Kuva: Hannu Piirainen

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What we can offer you

If you’re interested in participating in any of the above programmes, please contact the national agency in your country.

However, we can help you to find a potential partner in Finland by forwarding your details to a number of interested parties.

See also

EU programmes

Nordplus and other Nordic programmes

General education

Finnish National Agency for Education funds and supports schools in their international work. We manage programmes funded by the European Union and through Nordic and national funding.

The programmes support, for example, international project cooperation including pupil and teacher exchanges, in-service training for teachers and study visits. The support available varies from one programme to another.

The EU programmes provide funding for European cooperation. Specific funding is also available for cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Activities supported

The programmes for international cooperation are intended for general education institutions from pre-primary to secondary schools and institutions for vocational education and training as well as for local and regional educational authorities or networks of educational institutions.

These programmes include EU’s Erasmus+ programme, different Nordplus programmes, and the Erasmus in Schools programme.

Seminars and training

Every autumn, Finnish National Agency for Education organises several training sessions on project management to schools and teachers who have started a new international project, project meetings at the end of their life span, and thematic monitoring seminars.

The annual seminar on schools’ international issues brings together a host of professionals interested in international cooperation in education.

Contact us

Telephone +358 20 690 502 (Mon–Fri 8:00–16:15)

Email comenius(at)oph.fi

Counsellor of Education - Head of Unit, Internationalisation services for educational institutions, youth and culture
Mikko Nupponen

Counsellor of Education, General and adult education
Nina Rekola