(11/10/2021) A new experience: Benchmark education in Helsinki & Tallinn at the time of traditional Christmas markets.
Christmas Special: Benchmarking school education in Helsinki & Tallinn, 28 November – 4 December 2021. Read more>>
Euneos’ courses got off to a great start Three Euneos courses are running this week. Two in Helsinki Finland, one in Tallinn Estonia and one in Porto Portugal. Euneos teams are happy to be employed again after a pause of 1,5 years. They will do their best to serve course participants with competence and safety.
Because the pandemic is still active, especially among the population not vaccinated yet, provision should also be made for exceptional arrangements. Teachers, who represent the essential workforce in society, know the situation well from their own experiences and understand the exceptions.
Confirmed courses running in Helsinki & Tallinn and Porto
(01/10/2021) Erasmus+ courses – How to Make Your School More International in Porto Portugal and Digital STEAM in Tallinn – increase the number of confirmed Euneos courses to six in October 2021.
About confirmed courses, read here>>
Entry to Helsinki or Tallinn will continue to be free for passengers with the COVID 10 certificate of the EU, and for others who can present upon entry information on a full vaccination series, diseased corona disease, or a recent corona test the result of which shows that the passenger is free from corona disease infection.
Euneos venues in Portugal and Spain also opened thanks to the high vaccination rate among population. We have positive news also from Thessaloniki Greece, Rijeka Croatia and Amsterdam/Utrecht Netherlands. It seems that Euneos venues are going to be available. In case there are emergencies somewhere, venue changes are possible.
EU provides information on the various measures in place, including
on quarantine and testing requirements for travellers,
Click for the website of Re-open EU»
Entry to Finland & Estonia
What does the Finnish Insitute for Health and Welfare say about travel and the coronavirus pandemic? Click for the link to their website»
Guidelines for border traffic during pandemic as of 20 September 2021. Click for the website of the Finnish Border Guard»
Information and advice on the coronavirus. Click for the website of the Finnish Government»
If you want a package of information about entry to Finland, see also https://www.finentry.fi/en/ .
If you are also going to visitTallinn, please click for entry to Estonia
(26/09/2021) Thanks to the improved vaccination situation, almost all restrictions will be lifted in Finland from the beginning of October on.
Hygiene recommendations such as the use of masks, sneezing on the handkerchief or sleeve and hand washing are, of course, still valid.
It has been jokingly said that Finns keep a distance of 1-2 meters to each other, whether there was an epidemic or not, so it need not be reminded ;-).
Everything has gone perfectly well in Euneos courses in Helsinki and Tallinn in September where we had two benchmarking courses. There are already 6 confirmed courses which will be implemented in October 2021.
The courses follow all precautions concerning coronavirus disease. We believe that the courses will run smoothly without such disease problems as in Sepetmebr courses. It should be noted that autumn is the normal flu season which emphasizes adherence to hygiene measures.
(13/09/21) Thanks to good vaccination numbers in Finland, the government anticipates that all corona restrictions in the country can be abolished in late October. The EU certificate COVID 19 will evidently be the document to open access to all events.
Even now Erasmus+ courses of Euneos in Helsinki capital city area are running successfully. Entry to Finland has gone smoothly.
🟢Looking for Erasmus+ teacher training courses? – Look no further.
🟢Euneos has confirmed plenty of Autumn 2021 courses that will take place on the course venues in Europe. There is still some room on most of them.
🟢Migrants’ ICT, Benchmarking courses for basic education & upper secondary school teachers, How to make your school more international, What’s NEXT in Finnish Classrooms, Digital STEAM, Digital Turn and so on.
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|(10/09/21) The popular benchmarking courses in Helsinki and Tallinn are running again. Next sessions October 10-16 (grades 1-9) and 24-30. 2021 (grades 10-12). We feel this like a victory. COVID 19 has not been able to beat us. |
Six Euneos’ courses in October 2021 are confirmed. Read more>>
Digital STEAM, Tallinn Estonia, 10 16 October 2021. CONFIRMED.
Information about all Euneos on-site courses home & abroad autumn 2021, email@example.com to know more.
(06/08/2021) Health security at Finland’s borders – guidelines for entries
Entry conditions vary from country to country, but the general rule is that the EU COVID 19 certificate applies to all of them.
Many teachers and principals look forward to Euneos’ training in Finland and Estonia. In both of Euneos’ home countries entry has been easied, thanks to vaccinations and certificates.
The corona virus has produced and is producing variants that can change situations quickly. It is very important that the travellers will read first very carefully the conditions on which you may enter the country.
Entry to Finland, see https://www.finentry.fi/en/ , and
click for guidelines for border traffic.
Click for entry to Estonia
Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to be served directly by Euneos admin.
