mud therapy, health promotion and rehabilitation
•    initiating and implementing sectorial development projects
•    supporting knowledge-heavy entrepreneurship and sectorial innovation through product and service development

Results of Project

  • 15 surveys carried out
  • 35 conferences, training sessions, seminars carried out
  • 14 scientific publications published
  • 3 new companies were established in Lääne county as a result of the activity
  • 2 patents, 1 industrial design were created

Further development of the Estonian Road Museum

What was done?

3 006 657,68
Further development of the Estonian Road Museum

Project period

29.05.2008 to 30.09.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Further development of the Estonian Road Museum doubled the number of visitors to the museum: in 2009, it was nearly 19,000, while in 2010 is was close to 32,000. In different years, the number of visitors fluctuates between 34,000 and 38,000 people. Extension of the Estonian Road Museum was awarded the Tourism Innovator award of Enterprise Estonia in 2011; in 2012, readers of the magazine Pere ja Kodu chose the museum to be the child-friendliest museum in Estonia; graphic concrete walls of the exterior spaces were awarded the special prize of the Concrete Building of the Year in 2012.

 

 

 

 

Fotod: Eesti Maantemuuseum

Results of Project

  • Exterior spaces (13,793 m2) and facilities belonging to it (incl. parking lot (205 m2) and footpath to Tilleorg (500 m2) were built according to the basic project
  • 19 workplaces, 16 of these seasonal, were establish in the course of further development
  • Historic means of transport (19th century mail coach, long bench coach, spring carriage, horse-drawn carriage)
  • Reproduction of the first grader Bitvargen manufactured in Estonia
  • Software and video tour guide were programmed for interactive information kiosks
  • 28 era-specific sets of clothes and footwear for employees and visitors

Sillamäe Cultural Centre building

What was done?

1 219 081,50
Sillamäe Cultural Centre building

Project period

04.01.2010 to 01.09.2013

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Multifunctional community centre established on the basis of a monofunctional cultural centre, which means a more effective and intensive use of the cultural centre. Setting up a museum, seminar room and cafe increases the spectrum of visitors and the time of using the building, it also makes the intensity of using spaces more effective. The building has been renovated as an architectural monument, which helps to preserve and highlight the characteristics of the era. Establishing a thematic museum helps to organise and gather information about the era and present it adequately, which helps to both preserve the community’s memory and culture of Sillamäe and store a period of history that was fateful to Estonia as a whole. The cultural centre now has contemporary means for organising cultural events and performances (renovated spaces, quickly removable seats). The quality of public services being offered has improved: services are provided in renovated spaces where safety, appropriate lighting, ventilation and heating are ensured.

 

Photo: Boris Sinitsov ja Vladimir Šurmin

 

Results of Project

  • The cultural centre has become contemporary in terms of technology
  • All structures, technological systems and communications of the building have been resolved on the basis of contemporary materials and technical solutions, taking into consideration peculiarities arising from the characteristic of the site in terms of heritage protection
  • Ceiling painting and plaster decor have been restored, convertible chairs and equipment have been installed
  • Sillamäe Cultural Centre houses a branch of the city museum

Reconstruction of the observation platform of Tallinn TV Tower and construction of the convention and exhibition centre

What was done?

5 405 593,15
Reconstruction of the observation platform of Tallinn TV Tower and construction of the convention and exhibition centre

Project period

31.03.2010 to 30.09.2012

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

In the course of the project, the building and technological systems of the Tallinn TV Tower were fully reconstructed and a contemporary visiting environment with a futuristic interior design was created. In addition to a panorama programme based on multimedia supporting the enjoyment of views, an exposition was created for the TV Tower to introduce Estonian success stories in the field of science and technology and the TV Tower’s own colourful history. With support from the project, marketing activities were launched already a year before opening and activities were underway in terms of introducing the object and sales to tourism companies

