The mission of the Ministry is to balance the education policy developments and create conditions and prerequisites in order to ensure the lifelong learning possibilities for every Estonian citizen in an innovative and development orientated society.
The Ministry of Education and Research develops Estonia´s education, research, language policy and youth field.
The Ministry of Education and Research develops draft legislation for the implementation and development of the educational, research, youth, language and archive policies.
The Ministry of Education and Research holds responsibility for formulating and upholding national positions to the development and implementation of EU legislation that concern issues of education, science, youth and language policy. Co-operation between Estonia and the EU is primarily taking place in working groups of the European Commission and the EU Council.
In addition to the aforementioned formats, Estonia is also taking part of the education. training, youth and sport programme “Erasmus+” and the framework programme for research and innovation “Horizon 2020”.