General information on Youth Work in Finland

General information on Youth Work in Finland

Please find information of Finnish youth work below  :  

Here are links to interesting further reading about the topic:

•       Forkby, T. & Kiilakoski, T. (2014) Building capacity in youth work: Perspectives and practice in youth clubs in Finland and Sweden. Youth & policy 112.

•       Gretschel , A. (ed.) (2016) Studying the Impact of International Youth Work.

•       Höylä, S. (2012) Youth Work in Finland.

•       Kiilakoski, T. (2014) Entrepreneurial Learning and Ethos of Youth Work: reflections on a difficult relationship. In Pantea, M. (ed.) Young People, Entrepreuship & Non-formal learning.

•       Kiilakoski, T. (2017) Saying, doing, relating – thinking about youth work practice in Finland. in Thinking seriously about youth work. And how to prepare people to do it

•       Kiviniemi, J. & Tuominen, S. (eds. (2017) Digital Youth Work – A Finnish Perspective.

•       Nieminen, J. (2013) A Finnish perspective: features of the history of modern youth work and youth organisations. In History of Youth Work, Vol. 3.

•       Nieminen, J. (2014) History of youth work as a profession in Finland. In History of Youth Work in Europe, vol. 4.

•       Nieminen, Juha & Gretschel, A. (2018) The “Social” in Youth Work: Snapshots of Finnish Youth Work Policy and History. In History of Youth Work, Vol. 6.

•       Nöjd, T. & Siurala, L. (2015) Youth Work Quality Assessment. The Self and Peer Assessment Model.

•       Peltola, M. (2010) Youth Work in Finland – Finding Ways for intercultural Opening.

•       Siurala, Lasse & Sinisalo, Juha (2018) Impact of Youth Work in Finland. In The Impact of Youth Work in Europe: A Study of Five European Countries.

•       Wrede-Jäntti, Matilda & Wester, Cecilia (2018) CSYP in Finland –Essential elements, strategies and functionality within the youth guidance and service networks. In Needles in Haystacks.

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The Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi

Allianssi ( is the national youth council of Finland and a service and advocacy organisation in the field of youth work. We are a non-profit NGO with 130 national member organisations.

Allianssi is the Finnish member of several European youth networks, for example the YFJ (European Youth Forum), EYCA (European Youth Card Association) and ERYICA (European Youth Information and Counselling Agency).

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