We strongly believe that Euneos’ courses on site can be opened again, thanks to an easing corona situation and to growing numbers of vaccination against corona disease. Mail to email@example.com.
Arrangements of each course are decided after careful consideration taking into account the situation in course location, and both national and EU recommendations. We estimate that traditional Erasmus+ courses on-site will start working this schol-year. However, it can be assumed that changes in the local implementation of Erasmus + courses cannot be avoided. So moderation and flexibility are needed from everyone.
Click for Euneos’ autumn 2021 courses
In August, Erasmus + courses Coaching Strategies are available in Helsinki from 22 to 28 August. and Integrated Curriculum 29.8. – 4.9. 2021. The latter of these has already got enough participants and is coming to fruition.
(26/07/2021) Entry to Finland from 26 July 2021 on
On 22 July, the Government approved amendments to the decree aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 infections to Finland from abroad.
People arriving in Finland are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or of recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months. Those who show proof of one of the above will not be subject to other health security obligations upon arrival in Finland. Read more >>
(21/07/21) Delta variant causes the rise of 4th wave of corona virus
New uncertainty about the implementation of Erasmus + courses next autumn is caused by the rise of the delta variant in most European countries, including Finland and the other Nordic countries.
Entry to Finland in a nutshell, https://app.finentry.fi/
Euneos course administration serves you by mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(09/07/21) Light at the end of the tunnel
Categories of Euneos’ courses:
(21/06/24) Dear Erasmus colleagues!
We hope that this newsletter finds you, your staff and your students safe and well!
Northern Lights: Integrative Practices, 26 Sept – 2 October 2021, Inari Lapland Finland.Read more>>
Northern Lights: More competent in ecology, 3 – 9 October 2021, Inari Lapland Finland. Read more>>
Benchmarking school education in Helsinki &
Upgrade & Update Your English Lessons, 19 – 25 September 2021 Helsinki. Read more>>
Coaching strategies, 3 – 9 October 2021, Helsinki/Vantaa. Read more>>
More competent in ecology, 3 – 9 October 2021, Inari Lapland Finland. Read more>>
Digital Turn, 3 – 9 October 2021, Tallinn Estonia.
What NEXT in Finnish Classrooms, 10 – 16 October 2021, Helsinki/Vantaa. Read more>>
Vocational education in Finland,10 – 16 October 2021, Helsinki/Vantaa. Read more>>
Digital STEAM, 10 – 16 October 2021, Tallinn, Estonia. Read more>>
Migrants’ course, 17 – 23 Oct 2021, Helsinki/Vantaa. Read more>>
Game-Based learning, 17-23 October 2021, Tallinn, Estonia. Read more>>
School Development in Europe. Seminar in cooperation with Forum Eltern und Schule, Germany. 17 – 23 October 2021, Helsinki Finland. Read more>>
Playful Science Education, 31 Oct – 6 Nov 2021, Helsinki Finland. Read more>>
Integrated curriculum , 31 October – 6 November 2021, Helsinki, Finland. Read more>>
Coding and Robotics in Classroom, 14 – 21 November 2021. Oulu Finland Read more>>
LIFE2022 Shadowing Experience, 28 January – 3 February 2022, Helsinki & Rovaniemi Lapland. Read more>>
Euneos courses in Europe, autumn 2021
Digital Turn, 5 – 11 September 2021, Santa Cruf Tenerife Spain. (Plan B: Digital turn, 9-15 January 2022. Read more>>
Future skills, 26 Sept – 2 October 2021, Porto Portugal. Read more>>
Kids code, 26 Sept – 2 Oct 2021, Rijeka Croatia. Read more>>
Digital Turn, 24 – 30 October 2021, Cadiz Spain. Read more>>
More international, 10 – 16 October 2021,Porto, Portugal. Read more>>
Learning with the best apps, 10 – 16 October 2021, Porto, Portugal. Read more>>
Upgrade & Update Your English Lessons, 17 – 23 October 2021 Benalmadena/Malaga Spain. Read more>>
Consolidating Good CLIL Practice, 28 Nov – 4 Dec 2021, Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain. Read more>>
eAssessment, 13 – 19 March 2022, Funchal/Madeira, Portugal. Read more>>
Short online courses of Euneos to start your mobility now, read more »
All Euneos courses 2021 – 2023. Read more>>
Fee of courses is unchanged (650 €) for mobilities granted before Erasmus+ Call 2021. The new fee for mobilities of Erasmus+ Call 2021 is 660 €.
(18/06/2021) Travelling to the venues in Finland
Finland is a very popular country for Erasmus+ courses, the absolute top in the north with 234 courses offered to schools. It’s more than in the whole Germany, for example.
