Education in Finland – Original Best Practices Benchmarking course - Refugees and Migrants

Best Practices Benchmarking course - Refugees and Migrants

EU's decision to give refugees the right to work and children – the opportunity to attend school or kindergarten is an important one.

Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

Schools play an important role as a support system and in helping children feel safe.

Eeva-Riitta Pirhonen, head of the Department for Early Childhood Education, Comprehensive School Education and Liberal Adult Education at the education ministry in Finland

Finland guarantees a basic education for refugee children. Through first-hand experience, this course aims at providing an insight into one of the best performing educational systems. It intends for familiarization with teaching methodologies and strategies while working with refugee children via experiential approaches. Learn how Finnish schools strive towards providing quality education for and well-being of refugee children.

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  • 28 August - 3 September 2022, Helsinki

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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Education in Finland - Original Best Practices Benchmarking course:

Main organiser / trainer

Mart Laanpere, PhD

  • Senior researcher in the Tallinn University, Estonia, Head of the R&D Centre for Educational Technology in Tallinn University 
  • Former mathematics and physics teacher and school principal

After working as a mathematics & physics teacher and school principal, he has been involved in teacher education and educational technology research for last 20 years. Mart has been contributing to international research projects focusing on the use of mobile technology and social software in teaching and learning. He is coordinating the training of school teams in the project “Digital Turn towards 1:1 Computing” funded by Samsung (; and expert in school digital innovation and change. 

Petri Ilmonen

  • Chair of Board at Language High School of Helsinki
  • English teacher, principal and owner of TRYcamps

Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.




Tikkurila upper secondary schools (grades 10-12) 

Preschool Tiedonjyvä (6-year-old children), 

Vantaa vocational college Varia (16 – 19-year old and adult students, migrant students). 

Various schools of all levels in Helsinki metropolitan area 

Helsinki, Finland

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The course takes place at Varia Vocational College located on Tennistie 1, Vantaa. The training will include practical hands on learning opportunities, school visits in Helsinki area and cultural situated places that would help grasp on social innovation: libraries as social innovation in Finnish education, interactive museums, the islands around Helsinki, sauna and other locally situated sensorial experiences, allowing participants to design their own learning experience and complete it. Moreover, there are many more attractions that promise unforgettable experience in Helsinki such as the interesting Helsinki architecture including Alvar Aalto's studio, Helsinki Cathedral by Carl Ludvig Engel, Senate Square, Old Market Hall, Löyly sauna and restaurant. While there, make the best of this unique opportunity and take a bite of the Finnish delicacies such as smoked salmon soup lohikeitto and dried reindeer meet kuivaliha. Do not forget to learn more about the famous Finnish culture of drinking coffee with a soft, toasty and aromatic pulla cardamom bread. Tervetuloa!