My interesting fourth day with FCP really helped me to understand some important aspects of Finnish society. But not only this: I also had a great opportunity to taste Finnish food and to see how a true Finnish cook prepared it. It was a great experience to participate in the Finnish food workshop by Flavour Studio in Teurastamo: raw fish, reindeer meat and berry cakes give you a taste of Finnish ...
Tag: Finnish society
Discovered… A Home Away from Home
1. A preference of harmony in people’s relation to their surroundings, both natural and social.
2. Getting along with others is important.
3. A consensus-building decision-making process is strongly preferred.
4. Work is a value in itself, not just what can be gained by working.
5. Be punctual, persevering, frugal and prudent.
6. Pay attention to details!
Which country do you imagine when you hear ...
A brief resumé of Finland
For the newcomer to Finland, this day 1 of FCP 2016 could have been a perfect introduction to the art of Finnishness. For the 12 of us – some of us being here for the first time in 20, 18 or 7 years – we could finally catch up with the country and jump straight into it.
A short briefing with Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, updated us on current affairs with ...
The holy Finnish public school you will not find in France
At the entry of the classroom, there is a string of small tidy shoes. That gives a feeling that we are in a holy place. For those barefooted 7-year-old children, this ritual turns the school into a very significant place – even if they probably haven’t realized it yet.
We are at Viikki School, and so: that was true. Everything you have heard about Finnish schools is here, in this place that could ...
Time to experience the Finnish lifestyle
When I saw the announcement for thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme, I didn’t hesitate to apply for a second. Finland is one of the charming destinations I’ve wanted to visit for many years.
The fact that Finland has one of the world’s best performing education systems has always attracted my attention. As a scientific researcher, it is interesting for me to find ...