Education, youth, and the labour market
Many of our activities are directly or indirectly linked to education, youth, and the labour market as the pillars of society and the economy. We have conducted applied research and evaluations of programmes and policies in this field. As stand-alone projects and also as part of broader projects, we have focused on, among other things, the importance of formal and non-formal education, informed self-improvement, support for development and subsistence in the labour market.
In the field of education, youth and the labour market, our activities are diverse:
- We carry out surveys also for advocacy organisations and NGOs, for example, to find out about the impact of the magazine Good Citizen and the education and labour market opportunities for landscape architects and for developing the Robotex competition.
- We also help develop information materials and organise training on related topics, e.g. for foreign students in the Estonian labour market (project AMIF 2020-4).
IBS is also a member of the Applied Research Council of the Ministry of Education and Research. In international cooperation, IBS has contributed to the European Commission’s European Semester review of Estonian social policy and was the Estonian coordinator of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ research network FRANET from 2011 to 2018.