FinCEED training: How to respond to the challenge of transforming education?

Training FINCEED Internationalisation Sustainable development Education development

FinCEED’s professional training in education sector development cooperation for Finnish experts focuses on global perspectives to the system-wide development of  education and in improving education and learning in the context of developing countries.  The language of the training is English. The training is free of charge. 

Content of the training

The training comprises of two modules and  is divided into self-study, practical in-person training days,  weekly virtual training sessions and group work assignments. The training covers in total 3 days of contact learning, 18 hours of distance learning and additional self-study of approximately 30 hours.



Date: 6-8 February 2023
Venue: Hotelli Korpilampi, Espoo

Date: 16.2-23.3.2023 on Thursdays at 14.30-17.30
Venue: online at Teams

Content: The first module provides an overview on education sector development, its challenges, topical issues and questions both globally and at the country level. The thematic components of the training module are: a) Global perspective to education development, b) National education systems and financing, c) Global architecture of sustainable development goal 4 and d) Finnish role and added value in improving education and learning.

The module consists of a pre- assignment and contact learning in a three-day workshop. FinCEED covers accommodation for the participants. 

Content: The second module focuses on central themes in the field of  quality education and training where the experience and expertise of Finland might have an added value. The special focus of the module is on ensuring quality of education for example in the fields of equity and inclusion, teacher training, educational innovations, skills development, education in emergencies and quality assurance.

The Module two is implemented online and the work consists of 6 online learning sessions (3 hours per week) pre-assignments, group work and self-studying.


For whom?

The training targets experts on development cooperation in the education sector. Participants can be experienced with development policy and cooperation, who wish to strengthen their expertise in the field of education, or alternatively experts, who are experienced with education systems and interested in international development cooperation. FinCEED welcomes participants with different backgrounds (public and private sector, higher education institutions, CSOs, education providers etc.). The training also offers opportunities for networking and mutual learning among participants. The training is targeted for Finnish experts. Also, experts outside of Finland, or non-Finnish residents can be regarded, if they have a thorough experience in Finland’s development policy and cooperation, and/or in working with the Finnish education system.

Selection criteria and how to apply

Participants (20-30 per training) are selected through an open call.  Priority is given for those who are registered in the FinCEED expert directory. Selected participants should have some level of proven experience on education sector development cooperation. Preferably, they should have strong interest and motivation to apply for international education sector positions in the near future. Ideally the selected participants would have (all or some areas apply):

  • professional experience in the field of educational development in Finland
  • professional experience (may include volunteer work, internship or similar) from international development cooperation or humanitarian assistance or civilian crisis management
  • previous experience in the field of educational development internationally, preferably in a developing country context
  • motivation and strong interest to apply for international positions within education and development
  • some or all of the following competencies: ethical awareness and intercultural communication skillscollaborative working skillsskills to build and maintain partnershipsstrategic thinking and analytical mindset
  • excellent working proficiency in English. Proficiency of other languages (i.e. French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic) is an asset

FinCEED will select the participants based on these criteria. In addition, an overall assessment will be applied in order to ensure diversity and complementarity of the training group. Also, while making the final selections for the course, the Finnish development policy priorities in the area of quality inclusive education will be considered (teaching for learning outcomes, right to education for girls and children with disabilities and youth and employment and life skills).

Apply for the training by 20 December 2022 at 16:15. Attach your updated CV or if you are registered to the FinCEED  expert directory, make sure your CV is up to date.

Inquiries: saara.pavilainen(at) and osaamiskeskus [at] (osaamiskeskus(at)

Apply by 20 December 2022

Date and place

6.2. – 23.3.2023
Module 1: 6-8 February 2023, Module 2: 16 February- 23 March 2023
Hotelli Korpilampi
Korpilammentie 5
02970 Espoo
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Enrolment period

7.12.2022 – 20.12.2022 at 23:59 o'clock