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Recognition of religion or belief in Estonia

According to the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Estonia are classified receptive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Estonia


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated;

  • Informational requirements seem appropriate although require continued monitoring to ensure they are not expanded.

  • Low membership quota in place.

  • A relatively unrestrictive form of vertical recognition exists which distinguishes between a religious association and a religious society.

Positive elements:

  • The government already has an extensive list of diverse religious groups.


  • Ensure that both traditional religious groups and NRMs are given the appropriate support they require to establish themselves in the country, not in any way hinder by unnecessary government restrictions.

  • Established differentiation between recognition and registration.

  • Streamline the levels of recognition in order to ensure the equitability of the procedures and the status they grant.

  • To become dynamic, establish a recognition agency independent of government.

RoRB Topic
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