Nature calms our senses. We can feel the fresh air and silence. We forget the information overflow and feel ease. Silence has a great positive impact.

Finnish culture has always been strongly connected to nature and forest.  Also in our school education environment and sustainability are main words as well as knowledge, skills, equality, responsibility, human , development, belonging and engagement. 

On this training course you learn more about Finlan and, Finnish culture .  You gain knowledge about Oulu and it’s history. You experience nature in city.

We make easy walks to forest or sea ice, make fire and learn essential skills about camping in winter.

During this training course we celebrate the traditional Finnish Culture Day-Kalevala day. We have a visit in historical museum . Also  we get to know some Finnish food.

We have a visit to historical  Museum and workshop about ”Kalevala and nature”

Notice, that this time of the year it’s possible to see Northern Lights at night, if you are very lucky.


Making a short presentation about important (epic) poem or story of own culture.

5 lessons



Developing the European dimension by cooperating with teachers from different European countries and school levels.

Increasing knowledge about Finland and Finnish culture.

Gaining knowledge about the Finnish epic poems of Kalevala.

Practicing workshops using digital technology.

Visiting historical Pohjois-Pohjanmaa museum.

Getting easy physical activities by winter walks and dancing.

Making friendships and getting possibilities to create projects together in eTwinning twinspace.



eTwinning and it's possibilities to create projects

Motivation to take part on training courses after this session abroad


Reporting the National Agency

5 lessons




 Arrival. Meeting first time in the evening. Time and place announced later. Welcome. Aims of the training course. Practical advice.


DAY 2  28.2. Kalevala day

Getting to know each others

Presentations of participants

Finland, Finnish culture, Kalevala, Kalevala at school



Workshop day at Valve Film School, using  digital media technology 


DAY 4  

 Culture walk Oulu, museum, art museum

Dancing lesson at Dance school, typical traditional Finnish dance, easy practices

Workshop ”Kalevala”


DAY 5   

Walk on frozen sea 

Winter camping skills

Enjoy winter and silence

Traditional coffee ceremony

Afternoon and evening together.

Making Finnish food, sauna, more Kalevala culture, Kalevala feast


DAY 6  

Short walk in Oulu historical part

eTwinning Presenting week diaries





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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, local travel or meals, except day 5 picnic lunch and dinner).

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 can have other financial recourse 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 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 and the course is confirmed to start.