The Estonian Cooperation Assembly is a competence centre founded in 2007 by the President of Estonia, working on policy recommendations and initiatives on societal issues, like e-democracy and public sector reform. Currently the tiny organisation is curating the people’s assembly on the future of ageing and working on (e-)democracy through the citizen initiatives platform rahvaalgatus.ee. The strategic topics of the Cooperation Assembly stem from Estonian Human Development Reports, compiled by social scientists and published by the Cooperation Assembly every second year.
The Cooperation Assembly operates according to a three-year strategy (called charter), which is drafted by the members of the cooperation network of the Assembly. The last charter, approved in 2017, phrases innovating democracy according to the digital era and focusing first on public space as the priority themes for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Estonian Cooperation Assembly’s everyday work is overseen by a CEO, who reports to the Council. The Council has up to 8 members. Four of these are assigned by the president of the Republic of Estonia, the other four members are chosen by members of the collaboration network.
Estonian Cooperation Assembly is financed through the Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia.