Basic Education

The objective of basic education in Finland is to support pupils’ growth towards humanity and ethically responsible membership of society and to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed in life. Basic education encompasses nine years and caters for all those between 7 and 16 years.

Working in early childhood education and care in Finland with a foreign qualification

A guide to recognition of early childhood education and care education completed

Statistics on Erasmus+ for Higher Education

On this page you will find statistics on the participation of Finns in Erasmus+ mobility and European Erasmus+ statistics on mobility and projects.

Move! – monitoring system for physical functional capacity

Move! is a national physical functional capacity monitoring and feedback system for Finnish 5th and 8th grade pupils. It produces information that can be combined with the extensive health check-ups performed for the 5th and 8th grade pupils. The main purpose of the system is to encourage pupils to independently take care of their physical functional capacity.

Alliances for Innovation

Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation improve Europe's innovation capacity through strategic cooperation of higher education, vocational education and training, and companies.

A busy man on behalf of international students

“Finland is the first country outside of Latvia where I have lived,” smiles Austris Štāls as I ask him if he has lived in the United States. He speaks English with a clear American accent. “My friend...

What is the Erasmus+ programme?

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Skill development offers opportunities in working life

At Alma Media, Joni Mäkinen oversees skill development. He encourages employees to be brave and think about ways to improve one’s own skills. According to Mäkinen, identifying and understanding your...

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.

FIRST+ -programme

The FIRST+ programme (Finnish–Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme) promotes collaboration of higher education institutions in Finland and Russia. The programme supports student and teacher mobility between Finnish and Russian higher education institutions and the organisation of joint intensive courses in Russia. The programme is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education.
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