Helsinki and Tallinn are our main domestic venues in Finland and Estonia. Euneos FI has contributed a lot to create this northern hub of EU courses since 2005. Click on the > (opens in a new tab)”>coming courses of Euneos >>
Currently, principals of many schools are thinking about travelling to the north. Can we send out teachers that far? They may have doubts.
I would like to dispel fears about travelling and attending courses in this newsletter.
Throughout COVID 19,
Finland has been among the best countries in Europe to survive the
pandemic. As in other countries too, there was a wave of corona
infections in the winter. Now with the summer advancing the disease
situation has been steadily improving. Currently, the so-called
incidence rate in Finland is less than 25, ie among the lowest ones.
Now teachers can come to Finland from the EU countries if they have received the entire series of vaccines (e.g. Biontech-Pfizer vaccine twice), or they have had a corona disease within six months. No border tests or quarantines are required then.
In other cases a negative corona test result is required in 72 hours.
The EU’s goal is to facilitate safe and free movement with EU corona certificates.The COVID 19 Digital Certificate can be used in border crossing situations within the EU.
After that document comes into effect in July, the national Finnish corona vaccination certificate is automatically updated to the corresponding EU certificate.
How about travellers from outside of the EU? There are 6 countries outside the EU that have also joined the Erasmus+ programme: Turkey, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. (With Norway as a border neighbour, Finland has an arrangement which eases entrance for Norwegians.)
The course participants from those countries should also have an equal right to enter the country where Erasmus+ courses are held. The situation of Finnish border traffic can be followed in English at https://www.finentry.fi/en
Information on allowing entry and lifting the Finnish lockdown will be specified in the near future. We will cover them in our upcoming newsletters.
Flexible flight tickets and hotel reservations are a ”must” in this situation. Travellers should always check what is said about travelling abroad in their own countries. Course providers can inform those who travel to their Erasmus+ courses, but they cannot take responsibility for possible restrictions.
(7.6. 2021) EU’s COVID 19 digital certificate vs. Finnish law
From Monday 7 June 2021, you can enter Finland without restrictions on a business trip flying from the Schengen countries. The Schengen area comprises 26 European countries.
The participation of teachers and principals in Erasmus + KA1 courses is undoubtedly a task of their job, no question about that. The staff of schools are trained in the in-service training program of the Erasmus + program. The program funds cross-border mobilities which are based on the projects of schools. The aim is to equally develop the skills and opportunities of school staff in the 32 countries that have joined the Erasmus + program.
In addition to the Schengen area, business travel by air will be liberalized in traffic between Finland and Andorra, Bulgaria, Ireland, Croatia, Romania, San Marino, Cyprus and Monaco.
How does Finland welcome foreign teachers who apply for in-service training for courses held in this country? First of all, it should be noted that there is a lot of Erasmus + courses on offer in Finland. Finland is the most popular target in the Nordic and Baltic countries as a course organizer and also surpasses the countries of Central Europe in the absolute number of Erasmus + courses offered.
At the same time as the borders are being opened, the EU has prepared a common certificate that would open up travel within the EU in general. The COVID 19 Digital Certificate will facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the pandemic. The certificate will be introduced in EU Member States. Countries can start issuing and using it already and it will become available in all EU Member States as of 1 July 2021. Read more >>
How about teachers and principals coming to Finland?
It goes without saying that schools are reluctant to send their important staff to courses without knowledge of the threats, restrictions and sanctions. For example, quarantine could be detrimental not only to the employee’s own work but to the work of the entire school.
Is it certain that a common EU corona passport would suffice? Or is there any need for other possible certifications, testing, or quarantine in addition?
Despite the EU’s common line and the COVID-19 passport, each country has its own decision-making power on how to deal with entry during a pandemic.
It is therefore worth preparing for possible solutions that deviate from the EU line, both in your own country and in the target country. The lengths of Erasmus + courses vary from a couple of days to 10 days. Of course, everyone wants to make sure they don’t get sick themselves and don’t infect others during that time.
Finland has managed its own situation of corona infections quite well, and the country is one with the lowest number of infections and deaths in Europe in relation to population. Therefore, the starting points for participating in Erasmus + courses are good in Finland. Euneos has already published its own guidelines for COVID-19 a year ago and the measures will be updated due to the situation, course portfolio>>
Our course locations are well connected to different parts of Europe. Unfortunately, green travel to courses in Finland is hardly possible to all of you within the time limit of travel.
Finland being a Schengen country, we take it for granted that COVID 19 digital certificate is going to be valid also here after the summer holidays. However, Euneos has not yet confirmed our domestic Erasmus+ courses, because the travel restrictions in autumn 2021 are still not quite clear in this country.
If you are more interested you can read about them in more detail on the web page of THL, the Finnish national health authority.
