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About us

Archimedes Foundation is an independent body established by the Estonian government with the objective to coordinate and implement different international and national programmes and projects in the field of training, education and research.


We are the implementing body of Erasmus+ Programme, EEA/Norway Grants Scholarship programmeNordplus Programme and our Education Agency administers several national and international scholarship schemes for improving mobility and marketing Estonian higher education abroad.

The evaluation of foreign qualifications is carried out by the Agency of Academic Recognition (Estonian ENIC/NARIC centre), while Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education carries out institutional accreditation and quality assessment of study groups.


We are the Implementing Agency of Structural Support for the period 2014-2020 in the field of Research & Development.
Our Structural Funds Agency is accredited as an implementing agency for the programming period of 2014-2020 by the Government of the Republic. The main tasks of the Agency are to assess project applications in the area of Research & Development, to consult applicants, to make outpayments and check the eligibility of costs.

Youth work

Youth Agency is the Estonian Centre for Quality and International Cooperation in the youth field.

Youth Agency is responsible for capacity building in the youth field with a special focus on international cooperation. Our activities can be divided into three main areas:

  • supporting the development of young people
  • enhancing the quality of youth work
  • shaping youth policy


Since the beginning, Youth Agency has been the implementing body (Estonian National Agency) for European Union youth programmes in Estonia. As of 2014, when the new EU programme Erasmus+ for Education, Youth and Sport was launched, we are responsible for the implementation of Erasmus+ Youth Chapter objectives.

In addition, Youth Agency combines various national and international strategies and measures to create a strong and systemic impact in the youth field.