education – a tool for peace and development



education – a tool for peace and development
National Training Event for Educators
Trade Union of Education OAJ, Finland
together with Messukeskus organize
the EDUCA Fair on January 23–24, 2015.
International theme in the EDUCA Fair venue:
Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre
Friday 23.1. VISIO-stage at 1 p.m.–2.30 p.m.
Teachers without Borders network has invited professionals
to discuss the importance of education as a tool for peace
and development, and consider education as a part of the
Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015
Development Agenda.
Teachers without Borders network is a peer group for
Finnish teachers, which offers educational professionals
possibilities to develop the quality of education in fragile
states and provides support for global education in Finland
for teachers and schools.
Friday 23.1. TAITO-stage at 2.15 p.m.–3.00 p.m.
TAITO-stage invites you to listen to Martin Römer,
Director from ETUCE, European Trade Union Committee
for Education. He will give an interesting lecture and
insight to “How Europe treats its teachers? “
ETUCE represents 11 million European teachers in
129 teacher unions and is the teachers’ social partner
at European level and a defender of teachers’ interests
to the European Commission. ETUCE was established
in 1977.
Seminar speakers and conversationalists:
Pekka Haavisto, Member of Parliament,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ Deputy in African crisis
Dennis Sinyolo, Senior Coordinator: Education
& Employment, Education International
Edem Adubra, Head of the Secretariat, International Task
Force on Teachers for EFA Division for Teaching, Learning
and Content, UNESCO
Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament
The professionals will be interviewed by Inka Hopsu and
Minna Törrönen from the Teachers without Borders network.
The seminar is held mainly in English.
The lecture is held in English, possible discussion in Finnish and English.
Friday 23.1. VISIO-stage at 4 p.m.–5.30 p. m.
Peace – Development – Justice – Aid – Defence
UN Association of Finland, together with other Finnish UN
organizations, celebrate 70th anniversary of the United Nations by the
theme ‘Better world – and how it’s done’.
Musician Mikko Kuustonen will guide the audience towards a more
peaceful and just world together with an amazing group of guests:
visual artist Jani Leinonen, adventurer Riku Rantala, dancer Hanna
Brotherus, musicians Jukka Perko & Marzi Nyman and rap artist
Paleface. Musical performance and commentaries.
Edem Adubra
Photo: Felix Arabia
The seminar is organized by Teachers without Borders
network and Finn Church Aid.
Pekka Haavisto Dennis Sinyolo
Martin Römer
Sirpa Pietikäinen
Photo: Osma Harvilahti
Friday 23.1. VISIO-stage at 2.45p.m.–3.30 p.m
VISIO-stage welcomes you to an interesting
lecture about how each of us can change the
world. Mika Vanhanen, CEO of The ENO
Programme Association lectures how 100
million trees – teachers and students change
the world. You will learn about the ENO
Programme and get live feedback from
learners around the world. The seminar is
Mika Vanhanen
held mainly in English and Finnish.
Riku Rantala
Saturday 24.1. TAITO-stage at 12.45 p.m.–1.30 p.m.
On Saturday the TAITO-stage lecturer, President Lily
Eskelsen García from National Education Association,
USA tells about the somewhat disturbing facts about
testing mania and its effects to the teachers profession
in USA under the title “Moving beyond Testing Mania
in the United States – Are teachers being killed by
evaluations and rankings?”
Teachers’ trade union NEA has over
3 million members.
Presentation is held in English.
Lily Eskelsen

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