Results of Project

  • The highest observation tower in Tallinn and the Nordic countries and the symbol of Estonian restoration of independence that had been closed to visitors for 5 years was reopened on 4 April 2012
  • The TV Tower is one of the most visited tourism attractions in Tallinn. The number of visitors rose from the average of 30,000 in the period preceding the closing to approximately 160,000 visitors per year. In the year following the relaunch, 240,000 people visited the tower, which was more than double the estimation
  • 50% of the visitors to the tower are foreign tourists, mostly from Finland and Russia, plus representatives from more than 30 different countries. Visitors generally arrive at the TV Tower on their own, approx. 15% of foreign tourists arrive through travel agencies or other cooperation partners
  • The TV Tower continues to be popular among local people in the 5th year following the relaunch. The programme of cultural events taking place at all times and temporary exhibitions have taken the percentage of repeat visits to over 25%
  • Approx. 20% of the visitors are children. In addition to regular visits, the TV Tower also offers special programmes for children’s groups, thereby contributing to the selection of study tours of Estonian educational institutions on the topic of both Estonian contemporary history and television and high-rise buildings
  • As a result of the project, SA Tallinna Teletorn and a catering operator established approximately 38 additional full-time or part-time jobs

Developing Kiviõli Adventure Centre

What was done?

3 612 004,86
Developing Kiviõli Adventure Centre

Project period

17.08.2010 to 15.10.2013

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

The greatest success factor and competition advantage of the centre that was named the best tourism object in Estonia in 2013 is the opportunity to use the historic-natural characteristic of Ida-Viru County by turning an old mountain of ash into an adventure centre with an internationally positive image.

Results of Project

  • Technical building for motor racing centre and ski slopes that is established to store the equipment of the motor racing centre, ski slope maintenance equipment (track tractors), snow cannons and other maintenance technology of the centre
  • Snow-making system and pumping station building of the ski centre, the main objective of which is producing winter artificial snow for ski slopes
  • Track tractor of the ski centre for maintaining ski slopes and cross country tracks
  • Other technical infrastructure – water, sewerage, electricity, communication, exterior lighting, heating system using the residual heat of the hill
  • Automation and access system of buildings – climate control, lighting control, motion control, security system and remote reading of buildings

Competence Centre for Knowledge-Based Health Goods and Natural Products

What was done?

37 546,56
Competence Centre for Knowledge-Based Health Goods and Natural Products

Project period

01.12.2010 to 04.12.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

In the course of the project, a contemporary competence centre PlantValor for knowledge-based health goods and natural products enabling complete valorisation of herbal raw material was established in the former main building of the Polli Horticultural Research Centre. With aid from the European Regional Development Fund, an office building constructed in 1974 was reconstructed, analysis and technology laboratories were furnished, launching the activity of the centre and introducing the opportunities to research groups and entrepreneurs working with herbal raw material was commenced 

Results of Project

  • The technology unit of the centre can produce different natural extracts, powders and oils as test patches that can be used in manufacturing functional foods with high natural added value, in household chemicals and cosmetics industry
  • Employees and scientists of the centre and entrepreneurs interested in cooperation have access to laboratory test equipment such as, among others, a supercritical carbon dioxide extractor, liquid extractor, microwave extractor and lyophilizer
  • The analysis unit enables carrying out biochemical and microbiological analyses
  • Contemporary technological means help to increase the competitiveness of all Estonian manufacturers and processers of herbal raw materials and establish good prerequisites for cooperation both in terms of research and product development.

Developing Audru international auto and motorsports centre

What was done?

4 046 245,10
Developing Audru international auto and motorsports centre

Project period

01.01.2011 to 30.04.2013

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Based on the feedback from customers, the auto24 track could be renamed: “Probably the best racing track in Northern countries”. The customer (competition organisers, people driving on the racing track with their own cars and motorcycles, etc.) feedback for the track is very positive. The ringleaders have been successful in creating a convenient, safe, but at the same time fast and exciting racing track. The summer season is chock-full of competitions, customer events, vehicle and motorcycle demonstrations, etc. And most importantly – many customers come to Estonia specifically to drive on the auto24 track. This means that the plan to help bring foreign tourists to Estonia with the racing track has been successful.

