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Finland Education (K-12) Comprehensive School Tour

Finland Education Experience 2023

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your carefully thought out training program - the visit was very worthwhile and gave us many things to consider.  Visiting the schools and the conference was very interesting and educational for us, and we would like to thank everyone for their time in ensuring such a beneficial experience for us.


Best wishes

Anwen Pughe Jones

 Powys, UK


Welcome to a country where students are stress-free with minimal exams and homework, teaching is a highly respected profession and kids start their school, not before the age of 7. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001. Let's try to uncover the layers of secrecy with hands-on experiences, interactions, and visits to the schools.

Council for Creative Education (CCE) Finland is organizing a dedicated training cum workshop program on Finnish Education Model for International educators who are interested to know the secrets of the successful Finnish education system.


Who should attend?

The program is meant for school principals, management, administrators, educators, trainers & senior teachers who are looking for implementing changes for a better education.

Focus Areas


  • To understand the Finnish education system and its working with practical examples and workshop by the Finnish ad international teachers / Educators

  • Practical experience and class observations in Finnish Schools

  • Interactions with teachers, principals, support staff

  • Hands-on experience of various creative methods and activities as an actual Finnish classroom through workshops

  • Phenomenon based learning and inquiry based Projects

  • How to use ICT Tools creatively in the classroom as a teacher

  • Vocational Education and onsite visits in Finland

  • State-of-art Teachers Education


Tour Dates 


  • 19-24 Nov 2023

  • 11-16 Feb 2024

  • 10-15 Mar 2024

Highlights of the tour:

  • Interaction with Internationally Acclaimed educators those who were in the foundation of making Finnish education model.

  • First-hand experience of the international education system and direct links with schools and pupils which would last a lifetime.

  • With the emphasis on how they have developed the solutions to the problems faced and how those could be implemented in the local context- designing the action plan.

Online Payment

Online payment

Kindly Note:


Before making the payment, kindly fill the registration form. Filling up a registration form is the first mandatory step to reserve your seat for the tour.


Early bird price ends 3 months prior to Tour Start Date. Example: For tour starting on 10th April 2024, early-bird closed on 10th Jan. 2024. So, choose an appropriate payment option.

Tour Hightlights

Kindly use payment option below where you can securely make payment with Credit Card or through PayPal.

Tour program

Tour Program


Early bird starting from 2350 € **

Open till 3 months prior to the tour date




Registration after EBD: 2850 €


Group Discount

For a group of 5 or more, kindly contact us at


Inclusion in fees :

  • Workshops and school visit coordination fees

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Coffee

  • Transport for visiting the local schools

  • Faculty fee, course materials, stationery.

  • Visa Assistance (Invitation letter and other documents)

  • Online LMS access of CCE's Google Classroom

  • Accommodation (twin sharing) during the program

Exclusion in fees:
  • Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance

  • Dinner for all nights

  • Accommodation - ​Single Occupancy - 400 € extra

  • Accommodation - Premium Single Occupancy - 500 € extra

  • Accommodation - Last Night (Friday)  

  • Transportation on the first day from Airport Helsinki (Vantaa) to Tampere hotel needs to manage on your own 

  • Transportation on the last day from Helsinki Hotel to Airport Helsinki (Vantaa) needs to manage on your own

  • Visa Processing

  • Anything which is not mentioned under “Inclusion in registration fees”.


Details For Online Bank Transfer  (International)


Account Name :


Account Number : 

FI 41 1146 3001 1433 92


Bank : Nordea           

Currency :  EURO


Beneficiary Address: Maijalankatu 9 E 18, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND


Beneficiary Bank address: Insinoorinkatu 23, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND 


To know more call at :

+358504839418 (Finland)

+919890436368 (India)

+62 8126080183 (Indonesia)

+966 56 560 0100 (Saudi Arabia)


Finland and CCE do not claim to show the best teachers, best schools or best teaching methods in this program, as in Finland, there is no selective approach. Education is learner-centered. The teachers do their best to make learning better. You will get to see what is actually happening in the classroom. We can not guarantee a school visit to a particular school as it is the school's decision if they want to take any visitors on a particular day.

The detailed schedule with time and options for school visits will be declared two weeks prior to the tour and will be sent to the confirmed registered participants.

CCE reserves the right to change the program depending on the batch size of the participants.

Faculty profile

Faculty Profile

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Kari Louhivuori

Head, Pedagogy Leadership at CCE Finland

Veteran teacher and ex-Principal of Kirkkojarvi School, Espoo who have been instrumental in developing Finnish learning experiences since the 1970s. Throughout his career, Kari strongly emphasized on the collaborative developments of schools and organic educational leadership. Kirkkojärvi School got a new building in 2010. Kari worked in close collaboration with Verstas Architects in the planning of the prize-winning school building. Before you meet Kari, just read an interesting article featuring him:

Currently, Kari consults schools, universities, and educators across the globe as CCE's pedagogical coach.


Heramb Kulkarni

Head, ICT Development, and Strategy - CCE Finland

Speaker and trainer on EduTech, collaborative learning, and innovation across 12 countries. Trained more than 14000+ teachers, Educators, leaders on strategy and ICT innovations Research. Heramb consults many governments and large organizations across 3 continents, Europe, Asia and Africa within key countries like Denmark, USA, Bahrain and Indian states like Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. His research areas are educational technology and creativity, global education reforms and collaborative innovations. As an educator, social entrepreneur and technology wizard, he is on the advisory board of many educational institutes and innovative start-ups across Europe and India. He has held leadership positions across large MNCs like Nokia, Lucent Technologies, Skyworks and Accenture with vast experience in technology, architecture and software development domain.


