Lifelong guidance has been practiced in Estonia for years. The services have been provided for different target groups by different service providers and have also been known by different names – the latest version being lifelong guidance, including two areas: career services and counselling services for special educational needs.

The system went through a major change in 2014–2015. Service provision, both in the education and labour sector, has been reorganised – integrated lifelong guidance has been introduced. The 24 fragmented youth guidance centres were replaced by 15 centralised public centres in all counties.

See our web-publication on Lifelong Guidance in Estonia.