Results of Project

  • A contemporary auto and motorsports racing track with accessory buildings meeting the FIA Grade 3 conditions was built.

Urban space in Kultuurikatel

What was done?

870 939,52
Urban space in Kultuurikatel

Project period

12.10.2010 to 31.10.2015

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Project “City street in Kultuurikatel” is one part of the Kultuurikatel building. Katlasaal (boiler hall) and Sisetänav (inner street) to remain on the ground level (room passing through Kultuurikatel). Two steam boilers renovated to be museum showpieces are located in the boiler hall.

Results of Project

  • Today, Kultuurikatel is a daily workplace for more than 200 creative people, incl. 10 employees of SA Tallinna Kultuurikatel;
  • Kultuurikatel constantly hosts events intended for citizens to a large number of visitors

Developing Tamula beach promenade

What was done?

1 037 304,44
Developing Tamula beach promenade

Project period

15.10.2008 to 31.05.2010

Implemental body

Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutus (EAS)

Tamula beach together with its beach promenade is undoubtedly one of the gems of South-Estonia. Tamula beach is very comfortable and offers things to do to people of all ages – large sandy beach, playgrounds for toddlers, ballgame courts, outdoor fitness area, and much more.  The beach is particularly comfortable thanks to its grass oasis where people can sunbathe without worries in the summer – they do not have to worry about the hot sand burning or cleaning sand off the towel all the time, and the beach is also equipped with free showering facilities and toilets. In the beach, visitors can take a walk on the 800-meter beach promenade that starts at Hotel Tamula and ends near Roosisaare Bridge, offering beautiful views on the city of Võru and the lake. The bridge is located near a prehistoric settlement and an outstanding sculpture symbolising the life force. In the summer, Tamula beach bungalow is open, offering comfortable atmosphere and good music. Tamula beach area exemplifies a complete design, a bold and interesting design solution that takes the location into consideration. The beach area is a unique location with a clear identity that raised the quality of life for the residents of the city of Viru and increased the number of visitors to it. Tamula beach has become the favourite place among the locals and domestic and foreign tourists.
 The beach area was opened in 2009.

Results of Project

  • Approx. 800-meter section was developed on the shore of Lake Tamula
  • The beach has pathways covered with stones and boards, lighting, fountain, children’s toys, bleachers, greenery, grass oasis imitating sunbeds, dressing booths, WC (also disabled), outdoor shower, piers, etc.
  • Each installed detail in Tamula beach has been carefully considered and has artistic value. The beach stands out with its innovation and environmental friendliness
  • In the summer, the number of visitors to the beach area has increased and more events are taking place, plus business activity in the beach has also enlivened. On average, 5–6 entrepreneurs operate on the beach area

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 642 831 821€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Social protection & health

Success stories (5)

  • Social protection & health
    “Begin Again” – Estonian language for unemployed non-Estonians
  • Social protection & health
    Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement
  • Social protection & health
    Increasing young people’s participation in lifelong learning and employment in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County
  • Social protection & health
    Work training for disabled people at the Maarja Village and at the Tartu boutique workshop
  • Social protection & health
    Offering development opportunities for young people with the help of the SPIN-programme

“Begin Again” – Estonian language for unemployed non-Estonians

What was done?

267337,94
“Begin Again” – Estonian language for unemployed non-Estonians

Project period

01.04.2010 to 31.12.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The objective of the project was to increase the competitiveness of non-Estonian speaking residents of Estonia on the labour market by providing efficient language training.

Results of Project

  • The project has had 15,580 participants, 6,504 of those are users who registered for the e-course
  • In the framework of the "Begin Again" project, an interactive e-course (elementary level, 0–A2) – "Keeleklikk" (www.keeleklikk.ee) – was compiled for Russian-speaking people.
  • Participants of the “Keeleklikk” e-course also have the opportunity to send their homework and questions to a teacher who replies to them personally and gives feedback on their homework.
  • The training was carried out on the basis of a specially modified training programme and was completed with field-specific examinations

Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement

What was done?

