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Nordic Seminar: The role of culture in social inclusion and social work

Place: Hanasaari - Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center, Espoo.

Time: December 11, 2017

Warmly welcome to a Nordic seminar to discuss the role of culture in social inclusion and social work. The seminar highlights good examples from the Nordic countries, both from the administrative and practical levels, to strengthening cooperation between the cultural and social sectors, creating new contact platforms between different actors and deepening cross-administrative co-operation.

The event is part of the Finnish "Pohjola 2020" priority project.


11.00 - Registration

11.30 Lunch and networking

12.15 Welcoming words

Specialist Sari Koskinen, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

12.25 Achieving a participatory cultural life in Pohjola

12.40 Looking to Nordic co-operation

13.00 Workshops A / B

14.00 Coffee break

14.25 Workshops C / D 

15.30 Speech of the Expertice by Experience

Expertice by Experience Johanna Lillback and Group Operations Coordinator Saara Lipponen, City of Espoo, Finland

15.45 Presentation of Workshop Results

16.00 Closing Remarks

Senior Vice President Riitta Kaivosoja, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

16.10 The event ends

More detailed program in Finnish here. 


Sign up here no later than 30.11.2017

Participation is free of charge

Seminar location

Hanaholmen - The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center, Hanasaarenranta 5, Espoo

How to find Hanaholmen: Hanaholmen is also served by all buses operating along the Westway. The bus stop along the Westway is ca 400 metres from Hanaholmen. Hanaholmen is served by the metro. The walking distance from the nearest metro station Koivusaari to Hanaholmen is approximately 1,1 km.

How to find Hanaholmen (PDF).

Languages of the seminar 

Finnish and Scandinavian languages, as well as simultaneous interpretation between these languages. Possibility for English translation and international sign language interpretation.


Entry to the seminar rooms is accessible, there is an accessible toilet in the seminar rooms. Assistant dogs are welcome. Seminar rooms have an induction loop. Opportunity for English translation and international sign language interpretation (see registration page).

 Additional information

Project Planner Mia Mäkinen, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, email: norden2020 (a) stm.fi, tel. +358 295 163 057


Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Econimic affairs and employment, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Culture for All Service, The Nordic Council of Ministers


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