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Civil Society is going strong but is it diverging from the people?

Latest research has studied how representatives of organizations view the potential of their activities today. Civil society is getting more professional in character but that also has a reverse side. Does the financier guide organizations’ operations too much? This blog… Continue Reading →

Editorial: Volunteers can do anything

Climate Aid concert at the end of November at Helsinki Music Hall was a powerful effort involving dozens of music professionals and enthusiasts as well as others interested in the event. The concert and the children´s and youth events organized… Continue Reading →

Editorial: Two years at Kansalaisareena

Today is the last day of my two-year assignment as Kansalaisareena’s chief executive officer. My first public assignment was in October 2017. I was to give an opening speech at the International Peer Support day. It was exciting and inspiring… Continue Reading →

Editorial: Change in leadership culture towards self-organizing organization

Over the past hundred years, management has shifted from focusing on organizational goals and objectives to leadership that emphasizes people and innovativeness, and finally to servant leadership where the primary task of leaders and supervisors is to enable their employees… Continue Reading →

Participation and knowhow in Finland – visibility of voluntarism within the government program

The significance of civic society is clearly acknowledged in the current government’s policy. A major theme in the policy is to systematically strengthen the opportunities to advance the role of civic society both within Finland and globally. This appears in… Continue Reading →

Volunteering and the Active Model –seminar filled Kansalaisinfo Visitor’s Centre in April

The seminar about possibly including volunteer work in the active model, organized by Citizen Forum and the Finnish Parliament’s Support Group for Volunteer Work, was attended by 86 interested participants. Anne Kalmari (Centre Party), the chairperson of the Support Group… Continue Reading →

Recreation opportunities in the new Tampere nature reserve are being improved with the help of volunteers

Located only 20 kilometers from the Tampere market place Keskustori, the hiking and recreation area of Kintulammi has a long history. Already in 1959 a part of the area, the Vattula common forest, was protected. In 2003 the protected area… Continue Reading →

Volunteering opportunity for English speakers

Michael Hummel, originally from Austria, moved to Finland in 2009 to work at Aalto University. Michael used to attend meetings organized by the Helsinki Fair Trade coffee club “Eetti”. There he asked his friends about volunteering opportunities for English speaking… Continue Reading →

Health and social services reform will not be fulfilled without the third sector and volunteers

Author: Katrina Harjuhahto-Madetoja Translation: Jenni Mäkelä Health and social services reform has been recorded in many government programmes but thus far progress has been deterred by the Constitution of Finland. The current government has included the health and social services… Continue Reading →

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