311077,63
Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement

Project period

15.01.2011 to 15.06.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

Preparation of the long-term unemployed for work as IT specialists through specialist training and work placement

Results of Project

  • The participants were given high-quality and modern professional training, which increases their competitiveness on the labour market
  • The training was carried out on the basis of a specially modified training programme and was completed with field-specific examinations
  • Work placement was provided by 22 companies, incl. EMT, Elion Ettevõtted and the Tallinn Central Library.
  • The training programme lasted 37 days and was followed by a 2-month work placement
  • 51 people took part in the work placements, 33 graduates of the course are now employed

Increasing young people’s participation in lifelong learning and employment in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County

What was done?

312815,9
Increasing young people’s participation in lifelong learning and employment in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County

Project period

01.06.2011 to 30.06.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The objective of the project is to decrease unemployment among young people through participation in lifelong learning in Tartu, Põlva, Jõgeva and Võru County. The project is carried out by the Tartu Vocational Education Center, which helps young people acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the labour market.

Results of Project

  • 18 young people took part in the vocational training.
  • 5 career training courses have been organised with a total of 43 young people from the target group as participants.
  • Individual career counselling has been provided to 67 young people
  • During the first year of the project, 113 young people from the target group have participated in project activities and information has been provided to another 80 youngsters.

Work training for disabled people at the Maarja Village and at the Tartu boutique workshop

What was done?

311186,59
Work training for disabled people at the Maarja Village and at the Tartu boutique workshop

Project period

01.03.2010 to 28.02.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The objective of the project is to enable 40 inhabitants of the Maarja Village and 20 disabled people who live elsewhere to participate in a 6-month work training course in the field of carpentry, clay work, landscaping, gardening or carpet weaving, at the Maarja Village. The handicraft made in the workshops is sold at the store of the Foundation of Maarja Village, in Põlva, and at the Lõunakeskus shopping centre in Tartu. 20 persons were able to participate in a 4-month work placement at a boutique-workshop in the Lõunakeskus shopping centre in Tartu; among other things, participants learned how to work and live independently in a town environment. 

 

Results of Project

  • 40 young people completed a 6-month work placement at the Maarja Village
  • The participants' work skills and knowledge of work tasks, work time and work-related legislation improved considerably
  • 15 young people were able to continue practical training in Tartu. Four young people have since got jobs.
  • Feedback on the project from participants has been positive and they have gone through significant development

Offering development opportunities for young people with the help of the SPIN-programme

What was done?

1 298 750,00
Offering development opportunities for young people with the help of the SPIN-programme

Project period

01.12.2014 to 31.12.2020

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Innove

The SPIN-programme offers development opportunities for young people through a novel model that combines football and activities developing social skills. SPIN enables several hundred young people in Tallinn and as of September 2016 in Kohtla-Järve to participate in football training sessions coached by coaches of top clubs and workshops hosted by specialists every week. The special nature of SPIN consists of its wide cooperation network – both the state and the local government, the Police and Border Guard Board, Estonian Football Association, Good Deed Foundation and schools participate in the implementation. Scientists of the University of Tartu help to assess the social impact of the programme. As a result of a joint effort, the SPIN-programme has become an important link in the chain child-school-home. In addition to developing athletic activity, current action has brought about plenty of examples of improved self-discipline, communication skills and school success of the participants

Results of Project

  • Over the first two seasons, 417 young people participated in the SPIN-programme
  • More than 30 organisations who shared their knowledge and experiences worked with young people
  • More than 20 schools benefited from the activity of the programme
  • Following the second season, 92% of the participants deemed the programme to be “good” or “very good”
  • The nonprofit organisation Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations (NENO) elected SPIN to be the best nonprofit organisation of the year

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 898 971 295€

Funds distributed to fields by measures

Research

Success stories (11)

  • Research
    Construction of the academic building for creative subjects of Tallinn University
  • Research
    Development project of the infrastructure of Tartu Observatory
  • Research
    Developing Estonian Biocentre Gene and Biotechnology Centre
  • Research
    Academic centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy
  • Research
    University of Tartu Narva College
  • Research
    Academic building of Tartu Health Care College
  • Research
    Developing the University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre
  • Research
    Renovation and extension of the Estonian Literary Museum
  • Research
    Estonian University of Life Sciences Centre for Renewable Natural Resources
  • Research
    University of Tartu Institute of Physics
  • Research
    New academic building of Tallinn University of Technology

Construction of the academic building for creative subjects of Tallinn University

What was done?

