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A School Day For Members of Parliament

We feel it is important for people in leadership roles to understand what really goes on in the daily life of schools. In partnership with the Education and Culture Committee of the Parliament of Finland, this experiment will encourage all members of parliament in Finland to attend a regular K-12 school day in their local area. The idea of the visit is to initiate dialogue between politicians and students.

What is the idea of the experiment?

The Theme Week offers students the opportunity to interview a member of parliament at the school on topics that interest the students and even challenge politicians to really rethink their stand. Members of parliament on the other hand have the opportunity to share with students what the parliament does, what they personally do and give lessons in democracy - this will potentially give insight to students, for them to understand their role in society and their possibilities to make a difference.

Is this a new experiment or is this based on an existing one?

This experiment will be trialed for the first time ever.

How will the experiment be scheduled and how will it be put into practice?

The Theme Week will be arranged January 16th-27th in 2017. The schools themselves may be able to schedule and plan the event. A member of parliament from each district will be attending the school from that area. The Theme Week will be organised in partnership with the Board of Education and it will be an official part of the Finland 100 program.

Schools involved

Open to all.


The Parliament of Finland.

Contact Information

Organization: Eduskunta, HundrED



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