Finnish Heart Association

The Finnish Heart Association is a promoter of heart health and a lobbying organisation that builds up people’s resources and welfare. It offers health information, support for lifestyle changes and a...

Finnish National Agency for Education

Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) is a national development agency. It is responsible for developing education and training, early childhood education and care and lifelong learning, as we...

Finnish Transport Agency

Walking and cycling account for about four per cent of the distance travelled by Finnish people daily. When looking at the number of journeys, their proportion is higher: less than one out of three jo...

Fit for Life Program

Finland has developed national programs for every phase of life-course to promote health and physical activity. Fit for Life Program (Kunnossa kaiken ikää -ohjelma in Finnish) is a national initiative...

Health and Wellbeing from Physical Activity

The aim of the National Action Plan on Physical Activity for Older People (Health and Wellbeing from Physical Activity, 2013-) coordinated by the National Age Institute is to promote the equal opportu...

Joy in Motion

A physical activity and well-being programme for early childhood education The goal of the national Joy in Motion programme is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to partake in and enjoy p...

Kuntaliitto – Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

A powerful advocate for all Finnish municipalities, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities promotes local self-government and the modernisation of municipal services. The Associa...

LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health

LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health conducts and develops multidisciplinary and applied research on physical activity. Foundation for Physical Activity and Public Health LIKES sr...

Metsähallitus

Metsähallitus leads the way in diverse bioeconomy. We are a state-owned enterprise, responsible for the management of one third of Finland’s surface area. We use and develop these state-owned land and...

Ministry of Education and Culture

In the central government, the Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for creating favourable conditions for sports and physical activity as well as for the reconciliation and development of...

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

The MSAH has a general responsibility for guiding and overseeing health promotion in Finland. Health promotion is based on the Health Care Act and is part of public health activity. Health promotion i...

National Institute for Health and Welfare

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) studies and monitors - and develops measures to promote - the well-being and health of the population in Finland. We gather and produce information ...

National Sports Council

The National Sports Council is a panel of experts serving the Ministry of Education and Culture specified in the Act on the Promotion of Sports and Physical Activity. The Government appoints the Natio...

ODL (Oulu Deaconess Institute)

Supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages is one of our basic duties. ODL offers specialist, high-quality research, care, coaching and well-being services at ODL Sports Clinic. The...

Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland

The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland promotes respiratory health and a good life for those with respiratory illnesses. Tens of thousands of patients with respiratory illnesses an...

Schools on the Move

Finnish Schools on the Move is a national action programme aiming to establish a physically active culture in Finnish comprehensive schools. Schools and municipalities participating in the programme i...

Smart Family

Bringing joy, motivation and encouragement to the lives of families with children. Smart Family is part of the activities of the Finnish Heart Association and part of the umbrella project One Life,...

SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health

SOSTE, the Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health is a national umbrella organisation that gathers together 200 social and health NGO's and dozens of other partner members. SOSTE, and its...

Strength in Old Age Programme

Health exercise has proved to be an efficient and cost-effective method of promoting the comprehensive well-being of older people. The Strength in Old Age Programme aims to launch research-based healt...

Students on the Move

The aim of the Students on the Move activities is to increase physical activity among students and improve their capacity to study develop an operating culture that supports activity in educ...

Suomen Latu

We work in the central organization Suomen Latu as well as in the 200 member organizations around Finland. Our member organizations are driven by voluntary work who arrange outdoor activities for thei...

The Age Institute

The Age Institute produces and assists in applying research-based knowledge of ageing, older persons’ daily lives and services for older persons. We support the implementation of new knowledge. We inf...

The Finnish Adapted Physical Activity Federation SoveLi

The Finnish Adapted Physical Activity Federation SoveLi is a national co-operation, expert and service organisation. The Federation promotes physical activity which enhances health and helps to mainta...

The Finnish Association for Mental Health

The mission of the Finnish Association for Mental Health, FAMH is to support and promote good mental health, considered essential at all levels of society and in all spheres of life. As a non-gover...

The Finnish Defence Forces

The Finnish Defence Forces physical education sector's goal is to make sure their personnel is physically able, active and motivated when needed in the time of war, crisis and peace. During military s...

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) is a multidisciplinary research and specialist organization that focuses on well-being at work, research, advisory services and training. We operate...

The Finnish Olympic Committee

The Finnish Olympic Committee represents all sport and physical activity from grassroots to elite sport in Finland. We act as one voice in organised sports. The new Finnish Olympic Committee started 1...

The Finnish Student Sports Federation OLL

The Finnish Student Sports Federation OLL, founded 1924, is a national advocacy and service organisation working on behalf of Finnish student sports. OLL is the common representative for all Finnish s...

UKK Institute

The purpose of the UKK Institute is to promote public health. Through research, training and communication we support people in adopting healthy life styles. Our aim is to promote physical activity an...

WAU Association

WAU is a Finnish non-profit welfare organisation established in 2009 whose free, low-threshold clubs organise physical activity for thousands of children in over 40 locations every week. The organisat...

Working Life 2020

Finland has set itself an ambitious goal: We will make Finnish working life the best in Europe by 2020. In order to achieve this goal, we need excellent leadership and competent personnel, plus a dose...

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