FCP 2018 participants have been selected!

The 2018 edition of thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme is approaching. Seven weeks from now, the sixteen participants of this years programme will start their three week journey through Finland. Which, by the way, was selected the Happiest Country in the World in this years World Happiness Report.  So, yay, I guess…!

The participants for this years programme have now been ...  (continue reading)

Application period for the 2018 ThisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme has ended

Each participating embassy will now review the applications. The three best applicants will be interviewed by the embassy in person, or if this is not possible due to long distances etc., via phone or Skype. The applicants will be contacted by Friday, April 20th 2018. Final selection will be confirmed by the end of May 2018.

Please note that due to the high amount of application, questions ...  (continue reading)

Re-discovering Finland: Traditions as a key

I visited Finland for the first time twenty years ago as a young journalist. It was a long time ago and since then I had no occasion to come back to this contry, wich I consider extremely interesting and in a certain sense ‘new’ for Italian people because of its way of living and its traditions.

This is why I am really happy to come back to Finland thanks to the Foreign Correspondants ...  (continue reading)

Finland on my mind

I took part in the FCP in 2004. It seems a long time ago, but I still have some friends from that time and some genuine experience of Finnish way of life that I can share with other people.

I was 23 then, with BA diploma in Journalism in my pocket and with journalistic ambitions in my mind. I was working as a freelancer for Latvian printed media, writing about various sociopolitical topics, e.g. ...  (continue reading)