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logoThe Finnish Association of Adult Education Centres (Kansalaisopistojen liitto KoL) acts as an umbrella organization for the adult education centres in Finland. KoL, founded in 1919, is a non-governmental organization (NGO) the main task of which is to improve and promote adult education and learning in Finland.

KoL carries out further training programs and development projects for the staff of adult education centres and sends out newsletters to its members.

KoL is represented in many committees, working groups and networks of adult education. An important objective of the association is to promote international relationships and to operate as a partner to international contacts.

KoL’s office is located in Helsinki, but the work is done all over the country.

Information on how to enrol as a student and for example finding a course of Finnish as a foreign language can be found here. Kansalaisopistojen liitto does not offer courses directly but don’t hesitate to contact us in case of any troubles finding a suitable course.

Contact information

Kansalaisopistojen liitto KoL –
Medborgarinstitutens förbund Mif ry
Annankatu 12 A 15
00120 Helsinki
Finland

tel: +358 (0)40 573 0189
email: toimisto (at) kansalaisopistojenliitto.fi

Executive Director
Jaana Nuottanen

+358 (0)40 741 0641
jaana.nuottanen(at)
kansalaisopistojenliitto.fi

Administrative coordinator
Viljami Wiirilinna

+358 (0)40 455 7276
viljami.wiirilinna (at) kansalaisopistojenliitto.fi

PR officer
Elina Vesalainen

+358 (0)40 573 1620
elina.vesalainen (at) kansalaisopistojenliitto.fi

Project and communications coordinator
Lauramaija Hurme

+358 (0)44 761 0700
lauramaija.hurme (at) kansalaisopistojenliitto.fi

NVL Coordinator
Päivi Rosnell

+358 (0)40 564 4492
paivi.rosnell (at) kansalaisopistojenliitto.fi

Project planner
Lilli Rasilainen

Multicultural encounters in adult education centres
+358 (0)44 7271 904
lilli.rasilainen (at)
kansalaisopistojenliitto.fi