Posted by: comconcord | May 7, 2009

Activities in Finland

finlandThe Finnish NGDO platform to the European Union – Kehys – has set up a special EU 2009 elections web page.

A series of activities are planned, with the aim of:

  • Asking candidate MEPs to sign a charter for a globally more equal European Union;
  • Informing about the “10 Days 4 Development” campaign via its newsletter and its contact list;
  • Organizing happenings with candidate MEPs running for the European elections .

12 May: Panel on immigration: Candidates with immigrant background discuss about EU´s immigration policy. Co-organised with The Refugee Advice Center & Multicultural Association Familia Club.

14 May: Press release on the launch of the report Aid Watch. Coverage  from Demari newspaper and STT press agency.

15 May: Panel on EU’s global future. Young candidates discuss about EU´s future and role as a global actor.  Mr. Alexander Stubb who was a member of the European Parliament will take the floor. Co-organised with REC.

 8-18 May: Collect of candidates’ signatures to the commitment for more globally just proposed by the Finnish national association.  72  Finnish candidates have signed the commitment.

23 – 24 May: World Village Festival,Kaisaniemi Park – Helsinki: The main topic of the 2009 festival is climate. Program includes performances, art installations and special climate theme village. Factual program offers speakers, panel discussions and literature.

  • Kehys hosts a panel for candidates in co-ordination with DEMO (Political Parties of Finland for Democracy).
  • Football tournament with players consisting of candidates and activists.
  • Information Stand about EU and Development for festival visitors during the festival weekend.

 25 May: Panel: Health & Social Rights. Co-organised with The Family Federation.



For more information, contact the national platform:

Kehys:  Töölöntorinkatu 2 B, 00260 Helsinki – Tel. + 358 9 2315 0560. –  Website :

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