For the first time ever, a Finnish prime minister held a press conference in which the journalists asking the questions were schoolchildren. Sanna Marin and her colleagues addressed the nation’s kids directly.
Families in Finland and all over the world are facing new challenges as many parents work from home and many children start distance learning. Everyone has to find their own corner, or preferably room, to form a new routine – a new normal.
The annual World Happiness Report seeks to measure how happy people are in more than 150 different countries. The Nordic countries have repeatedly done well in this listing, and in the 2020 edition of the report, Finland is at the top for the third year in a row.
in the Human Capital Index
Source: World Economic Forum
of Finnish people earn a higher education degree
Since the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) began in 2000, Finnish 15-year-olds have consistently done well. In the results released in December 2019, Finland lives up to its reputation, and also seems to show a good balance between academic achievement and life outside of school.
Literacy rate in Finland
Source: CIA World Factbook