Estonia, most of the research in vocational education and training is state-financed.
The main financing bodies include the Ministry of Education and Research,
the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and
Communications. Financial support also filters through from the European
Social Fund and the European Commission.
of Education and Research
Ministry of Education and Research creates constant and continuous conditions
and assumptions in order to guarantee access to life-long learning for
all people in Estonia, which would enable them to achieve new standards
of living. It is essential to maintain the goal-oriented, long-term and
considered approach to the development of the education system. The Ministry
of Education and Research is working on different educational projects
at different levels, realising new ideas and concepts. The Ministry
may succeed in carrying out its mission only with the full support of its
of Social Affairs
objectives of the Ministry of Social Affairs are to ensure:
a balanced system of social services and benefits that stimulates working
and supports independent ability to cope;
a stable and reliable social security system involving social risks and
ensuring adequate income;
long-term work capacity and employment of people;
valued health culture and physical and social environment supporting health;
balanced availability of health services and medicinal products;
an environment sustaining intergenerational consideration and balancing
working and family life, and a tolerant and sympathetic society.
of Economic Affairs and Communications
objective of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is to
create conditions through development, implementation and evaluation of
the national economic policy for promoting the competitiveness and a balanced
and sustainable development of the Estonian economy.
for Lifelong Learning Development Innove
Foundation Innove was established with the objective to promote initiatives
and activities of lifelong learning through Estonian and EU programmes
in the area of human resources development.
Archimedes Foundation was established with the objective to coordinate
and implement different EU programmes and projects in the field of training,
education, research, technological development and innovation.