Space and mobility

Changes in various areas are needed to maintain Estonia’s basic principles, achieve the strategic goals and meet the development needs. Targeted and coordinated cross-sectoral cooperation is important. The changes that need more attention than the proposals presented and negotiated during the preparation of the strategy are tied into five thematic bundles. Their implementation is monitored on the basis of a more detailed action plan each year and, if necessary, adjustments are made based on domestic events affecting the development of Estonia and changes in the foreign environment.

We will ensure a viable cultural space

We will ensure participation opportunities, joint activities and the availability of various cultural events both for Estonians and people with other mother tongues, promoting cooperation, flexibility and creative solutions of various institutions and organisations, such as job offers, flexible transport, teleworking, cooperation with the private sector, etc. We will create opportunities for maintaining and developing our own culture and acknowledge the leaders in the field of culture. We see culture as a platform for collaboration that connects people. We will adopt new technologies to improve the quality of the creation, preservation and accessibility of digital culture, diversify business services and facilitate the new and cross-use of digital content.

We plan and renovate the space comprehensively and with high-quality, while also taking into account the needs of society, demographic changes, health and care for the environment

In spatial planning decisions, we will follow the principles of high-quality space creation: high-quality space combines artistic, technological and economic solutions and the natural environment into a balanced whole. We will guarantee accessibility to all people throughout their life cycle. This covers rural and urban spatial planning, architecture, outdoor and indoor space, and is the basis for creating a sustainable and integrated living environment that prevents segregation. We will ensure comprehensive and regionally balanced spatial planning development of the state, where the investments of the state and local governments are in harmony.

We will introduce well-thought-out spatial solutions to adapt to population changes, and in the conditions of a shrinking population, we will adjust the settlements to be more compact. We respect cultural heritage and create new cultural values with good spatial solutions. When planning public space, we are broadly introducing the principles of creating a safe space to promote safe and secure behaviour, and we will support solutions that increase physical activity, promote health and ensure accessibility. Among other things, we will increase the competence of space creation, improve the quality and availability of the building stock through a longterm national renovation plan, introduce solutions that increase the resilience of urban settlements to the effects of climate change, and develop sustainable waste management, public water supply and sewerage infrastructure. We will also map and sustainably use mineral resources.

We will provide a needs-based interoperable transport service that includes all means of transportation

When designing a needs-based, flexible and user-oriented transport service, we proceed from the wise use of mobility data. To ensure the integration and mobility of transportation across Estonia, we will develop and implement a model that takes into account the socio-economic and environmental factors. At the same time, we will promote the use of public and shared transport and a healthy and sustainable means of mobility.

Action plan

We will implement a safe, environmental-friendly, competitive, needs-based and sustainable transport and energy infrastructure

In the transport sector, actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions play an important role. We are creating the infrastructure to switch to clean vehicles, increasing the use of clean vehicles in the public sector, developing international and national connections to reduce the time required to cover distances, and increasing road safety and accessibility. We are open and support new technologies, such as the use of hydrogen. The transition to climate-neutral energy production also requires the construction of supporting infrastructure. To this end, we will synchronise the electricity grid with the continental European frequency band, create the necessary grid connections for renewable energy production, and deploy smart grids, shortterm and long-term storage options.

Action plan

Last updated: 02.01.2021