Attention aspiring journalists: thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ programme is looking for participants!

Have you always wanted to visit Finland? Have you ever wondered what the Finnish society and Finnish way of life look like? How does spending three weeks in the country, and finding out yourself, sound to you?

ThisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ programme will be organized again in August of 2018. The programme is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young journalists and social media influencers. ...  (continue reading)

Foreign Correspondents’ Program 2018 will be announced soon

Last year we celebrated Finland’s 100 years of independence. To make 2018 just as spectacular, we are preparing something nice for this year as well.

Yes, in a few weeks time we will be announcing Foreign Correspondents’ Program 2018. Who can apply? When will it take place? What is to be expected? Stay tuned and find out more about the details of the program very soon.

For now, we can ...  (continue reading)

No Foreign Correspondents’ Programme in 2017

Finland is focusing on the multiple press and other visits and events in connection to the celebrations of 100 years of Finnish independency. Very many of these take place in summer time and this prioritization makes it impossible for us to organize the FCP this year.

Every stone has been turned in our quest to find a way, but unfortunately the Communications Department of the Ministry for Foreign ...  (continue reading)

Next time 2017, but before that an alumni meeting

With the winter soon knocking on the Helsinki doors it is tempting to think back at the sunny weeks of ThisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme 2015. It just has to be among the most inspiring and creative tasks a Finnish diplomat gets to work with. Such an honor and such a joy to get to know 21 young international media professionals, and to be able to show them the many sides and faces ...  (continue reading)