COLLABORATION WITH THE PUBLICATION RIIGIKOGU TOIMETISED
The publication Riigikogu Toimetised (RiTo) is a periodical journal focused on analysing the parliament’s constitutional and social tasks, published twice a year – in June and in December. RiTo is a journal for politicians, scientists, university lecturers, public officials, members of incorporated entities and non-profit associations, and for anyone interested in politics. RiTo’s mission is to encourage dialogue between scientists and statesmen. The section of surveys and opinions also publishes quality peer-reviewed scientific articles on interesting problems in modern society, public governance and politics. The journal aims to shed light on practical governance experiences through original research results from the social sciences.
For several years, the art featured in RiTo was selected in collaboration with the Estonian Artists Association. Three issues were published in collaboration in 2013 and 2014. The long-term collaboration came to an end in 2014 with the new editor-in-chief of the journal and structural changes at the journal.
The 2013 autumn issue of the journal focused on cultural politics, the development of democracy and human rights, and the art pages included reproductions of works by Dénes Kalev Farkas as well as texts from the exhibition project "Evident in Advance".
The journal includes articles on the elections of the European Parliament, coalitions formed after local government elections, result-based budgeting, human rights and copyright. You can also read about the development of the legislation for political parties, the gender wage gap, and squatting.
In their essay "Creativity and cultural politics", freelance artist Peeter Laurits and Karina Talts, a PhD student of cultural studies at Tallinn University, take a theoretical and practical stroll through and around Estonian culture.
The 29th issue of Riigikogu Toimetised focused on the utilisation and purpose of EU structural funds, the creative industries, and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey in Estonia, the art pages provided an overview of Visible Solutions OÜ.
In this issue, a professor of international entrepreneurship from the University of Tartu analysed strategies for allocating foreign aid, the discussion focused more on the development of the creative industries and overlapping policy, and incorporating it better with policies dealing with entrepreneurship, innovation and other fields, which require flexibility and co-operation.
In addition to articles on demographics, social topics and national security, this issue introduced Estonia’s journey towards becoming a full member of the European Space Agency. The journal’s art pages featured works by Timo Toots.