Keeping Finland’s older citizens physically and socially active is of crucial importance for a society that is greying fast.
Every year for one July weekend the population of the town of Joensuu, near the Finnish-Russian border, virtually doubles when music-lovers flock in for the Ilosaarirock festival. Volunteer workers make an essential contribution to the organisation of this popular event.
First place in European Happiness Equality Index
Source: The Happiness Research Institute
Amount of bottles and cans recycled in Finland
In autumn 2016 Finland’s comprehensive schools will adopt a new core curriculum which has in some critical circles been described as the downfall of the world’s best education system. Educational experts respond to these claims, to explain if there is any truth in them.
Finns can travel visa-free to 174 countries (Germans, Brits and Swedes share this honour)
Source: Visa Restrictions Index