E-training and video materials for third-country nationals who have entered Estonia based on a long-stay visa

This project aims to ensure that third-country nationals who have arrived in Estonia on a long-stay D visa and a short-stay work permit have the necessary time and relevant knowledge to work and settle in Estonia. The objective will be achieved in three ways:

1) Creation of new educational videos and materials, delivery of counselling activities to at least 500 target group members staying in Estonia, organisation of at least 45 counselling seminars for Estonian employers and creation and implementation of a communication strategy to reach the target group.

2) Training for third-country nationals arriving in Estonia based on long-stay visas and short-term employment. The number of third-country nationals arriving in Estonia for short-term work increased more than 11 times in 2018 compared to 2016. For people staying in Estonia for a short period (up to 1 year), there is insufficient availability of services to support adaptation and longer-term integration, including, e.g. an adaptation programme. To support them to work in Estonia in a targeted way and to reduce and prevent work-related accidents, labour disputes, etc., it is necessary to provide introductory training on rights and obligations related to a temporary stay in Estonia (including the labour market, taxation, etc.) and counselling on issues relevant to working in Estonia for a short period.

3) To support the training activities and inform citizens arriving in the country with a D visa, the project will produce educational videos on life in the country, which will remain available to interested parties after the end of the project.

The project will be implemented in cooperation with EXPAT Relocation Estonia OÜ. The Institute of Baltic Studies will be responsible for developing training materials and educational videos. The project is co-funded by the European Union through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Estonian Ministry of the Interior.