Links to EU and international policy in Finland
Finland actively participates in the implementation of SDGs in its internal and external policies. Within the country, Finland is putting to use society’s commitment to sustainability to ensure the involvement of all stakeholders in the commitment to Agenda 2030.
EAEA’s member, the Finnish Adult Education Association (FAEA), is focusing on implementing goal 4 of the SDGs. In the autumn of 2019, the association considered themes from Agenda 4.7, with special focus on global citizenship education (GCE). In collaboration with the Finnish development NGO, Fingo, the association arranged a round-table discussion on GCE as a part of the UNESCO Terms of Reference Case Study: Adult Learning and Education for Global Citizenship in Finland. The data from the round table was collected in September 2019. In November 2019 FAEA hosted a seminar where the results were presented and discussed together with Fingo experts. The topic of global citizenship education were also in focus during the seminar with International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) and Fingo, was held during the Finnish EU-presidency period.
In 2019/2020 sustainable development, environmental-social education and transformative learning for liberal education will also be in the centre of educational policies and initiatives in Finland. In accordance to this, special attention will be paid to the development of professional qualifications of teaching staff and leaders.