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Estonia is an unspeakably good, unique place for living and bringing up children. If we try a little more, we can make it into the most family-friendly country with the best living environment. I want my children to feel the same when they grow up. I wish that after getting experience, skills and an open broad outlook on life in the world, they would still see that Estonia has all the most important things for them. I would like to contribute to this, and to the surviving of Estonia.

Environment Committee
Electoral district: Järvamaa and Viljandimaa

Yoko Alender


Järva County and Viljandi County Electoral District

13 June 1979 Tallinn
Married, two sons and two daughters

Education: Södra Latins Gymnasium (Stockholm) 1999; Estonian Academy of Arts, Master of Architecture 2010

Career: production company Kultorg OÜ, founding member and Member of the Board, Project Manager 2001–2004; architecture and production company ZiZi & YoYo OÜ, founding member and Member of the Board, architect/project manager 2005–2006; Urbanmark OÜ, architect/project manager 2006–2007; Tallinn Culture and Heritage Department, Heritage and Environmental Areas Unit, Chief Specialist 2008–2012; Ministry of Culture, adviser on architecture and design 2012–2014; Yoko Oma OÜ, Member of the Management Board 2012–; teacher of yin yoga 2018–.

Party affiliation: Pro Patria and Res Publica Union 2013–2014; Estonian Reform Party 2014–

Membership in representative bodies: 13th Riigikogu, 14th (Deputy Chairman of the Environment Committee 2019–2021, Chairman 2021–); Tallinn City Council 2013–2015, 2017–2018

Other activities: State Forest Management Centre, Member of the Supervisory Board 2021–; Estonian Institute of Buddhism, Member of the Council 2001–.
Higher National Defence Courses 2015; yin yoga teacher training 2017–2018.
Organiser, project manager and/or press representative of numerous events and creative projects: international ice and snow sculpture symposium 1999–2000; CDs, poetry collections and a DVD with collected works of Urmas Alender, anniversary concerts since 2000; sand mandala ceremony of the monks of Namgyal Monastery in Tallinn 2000; Leigo Lake Music Festival 2000–2003; Oriental New Year festivities in Tallinn 2000–2003; Tallinn Light Festival 2002–2004 (co-author of the concept); anniversary concert of punk group Velikije Luki in Tallinn 2002; concerts of Kärt Tomingas in Tallinn and Tartu 2003; opening event of ABB Motors and Generators Factory in Jüri 2003; Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization conference in Tallinn 2004; Estonian Institute of Buddhism trips to India 2004–2008 (also group leader); musical-spatial installation Human Harp in Pärnu 2005 (co-author); light installation Tallinn Light Dome 2005 (technical aspects); Welcome to N´estonia – Forest Art in Kütioru 2005 (technical aspects); Estonian exposition at the 10th International Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006 (co-author); café-restaurants F-Hoone 2010, Frank 2014, and restaurant Tabac 2017 (interior designer and assistant to managing director).
Co-author of Roostevaba raamat: Ruja 1999; Estonian publisher of Cities for People by Jan Gehl 2015 and 2017.

Hobbies: architecture, yoga, music, travelling.



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08.12.2021 / 16:30
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Final vote Tulumaksuseaduse muutmise seadus
08.12.2021 / 16:08
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Final vote Kogumispensionide seaduse, maksukorralduse seaduse ja tulumaksuseaduse muutmise seadus
08.12.2021 / 16:06
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Final vote Ravikindlustuse seaduse muutmise seadus
08.12.2021 / 15:46
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Final vote Alkoholi-, tubaka-, kütuse- ja elektriaktsiisi seaduse muutmise seadus
08.12.2021 / 15:45
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Final vote Töötervishoiu ja tööohutuse seaduse ning teiste seaduste muutmise seaduse ning töölepingu seaduse muutmise ja sellega seonduvalt teiste seaduste muutmise seaduse muutmise seadus
08.12.2021 / 15:36
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Final vote Konkurentsiseaduse muutmise ja sellega seonduvalt teiste seaduste muutmise seadus
08.12.2021 / 15:22
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Final vote Keskkonnaseire seaduse muutmise seadus