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Renewed register of authorised translators helps to find a translator for different situations

The Finnish National Agency for Education maintains a register of authorised translators. The register has now been renewed, enabling the authorised translator and the customer looking for a translator to meet even more seamlessly. The customer can use the search engine of the register to find a suitable translator and contact the translator directly by submitting a contact form.
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Information for Ukrainians about how applying for a municipality of residence affects education is now available on our website

Finnish National Agency for Education has published material targeted at Ukrainians on how applying for and getting a municipality of residence affects the rights and responsibilities of children and young people with regard to education. The material has been published in Ukrainian, English, Finnish and Swedish.
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Know your responsibility - Recognising and intervening in bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence is every adult's duty

A series of videos produced by the Finnish National Agency for Education for guardians and professionals in the field of education helps to recognise bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence experienced by children and young people and to intervene in it in ways that promote safety and health.
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DVV: Ready-made materials for teachers in the Suomi.fi Web Service – especially suitable for teaching social studies

The Suomi.fi Web Service provides comprehensive instructions for different life events and for dealing with public administration. It is an excellent source of information for students as it is. Now the Suomi.fi Web Service also provides ready-made material for schools with exercises. The material has been produced jointly by lower secondary school teachers and the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV).
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European SALTO Digital Resource Centre supports digitalisation in education, training and youth activities in EU programmes

The European Commission decided that the new SALTO Digital Resource Centre will be established at the Finnish National Agency for Education, which is the Erasmus+ National Agency in Finland. SALTO Digital is the first resource centre to operate in all educational sectors and also in the field of youth.
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Recognise and prevent sexual harassment and violence – materials for students in vocational education and training and general upper secondary education

The amount of sexual harassment and violence that young people experience, for example in public places and online, has increased in a worrying degree. The Finnish National Agency for Education has published a poster and a brochure containing instructions for students on how to recognise, prevent and intervene in sexual harassment and violence.
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Information point on study opportunities in Finland for those fleeing Ukraine

The Finnish National Agency for Education has launched a website that compiles information on study and research opportunities offered by Finnish higher education institutions for people whose studies or academic work in Ukraine has been disrupted by the war. The page can be found at www.studyinfinland.fi/ukraine.
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Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects can support those who have fled the war in Ukraine

The European Union enables Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps project beneficiaries to support Ukrainians currently fleeing and affected by the war.
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Instructions for early childhood education and care, schools and educational institutions on how to process the Ukraine crisis with children and young people

Events like the Ukraine crisis shock us all. The media reporting about the matter can confuse and frighten children and young people in particular. Early childhood education and care, schools and educational institutions play a crucial role alongside homes in restoring the feeling of safety and security of children and young people. Children and young people should also be protected from the flood of war news – events that are happening far away, but nevertheless shock us as well.
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Updated 3 March: Impact of Russia's attack on Ukraine on ongoing projects and international mobility in EU programmes

Due to the crisis in Ukraine, the force majeure clause can be applied to ongoing projects and mobility activities funded by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.
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COVID-19 reduced the number of student exchanges in higher education also in the autumn term

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict student mobility in higher education as the number of outgoing and incoming students in Finland remained clearly lower than normal in autumn 2021. The spring term is anticipated to be slightly better.
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The 2022 calls for proposals for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes have been opened

The European Commission opened the calls for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme on 24 November 2021. In addition to the usual actions, the programme offers interesting new possibilities such as virtual exchanges in higher education and in the field of youth and DiscoverEU inclusion action which enables more and more youths to get to know Europe by train. The calls for proposals for the European Solidarity Corps programme was opened on 17 November 2021.
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HEI ICI programme provides effective results in the strengthening of teaching in higher education institutions of developing countries

The development cooperation programme HEI ICI (Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument) supports cooperation projects between HEIs in Finland and HEIs in developing...
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Finnish National Agency for Education enhances work that supports integration

Supporting the integration of immigrants, developing the teaching and education of learners with an immigrant background and building a diverse society play an important role in reaching these goals...
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Finnish National Agency for Education promotes the mobility of students’ achievement records in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Using the EMREX service, achievement records can be transferred in a machine-readable format between higher education institutions and other data users nationally and cross borders. In Norway, for...
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International mobility at higher education institutions is gradually getting back to normal

Compared to the year before, the volume of international mobility at higher education institutions is set to increase in autumn semester 2021. This is one of the findings of a survey addressed by the...
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Mika Saarinen has been elected Director of the Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+

Mikko Nupponen, Director of the Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+, will retire. Mika Saarinen, Head of Unit, who has worked with the Erasmus+ program and its predecessor EU programs for 24 years, has been chosen as his successor. Saarinen will start in the new position on July 1, 2021.
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Innovation Centre ceases to operate – Finnish National Agency for Education continues to support experimental development

Over its four years of operation, the most important task of the Innovation Centre was to support the development of ECEC and education providers’ operating culture and the creation of innovations...
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News updated on 4 May: The first calls under the new Erasmus+ programme period have been opened

The European Commission opened the first calls for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme period 2021–2027 on 25 March 2021. The deadlines for learning mobility and Partnership for cooperation applications are in May. In addition to familiar actions, funding is also available for new actions that enhance European cooperation.
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Majority of student exchanges cancelled also during spring term

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, higher education institutions have also had to cancel the majority of the student exchanges planned for the spring term. Especially the number of outgoing students from Finland remains lower than anticipated. On the other hand, virtual mobility has started to increase when a growing number of students complete their exchange studies remotely from their home country.