Marja Suurla

Director at CCE Finland

International trainer and researcher for Education and learning through paintings. She has been visiting different countries to make teachers aware of the teaching through drawing and painting, mainly the form painting. Follows Waldorf pedagogy and teacher from Steiner School, Tampere. She is an expert teacher of arts and paintings for 30+ years and has participated in many international exhibitions with her students.

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Shirin Kulkarni

Research Director at CCE Finland

Researcher in the field of Creative Thinking and education for more than 12 years. Research Areas:

Creativity and School Environment

A comparative study between India and Finland

CII (Creativity-identity Interaction) model

Narrative teaching techniques

Experienced trainer and psychologist

Research Director, CCE Finland

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Nelli Louhivuori

Finnish Pedagogy Expert

Nelli is a professional trainer and teacher (MEd) from Finland. She has specialized in elementary school education and has worked as a classroom teacher and an Italian language teacher in Finland. She has co-taught and trained Finnish elementary school teachers to use co-teaching in their work. She is currently working with CCE Finland to design schools across 3 continents.

Martti Hellström

Doctor of Education

Master of Philosophy(1982) and PhD (Doctor of Education) 2004, Martti Hellström is a well-known Trainer of teachers and headmasters for over 4 decades. Martti has been active as a Classteacher since 1977 and then he became Headmaster at Aurora Elementary School. He was the Editor in Chief at Luokanopettaja-professional newsletter 1994-2013
Since 2018, Martti is a Lecturer of Education at the University of Helsinki

Miia Bergman

Vice Principal at Ylöjärven lukio

Miia Bergman is a  Vice-Principal and teacher of mathematics, chemistry, and ICT at Ylöjärven lukio, Tampere.

Earlier she was heading the Rudolf Steiner School as a Principal. She has graduated as Master of Science in Engineering at the Tampere University of Technology. She has also worked as a member of the national board of the Waldorf education in Finland since 2016. Her work has included developing the school's organizational as well as pedagogical issues following the trends of modern times. So nowadays she is specialized not only in teaching mathematics but also, in general, the operation of the second level in Finland.



1. What is the difference between education tour and symposium arranged by CCE?

The Finland education tour focuses on the Finnish education model and specially designed to make the participants aware of as many aspects of Finnish education system as possible. The symposium is generally for 4 or 5 days, out of which first two days are dedicated to the Finnish education model and last two days are reserved for the international paper presentations on creativity in education. So there is more scope for discussion on creative education. One can listen to various studies going on in different parts of the world about creativity.


2. Where do we start from?

All participants are required to CHECK IN on Sunday evening at Tampere/ Helsinki hotel. 


3. Where will we be staying in Finland?

The participants shall be accommodated in popular hotels in Helsinki and Tampere. Hotels in the range of 120 to 180 Euro per night (breakfast included), are being considered. All hotels are 4 Stars category.


4. What is the duration of this training?

The training shall consist of 5 nights & 6 days in Finland. Of these, 5 days shall be for official visits to schools and other institutions and workshops. Participants will be free to explore Helsinki, Tampere and other places of interest nearby during free time.


5. Does the fee include payment for meals too?

Breakfasts are included in the hotel charges.  Lunches and snacks will be served on all 5 days of official visits as per the schedule. Dinners are not provided so that the participants can explore the local cuisine.


7. What about visa processing?

CCE will send the necessary documents to the participants like invitation letters but the participants need to arrange their own visa.


8. What if I confirm and drop out? Will I be given a refund of the fee?

   Refunds are subject to the cancellation policies of the travel agency and the hotel partners. The refund policy is as follows:   a. Less than 30 days prior to the trip - No refund under any circumstances (e.g. rejection of visa)   b. Less than 90 days but more than 30 days - 50% of the cost will be refunded. More than 90 days to trip - 80% of the cost will be refunded


9. What are some of the key dates?

Last date for sending the registration form and paying full training fee - 1 month before tour starts
Last date for sending all the documents for Visa and Ticketing - 1 month before tour starts

* Schengen Visa may take longer to complete the process - upto 30 working days. 

Fees, Registration and Payment

How can I get a VAT exemption? What kind of document is needed?

For VAT exemption, you need to register as a representative/employee of a company or organization. At the end of the registration process, it is required to attach that company’s or organization’s tax certificate, trade register extract, or similar from your country.

How much would a customized visit program or study tour cost per participant?

The most crucial factor is the number of participants. As approximately 95% of the study tour expenses are fixed (fees to the schools, experts, host, transportation, renting the venue, etc.), the total cost is very similar for 10 or 30 participants. The best way to have a low price per participant is to gather a big group. When you know the number of participants, we can give you an exact price. Alternatively, if you don’t know the number yet, we can provide you with a cost per participant, but always with a minimum number of attendants.

The average price that our participants have paid in different visit programs is 181 euros/day. More information on our Compare prices -page. Having a look at our example study visit, you will also get an idea of the costs. Finally, you can also simulate a customized visit program and estimate the costs using our Study Tour Cost Calculator.

What if I get sick and cannot travel?

You can substitute someone else from the same organization by sending us a notification ASAP. Alternatively, You can get a 100% voucher to attend any other CCE Finland’s events or visit programs later. However, we recommend that you get insurance to cover the possible loss of plane tickets, accommodation, and our fees.

What if the COVID-19 situation gets worse in my country and I cannot travel?

You can always postpone your visit for no extra charge or use the paid amount for another visit program or event. We will refund the paid amounts if the Finnish authorities, at the moment of your cancellation, don’t allow the entrance or require quarantine in addition to the negative COVID-19 test.

I need a visa to travel to Finland. Could you write me an invitation letter?

CCE Finland will write invitation letters only after the full payment. In case the participant cannot get a visa and sends evidence about the rejected visa application, CCE Finland will refund the paid amount. However, 100 euros (excl. VAT) will be deducted as an administrative fee.

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