The center of expertice Nuoska develops youth work models at schools and educational institutes regionally and nationwide.

The purpose of primary, transitional phase institutional youth work is to promote the inclusion and influence of juvenile´s by creating the capacity and opportunities to individual actors. Youth work strengthens the community of educators at schools. The aim is to support juvenile growth, independence, community, knowledge and skills. Nuoska investigates the current situation and develops regionally and nationwide applicable models for schools.

Nuoska is one of six centers funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The centers form an entirety, which supports the implementation of the national youth work and policy program. Centres develop and promote the competence, expertise and information at the field of youth work in accordance with the Youth Act.

FUNCTIONAL ENTITIES

  1. Need of training survey for youth workers and other professionals at school.
  2. The inquiry for municipalities about different kinds of youth work an educational institutions. Collecting data of most effective national models.
  3. Organizing seminars based on the results of surveys.
  4. Investigating the best models of youth work at the educational environment.
  5. Spreading out the best practices.
  6. Clarifying the criterion of the quality for youth work in educational institutions.
  7. Creating the network of professionals.
  8. Creating the description for the model of collaboration for teachers and youth workers at school.
  9. Developing and introducing the indicators for evaluating the effectiveness of youth work at schools.
  10. Coordinating the Swedish operation of all centres of expertice in Finland.

 

IMPLEMENTERS OF NUOSKA

A consortium is coordinated and administered by the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences’s youth research and development center Juvenia, which also developes models for secondary schools.

The consortium consists nationwide of nine executors which are:

  • Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention (Ehkäisevä päihdetyö Ehyt ry)
    Developing models for multidisciplinary cooperation, as well as methodological training
  • Health-promoting voluntary organization and an expert institution (Folkhälsan förbund rf)
    Maintaining network and communication of activities in Swedish-speaking learning institutions
  • Finland-Swedish Information and Cultural Centre (Förening Luckan rf)
    Strengthening cooperation in Swedish environments and develop action models for bullying prevention
  • Association of Mental Health Finland (Mieli Suomen Mielenterveys ry)
    Providing concrete tools and training to strengthen mental health skills
  • Finnish Youth Research Society (Nuorisotutkimusseura)
    Evaluating the effectiveness and creating of indicators and quality criteria
  • Development centre Opinkirjo (Kehittämiskeskus Opinkirjo)
    Developing methods and operating models that improve well-being
  • Municipal Youth Work Centre of expertice (Kunnallisen nuorisotyön osaamiskeskus Kanuuna)
    Mapping and developing youth work based on the curriculum and developing cooperation between networks and the local community
  • City of Vantaa (Vantaan kaupunki)
    Carrying out trainings, events and peer meetings and developing the functionality of professional dialogue
  • Åbo Akademi University (Åbo Akademi)
    Researching phenomenom at the perspective of Swedish actors

 

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The project budget is specified annually, changes possible.

More info

Xamk / Juvenia:

Anna-Liisa Hännikäinen-Uutela
Project Manager
anna-liisa.hannikainen-uutela@xamk.fi
+358 40 545 1608

Heikki Kantonen
RDI Specialist
heikki.kantonen@xamk.fi
+358 40 774 9246

Sanna-Mari Pöyry
RDI Specialist
sanna-mari.poyry@xamk.fi
+358 40 192 7974

Ville Eerikäinen
RDI Specialist
ville.eerikainen@xamk.fi
+358 40 141 8836

Veronica Hellström
RDI Specialist
veronica.hellstrom@xamk.fi
+358 50 337 0209

Contact information / Implementers

Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention
Marika Vartiainen
marika.vartiainen@ehyt.fi
+358 50 465 9894

Health-promoting voluntary organization and an expert institution
Frida Westerback
frida.westerback@folkhalsan.fi
+358 44 488 3004

Finland-Swedish Information and Cultural Centre
Jessica Lerche
jessica.lerche@luckan.fi
+358 50 373 3925

Association of Mental Health Finland
Marja Snellman-Aittola
marja.snellman-aittola@mieli.fi
+358 40 190 5493

Finnish Youth Research Society
Tomi Kiilakoski
tomi.kiilakoski@nuorisotutkimus.fi
+358 40 504 6432

Development centre Opinkirjo
Heikki Korhonen
heikki.korhonen@opinkirjo.fi
+358 50 477 7352

Municipal Youth Work Centre of expertice
Nina Parviainen
nina.parviainen@lahti.fi
+358 44 482 6761

City of Vantaa
Miia Siitonen
miia.siitonen@vantaa.fi
+358 40 042 7715

Åbo Akademi University
Pia Nyman-Kurkiala
pia.nyman-kurkiala@abo.fi
+358 46 921 9447

 

Facts

Osaamiskeskus Nuoska - Nuorisotyö kouluissa ja oppilaitoksissa

01.04.2020 - 31.03.2024

Implementers

Administrator: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk

Partial implementers: Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention (Ehkäisevä päihdetyö Ehyt ry), Health-promoting voluntary organization and an expert institution (Folkhälsan förbund rf), Finland-Swedish Information and Cultural Centre (Förening Luckan rf), Association of Mental Health Finland (Mieli Suomen Mielenterveys ry), Finnish Youth Research Society (Nuorisotutkimusseura), Development centre Opinkirjo (Kehittämiskeskus Opinkirjo), Municipal Youth Work Centre of expertice (Kunnallisen nuorisotyön osaamiskeskus Kanuuna), City of Vantaa (Vantaan kaupunki), Åbo Akademi University (Åbo Akademi)

Fields of expertise: Sustainable well-being
XAMK research centers: Juvenia

Budget

Total budget: 3 868 338 €

XAMK part of the total budget: 994 655 €

Financiers and main source of funding: Ministry of Education and Culture

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