The educational system (including pre-school, basic and secondary education, universities and vocational education) is governed by the Ministry of Education and Research. Especially in the field of vocational education there is a cooperation with the Ministry of Culture. In organising the field of education, it is important to start accumulating culture-related knowledge and skills from an early age in order to ensure a new generation of participants in culture. In cooperation with the state and local governments, opportunities must be created in education as a whole, including hobby education and recreational activities (see chapter 5.1).
Language policy is also governed by the Ministry of Education and Research and has a separate Estonian language development plan (see chapter 2.5.4). The Ministry of Justice is responsible for issues related to copyright legislation (see chapter 4.1.6). The Ministry of Culture works together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on issues related to international cultural diplomacy and co-operation (see chapter 1.4).
The policy for the creative industries sector is governed by the Ministry of Culture, but is supported partly from several programmes in the governmental agency Enterprise Estonia. The agency is the largest institution with a support system for entrepreneurship by providing financial assistance, counselling, cooperation opportunities and training for entrepreneurs, research institutions, the public and non-profit sectors, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. A report on design was launched in 2005 by the Ministry of Economics and Communication and it has been followed by the creation of a working group on the culture industries at the Ministry of Culture, with participation from different experts and stakeholders (see also chapter 3.5.1).
In 2007, the Ministry of Culture took over responsibility for integration from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The Ministry of Justice is consulted when cultural legislation is being prepared.