Join us to celebrate EU programmes on November 4, 2022! 

Seminar Erasmus+ Erasmus+ for adult education Erasmus+ for vocational education Erasmus+ for higher education Erasmus+ for youth work Erasmus+ for general education Erasmus+: Sport

Welcome to the event Plus from EU programmes on 4 November 2022 at 9:30-16:00, an occasion to celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the Erasmus+ and the 5-year anniversary of the European Solidarity Corps programmes!

The event will take place in Messukeskus, Helsinki. You may also participate to the event online.


9:30 coffee and registrations
10:30 opening of the event

10.45 Opening words / Mika Saarinen, Director of the Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes

11.00 Keynote speech “What if the society would be based on empathy?” by Enni-Kukka Tuomala, Empathy Ambassador

11.30 Panel discussion “Do international experiences make solidary and competent global citizens?” Panelists:

  • Jaana Härkönen, International Coordinator, Valo Valmennusyhdistys
  • Faisa Qasim, Project Manager, Peace and Wellbeing organisation
  • Erik Nyström, Chief of Communications, Finn Church Aid
  • Matti Isokallio, Director of Sataedu, Satakunta Educational Federation
  • Seppo Saloranta, Guidance councellor, Tampere Lyseo High school

12.30-13.45 Lunch

13.45 Enhancing the quality of education through European collaboration: 
European Innovative Teaching Award - 2022 edition award ceremony plus prizewinners’ experiences and tips for international collaboration (in English)

14.30 Impactful international collaboration / Samu Seitsalo, Director for International Affairs and Impact, Finnish National Agency for Education


Festivities with sparkling and cake

The event ends at 16:00. 

We offer participants morning and afternoon coffee and lunch.
The presenter of the event is Nina Rahkola. 


If you want to participate to the event on the spot, please register by 27 October at 15:00. If you want to follow the event online, please register by 1 November. 


The event will be recorded you may watch it later if you are not able to join us live.

The language of the event

The event will mainly be in Finnish. If needed, we will organise interpretation to Finnish sign language. Please indicate the need for interpretation on the registration form. 

The recording of the event will be subtitled also in Swedish and in English. The recording will be available on this website after the event. 

Date and place

4.11.2022 09.30 – 16.00
Helsinki Messukeskus and online
"Siipi" entrance, Rautatieläisenkatu 3, Helsinki