3 834 698,92
Construction of the academic building for creative subjects of Tallinn University

Project period

19.06.2009 to 31.12.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

Baltic Film and Media School (BMF) has become the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School that brings together creative people and all fine arts taught in Tallinn University. The new building named NOVA is the heart of the institute. It is an open centre that successfully integrates different areas of culture and offers different practical solutions for carrying out projects and promoting creative industries.

Results of Project

  • The new attractive environment has created many new opportunities for international cooperation. Today, BMF has students from more than 40 countries and cooperation with more than 70 universities across the world

Development project of the infrastructure of Tartu Observatory

What was done?

4 151 232,06
Development project of the infrastructure of Tartu Observatory

Project period

01.06.2008 to 31.12.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The project developed the Tartu Observatory located in Tõravere, Nõo Rural Municipality, Tartu County, into a contemporary centre for space research and technology. The project has created the infrastructure necessary for achieving and maintaining international competitiveness.

Tartu Observatory continues to operate as a leading Estonian research centre for space research and technology, carrying out basic research in astronomy and helping to resolve issues associated with monitoring the environment and contributing to Estonian substantive cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA). Thanks to the establishment of a laboratory complex, Tartu Observatory has been able to contribute more to applied research and development activity in addition to carrying out high level basic research. Investments made into building the laboratories and the high level of scientific competence has given Estonian scientists the opportunity to showcase their capability in international space cooperation. Tartu Observatory is also the first in Estonia to win a contract in the open procurement round of the ESA.

Results of Project

  • Three-storey main building was renovated and an extension with a surface area of approx. 720 m2 was established
  • Both the ventilation, cooling and electricity system and the communications network were updated, the building was insulated and received a new external and internal finish
  • New active equipment of the computer network, equipment for the computer class and the information centre, furnishings, office equipment and furniture was purchased
  • ogether with creating contemporary opportunities for research, activities popularising science have also been taken to a new level. In addition to tours introducing astronomy, the visitor centre can also carry out active learning programmes introducing remote monitoring, space technology and satellites

Developing Estonian Biocentre Gene and Biotechnology Centre

What was done?

8 167 051,62
Developing Estonian Biocentre Gene and Biotechnology Centre

Project period

08.03.2008 to 31.03.2015

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The general objective of the project was to ensure the sustainability and international competitiveness of biotechnology as one of the key fields of research and development in Estonia. Achieving this object is possible thanks to the development of the Gene and Biotechnology Centre (hereinafter GBC) meeting the needs of contemporary research trends and the development of the business sector on the basis of the Estonian Biocentre (hereinafter EBC) and the University of Tartu (hereinafter UT) Riia and Vanemuise St. campus.

Results of Project

  • Through the established contemporary working environment, cooperation of Estonian research and development activity in the field of biotechnology has increased
  • Research and development infrastructure has been built
  • Appropriate gene bank has been established

Academic centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy

What was done?

4 281 178,80
Academic centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy

Project period

01.09.2008 to 01.12.2011

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

Building a contemporary and internationally competitive academic and administrative centre of the Estonian Aviation Academy in Ülenurme. The new building was built in the vicinity of the operating airport and therefore in a natural and logical environment for teaching aviation. The building was designed as a three-branch two-storey construction with a flat roof, the enclosed gross surface area of which is 4,881.9 m2.

Results of Project

  • New academic building, which decreased heating costs and logistics costs
  • The academic building can house several simulators necessary for studying (tower simulator and radar simulator for air traffic controllers and airplane and helicopter simulator for pilots)
  • An opportunity to increase the volume of in-service training and development activity

University of Tartu Narva College

What was done?

