Estonia - Organizations

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Estonia promotes trade and commerce with its neighbors. Also, there is a chamber of commerce in Tartu. Professional societies and trade unions have developed for a number of careers.

In 1989 Estonian sports were reorganized and the Soviets reduced their control of Estonia's sports system. In the same year the National Olympic Committee was restored. Other sports associations have since formed, including groups for wind surfing, yachting, and football.

Research and educational organizations include the Estonian Academy of Sciences and the Estonian Medical Association. The Estonian Institute, established in 1989, promotes the appreciation of Estonian culture abroad.

Most student organizations belong to the umbrella organizations of the Federation of Estonian Student Unions or the Federation of Estonian Universitas. Other youth organizations include the Estonian Green Movement and scouting programs. The Estonian Association of University Women promotes educational and professional opportunities for women.

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