The National Museum of Finland is known for its vast collection of art and objects that promote and present Finnish culture and heritage. But Museum also exhibited a photograph installation, with portraits of both old and new citizens of Helsinki. Studio Aleppo [Helsinki] provokes thoughts on what it is to be a Finn in the future.
Many LGBT asylum seekers came to Finland looking for freedom, only to find they have to hide here as well. An art project is helping them express their feelings.
Do you have questions concerning studying or working in Finland? Do you need help finding an apartment or applying for citizenship? New help center has just been opened.
Hermina arrived in Finland as a refugee. She calls for more empathy for those who have been forced to flee from their homes. You never know when you might need help yourself.
Everyone in Finland has the right to read in their native language. The Multilingual library in Helsinki covers over 80 different languages.
Immigrants arrive in Europe with the hope of a residence permit and a new life. This general perception is challenged by a recent British study. Researcher Dr. Vicki Squire and her research team have conducted extensive interviews which indicate that Europe is often reached with very little knowledge and sometimes even by coincidence.
From politicians to common citizens the public discussion concerning the asylum seekers is wide, but the art world has been mostly silent. Mobilediaspora, new media artwork on display in Helsinki gives voice to young asylum seeker men. Why?
Some Finnish churches are taking part in a movement where rejected, actual asylum applications are being read aloud in churches and chapels around Finland. The Lutheran Church of Finland wants to make people more aware of the situation many asylum seekers face.
Municipal elections are held in Finland 9th of April. We met two young candidates in Helsinki. Also included some information on who has the right to vote.
What is life like when you are 20 years old and serving a sentence in prison? Dimitri shares his story to help others.