Participation in adult learning in Estonia is high, but low-educated adults remain underrepresented. While the government strongly supports continuing education for the unemployed, many of the non-formal adult education opportunities require the students to privately finance their lifelong learning. Civil society is supporting the implementation of the 2021-2035 strategy for adult education.
Estonia country reports
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Developments: More awareness needed about the benefits of non-formal educationPosted: 2021-12-21 / Category: Estonia 2021 / Tags: digital skills covid-19
According to EAEA members in Estonia, Association for Folk High Schools in Estonia (FHS), and Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association (ENAEA) the newly elected Estonian government seems to be open for adult education. The Ministry of Educa...
Challenges: No COVID-19 compensation for the adult learning sector
Our respondents say that changed funding for ALE has slightly or dramatically worsened the financing situation at all levels. At the moment, the ALE sector is under pressure, and funding for the non-formal learning sector is non-existent. Training...
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Developments: New strategies to improve the quality of education provisionPosted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Estonia 2020 / Tags:
The situation of Adult Education in Estonia has slightly improved in the last year, although it was significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some new adult training strategies have been introduced in Estonia that seek to improve the qualit...
Challenges: Promotion of adult education in difficult circumstancesPosted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Estonia 2020 / Tags: low-qualified covid-19
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted the work of Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association (ANDRAS). Meetings had to be adjusted to be delivered in an online format and most face-to face contact were postponed or suspended.
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Estonia introductionPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags:
Adult education providers in Estonia continue to focus their efforts on making learning accessible and appealing to all adults, from all backgrounds. Current policies support the idea of increasing adult participation in education; however certain...
Recent developments in EstoniaPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: youth lifelong learning
As the current Lifelong Learning strategy in Estonia is only active until 2020, there is a need for a new and relevant national strategy for the development of the education sector. The Ministry of Education & Research and its partners have starte...
Links to EU and international policy in EstoniaPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: sustainable development awareness
The Estonian state established its commitment to Goal 4 of the SDG through the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development “Sustainable development 21”. The strategy encourages the development of educational system in Estonia to ensure e...
Challenges and recommendations in EstoniaPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: youth
According to our members, the biggest focus for the near future is achieving the desired results concerning adult education through discussions of the “Smart & Active Estonia 2035” strategy. The main focus of EAEA’s members in Estonia will be to i...