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  • Neighbour countries Russia, Norway, Sweden,
  • 338,145 square kilometres big
  • 5,3 million people
  • Most of the people live in the southern part of
  • Capital city Helsinki
  • Other big cities
  • Espoo (237 581)
  • Tampere (207 697)
  • Vantaa (192 226)
  • Turku (175 642)

  • Finland is a republic
  • Independent since 1917
  • Before it was part of Russia and Sweden
  • President Tarja Halonen, since 2000
  • Joined EU in 1995
  • Currency changed from Finnish mark to Euro in
  • Official languages Finnish and Swedish
  • Most Finns are members of Evangelical Lutheran

  • Landscape is mostly flat
  • Highest place is 1324 metres, which is in the
    north on the border with Norway
  • Many lakes 187,888 big lakes
  • 77 of the land is covered with forest
  • Many swamps
  • Climate
  • In southern Finland there temperate climate, in
    northern subarctic climate
  • The climate is affected by the Baltic Sea and
    the Gulf stream, which makes Finland warmer than
    other areas on the same latitude
  • In the winter the temperature can get down to
    -35 C in the south, and in the summer up to 25

Countryside and agriculture
  • 90 of Finland is classified as countryside,
    and 42 of the population lives on these areas.
  • The number of farms has been decreasing on last
    years, there is about 70 000 farms now
  • Prime productions are milk- and crop production
  • Half on the farms produce crops

  • Countryside is divided to three different
    categories countryside close to cities, core
    countryside and sparsely habitated countryside.
  • Countryside close to cities has the best
    possibilities to develop. Habitats have the
    possibility to work in the cities and the welfare
    is the best in the country. Many families move to
    these areas.
  • The situtation at the core- and sparserly
    habitated countryside is more complicated youth
    moves away and the age of the population gets
    older. Services and workplaces disapperar.
  • Decrease and aging of the population is a big
    problem and a threat for the countryside, when a
    lot of young people move away.

  • LEADER started in Finland in 1995.
  • On Leader period 2007-2013 there are 55 LAGs
    and 396 communes involved in Leader.
  • The selection of LAGs is done by the Ministry
    of Agriculture and Forestry
  • The overall budget for Leader in Finland is
    170,4 million euro
  • Many projects are concerned with the problem
    about young people moving away from the
    countryside and the countryside not being
    attractive for new people to move in to.

  • Media Wagon
  • The wagon offered training, guiding and
    equipment for people in small villages to create
    their own media.
  • It included a director, basic information
    technology equipment and equipment for producing
    digital media.
  • It was possible to create websites, TV-films,
    virtual photo exhibitions, documents and
  • The wagon had 25 "Media stops at schools,
    village houses etc.
  • 36 films were made during the project
  • All films were shown on a local TV channel and
    many also participated film festivals
  • Mostly children were using the wagon, but also
    people of different ages

Project Give me 5
  • To give young people a change to realize their
    ideas and dreams
  • Because young people have a good idea of how to
    practically improve the life on the area
  • A competition was organized, where young people
    could present their ideas and best ones were
  • A website was made, and a person from the LAG
    toured around schools telling youth about the
  • Many different projects were realized
    happenings concerning sports and computers,
    repairing sports facilities etc.

Project Grandmas cottage
  • Goals to make it easy to move to rural areas,
    improving the image of the area, attracting new
  • How? Building modern grandmas cottages, which
    would be a tempting and easy way of living in
    rural areas
  • building of houses started in 2006, after first
    finding out that there is interest in this kind
    of living
  • Houses are suitable for small families or people
    living alone. They are affordable, and have easy
    access to services
  • Local builders etc. were used for building the
  • The project proved to be very successful

  • Music festival Sulatto 04
  • Organized by young people to young people
  • Lasted for two 2 days first day was for youth,
    second day for children aged 2-10 and their
  • Free of charge, alcohol free
  • Bands popular within youth and some less known
    local bands
  • For children music, theatre, magic shows, games

  • Orienteering sport and innovation
  • A Finnish and an Italian LAG started
    co-operation related with orienteering
  • Goals of the project were to
  • - develop international skills of local actors
  • - developing ecotourism combined with
  • - develop orienteering as a hobby (especially
    for children and young people).
  • Many things were accomplished
  • - several orienteering school camps and youth
    camps both in Finland and in Italy
  • - visits between people from Finland and Italy
  • - trainings
  • - tourist events
  • - a lot of material concerning orienteering
    such as education packages, maps and marketing

  • College of North Karelia and a LAG organized
    together a cinema contest and festival for
    filmmaking students
  • To give students a possibility to show their
    work and to meet students from other schools, and
    making to college and it's students familiar to
    the small city of Outokumpu where to college was
  • the event was held 4 times during the project,
    from year 2002-2005
  • The festival was 1-4 days long and consisted of
    a short film competition, open lectures by
    professionals, workshops and concerts
  • The festival got a lot of publicity both locally
    and nation wide
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