The Uusix workshops in Helsinki combine social and environmental values by giving long-term jobseekers a chance to return to working life while making new products out of recycled materials.
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.
Finland's GDP per capita, euros
Source: Statistics Finland