LEARN AND RELAX,

         you don't need any special

               skills to participating


           SESSION   21.-26.8.2022

Why craft matters in a digital age? And especially why craft matters at Covid 19 time?

Digitalisation gives us the opportunity to share connections and instructions, and it makes craft global.

Craft is also a source of creativity needed in digital world and industrial production.

Also consumers are hungry for craft. 

The craft itself ties us to our history, keeps traditional techniques alive and connect the heritage of the past with our present.

Craft increase and confirm our positive self-esteem. Using our hands gives the experience of work management and capacity  that we have. It also gives a feeling that we are able to influence to our lives,  and we can create something that has a meaning for us and other people.

Therapeutic craft calms down and gives space for free creative thinking and solutions, as well as balances our minds and bodies.

Craft is also important for sustainability against the throwaway culture.

Craft gives possibilities to spend nice time and get some comfort during Covid 19.

Craft can  give new ways to integrate youth and immigrants to the culture and language of their society by supporting the development of the  identity.

But most important of all, creating things with our own hands gives us a lot of joy for people of all ages..




Developing the European dimension and globalisation by cooperating at course with teachers from different European countries and different school levels. Getting ideas of craftwork in other countries. Sparing experiences about managing epidemic situation by meaningful doing. Having cooperative activities by learning how to use eTwinning for contacting and starting new international projects after the course.

Using digitalisation in contacts, instructions and examples of craft globally by internet. Comparing in practice virtual handcraft to real craft made by own hands.

Improving teacher’s abilities to implement traditional Finnish (also known in other countries) craft, understand more about the process and product,  and also use it to develope  identity and  encourage integration.

Increasing the knowledge of craft process and products. Gaining experience of good practices about craft, materials, ideas and safety in classroom. Learning to suit craft  made in course to different levels at school.

Getting knowledge about the Finnish curriculum about craft as a whole process, hours used weekly/yearly, goals, examples and tendency to gender equality.

Learning about Finland and the Finnish culture and nature as a source of creativity. Getting to know how pupils in Finland have a living connection to handcraft by education, and how making things by own hands belongs to the Finnish culture.

Encouraging to increase English language skills.

Finding ways to more sustainable culture by increasing ability to understand more about environment and reuse.

Experiencing the effects of craft; positive self-esteem, feeling of managing some work,  relaxing, getting possibility to open mind for new ideas, learning about ourselves and world, learning techniques, getting balance of mind and body, having experiences about materials and colours and feeling of meaningful working.

Keeping us alive and happy, having joy by doing things with our own hands together with colleaques.



Making a short performance and example of craft used in own school reflecting the cultural heritage.

(Working lessons 5)


At the end of the week the participants will reflect the atmosphere, knowledge and skills gained from course, and also present their works and "Travel diaries" made during the course. Participants will be trained and encouraged to take advance of eTwinning , participate in eTwinning online courses, and to create new projects with other participants of this course or the eTwinning partners. Participants will give feedback about the course. They work after the course completing course reports to be sent to their NA:

(Working lessons 5)


PROGRAM ( 40 lessons). 


The arriving day, checking in hotel, meeting in the afternoon/evening, course welcome, dinner together. Getting to know each others.


DAY 2 

Parctical advice. Aim of the week.

Preparation tasks presentations of the participants.


Why craft matters in a digital world?

How and why craft increases our wellfare?

Short starter workshop.

Finnish culture.



Visit Northern Ostrobothnia historical museum or Art museum


Workshop "Himmeli"



Workshop minirug.


Easy walking outdoors.

Workshop continues

Possibility to sauna, Dinner made together (free meal). Evening together



Workshop continues

Lunch by fire outdoors.(Free meal)

Outdoors afternoon, easy walk back to hotel



Introduction of good practices and examples of handicrafts made in Finnish schools.

eTwinning introduction

Evaluation, feedback, certificates, Farewell




Course fee: 550 €, including VAT  (covering materials, organisational support in intercultural preparation, tuition, mentoring during the course, post course support and certification.  Does not include accommodation or meals, except day 4 dinner, day 5 lunch)

Organisations, which offer valid VAT code, the price is 550€ - VAT 24%, 106,45€ = total 443,55€ (Reverse charge)

Courses are open also for private participants, who have other financial recourses than Erasmus+ KA1. 


By air via Helsinki to Oulu,  train from Helsinki to Oulu, or straight flights from Europe to Oulu.


We inform about meeting place/hotel after course will be confirmed. Oulu is a small city, all center hotels are near, so you are also free to choose any hotel. 



Please send us your PRE-REGISTRATION (short, own words ) for the course you are interested in to  Mrs. Paula Saanio  via email

In return we confirm your pre-registration and send information about the FINAL REGISTRATION, You pay the course fee and buy the tickets only after you have made the final registration.


"They say that the famous Finnish compositor Sibelius used to walk in forest and collect moss and leaves in a matchbox to take home. Later at home he smelled them and composed famous music about the Finnish forests."