The Finnish Folk High School Association
The Finnish Folk High School Association represents the interests of folk high schools in Finland. The association supports through its activities the equal right to civic society education and lifelong learning. It supports the educational mission of the folk high school movement that is built upon pluralistic ideological backgrounds and strengthens the unity of the folk high school movement.
The Finnish Folk High School Association is also a multidisciplinary developer of educational policy and an active influencer in the overall discussion in society. The association consists of the 74 upholders of the Finnish folk high schools.
The strategic priorities of the Finnish Folk High School Association are:
- Services at the folk high school association
- Strengthening the unity of the folk high schools
- Economy and personnel at the folk high schools
Lobbying is a way for the association to reach the political field, here its goals are supported by direct political contact through both the member and cooperation organizations. The association also takes part in the overall public, societal discussion. The activities of the association are implemented following the goals of comprehensive lobbying.
Services at the folk high school association
Services at association are besides lobbying also development-, information-, communication- and other member services. The development activities support the overall development of the folk high schools and the personnel in strategic sections such as new roles in education, pedagogical know-how, leadership at folk high schools, digital learning, guiding teaching and sustainable development.
The Folk High School Association uses information services to further its public image and overall visibility. The association uses information services to keep the folk high schools and personnel in the loop about current educational policy and folk high school news.
Strengthening the unity of the folk high schools
The folk high school association highlights the role of the folk high schools as pluralistic and multidisciplinary wholes based on Nordic tradition. The association activates the personnel at the schools to take part in the different functions of the association. The pedagogy of the folk high schools is handled as an overall theme in the projects and events of the association.