No. 11




The conception of the development of Estonian civic society

  • Avo Üprus

    member of the Riigikogu, Union for the Republic – Res Publica

So that the Estonian civic society development conception (EKAK) and the implementation plan would not be just a pretty picture adorning the wall, an EKAK support group was founded in February 2004 in the Riigikogu.

The 25 deputies in the support group have sounded a vote across party lines in favor of civic society. The efficiency of the Estonian economy, the social and moral capacity of society and the common weal are not increased so much by the tightness and alignment of the field of competition but by the field of cooperation. The success of Estonia is in that cooperation, and the key to that box is in our hands. Maybe it will turn out to be a golden key which will lead the way to the reality behind those pictures on the wall, overcoming alienation and achieving a new quality for civic society through the participation of the people.

Full article in Estonian