The number of young (7–26 y. o.) people who participate in hobby education activities. The share of young (7–26 y. o.) people who participate in hobby education in total number of young (7–26 y. o.) people.
Hobby education is an area of youth work that provides young people with knowledge and skills outside formal education. Hobby education is organised by local governments and legal personnel. The local government budget has funding for cultural and youth issues, which is also used for financing hobby education.
The Hobby Schools Act (2007) sets the basis for the activities of hobby schools and centers. There are more than 300 sports, music, art, dance, language and drama schools, as well as culture and science centers in Estonia that provide young people with quality non-formal learning opportunities.
Unit: number, percent
Disaggregated by: academic year, field of hobby
Source: Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Education Information System (EHIS)
|Field of hobby||2008/2009||2009/2010||2010/2011||2011/2012||2012/2013||2013/2014||2014/2015||2015/2016||2016/2017||2017/2018|
|Music and art||20677||21814||20452||21174||22355||24686||25809||26211||25845||27085|
|Culture inc. national schools||6759||8517||8878||8032||9754||11145||11840||14609||14439||14304|