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National Defence and Society

National defence comprises more than just military defence. One can contribute to national defence by non-military means which strengthen the bond between a citizen and the state, help develop the defence will of the nation and therefore strengthen the principles of action and sovereignty of the state.

Non-profit organisations and citizen’s voluntary initiative have an important role to play in dissemination and development of the defence will. Wider dissemination of national defence related knowledge and skills can be organised by way of the National Defence Course at schools, Senior Courses in National Defence and support of non-profit organisations which deal with the development of national defence.

The Ministry of Defence supports and encourages the activities of intergovernmental organisations which strengthen national defence and the defence will. By involving citizens of the state to the national defence in wider sense, we strengthen the independence of Estonia and secure our freedom.

 

Public Opinion And National Defence

Autumn 2016

In October 2016, on the order of the Estonian Ministry of Defence, the Social and Market Research Company Turu-uuringute AS conducted a public opinion survey on national defence during which 1,206 residents of Estonia from the age of 15+ were interviewed. This was already the 40th survey in monitoring public opinion, which was started in 2000.

Watch short conlusions about public opinion survey in autumn 2016. 

Slides:


 

Video: Estonian's Willingness to Contribute To National Defence


Video: Attitudes Towards National Defence in Estonia

Download full report from here (1.05 MB, PDF).

Spring 2016

In March 2016, on the order of the Estonian Ministry of Defence, the Social and Market Research Company Turu-uuringute AS conducted a public opinion survey on national defence during which 1,203 residents of Estonia from the age of 15+ were interviewed. This was already the thirty-ninth survey in monitoring public opinion, which was started in 2000.

Watch short conlusions about public opinion survey in spring 2016. 

Slides:


 

Video: Estonian's Willingness to Contribute To National Defence


Video: Attitudes Towards National Defence in Estonia

Download full report from here (910.71 KB, PDF).

Spring 2015

Watch short video about important topics in spring 2015:

Download full report from here (613.1 KB, PDF).

 

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Last updated: 28 December 2016