Tekes and Finpro to be merged, the role of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will strengthen in the promotion of exports
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and Finpro, a provider of internationalisation advisory services, will be merged into a new operator carrying the working title Business Finland. Business Finland will gather all services related to the promotion of innovation funding, exports, investments and tourism under one roof. About 600 experts will be transferred to the new organisation.
Finnish women do sports
The Embassy´s act to introduce gender equality in February is Finnish women in sport. Finnish work on gender equality is founded on the Government Programme and Government´s action plans for gender equality as well as the Sports Act and the policies issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Finland - unquestionably a pioneer of democracy
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will participate in the campaign 100 Acts for Gender Equality organized by the National Council of Women of Finland and the Council for Gender Equality as part of the celebrations and official programme of the centenary of Finland’s independence. The Embassy´s act is to introduce once a month one person or an event that promoted gender equality and women's rights.
Finnish photographer sees light alone in landscape
Anyone who has visited a bustling Helsinki café knows that stereotyping the Finns as antisocial is outdated and exaggerated. Yet award-winning Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt has made a career out of displaying the beauty and nuances of solitude (see slideshow).
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