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Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations

Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations

Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations (EKL) is an organisation uniting Estonian housing co-operatives and associations, which defends and develops the interests of its members on the local, state and international authority levels.

Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations was established on 17th of April, 1996 in Rakvere.

Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations was founded to comprehend, assist and protect the interests of flat-owners associations and housing co-operatives. The Union has nine bureaus in various towns all over Estonia, where it is possible to obtain versatile information on the issues of organisation of activities of flat-owners associations and housing co-operatives.

The main goals behind the activity of the Union:

  • To develop and advertise the flat and housing associations movement.
  • To assist the members in connection with fulfilment of the tasks they are facing, such as management and administration of their housing, and other.
  • To gather and forward the current information to its members, and to publish relevant leaflets and materials.
  • To influence and participate in legislation; observe and contribute to the development of legislative and other acts of law.
  • To provide help with the establishment of associations and other management and administration structures.
  • Compilation and implementation of development projects and training programs dealing with joint housing management and having a nationwide as well as local and regional importance.
  • To offer its members a universal professional, high-quality service.

The Union is lead by a 16-member Council, which is elected at the Union Day and assigns the board. The latter's task is to supervise and implement everyday activities of the Union in accordance with decisions approved at the Union Day and by the Council.

EKL provides training, seminars and information days for the boards, bookkeepers and executive directors of housing co-operatives and associations all throughout Estonia. In addition to the short term training sessions, EKL also organises 160-hour supplementary training for executive directors based on the Licence from the Ministry of Education, with the official certificate for the graduates.

EKL has 1230 member co-operatives.


Estonian Union of Cooperative Housing Associations

Marit Otsing
Tel: +372 627 57 40

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