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Students & EU: what the future holds?

EU – uhka vai mahdollisuus – EU – threat or possibility? What does the European Union offer students and young people in general? Is EU able to take new steps in initiatives benefitting students? This event aims to promote discussion on young people’s views on European co-operation, internationalisation and education related issues that should be tackled on an international field.

To answer these questions we have invited speakers from a wide range of different professions (see the programme below). The event is held in Sokos Hotel Presidentti and a complimentary lunch is served.

The event is free of charge and open to everyone – but registration is required and we can only take max. 50 participants. Deadline for registrations is Tuesday 21st November. Link for registration:

Please notice that the event will be held in English.

The event is organised by Sosialidemokraattiset Opiskelijat – SONK ry (Social Democratic Students in Finland) in cooperation with Työväen Sivistysliitto TSL and Eurooppatiedotus (Europe Information).


Time: Saturday 25th November 2017 from 11:00 to 13:00

Venue: Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

11:00 Lunch is served

11:10 Opening remarks

Jesse Jääskeläinen, president of Social Democratic Students in Finland

11.15 Future prospects – is the EU still an opportunity for the young generation?

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of the European Parliament

11:35 Past and present of Erasmus+

Mikko Nupponen, Head of Unit of Internationalisation services for educational institutions, youth and culture in Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)

11.55 Promotion of students’ interests in the EU – what and how do the Finnish students lobby?

Veera Alahuhta, board member in SYL – National Union of University Students in Finland

12.15 Discussion and comments

13.00 End