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The Archimedes Foundation has been transferred to the Education and Youth Authority

From the 1st of January 2021, the activities of the Archimedes Foundation were transferred to the Education and Youth Authority (Haridus- ja Noorteamet) as the Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps agency.

“I am glad that with the Archimedes Foundation, the formal formation of the Education and Youth Authority was completed and students, teachers and young people will now receive support and advice from one place,” said Ulla Ilisson, the director of the Education and Youth Authority. “This marks the completion of the merger of the four institutions into one modern state institution.  Further focus will be mainly on the development of educational services to support citizens and user-centered contributions in the learning and working life of young people and adults,” Ilisson added.

The main activities of the Agency will continue to be the Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps programs, which are important for Estonian education and youth work landscape. In the past programming period, more than 60,000 people took part and more than 116,000,000 euros were invested. In addition, Euroguidance, Eurodesk, Nordplus, the European Language Label and the SALTO Participation and Information Resource Center, will also move from the Archimedes Foundation to the Education and Youth Authority.

For partners and applicants, the application process will not change and all programs will continue to opperate in the same way. Program specialists also move along with the program, and their existing contacts are automatically forwarded to the new addresses. The information channels of the foundation will initially be found at the current addresses.

The Education and Youth Authority is a governmental body under the administration of the Ministry of Education and Research which was established on August 1st, 2020. The Autority’s main task is the implementation of education and youth policies. The joint institution was established on the basis of the services of the Innove Foundation, the Archimedes Foundation, the Information Technology Foundation for Education and the Estonian Youth Work Center.

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