The education policy program aims to contribute to increasing knowledge and learning opportunities of all members of the society through well-founded education policy. For Estonia, it is vital to aspire towards the knowledge society supporting the development of knowledge and skills of all people throughout their life. The overall goal of the policy is to to be able to react fast to the challenges and opportunities of the modern world. The education system is a key factor in contributing to the societal well-being and social coherence.
The central goals of the education policy program are educational quality, equitable access, openness and more effecient use of the resources. The program also deals with issues like educational stratification, hidden markets in education, educational integration, bilingual education, multicultural education and Estonian language learning.