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Heino Hankewitz (born 20 January 1954 in Viru-Nigula, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia) is an Estonian social manager.



Heino Hankewitz graduated from Aseri Secondary School in 1972 and Tallinn Pedagogical University (currently University of Tallinn) in 1986 in Estonian language and literature.


Heino Hankewitz has worked as a teacher in Aseri Secondary School, as a journalist in youth newspaper Säde, in Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, as a manager of many social projects. From 1989 to 1995 he worked in Ministry of Social Affairs as an adviser, vice manager of a department and as a manager of a department. From 1995 he has been involved in both Estonia and Germany, working in both countries. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as the chairman of the commission of senior policy within the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Heino Hankewitz is one of the founders and the chairman of Self-Help and Advisory Centre for Senior Citizens in Tallinn. In 2002 he was trained as a social manager in Berlin. He lives in Berlin, Germany and works as a social manager in social and charity organisation Volkssolidarität. He has published many articles and publications.

He also represents Estonia in European Federation of Older Persons (EURAG).

Personal life

Heino Hankewitz is married for the second time and lives in Berlin. From first marriage he has two sons - former journalist, Sten A. Hankewitz, currently residing in London, United Kingdom, and journalist Gert D. Hankewitz, currently working in newspaper Postimees.

Societal recognitions

In 2004 Heino Hankewitz was awarded the Order of the Estonian Red Cross, 3rd class, by President Arnold Rüütel. In 2005 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of the City of Tallinn.

Heino Hankewitz has always been socially active, especially in the field of voluntary work of senior citizens.


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