Ministry for Foreign Affairs at Educa: Supporting education in crisis areas

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will be at Educa education and training event at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre Messukeskus from 27 to 28 January. At the Ministry’s stand 6n50, visitors can hear accounts of how Finland and the EU are supporting education in in the world’s crisis areas. Publications of the Foreign Ministry are available free of charge at the stand.

The publications available at the Foreign Ministry’s stand include popular publications by Europe Information and Development Communications, such as a map of Europe and a handbook for teachers on 2030 Agenda theme days. Other items available include 2030 Agenda posters describing sustainable development goals and an updated brochure in Finnish about the EU. A new publication available at the stand is a topical brochure in Finnish about NATO.

At the Ministry’s stand, visitors can hear accounts of how Finland and the EU are supporting education in the world’s crisis areas.

On Friday at 12.00–12.30, Ilona Taimela, a teacher, will be describing how she organised distance learning for Finnish children at the Al-Hol camp in Syria three years ago. She will be joined by Director General of Consular Services Jussi Tanner from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

On Friday at 14.00–16.00, Senior Education Advisor Pauliina Kemppainen from Finn Church Aid and Development Policy Specialist Emmi Pakkala from Save the Children Finland will be talking about Education in Emergencies projects in Ukraine and Sudan, among other places.

Visitors to the Foreign Ministry’s stand can learn about the Ministry’s new global education website and about the Kahoot global learning games. They can also take part in a quiz at the stand.

Read more about the Educa programme and exhibitors at the event website(Link to another website.)