Read about the border security rules for travelers to Finland from Schengen countries till June 15.
Otherwise we are having a pretty good situation with infections going down and the vaccination programme is advancing at a steady pace. There are only two areas currently where the Indian mutation of the virus has spread swiftly, and the experts are no sure how well the different vaccinations will protect against it.
Links to Estonian information
So, we’ll update the confirmations/ postponements of autumn courses once we have enough information.
Should we need to postpone some of the early autumn courses still, we hope that the schools registered might make use of latter additional sessions instead.
(26 May 2021) Will Erasmus + courses be opened after the summer?
26/5/2021. Dear colleagues! I hope you have been able to continue your work in a safe manner.
In this newsletter, we tell you about the opportunities for teacher training in the Erasmus + program.
Many of the school mobilities already funded by the program are awaiting implementation. Due to the pandemic, it has not been possible to organize Erasmus + KA1 courses for more than a year. So what are the prospects at the moment?
The capacity of the Finnish course provider Euneos to organize trainings is still quite good, and we believe that the same is true for most other course organizers.
Much now depends on matters that can be decided by EU, governments and authorities. How to ensure that travel, hotels, course venues, etc. are safe?
A significant part of Euneos’ courses are in Helsinki and Tallinn. The question arises, how is Finland preparing to open travel? The Finnish government has just passed proposals for new laws on entry to prevent the spread of the corona infections of foreign origin in Finland. The laws are due to enter into force as soon as possible.They would be valid until the end of May 2022.
This is how the leading Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat writes about the matter 26.5. 2021. ”According to the government’s bill on the entry model, a tourist arriving in Finland must have a reliable certificate of a diseased corona, an acceptable certificate of a corona vaccination series or a negative corona test result within six months.”
”If a person arriving in Finland could not present a corona test certificate, he or she should take the test upon arrival in Finland. In addition, individuals who do not have a vaccination certificate or a certificate of illness should undergo a second test 3 to 5 days after entry. If the traveler did not have any of the above certificates, he could be turned away.”
The above proposals on certificates are in line with the content of the EU COVIC-19 certificate. Link to Questions & Answers»
the certificate of the EU is introduced next summer, as suggested,
travel to Finland should be comparable to other Schengen countries.
As a member country of the EU, Finland is committed to follow the
rules of the bloc.
The organization of that course should be successful for all, in terms of health safety. Finnish Lapland has been the most popular destination for domestic tourists throughout the pandemic.Tens of thousands of Finns visit tourist attractions in Lapland all time.
In case the restrictions of traveling for foreigners in Finland would be (which we don’t see probable) stricter than in other European countries, Euneos FI can change venues of Erasmus+ courses to our other venues in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Netherlands and Estonia. The change of venue from one country to another is a normal procedure in Erasmus+ program, and can be made by consent of the National agency.
(24 May 2021) Dear colleagues! We hope you are doing well at this challenging time.
Will Erasmus + courses be open to participants soon? What happens when the pandemic eases? In this newsletter 6/2021, we are talking about what kind of relief vaccinations and the EU corona passport will bring to the situation?
When are we able to travel with EU’s COVID travel pass? When can we get one? Hopefully, by June. The regulation will come into force on July 1 and will have a six-week phasing-in period for any member states that need more time. However, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday the system would be ready at an EU level “in the next few days”. Would it mean that themember states could begin their domestic rollouts immediately?
EU’s COVID travel pass vs national certificates
Even before the EU corona certificate is there, many European countries, among them Finland, are going to resort to national certificates, so ‘travel bubbles’ may exist between individual countries. Undoubtedly, the EU’s common certificate has the greatest impact on travel in Europe, so EU’s COVID travel pass will probably be the game changer. It is really important for Erasmus + mobilities.
The information of EU*s certicifate includes 1) a valid certificate of corona vaccination, 2) a negative corona test result and 3) a certificate that the person has earlier had corona disease. The common corona certificate of the EU has to be accepted by all EU countries. For other certificates, EU countries can make their own decisions. In that case, everyone must find out before the trip what kind of certificate is required in the country of destination and whether a national corona vaccination certificate alone is valid or not.
Green traveling – yes but how?
We all know that air travel has a detrimental effect on the environment, but it is worth remembering that Erasmus + mobility is a matter of professional travel, different from tourism.
It is difficult to imagine that course participants could travel to Finland, for example, without using flights. Privileging ’green travel’ by trains, bus or car may be a good idea for countries of Central Europe, but it discriminates countries such as Finland whose geographical location makes green travel virtually impossible regarding short courses of Erasmus+ KA120-SCH.
More questions can be asked and answers read on the Euneos Facebook group, read more>>
Link to Euronews’ Everything you need to know about the EU’s COVID travel pass, click here»