Management

The highest body of the Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association (ENAEA) is the general meeting of the members of the association, where each member of the association is represented by one representative. The general meeting shall adopt resolutions on all matters of management of the association which are not assigned to the competence of the management board or other body of the association by law or the articles of association.

During the interval between general meetings, the functions of the general meeting shall be performed by a meeting of representatives elected by the general meeting from among the members of the association. The term of office of the representatives is three years.

Margit Düüna (Kuressaare Gymnasium Training Center Osilia, Chairman of EVHL Council)

elected as a representative: April 27, 2018

e-mail: margit.dyyna@vabaharidus.ee

Margit runs the Kuressaare Gymnasium Training Center Osilia, and also works as an adult educator and lecturer. Margit’s areas of training are entrepreneurship, marketing, giving feedback, project management, including management of international projects, and developing key competencies. Margit holds an occupational qualification of Level 7 adult educator. Margit Düüna has studied entrepreneurship at the Tallinn University of Technology and graduated from the University of Tartu, Faculty of Economics with a Master’s degree (MBA in Management and Turning). In addition to the above, Margit has competencies in the internal evaluation of educational institutions (continuing education centers and general education schools) and in the evaluation of curricula. Margit actively participates in the work of the Adult Education Council and the EKKA Continuing Education Council.

As the Chairman of the Council, Margit focuses on the following aspects: The development of the Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association needs three things – the courage to look in the mirror, the courage to see the truth and the courage to improve the situation!

Ants Kuningas (MTÜ Kuusiku Mõis, deputy chairman of EVHL Council)

elected as a representative: September 18, 2019

e-mail: ants.kuningas@gmail.com

Ants was nominated to the Council by EVHL member MTÜ Kuusiku Mõis. Ants’ works on a daily basis as an adult educator and a practicing lawyer. As a member of the Council, Ants wishes to make a supportive contribution to the continued development of both EVHL and its member organizations.

Reet Valgmaa (Learning Center Tõru)

elected as a representative: April 27, 2018

e-mail: reet.valgmaa@gmail.com

Reet was one of the founders of the organization in 1994. Today, Reet is older and wiser, and more and more convinced of the importance of non-formal education for survival of us as the indigenous people of the land. As a member of the Council, Reet carries the important values of non-formal education and ensures the continuity of the idea.

Krista Habakukk (Estonian Village Movement Kodukant)

elected as a representative: April 27, 2018

e-mail: krista@kodukant.ee

Krista is a member of the board and trainer of the Estonian Village Movement Kodukant. Krista received her education as a cultural advisor at Tallinn University. She then went on to study at the NLP Institute and completed an international supervisor training program at the Estonian Institute of Supervisors. As an adult educator, Krista has long-term experience, especially in working with teams and leaders. She has experience in developing the field of volunteer work and long-term experience of cooperation between and involvement and counseling of NGOs and local government agencies.

As a member of the Council, Krista contributes her knowledge and skills to the development of an open and non-formal education organization.

Siirius Sikka (MTÜ Lõuna-Eesti Koolituskeskus)

elected as a representative: September 18, 2019

e-mail: Siirius11@gmail.com

Siirius was born, raised and acquired her first professional education in Mulgimaa, Abja-Paluoja. As an alumna of Abja Secondary School and Abja Music School, she worked for a long time as a music teacher in both institutions and organized the activities of various choirs and ensembles.

Siirius also acquired a Master’s degree in computer science (multimedia and learning systems) at Tallinn University. After that, her thoughts and views of the principles and possibilities of teaching and learning skills were changed significantly. The use of IT opportunities in the teaching of different subjects and in the management of learning processes has greatly facilitated the acquisition of material by learners and the organization of all communication between different parties (child, parent, etc.).

Currently, Siirius mainly works as a computer trainer with various target groups all over Estonia and is the coordinator of adult education in Viljandi County. She holds a occupational qualification of Level 7 adult educator.

In Council work, Siirius plays an instrumental role with her experience and know-how.

Janne Liidik (Alu Folk Learning Society)

elected as a representative: September 18, 2019

e-mail: janne@lastehoid.ee

Janne trains mainly childminders and support persons and conducts self-development training days, she has 13 years of experience as a lecturer and project manager. Janne graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical School with a degree in youth work, has a Level 4 occupational qualification as a childminder and has completed a 120-hour course for adult educators of the Estonian Association of Non-Formal Education. Janne is a member of the board of Ridiradiralla OÜ. The company has several childcare facilities all over Estonia. Since 2015, the company has been a procurement partner of the Social Insurance Board in providing support services to children with disabilities, as well as a cooperation partner of local governments. Janne actively participates in the work of the Estonian Professional Association of Childminders and has been a founding member of Rapla Folk High School and NGO Entrepreneurial Women in Rapla County.

As a member of the Council, Janne contributes to the intensification of ENAEA membership and the formation of a supportive network based on her own valuable experience.

Janne Pärlin (Juhan Kunder Society)

elected as a representative: August 27, 2020

email: janneparlin@gmail.com

Janne is a member of the board of the Juhan Kunder Society and deals with issues concerning folk schools. Janne is a finance manager by education, and she is no stranger to processing economic information. As personal development and lifelong learning are a growing trend, Janne is interested in it reaching as many people as possible. A self-governing adult is a treasure of society. Through non-formal education, it is possible to reach many people who are not able to compete in today’s mainstream education landscape.

As a member of the Council, Janne wants to contribute with her professional knowledge and skills, the aim of which is to increase the quality of society through people’s personal development and lifelong learning.

Ena Drenkhan (Member of the Board of ENAEA, former member of the Council as the Chairman of the Estonian Union of Folk Universities)

Ena Drenkhan (Member of the Board of ENAEA, former member of the Council as the Chairman of the Estonian Union of Folk Universities)

e-mail: ena.drenkhan@vabaharidus.ee

Ena has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and business, a Master’s degree in educational management, and work experience in the field of education since 1999, incl. Since 2006, she has been involved in the field of adult education as a training organizer as well as a teacher and trainer, she has the occupational qualification of an adult educator (level 7). In addition, Ena has experience in drawing up project applications and in project management since 2002 and experience in managing the organization (member of the board of Pokumaa Foundation 2003-2011). Ena is also the coordinator of adult education in Tartu County.

Until the end of 2019, Ena worked as a project manager at Tartu People’s University, and as of 2020 her main activity is the management of the Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association. She brings to ENAEA her valuable experience as a project manager, training organizer, trainer, network creator and maintainer.

In the management of the Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association, Ena attaches importance to the following principles:

  • Execution of activities and achievement of goals set by the MER Strategic Partnership Agreement;
  • Protecting the interests of members and being a real umbrella with transparent management and member involvement;
  • The activities of ENAEA are open, strategically thought out, and involve target and stakeholder groups at both regional and international levels;
  • ENAEA builds a positive image of non-formal and informal learning;
  • ENAEA has an active and energetic membership.