Our Working Groups
Six sectoral working groups operate within the Estonian Employers’ Confederation, led by chairpersons elected from among the confederation’s members:
- The Chamber of Innovation Acceleration, Ivo Suursoo (Columbus Eesti AS)
- Economic Environment and Tax Policy, Ain Hanschmidt (AS Infortar)
- Health, Kadri Mägi-Lehtsi (Roche Eesti AS)
- Labor Market, Raul Puusepp (Estonian Traders Association)
- Education, Veljo Konnimois (Estonian Engineering Industry Association)
- Environment and Responsible Entrepreneurship, Taavi Veskimägi (Estonian Defense Industry Association)
All members can participate in the working groups if they assign their representative to them. The contacts for working group coordinators can be found in each working group section.
Do you want to actively contribute to enhancing Estonia’s competitiveness? You’re welcome to join the sectoral working groups of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation:
Economic Environment and Tax Policy
Employers’ mission is to contribute to the growth of the Estonian economy and the rise of people’s living standards. Therefore, we believe that the most important evaluation criterion for all political decisions affecting the economy should be the growth of Estonian competitiveness. The focus of the Economic and Tax Working Group is on economic development, the business environment, and taxes. We have created separate working groups for major thematic areas important from an economic development point of view, such as labor, education, innovation, and climate.
The Chamber of Innovation Acceleration (TIKK)
The productivity of Estonian companies has grown significantly slower than wages and other input prices in recent years. Structural change in the economy and society as a whole is needed to maintain or increase competitiveness.
Every member of society who wishes and is able to contribute to the labor market must be allowed to do so. We support opening the labor market to specialists from third countries. We contribute to the spread of flexible employment relationships and forms. We stand for a minimum wage that is fair for both employees and employers.
Environment and Responsible Entrepreneurship
All assets should be utilized as sustainably as possible domestically in the interests of national development, not sold cheaply as raw materials abroad.
We work to alleviate the shortage of highly qualified specialists. We consider it important to attract future talents to Estonia, improve the quality of vocational education, and increase the teaching of technical specialties in higher education. Lifelong learning must become a lifestyle.
In order for people to achieve better results at work, be less ill, and stay at work longer, care must be taken of their health. Every sick day is a loss for the employee, employer, and the state through added value, tax revenue, and a reduction in income.