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Education and Youth Board
Haridus- ja Noorteamet (Harno)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2002

The Education and Youth Board (Harno) is a government agency of the Ministry of Education and Research that deals with the implementation of Estonian education and youth policy. Our goal is to offer Estonian people high-quality, modern, and equally accessible educational opportunities. We want everyone to be able to create a personal learning path for their entire life cycle!


We find out every student’s abilities, we support their development, and we help them implement their knowledge and skills into society.


We work every day in the name that Estonian education will be more individualized, will consider each student’s abilities and provide students with (constructive) feedback on their development. We are leaders and creators of innovative educational solutions that support teaching and learning.

Main Goals 2019-2023:

  • Seamless personal education
  • Skills for the future
  • A sustainable, effective and motivated organization with employees

Regular tasks

Regular Tasks:

To achieve its objective, the Harno shall:

  • Organize the development and implementation of qualifications and curricula in the area of general and vocational education
  • Create integration opportunities for non-Estonian-speaking population and support relevant integration processes
  • Prepare, coordinate and implement projects in the area of lifelong learning and languages
  • Organize training, national assessment, data collection, analysis and dissemination of education related information
  • Organize other activities necessary for achieving the objectives of the Harno
  • Offer free educational counselling services for parents, teachers and other educators of young people between the ages of 1.5 and 18.Educational counselling is a service in which a child’s learning or behavioral issues are identified and ways to support the child’s development are provided. Rajaleidja centers employ speech therapists, psychologists, social pedagogues and special educational teachers.
  • Support the development of vocational and higher education in meeting labor market needs (the PRÕM project). For example, we are working on the development and implementation of the internship and work-based learning programmes and offer opportunities for additional language learning.
  • Work on image building and promotion of vocational education. To do that, we organize the vocational skills festival Young Master, which includes competitions. We provide information on vocational education and study possibilities on the website kutseharidus.ee and in other media.
  • Develop the entrepreneurship in education. Entrepreneurship education is the development of entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and attitude in students. The development of entrepreneurship education in Estonia is carried out in the framework of the program national program Edu Tegu (Deed of Success).
  • Develop new digital solutions for learning and teaching in the framework of the ESF supported program “Development and introduction of modern and innovative teaching materials.“

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
  Moderately interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Haridus- ja Noorteamet (Harno)
Lõõtsa street 4
11415 Tallinn


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Anu Moosel
Senior Specialist (in vocational educational issues)
Curriculum Development Center of Vocational Education

UNEVOC Coordinator
MA and MSc Kaie Piiskop
Chief Expert (in vocational education)
Department of Internationalization

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5 June 2018
Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre, hosts International Conference on TVET
Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre in the Basque Country, Spain, organized an international conference titled ‘International Encounters on Vocational Training – Anticipating the Future’. Participants from around the world discussed current and emerging challenges of ongoing digital transformation of industry and businesses, and responding to them through increased collaboration and knowledge exchange.
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