Ministerial working group on COVID-19 proposes measures to curb worsening epidemic situation

7.1.2022 22.54
In its first meeting on Friday 7 January, the ministerial working group on COVID-19 was briefed on the epidemiological situation, the spread of the Omicron variant, the burden on and capacity of the healthcare system, and the progress of vaccinations.

Updated recommendations for early childhood education and care, school education and vocational education and training to prevent the coronavirus epidemic

22.12.2021 11.28
The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare have updated two recommendations related to the prevention of the COVID-19 epidemic. One of the recommendations applies to providers of early childhood education and care and school education, and the second to providers of general upper secondary education and vocational education and training, liberal adult education, basic education for adults, universities of applied sciences and universities.

Funding for recovery of cultural activities and creative industries launched

21.12.2021 15.02
Photo: EC Audiovisual Services. Mauro Bottaro.
The Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland is investing in revitalising culture and the creative industries and in reshaping them in a sustainable way. The Ministry of Education and Culture has granted EUR 4 million in discretionary government grants to those operating in the cultural and creative sectors to create innovative services and to devise novel production and operating procedures. The grant application was the first batch of the Ministry’s overall EUR 30 million financial support for reshaping the cultural and creative sectors.

Government roadmap compiles measures to increase education-based and work-based immigration

9.9.2021 16.03
Kuvassa maahanmuuttajataustaisia opiskelijoita.
Finland needs more work-based and education-based immigration to help companies find enough experts and to strengthen Finland’s vitality and public finances. The roadmap for education-based and work-based immigration is a long-term action plan to achieve the objectives set for immigration of specialists, entrepreneurs, researchers and students.

EU Sports Ministers call for respect for human rights in international sports organisations

21.12.2021 15.38
The Sports Ministers of the European Union Iceland and Norway have signed a statement calling for transparency, democracy and respect for human rights in the work of international sport federations.

Provision of vocational education and training in English being boosted

13.12.2021 11.36
The Ministry of Education and Culture has authorised four vocational education and training providers to use English as a language of instruction and qualifications for five different qualification programmes.
Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for the development of education, science, cultural, sport and youth policies. The administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture comprises 13 agencies, including Finnish National Agency for Education, Academy of Finland and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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Li Andersson
Li Andersson
Minister of Education
Antti Kurvinen
Antti Kurvinen
Minister of Science and Culture