Welcome to Finland! This is one of our most popular courses and there will be participants from all over the Europe and other partner countries.


4th-9th July 2020 (six days 520 € Pre-registration open now! CONFIRMED, still free places!!!!)

6th July-11th July 2021( six days 520 € if final registration made latest in April 2021, no other hidden fees!)

Dropout rate in Finland is really low in basic education. About 99,6 % of Finnish pupils will go through the basic compulsory education starting their school in age of 7.

Schools work together with social and health care services to handle bad situations for pupils (devorse, vioalance, drugs, unsocial behavior, crimes). In Finland we have also created many new methods how to prevent and handle bullying in schools.

It may be possible to obtain a European Union Erasmus+ (formerly Comenius) grant (K1, learning mobillity of individuals) to cover course fee, travelling and accomodation costs!

Next closing date for Erasmus+ applications is in February 2020 12:00 CET (education starting earliest June 2020), and teachers will need the application of their headteacher in doing this. More information is available from your national agency or from eduKarjala website.

So,you can pre-book your place from this link before making application to Erasmus+ office and when you get positive decision let us now if you are really coming.

ACCOMODATION EXAMPLE: Accomodation rates in summer 2019 in our cooperation hotel, Sokos hotel Kimmel were: (room rates are for room, not person). Othere summers about the same. You are also free to use other accomodation.

Economy room: single 75€/night, Double room 85€/night and double room with extra bed 110€/night.

Standard room: single room 90€/night, double room 100€/night and double room with extra bed 125€/night

All room rates include buffet breakfast, free wifi and sauna with swimming pool. Kimmel hotel locates opposite to main railway and bus stations in Joensuu and also busses to Joensuu airport leave next to it.

Of course you are also free to choose other kind of accomodation (hostels, other hotels or airbnb) if you want.

Course fee must fully paid no later than 1 month before the start of the course or with later instructions. Pre-registration is free! If you do not get the grant, you do not have to pay.

After course week participants:
know how Finnish education system works, and how "safety network" works in Finnish schools and co-operation with social services.

In Finland, every single pupil is important. Participants will also learn what
flexible ways there are to complete basic education even with hard difficulties (drugs, violance, alcohol, broken families etc). Also Finnish way of operating with refugees. Participant will also learn how in Finnish school we prevent bullying and handle it with pupil and families.

Participant will learn to understand why in Finland we actually do not
have drop outs and all young can continue to next school (upper secondary or vocational training) when they are 16 years.

Participant will learn also about from each others and the ways how they do this work in their countries. Participants will also have possibility to practice their professional English in field of education and social services.

Thematic field of the training:

* Finnish and European education system and ways to support drop out kids

* Co-operation with social services

* Prevent and handle bullying, KIVA-school programme made for it

* Special support for families and children in bad situations

* Employment services and ways to get in the schools

* Vocational education ways to avoid drop outs

* Safety network, unsocial behavior, crimes

* Immigrants, refugees

* Parents awareness

* Prevent early school leaving

* Co-operation with police and social sector

Education sector of the training participants:

- preprimary, primary, general secondary, upper secondary, vocational,
administratitive staff

Target audience: NORMAL teachers, headteachers/principles, teacher-trainers, Councilors/elected members, specia teachers, vocational teachers, curators, psychologists, experts, politicians,voluntary workers

Languages used for the training: English

Place: Joensuu, Finland (can be reached from Helsinki by
airplane, train or by bus)

Programme of the training activities (day by day):

The programme has an experiential approach. A lot of talking with staff, experts and teachers and head teachers.

Day number 1: (starting 18:00 o´clock) - Welcome to Joensuu. Finnish education system, education in Joensuu. Joensuu as a city of education. Finland as a country and its results in PISA. Special education in country of participants. Getting to know city of Joensuu.

Day nro 2: -Early support, special teaching in kindergartens, preschools and schools

integration and inclusion. Different ways to support early school leaving. Voluntary activities, we let you know it. Depends about the weather.

Day nro 3: -Co-operation with social services. How to avoid drop outs together with other public services (unemployment office etc.). Refugees and immigrants as clients.

Day nro 4: -Presentations of participant projects. Ideas for you and your schools. KIVA school programme for bullying.

Day nro 5: -Visiting at countryside and national park of Koli. Cultural trip and visiting countryside school. Light barbeque with open fire (includes to course fee)

Day nro. 6: (starting 9:00 AM, closing latest 13:00 o´clock)

Making international relationships - project ideas together. Course evaluation, certificates, good bye.

Officially course is over 1.00 PM