The main emphasis of the program is on reorganizing the network of general education schools in order to adapt the school network to demographic changes and to ensure equal access to quality education throughout Estonia.
The program supports the creation of upper secondary schools and state upper secondary schools, the organization of which prepares the student for study at a higher education institution or vocational school.
The program also supports the modernization of VET infrastructure. The network of vocational education institutions was reorganized and the learning environment was modernized during previous support periods of the Structural Funds.
The program is estimated to cost EUR 231 million by 2020. The amount of funding is specified each year during the discussions on the state budget strategy and the state budget. Grants are provided up to a maximum of 85 % of eligible costs.
- Building end-uses