Reconsidering Education: Understanding Why Estonian Youth Drop Out and Delay Entry into the Labor Market

written by Pavel Smulski, Estonija

Youth, opting out of education and delaying entry into the workforce, face a growing problem. In the European Union, the proportion of unemployed young people aged 15 to 29 was 11.7%, and in Estonia – 10.6%, which is still too high. In the Netherlands, with their highly organized education system, this figure is only 4.2%.

Youth worker is a profession in Estonia

written by Ruta Pels, Eesti People to People, Estonia

The youth policy and youth work in Estonia is defined by many legal acts. According to the Youth Work Act, a young person is a natural person between the ages of 7 and 26. Youth work as a professional area is not defined in the Youth Work Act, however it is defined in Youth Sector Development Plan 2021-2035.

Let s talk about money?

written by Pavel Smulski, Estonia

The youth in Estonia aspires to earn an average of 1900 euros net, with their salary expectations increasing much faster than other age groups, rising by 18% over the past year. These findings were derived from a labor market study conducted by the job portal and the agency Palgainfo.

Where and How to Study Youth Work in Estonia?

written by Pavel Smulski, Estonia

In Estonia, you can study youth work at three universities: Viljandi Culture Academy, Narva College, and Tallinn University. All three programs provide students with fundamental knowledge in the field of youth work.