Interview: Astrid Froese (Übersetzung Fragen: Britta Handke-Gkouveris)
Interview mit: Mailis Reps, Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia
An interview with Mailis Reps on democracy, transparency and digitalization
The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for the planning of education, research, youth, archives and language-related national policies. To this purpose the ministry manages the pre-primary, basic, general upper secondary, vocational secondary, higher, hobby and adult fields of education and organises research and development activities, youth work, and special-education youth work. Mailis Reps, member of the Estonian Centre Party, is the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia since 23rd November 2016. Previously, she held the same position 2002 – 2003 and 2005 – 2007. She was a member of parliament 2003 – 2015. She has Master’s degrees in Law (from Central European University) and European Public Relations (from Maastricht University). Currently she is studying to obtain a PhD in European Law in Uppsala University.