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Minister of Education Andersson at the UNESCO General Conference:
UNESCO needed to support human rights and freedom of expression even in times of crisis

10.11.2021 17.57
Minister of Education Li Andersson will lead the Finnish delegation to the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris on 10–11 November. In Finland’s keynote speech on Wednesday, the Minister of Education highlighted human rights as the basis of UNESCO’s activities and its work as an implementer of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as supporting Member States to overcome the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Education also welcomes the news of the Åland Islands’ admission to UNESCO as an Associate Member.

Barents scholarship of EUR 10,000 goes to Lapland Artists' Association

26.10.2021 14.40
The scholarship was handed to Savu Korteniemi and Panu Johansson, board members of Lapland Artists’ Association. They are curators at the 2021 Young Arctic Artists exhibition.
The Artists’ Association of Lapland was a scholarship recipient of the Barents Scholarship for Cultural Cooperation. The scholarship amounts to EUR 10,000. The Barents Scholarships for Cultural Cooperation were awarded on Tuesday 26 October in Tromsø, Norway. Four scholarships were awarded.

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.

Revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production into force in Finland

25.11.2021 13.37
The Government proposes that Parliament approve the revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production of 30 January 2017. The Convention aims to promote and facilitate the development of cinematographic co-production between the parties by establishing rules applicable to co-productions.

Amendments to the Copyright Act in circulation for comments 

27.9.2021 17.55
The Ministry of Education and Culture is requesting comments on a proposed bill to implement the provisions of the EU DSM Directive and Online Broadcasting Directive as part of Finnish law.  Implementing the directives requires significant changes to the Copyright Act. The request for comments is published in the service. The deadline for submitting comments is 31 October 2021.
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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International cooperation

International cooperation

In international affairs, the Ministry participates in the work of major international organisations and regional councils, implements programmes and initiatives nationally and supports cultural cooperations and expatriate activities.

International cooperation of Ministry of Education and Culture


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