Skip to main content

YouthWiki

EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki
Estonia

Estonia

10. Youth work

10.8 Current debates and reforms

On this page
  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments

In October 2019, the official process of a new “Youth Field Development Plan 2021-2035” was started. 28.11.2019 the government approved the proposals of compiling a new development plan that continues the last, currently valid development plan. The “Youth Field Development Plan 2021-2035” focuses on creating even more broader opportunities for young people, active inclusion in the decision-making processes and ensuring quality youth work and availability for young people. By November 2020, the development plan was sent to the Parliament to be confirmed. The prognosis is that it will be confirmed by the end of 2020.

In 2019, the Ministry of Education and Research commissioned a study on the administrative agencies under the ministry, services offered and finding solutions to reorganize the services and functions. As there are several institutions implementing the same or similar policies, it was proposed that the institutions would be merged into one large joint agency. The reform entered into force by 01.08.2020 when the Education and Youth Board was created. Because of the new organization being created, other changes are being conducted in the Ministry of Education and Research as well. For example, the youth department will be changed into youth and talent department, and will receive more tasks.

Ongoing debates

The new Youth Field Development Plan 2021-2035 is currently being confirmed by the Parliament. There are several preparation activities going on in the end of 2020 in order to create new programs for the years 2021-2024.