An Equal Future – An online discussion series on inspiring social innovations from Finland, Ireland and the UK

An Equal Future – An online discussion series on inspiring social innovations from Finland, Ireland and the UK

Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland celebrates its 30th birthday with a publication highlighting social innovations that promote equality. The comic book An Equal Future – Inspiring Social Innovations from Finland, the UK and Ireland features social innovations that have been selected following interviews with experts from the three regions. Three leading comic artists worked on the book: Maria Björklund from Finland, Darryl Cunningham from England and PJ Holden from Northern Ireland.

Download a free copy of the book here:
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Discussion series

Over the next months, the Institute arranges a series of online discussions with prominent Finnish, Irish and UK change makers in the field to highlight central themes and innovations from the book. Business Illustrator Virpi Oinonen documents the conversations visually, and her summaries of past events can be found below.

Upcoming events

8 April, 5-6pm UK/Ireland, 7-8pm Finland
Universal Basic Income in the post-pandemic world 

We’ve invited Jamie Cooke, Tuomas Muraja and Minna Ylikännö to discuss universal basic income and its place in the post-pandemic world. Register for the event here.

Past events

10 March, 5pm-6pm UK/Ireland, 7pm-8pm Finland
Finnish Baby Box goes Global

In collaboration with the Embassy of Finland in London, we invited Dr Annariina Koivu, Ella Davidoff, Maria Gray and Heli Suominen to discuss the Finnish maternity package model and its international applications.

Virpi Oinonen’s visual summary of the event:

 

24 February, 5pm-6pm UK/Ireland, 7pm-8pm Finland
Physically distanced, socially connected – Youth mental health and accessible free-time activities

We invited Pihla Aaltonen (Sekasin Chat), Juliette O’Donnell (Galway Community Circus) and Irma Sippola (City of Helsinki) to discuss the pandemic’s impact on young people and the crucial support provided by accessible leisure activities.

Virpi Oinonen’s visual summary of the event:

3 February, 5pm-6pm UK/Ireland, 7pm-8pm Finland
Book launch – Turning social innovations into a comic book

We  invited the artists behind the book, Maria Björklund, Darryl Cunningham and PJ Holden, to discuss their work on this book with Andrew Miles, professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.

Virpi Oinonen’s visual summary of the event:

 

 

 


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