7 782 786,05
University of Tartu Narva College

Project period

01.01.2008 to 31.12.2012

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The success story of the new academic building of Narva College probably lies in its surprising exterior.

At the same time, it is important to remember why the new academic building was built. Students and employees of Narva College needed contemporary working conditions in order for the college to continue its primary activity. Warm, ventilated and lit academic and working rooms are essential to offer world class higher education. The college also required a building adapted specifically for supporting the activities of Narva College. While it was anticipated in the course of planning the new academic building that the college may become something more than simply a higher education centre in Ida-Viru County, no one expected such a wave of attention that they were caught in after moving into the new academic building. Today, in addition to being an education centre, Narva College has also become a community centre in the city of Narva, a reliable partner within Estonia and across borders.

Results of Project

  • In the course of the project, the academic building of the University of Tartu Narva College was built on the territory of Narva Old Town, and it was furnished according to the needs of the college. Compared to the old academic building, the college received a small conference centre accommodating up to 300 people
  • the number of study rooms increased by a few auditoriums, and a high quality cafe is operating in the college rooms
  • Both students and employees want to spend their time in the college even after their working day is over. The college offers enjoyable atmosphere and mood for it
  • Thanks to the new academic building, the third largest city in Estonia got its old town back. True, all the buildings in the old town have been destroyed, but establishing the new academic building of the University of Tartu Narva College restored the knowledge among locals that it had once been a highly reputable part of the city that may once again rise up on its feet one day

Academic building of Tartu Health Care College

What was done?

7 678 181,86
Academic building of Tartu Health Care College

Project period

01.01.2007 to 31.01.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

Contemporary and modern academic building that can be used to train approximately 1,300–1,400 students was completed as a complete solution as part of the project. The college building has won several architectural awards. Excellent learning conditions of the college have also contributed to the substantive part of learning, and the students of Tartu Health Care College continue to be professionally competent and in high demand in the labour market.  

 

 

PHOTO: Tartu Health Care College

 

Results of Project

  • As a result of the project, a new academic building of Tartu Health Care College (with a total surface area of 6,632 m2) was completed, a parking lot was built for the college and the registered immovable was landscaped
  • New and contemporary furnishings and equipment were purchased for the completed building, incl. auditorium furniture, computers, printers, computer network and security system equipment, audiovisual systems, presentation technology, library equipment, laboratory furniture, etc
  • The new academic building has contemporary study rooms and laboratories for professional higher education programmes of a nurse, specialist nurse, midwife, bioanalyst, health protection specialist, physiotherapist and radiology technician and for vocational training programmes of a nanny, caretaker and emergency medical technician

Developing the University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre

What was done?

7 435 790,24
Developing the University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre

Project period

06.04.2009 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

University of Tartu Transplant Medicine Centre is the largest research centre of its kind in the Baltic States.

The objective of the infrastructure of the National Transplant Medicine and Clinical Research (SIME) is to bring research in the field of medical examinations in Estonia to a higher level than before. Interaction with customers is flexible, offering them accurate and personal customer-oriented solutions. The Centre has highly qualified employees with wide experiences who can find a solution to all the customer’s needs. Quality management systems ISO 9001:2008 and GLP (good laboratory practice) are implemented in the work.

 

 

Photo: Tartu University

Results of Project

  • Services on offer: contemporary modelling of diseases and phenotyping of animal models
  • pre-clinical and toxicological analyses
  • infrastructure that enables working with pathogens of Class 3 of biosafety
  • in vivo and ex vivo display technologies
  • regenerative medicine services
  • prescribing medicinal products in clinical trials
  • metabolomics services
  • transgenic technology services

Renovation and extension of the Estonian Literary Museum

What was done?

2 596 549,88
Renovation and extension of the Estonian Literary Museum

Project period

01.10.2008 to 31.01.2013

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The objective of the project was the extension of an archive space and working rooms to the extent of approximately 2,880 m2 of floor space; Turning rooms to be freed in the historic street building into working rooms to the extent of approximately 360 m2, restoring the interior in a manner similar to the original; tying extensions built in different periods of time into a uniform architectural whole. The planned lifetime of the new construction is 100 years.

