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Finns think:Finland 100 follow-up survey 2015–2018, Statistic Finland
the centenary celebrations
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The legacy of the centenary year
The centenary year was a turning point in the story of the 100-year-old nation. The centenary of Finland’s independence left a big legacy for the next century of independence.Read more ›
Good news from Finland!
The happiest nation in the world in 2018
more tourists visited Finland
economic growth in 2017
What a great opening party and fantastic atmosphere! Thank you!!!
When I travel the world talking to people about our Equality Act, I feel a sense of patriotic warmth: I’m proud of the Finnish dream where anyone can become anything when given a fair chance.
Author, politician Rosa Meriläinen, Finland 100 commentary, 7 March 2017
The centenary improved as the year progressed. The end of the year was amazing. At the start of the year, we wondered whether anything would come of it. From the perspective of a project actor, however, we did not know, e.g. what the priorities were or the schedules. There was insufficient time to plan in more detail.
Project coordinator in the stakeholder survey
I only had time to make two pairs of socks before the project target was reached 😊. Finns are too efficient.
Cheers! I love you, I love Finland! Forgive my poor grammar…USA gal.
For the first time in living memory, the two sports clubs came together to carry out a shared project, and they cooperated wonderfully. We managed to create a real 1920s feel at the stadium and the competitors and spectators had a blast. We received a lot of positive feedback, and people wanted to know if we were going to do something similar in the future.
Funding from the Prime Minister’s Office was a catalyst and pivotal in enabling us to participate
Great display of music and fireworks, thanks!! Despite the big crowd, there was a safe, great, and inclusive atmosphere – immigrants, Finns, tourists, children, young people, adults, and elderly people all celebrated side by side. Well done, Finland! Well done, Helsinki! Well done, all of us! This is a good start for the #Finland100 jubilee year! A happy taxpayer says thanks 🙂
It was accomplished with quite a small organisation. Agile and innovative, they managed to keep major partners up to date. Whether they had sufficient resources is another question.
Social actor in the stakeholder survey
This project again emphasised the importance of teamwork in a small town. Everyone who was asked to contribute did so.