We believe that private-sector employers are the key to the development of Estonia and to the welfare of its people. In the light of this responsibility, we have intentionally taken an active role in improving life in the country. As the voice of employers in Estonia and internationally, the Estonian Employers’ Confederation advocates for a truly dynamic nation.
Our mission is to contribute to Estonia’s economic growth and improve the standard of living of its people.
What do we stand for?
- A knowledge-based economy
- Legal certainty for entrepreneurs
- A fair tax environment
- Lower labour taxes
- Flexible employment relations
- Regular and proactive retraining
- The internationalisation of higher education
- Reputable, high-quality vocational education
- An increased share of technical professions in higher education
- Entrepreneurs earning and enjoying a better reputation
- Value-based public procurements
On 17 February 1917 (2 March on the new calendar), the industrialist Martin Luther convened representatives of 18 of Tallinn’s largest factories, who decided to establish a union of Tallinn-based manufacturers. Luther was elected as its chairman and Konrad Mauritz as its secretary. The union was based at 12 Vana-Viru Street, in the building which is currently the seat of Tallinn City Council.