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I have worked in the field of child protection and social welfare since 1993, and have kept up-to-date with the new developments throughout. I was involved in drafting the Child Protection Act, Social Welfare Act, and other legislation. I have twice taken part in compiling and presenting the Estonia country report for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. I am a liberal by world view, and I hold the right to self-determination of individuals and families very dear to my heart. As a member of the parliament, I am particularly committed to children’s rights and inclusion, and ensuring family welfare.

Social Affairs Committee, Study Committee to Solve the Demographic Crisis
Electoral district: Haabersti, Põhja-Tallinn and Kristiine districts of Tallinn

Signe Riisalo


Tallinn city districts of Haabersti, Põhja-Tallinn and Kristiine

8 October 1968 Tallinn, Estonia
Married, one son and one daughter

Education: Gustav Adolf Grammar School (former Tallinn Secondary School No. 1); Tallinn University of Technology, economy 1987–1989; University of Tartu, law 2006–2008; Tallinn University, social work 2017; Master’s studies in social pedagogy and child protection 2017–

Career: Rural Building Design Institute Eesti Maaehitusprojekt, technician 1987–1990; Government Office, Assistant Adviser 1990–1993; Ministry of Social Affairs: Social Security Department, Assistant Adviser 1993, Specialist 1993–1997, Social Welfare Department; Chief Specialist 1997–2010, Department of Children and Families, Adviser 2010–2016, Head of Child Welfare Policy 2016–2019

Party affiliation: Estonian Liberal Democratic Party 1990–1994; Estonian Reform Party 1994–

Membership in representative bodies: 14th Riigikogu

Other activities: Saaremaa Sea Sports Association, founding member of NPO Oma Pere

Hobbies: offshore sailing, cross-country skiing, running, theatre



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The attendance check information only shows who were present or absent at the moment of attendance check and not during the whole day of the sitting.
27.05.2019 / 15:07
Attendance check
27.05.2019 / 15:11
Did not voteDid not vote
Approval of agenda
27.05.2019 / 15:16
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Final vote Riigikogu otsus "Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu nõukogu liikmete nimetamine"
27.05.2019 / 15:20
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Final vote Riigikogu otsus "Riigikogu liikmetest Eesti Rahvusringhäälingu nõukogu liikmete nimetamine"
27.05.2019 / 15:24
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Final vote Riigikogu otsus "Rahvusooperi nõukogu liikmete nimetamine"
28.05.2019 / 10:01
Attendance check
28.05.2019 / 10:39
In favourIn favour
Final vote Riigikogu otsus "Eesti esindaja nimetamine Põhjamaade Investeerimispanga kontrollkomiteesse"