Lifelong guidance

The Swedish-language education and culture unit has a special purpose that is related to lifelong guidance. We coordinate and develop guidance services for Finland’s Swedish-speaking population under the principle of lifelong guidance.  

Our unit: 

  • organises a Finland-Swedish guidance seminar 
  • organises in-service training for instructors, student counsellors and guidance counsellors 
  • is a member of the national forum for lifelong guidance 
  • is active in various networks promoting guidance services 
  • leads regional lifelong guidance units in Southwest Finland, Uusimaa, Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia  

Further information: 

Carola Bryggman 
Michael Mäkelä 
Disa Widell 

e-mail: [email protected]

Basic education in the arts

Access to basic education in the arts in Finland’s Swedish-speaking areas varies. By networking, we can ensure equal access to basic education in the arts. We can also help education providers reach a broader target group. 

Further information:

Malin Eriksson
e-mail: [email protected]

Tutor network for Finland’s Swedish-speaking areas

A network of tutor teachers at comprehensive schools was launched in 2016. Since then, education providers have been able to apply annually for grants from the National Agency for Education.

The Swedish-language education and culture unit works with the National Agency for Education to coordinate tutor networks in Finland’s Swedish-speaking areas.   

As of autumn 2019, there have been four Swedish-language tutor networks:  

  • Bothnia Tutors2.0  

  • Tutor teachers in Västra Nyland  

  • Tutor teacher network in the Jakobstad area

  • Tutor Syd3.0.            

The Swedish-language tutor networks describe their tutor teacher activities (in Swedish) at

Tutor teacher activities on the website of the National Agency for Education (in Finnish) 

Further information:

Fredrik Åman
e-mail: [email protected]

Learning and culture in linguistic pockets

The Swedish-language education and culture unit actively supports daycare centres, schools and libraries in linguistic pockets (isolated Swedish-speaking areas). We mainly do this by organizing further education focusing on identity features of linguistic pockets, educational challenges and library cooperation that supports minority language work.

Further information:

Disa Widell, in-service training
Susanne Ahlroth, libraries
Malin Eriksson, early childhood education and care  

e-mail: [email protected]