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Projekt BADEV

Project “Badev” funded by the European Commission.

Project period: 01.02.2018–31.01.2020

Project grant amount EUR 153,138.40, including European Commission grant of EUR 122,510.72

Badev is a joint project of Estonia, Latvia and Poland for the enhancement of the Barnahus (Children’s House) model. The Barnahus model is a friendly and multi-disciplinary service that we provide in order to help sexually abused children. The first children’s house in Estonia was opened at the beginning of 2017. The leading partner in the Badev project is the Social Insurance Board

Objective of the project:

  • Exchanging knowledge and experience between the project partners, thereby enhancing the Barnahus model.
  • Increasing the skills and knowledge of the employees of children’s houses to help sexually abused children.
  • Expanding the cooperation network and introducing the services to the wider public.
  • Using evidence-based services in children’s houses.

Project actions:

  • Training provided to specialists dealing with sexually abused children.
  • Organisation of meetings within multi-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Guidance materials to specialists dealing with sexually abused children.
  • Preparation of information materials about the Barnahus model.
  • Introduction of pilot services in children’s houses.
  • Development of a therapy platform for specialists dealing with sexually abused children.


Project manager:

Ann Lind-Liiberg
+372 6408101

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Project “PROMISE II” funded by the European Commission.

Project period: 01.12.2017–31.12.2019

Project grant amount EUR 37,946.48, including European Commission grant of EUR 30,357.

Promise II is a follow-up to the Promise project the aim of which is to enhance the Barnahus model through training, roundtables and other supporting actions within multi-disciplinary collaboration. 12 countries with 13 organisations participate in the Promise II project. In the Promise II project the Social Insurance Board is a cooperation partner to the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

Objective of the project:

  • Joint learning and exchanging good practices through roundtables and training.
  • Designing the Barnahus model through proved practices.
  • Supporting multi-disciplinary collaboration and work processes through networking and mutual agreements.
  • Broadening the knowledge of key persons about the Barnahus model and the need for it.
  • Ascertaining the opinion of children and using it to enhance the Barnahus model.

Project actions:

  • Organising roundtables for the employees of children’s houses.
  • Training sessions by guest lecturers for the employees of children’s houses.
  • Gathering children’s views and feedback on the Barnahus model.
  • Translating the Promise Standard into Estonian and implementing it.
  • Webinars.

Project manager: 

Ann Lind-Liiberg
+372 6408101

Additional information


Pilot project for person-centered special welfare services model on the basis of the local government organisation

The Expert Assessments and Social Services Department aims to model new social services based on need and user convenience. In January 2017 a pilot project was therefore launched for testing the provision of assistance by the local government to persons with a mental disorder necessary for subsistence. The project uses a new provision of assistance model developed at the request of the Ministry of Social Affairs by design company Trinidad Wiseman OÜ with the help of service design.

The model regards the provision of assistance to a person as a single service necessary for subsistence whereby the person is ensured all the necessary activities that have so far been provided as separate local government, rehabilitation and special welfare services. According to the model the local government must assess in which areas of life the person needs assistance (primary support). After assessment one service provider shall arrange constant assistance and support to the person (basic support). Where necessary, the person is provided with other supporting or rehabilitating activities necessary for subsistence (additional support is offered).


Figure 1. Module and component based service model developed by means of service design.

The new special welfare services system was piloted by the Cities of Haapsalu, Keila and Tallinn and the Rural Municipalities of Jõhvi, Märjamaa, Otepää, Põhja-Pärnumaa (previously Vändra Rural Municipality) and Põhja-Sakala (previously City of Võhma). The project involved up to 40 people of working age (16+) at a time who have a severe, profound or permanent mental special need. The project ensures people support in their everyday lives and in their participation in employment in accordance with their abilities (open labour market, safe work, work-related rehabilitation).

The service model was tested until May 2018. The project results and analyses prepared on the basis thereof serve as a basis for further planning and development of the domain of special welfare services.

The final report of the design work of special welfare services and service system requested by the Ministry of Social Affairs and carried out by Trinidad Wiseman OÜ is available on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs:

The project is funded by the ESF: Conditions for provision of support: sub-activity “Piloting an integrated, person-centered and flexible special welfare services system” of “Increasing the work ability of the target group of the work ability reform and enhancement of their employment”.

Project period: 01.01.2017–31.12.2018