The supervisory board of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund tasks the management with working out the measures aimed at prevention of unemployment.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund starts working out the measures. This involves studying the experiences of other countries, relevant research reports and surveys, training opportunities offered to employed persons by other public sector institutions and identifying the risk factors of unemployment on the basis of the data of Estonian Labour Force Survey.
The supervisory board of the Unemployment Insurance Fund discusses the first ideas of the concept of unemployment prevention.The Unemployment Insurance Fund and the Ministry of Social Affairs launch consultations with different partners from the public and private sectors, which last for more than six months.
The supervisory board of the Unemployment Insurance Fund approves the concept of the unemployment prevention and tasks the management with working alongside the Ministry of Social Affairs to prepare draft legislation for the Employment Programme 2017–2020 that includes the new measures.
The concept of the unemployment prevention is discussed by the government in the cabinet meeting. The government supports the need to invest in the development of employees' skills and to include the measures targeted to prevention of unemployment in the Employment Programme.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Unemployment Insurance Fund submit the draft legislation for the Employment Programme 2017–2020 for approval.
The government approves the draft legislation of the Employment Programme 2017–2020.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund commences business analysis of the new services and begins to develop its organisation of work.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund collaborates with the Estonian Qualifications Authority to select the main supported professions along with the respective study programme groups and/or study programmes (based on the results of labour needs surveys) and develops information systems to ensure the exchange of data with other registers and information systems.
The employees of the Unemployment Insurance Fund have been trained and are prepared to provide the new services. Employers are notified of the new services.
We begin offering four measures aimed at prevention of unemployment: employee training with a training card; a degree study allowance; support for obtaining qualifications; and a training grant for employers.