Kolga Smart Work Centre

Project information

Index: 1097R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Employment, human capital and education
Location ESTONIA EESTI Eesti Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010

Topic of the practice

Social impact from Smart Work Centre

Good Practice Information

The Smart Work Centre was established in 2010 and besides from offering coworking space, it also offers training. Using the centre helps especially women achieve a work life balance. Women share their knowledge, jobs and childcare duties with each other, develop their competencies as a team. Women with more extensive educational background or work experience act as mentors by working from the
centre, offer training, etc. In 2013 an average of 6-8 people worked from the SWC. The building belongs to the local government who has given the building to NGO Lahemaa Telework and Training Centre on a rental free agreement. Cleaning and internet are payed from membership fees and from allocations from EU funds.

Evidence of success

In average 6-8 people use the Smart Work Centre in the field of design, translation, project management, public service, etc. It offers opportunity to work in the countryside to reduce commuting time to Tallinn each day (appr. 60 km.) Furthermore it suppors the life of local community, as young as active people tend to stay in the area.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Tanel Matlik

NGO Estonian Advice Centres



Annex completed on: 09-08-2013

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