C.I.F. history in Estonia



On 23.-25. of September 2000 there took place a meeting in Pärnu (Estonia). Former participants from Baltic States, Sweden and Finland took part of it. Here is some information about the meeting.

Inspired by this meeting, on September 24th, 2000 C.I.F Estonian local organisation was set up. On institutional meeting Valter Parve, Viiu Orgmets, Raul Kivi, Galina Kilk (C.I.F contact person up to then ) and Jane Meimer-Parktal were as founders.

2001 - Valter Parve ja Raul Kivi visited Tallinn (Estonia), to specify issues associated with establishing non profit organisation CIF-Estonia
July 24-29 2001 - Valter Parveparticipated in CIF conference in Rome, topic of conference was Diversity: A Resource or a Menace for the Third Millennium Society
August 22, 2001 - Raul Kivi and Valter Parve introduced possibilities and prerequisites for C.I.F programme in Second Congress Of Estonian Social Work.
September 05, 2001 - four Estonians, former CIF programme participants, (Valter Parve, Raul Kivi, Viiu Orgmets, Galina Kilk) got together in Tallinn, visited a law office and signed there an application for establishing non profit organisation CIF-Estonia.
September 29 and 30, 2001 - two Estonians, former CIF programme participants, (Valter Parve, Raul Kivi) participated in CIF members meeting in Vilnius. It was really nice to see former CIF participants and have some good time together. Program was well organized, weather was fine also. Vilnius and Trakai - places to visit again!
October 09, 2001 - documents for establishing CIF branch in Estonia imparted to Registry Department Of Pärnu County Court.
October 12, 2001 - Registry Department Of Pärnu County Court.announced, that application for registering non-profit organization CIF-Estonia is granted.
Here are the requisites; registry code - 80146485; name - CIF-Estonia; address - Kanali 14b, 80017 Pärnu, ( Estonia); members of the board - Valter Parve, Raul Kivi, Viiu Orgmets, Galina Kilk; articles approved - 22.08.2001. Mettle helps to settle! :)
November 16th, 2001 a. - members of the Board of CIF Estonia met in Tallinn and examained applications to the international program. 2 applications to Scotland and 1 application to Austria were approved, 1 application was not up to the requirements.
September 13-15th, 2002 a. - Members of CIF-Estonia participated meeting in Liepaja (Latvia)
10.10.2002 - general meeting decided to change the body of the Board and add Priit Ruut as fifth member to the Board
07.11.2002 - decision was made by Board, that two applications to join exchange program in Finland and in Norway 2003 are applicable and will be respectively forwarded to national branches.
20.11.2002 - The Registry Department Of Pärnu County Court delivered a message, that changens in the Board conjuncton with adding Priit Ruut to it, are enrolled to registry documents.
In February the 7th, 2003 - CIF-Estonia renewed it's structure made next appointments:
  • Galina Kilk was chosen to president of CIF-Estonia
  • Raul Kivi - was chosen to Secretary
  • Priit Ruut - was chosen to Treasurer

February 21st - March 03, 2003 Member of the Board Raul Kivi participated in CIF-Internationali conference in Goa (India), topic of the conference was „Evolving Families of the 21st Century - A Social Work Challenge“
September 19th - 21st 2003 Baltic-Nordic meeting in Helsinki, 8 members of CIF-Estonia participated.
November 2003 - CIF-Estonia sent out sixteen applications to join international exchange programs in 2004
September 17th - 19th 2004 , Baltic-Nordic meeting in Druskininkai (Lithuania)
November 2004 - Participation in CIF-Finland's jubilee
May 13th - June 12th 2005 - first Baltic exchange program took place, organized by CIF-Estonia, CIF-Latvia and CIF -Lithuania. Estonian part of the program took place from June 03rd to June 12th. Foreign participants were Karin Luscher (France), Anu Turri (Finland), Agneta Lennardsson (Sweden), Tuva Rosenlund (Norway), Rana Dayioglu (Turkey).
September 08-10 2006 CIF-Estonia organized Baltic-Nordic meeting in Viljandi
May 2007 CIF - Estonia organized 10 days program for the guest from India
June 2007 CIF - Estonia organized 10 days program part for the guest from Austria who participated here in Baltic exchange program.
May 2008 CIF - Estonia arranged 7 day program for guest from India who earlier finished her full exchange program in Finland
September 2008 CIF - Estonia participated in Nordic-Baltic meeting in Aluksne, Latvia
August 3th - 8th 2009 Our members participated in CIF-International conference in Kiljava, Finland
Spring 2010 CIF - Estonia organized program part for the 2 guest who participated here in Baltic exchange program.
August 2010 - Member of the Board of CIF-Estonia participated in CIF conference in Hamburg, Germany
Summer 2010 - CIF-Norway members visited Tallinn and met with our members
August 2010 - Estonian participant was in program in USA
September 2010 - Delegation of CIF-Estonia participated in Nordic-Baltic meeting in Sweden
October 2010 - Members of CIF-Estonia introduced principles of exchange program to the students in University of Tallinn
November 2010 - Members of CIF-Estonia introduced principles of exchange program in conference of social work, in Tartu (Estonia)
March 26th 2011 - Meeting in Tallinn, members of CIF-Estonia and candidates going to exchange program this year. Introduction of structure and content of exchange programs, practical instructions how to act during the program.
September 24th - 26th Member of the Board of CIF-Estonia Valter Parve participated in CIF International conference in Cyprus. Topic of the conference was "Global societies of inclusion or exclusion"
November 12th 2011 - Meeting in Tallinn. Members of CIF-Estonia and participants of y. 2011 program changed impressions, introduction of activities of CIF-Estonia.
March 3rd 2012 - Meeting in Tallinn, participants were members of CIF-Estonia and candidates going to exchange program this year. Introduction of structure and content of exchange programs, practical instructions how to act during the program.
April 15th 2012 - CIF Estonia general meeting in Pärnu, new Board was chosen, we discussed matters related to next Baltic Exchange Program .
May - June 2012 - Exchange program in Baltic countries (CIF-Lithuania 01.05. - 12.05., CIF-Latvia 13.05. - 22.05., CIF-Estonia 23.05.-03.06.) Participants Catharina Hansen from Sweden and Tufan Firat Göksel from Turkey.
May 2012 a. - CIF-Estonia created account in Facebook (www.facebook.com/CifEstonia)

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