On 9-10 of July I had the awesome opportunity to represent the umbrella organisation for secondary student’s in Europe, OBESSU, at “The future of VET”- expert conference in Vienna. The conference featured Austrian ministers, Comission- and Directorate General-officials as well as stakeholders from the vocational field all over Europe and was an official event of […]

I tend to get frustrated when vocational education is not appreciated as highly as general secondary education. Oh and here’s a TV-documentary about Finnish secondary education in general. You can read my side notes about vocational education in Finnish and Swedish below  För en timme sedan publicerades programserien Fem fenomen i skolan på Yle Arenan. […]

So today was an interesting day. Second time speaking Finnish on the radio (but what wouldn’t you do in order to make sure secondary education is accessible for all?), giving the citizen’s iniative for the same cause, and its 50 000 names, to the speaker of the Finnish parliament and a citizen’s information-event about concrete […]

Have you remembered to vote today? If the candidate is still missing, send me message and we can discuss it! I wrote Pekka Haavisto’s number 3 on the voting ballot, because he has extensive foreign policy experience, he understands minority and equality issues and I trust his knowledge on security issues. I’ve wanted to vote […]

This morning, I took the 6.27 train to Tampere. Last time I did that, I then changed there for Pori, where I attended SuomiAreena, a huge political event that took place in July. Today, I attended NUORI17, another huge event but this time on the topic of young people. The event gathers thousands of youth […]

WHAAAT THAT WAS SO UNEXPECTED OMG. In less than a month, the Swedish-speaking school student’s Union of Finland FSS is having their general assembly and electing a new president. This is the NGO where I have my organisational home and the only institution in the world that I’ve cared about for three years straight, ever. […]

Spending time in a cafe in Kallio, Helsinki, in between things. Today is my day off for working Sunday, and I spend it very busy. This morning, I attended a hearing about the new recommendations for General Upper Secondary diplomas. It was a very interesting debriefing on a subject I have not yet bumped into […]

  Emil and I had ham and milk last night in my apartment around 11 p.m. “I feel so alive right now, Bicca”, he said. And I couldn’t have agreed more. Let’s go back two years. Emil and I had recently started talking to each other after 3 years of complete silence. I was the […]