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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

The Youth Field Development Plan 2014-2020 ends in 2020, therefore, there are debates around a new strategic framework for youth work and policy for 2021-2035. In October 2018, the 6th Youth Work Forum NOORUM was organized in order to get input to the planning of a new strategic period. In October 2019, the official process of a new "Youth Field Development Plan 2021-2035" has been started. By September 2020, the draft document has been submitted to the Government Office for approval and the consultation has been completed.

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 numerous institutions implementing the same or similar policies, it was proposed that the institutions would be merged into one large joint agency. The reform was supposed to enter into force by 01.09.2020 at the latest, but actually happened sooner. Since 1st of August, the national agency responsible for the implementation of education and youth policy, is the Education and Youth Board. The institution was established on the basis of the services of Innove FoundationArchimedes FoundationInformation Technology Foundation for Education and Estonian Youth Work Centre.