Projects and legislation
Some of the projects, working groups and programmes currently underway in the Ministry of Education and Culture are outlined in these pages.
The Government Project Register (Project Search) also contains information about current ministerial projects. Most of the preparation for the projects is carried out in Finnish, so the majority of the additional information is also in Finnish.
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Education policy report
The Government draw up an education policy report for skills and learning in 2040. The report aims increasing the level of education and competence in Finland.
Extension of compulsory education
The minimum school leaving age will be raised to 18 years.
Preparing the Programme to Develop Quality and Equality in Vocational Education and Training
This programme to develop equality and quality in vocational education and training will help ensure that all students in vocational education and training acquire solid occupational competence and good basic skills for work, life and lifelong learning.
The KOTAMO project examines how equality, non-discrimination and diversity among staff members can be promoted in Finnish higher education institutions.
Finland’s competitiveness and wellbeing are built on competence, research and innovations.
Right to Learn development programmes
The Right to Learn programme comprises projects for the development of the quality and equality of early childhood education and care and basic education.
Reform of continuous learning
A continuous learning reform will focus on the skills of working age people. The reform will respond to the educational needs arising from changes in the world of work and seek solutions to combine work and study.