Estonia

Contact Details

Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia

Munga 18
50088 Tartu
Estonia
www.hm.ee 

About this Organisation:

The Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia works to ensure access to life- long learning for all people in Estonia, which will enable them to achieve new standards of living. The Ministry of Education and Research integrates traditional educational values with contemporary development trends. More than half of the inhabitants of Estonia are involved in one way or other in the education system as pupils, students, teachers, tutors, lectors, researchers and parents. The system of education aims to provide education respecting the individual aptitudes and differences of every learner.

Representatives:

Kalle Toom
Kalle Toom

Head of Vocational Education Division
Vocational and Adult Education Department
kalle.toom@hm.ee

Main tasks of Mr. Toom in the field of initial VET include: preparation of state commissioned study places and legislation; developments and innovation (e.g. development plan for iVET 2005-2008 and 2009-2013, standard for iVET, e-learning etc); quality assurance (voluntary quality award model for VET-schools, indicators’ system, accreditation system and other QA tools). As a member of ENQA-VET since 2005 he was involved in the work of Thematic Group on Operationalisation of the reference set of quality indicators 2006-2007 and Thematic Group on Development of guidelines for supporting quality in VET Systems 2008-2009. Member of ENQA-VET Board 2005-20007.

Rita Siilivask
Rita Siilivask

Chief Expert of Vocational Education Division
Vocational and Adult Education Department
rita.siilivask@hm.ee

Ms Siilivask’s professional responsibilities include collecting and sharing information about analysis and studies to evolve VET field, preparing basis to acts and contracts; cooperating in writing action plans, programmes and strategies deriving from political strategies and being responsible for accomplishing goals that are set with these documents, preparing materials for working out and implementing several ESF programmes for VET. Her duties involve also participating in international cooperation, communicating with providers, social partners, target groups and exchange information about new initiatives in the field. As a member of ENQA-VET she was involved in ENQA-VET’s work programs for 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, member of the Thematic Group Making VET more attractive.

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