To participate in these courses you need to have Estonian living permit. Learn more about the programme in here.

The family module

The family module is primarily meant for foreigners who have migrated to Estonia as family members.

The purpose of the module is to give an overview of the following:

• the Estonian education system;
• social welfare and labour market services;
• various benefits and allowances;
• leisure opportunities in Estonia etc., and much more

Further information about the content of the training module on family is available here.


The purpose of this training course is to help you and your family accommodate to Estonian society through acquiring knowledge about living in Estonia, focusing on the matters related to families and children and the opportunities of self-development and recreation in Estonia.


During the training course, the most important topics will be discussed which people having come to Estonia for family reasons, having taken along their children or wishing to know more about the opportunities of self-development and recreation in Estonia could benefit from knowing in order to adapt more easily.

Among others, the topics include the following:

• Types of legal basis for residence in Estonia
• The system of family benefits in Estonia
• Children-related information and services
• How to register your child for a school or a kindergarten
• Parental benefit and parental leave
• Opportunities for recreation
• Estonian pension system
• Estonian education system
• The rights and obligations of children and parents
• Social services and allowances in Estonia
• Labour market services and employment mediation portals
• In-service training opportunities
• Family-related services for foreigners.


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After completing the family module, you will:

  • know the types of legal basis for where in Estonia and know where to find additional information if needed;
  • have an overview of various allowances and know where to find additional information about those;
  • be familiar with the most important children-related topics, incl. childcare services, benefits extended to children, hobby classes, social networks, youth work services, etc.;
  • have an overview of the parental benefit and parental leave;
  • know the most common opportunities for recreation with children;
  • have an overview of family-related services available to foreigners and know where to find additional information about those.

The training day is structured following the principles of adult learning. The classes are of a very practical nature, and single or group exercises as well as discussions comprise a significant part.

During the training course, practical exercises will also allow you to share your own experiences and listen to others share theirs. This provides a good opportunity to meet other foreigners moving to Estonia and to find common interests.

After the training course, you will be able to take part in a joint event of interest and/or a city tour together if you want to.

To sum up, the training day will provide you with a number of opportunities to practice your new knowledge on the spot, to ask questions and to get answers. You will be having continuous discussions with the instructors and other participants throughout the training course, and you will have an opportunity to exchange experiences with other recently relocated foreigners and to hear what situations others have encountered and how they have solved any problems.

The training course lasts for 1 day (8 hours) and its general schedule is as follows:

10:00 – 11:45 First set of topics
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:45 Second set of topics
13:45 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 16:15 Third set of topics
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Fourth set of topics and wrap-up

The training day ends with a summary, and this is when the participants can ask questions about any topic that might have remained unclear or about which they would like to get more information. Then every participant will have the opportunity to highlight the most important things that he or she will remember from the training day.

The participants will also receive contacts of the people and organisations they can turn to with any questions they might get after the training course.

The training course organisers will be providing coffee, tea and snacks for the participants during the training day. There is also a dining place near the training location where the participants can go for lunch.

For more information about the family module, please contact the instructors:

You will receive a comprehensive set of training materials, covering all the topics discussed during the training course and providing comprehensive during to most of the questions that foreigners who come to Estonia for family reasons, taking along their children or wishing to know more about the opportunities of self-development and recreation in Estonia usually have. The training materials are available here:

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