AGENDA 2012-2014



During the period March 2013 – August 2014, ETKA Andras, together with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, was coordinating the project AGENDA - Implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning.


AGENDA, the European adult education activity plan for the years 2012 – 2020, serves as the means for increasing the opportunities for participation in lifelong learning among the adult population. The activities include dissemination, establishment of counselling systems, offering flexible ways for learning, information exchange between the different stakeholders in the field, development of the cooperation network, etc. AGENDA was implemented in 32 countries.

Points of concern in case of Estonia are low level of education or no professional education (32% among the age group of 24 – 65) which hinders competition in the labour market. Bringing people back to learning is complicated and requires cooperation between the different stakeholders in the field of adult education (providers, employers, local governments, different ministries, agencies, etc.) which is currently insufficient.

Target group of the project involved people with low level of education (without secondary education) and without professional education, as well as the respective group of the non-Estonian-speaking population.

An objective was the raising of general awareness about lifelong learning. Another important goal was to describe potential support model(s), including a motivation scheme for the target group. The objectives were reached by involving different stakeholders into common interaction.

Project activities

  1. Seminars in the counties and local governments - involving six counties; seminars for adult education policy-makers. Read more...
  2. Dissemination activities (learning bus, counselling, informing Russian population by the Russian-median radio, articles in local newspapers)
  3. International conference 27 May 2014.
  4. Final conference 26 June 2014


Project results

Possible models for cooperation between stakeholders of adult education:
Cooperation model for local government
Cooperation model for county level I
Cooperation model for county level II
Cooperation model for national level