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About us

The Archimedes Foundation is an independent body established by the Estonian government in 1997 with the objective to coordinate and implement different international and national programmes and projects in the field of training, education, research, technological development and innovation.

Education

We are the implementing body of Erasmus+ Programme and Nordplus Programme .

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.

 

From the 1st of August 2020, there has been a structural change in Archimedes Foundation. The Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA), Academic Recognition Information Centre (Estonian ENIC/NARIC) and some state and structural grants joined the Education and Youth Authority (Haridus- ja Noorteamet).