Results of Project

  • As a memorial institution, the Estonian Literary Museum can thanks to the extension and renovated rooms perform its national cultural mission and its obligation before the state and the people of Estonia provided for in the Constitution with better success than before
  • Turning rooms to be freed in the historic street building into working rooms to the extent of approximately 360 m2
  • Extension of archive space and working rooms to the extent of approximately 2,880 m2 of floor space
  • Improved preservation conditions and processing and opportunities for digitisation
  • Special treatment repository

Estonian University of Life Sciences Centre for Renewable Natural Resources

What was done?

5 545 064,50
Estonian University of Life Sciences Centre for Renewable Natural Resources

Project period

01.01.2007 to 30.06.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The Centre for Renewable Natural Resources was born out of the necessity to bring structural units of the Estonian University of Life Sciences engaging in so-called green research together to one place. Botanists, zoologists and mycologists from Riia Street and structural units that had belonged to the former institute of agronomics from Eerika Street moved to the centre of renewable natural resources completed as an expansion of the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering. The new research centre also has contemporary storage rooms for natural scientific collections – the 600-square-meter area houses herbariums for fungi and plant diseases, entomological collections, herbarium for vascular plants and mosses, and a soil museum. The decision to establish the Centre for Renewable Natural Resources specifically as an extension of the Estonian University of Life Sciences Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering gave an additional opportunity for intra-institute cooperation, also for joint use of research laboratories, equipment and auditoriums. Implementation of the project realised a great objective of the Estonian University of Life Sciences – to bring structural units located in Tartu to the university campus.

Results of Project

  • Centre for Renewable Natural Reources with an effective area of over 4,335 square meters that houses workplaces for 164 researchers was developed
  • The number of students using new and contemporary rooms is 2,247
  • The project significantly improved working conditions, which increases the quality of research and provides better opportunities for at least 102 PhD students associated with the new centre to improve the scientific competitiveness of their research base and Estonian scientific competitiveness in the respective field as a whole
  • The project contributes to a reasonable use of renewable natural resources through developing respective scientific directions

University of Tartu Institute of Physics

What was done?

16 016 121,73
University of Tartu Institute of Physics

Project period

21.07.2009 to 31.12.2014

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

As a result of the project, an internationally competitive institute of physics was completed. Research environment meeting contemporary international requirements and conditions is attractive to both young scientists that are just starting out in research and to experienced scientists. The institute of physics houses foremost laboratories and offices for researchers, but also auditoriums and practice rooms for carrying out research and teaching of physics, information technology and material technology

Results of Project

  • As a result of the project, an internationally competitive institute of physics was completed
  • The project has an impact that supports regional development. The projects makes a significant contribution to developing Tartu as an internationally competitive education and research campus
  • The project modernised the working environment of 286 researchers
  • 43 new jobs were created by 2015

New academic building of Tallinn University of Technology

What was done?

12 391 780,64
New academic building of Tallinn University of Technology

Project period

01.01.2007 to 31.10.2009

Implemental body

Sihtasutus Archimedes

The new academic building of TUT has working and studying places for more than 2,000 people, 13% of these for academic and research staff and administrative staff and 87% for students. The investment was used to complete the new building and furnish it with contemporary furnishings and technology.

Results of Project

  • New academic building of TUT was built and furnished
  • Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration and the faculty of humanities was brought over to Mustamäe campus from different parts of the city and from buildings requiring reconstruction, also the learning centre Audentes that joined the former
  • The building created prerequisites for integrating technological and economic teaching in a higher volume than before according to the contemporary requirements. The surface area of the building to be constructed is 10.3 thousand m2, of which 95.46% is effective area. The building has contemporary working and studying places for 2,101 people (277 working places and 1,715 studying places). 88.4% are rooms intended for academic work

From the Structural Funds

Structural aid allocated to Estonia in field 880 253 053€

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