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Culture and Education

The Czech Embassy in Helsinki is committed to promoting the Czech culture in Finland. Culture is an integral part of the foreign policy and the Embassy wants to attract the interest of the public not only to the contemporary Czech culture but also to its history and traditions. Therefore, we organize cultural and social events, concerts, lectures, author readings, and film projections.

There is a strong cooperation between individual Czech and Finnish cultural subjects. We can mention e.g. puppet theatre performances (Nukketeatteri Sampo in Helsinki), cooperation between National theatre in Brno and Theater in Tampere.  Several dance, theatre and music groups performed at various Finnish festivals. In 2018, the Baroque opera Gustav Vasa from the Czech composer was presented in Helsinki. You can see top Czech dancers in the State Ballet in Helsinki. The Embassy makes effort to support the publishing of a current Czech book in Finland and in cooperation with Finnish  translators annually addresses the main Finnish publishers. At the end of 2018, the cultural magazine Särö brought voliminous insights into the Czech culture.

Overview of performances, concerts, workshops and exhibitions during the years can be found in the Events/Archives section

The long-term project Embassy Gallery is an example of the Czech-Finnish cooperation in the field of fine art.

In 2006, a cultural, educational and scientific cooperation program was signed between representatives of the Czech Republic and Finland. The program facilitates mutual cultural intercourse and student exchange.

Every year, several hundred Czech students arrive to Finland within the Erasmus student exchange program. The Embassy organizes meeting of students usually in December.

Several partnerships have been concluded between Czech and Finnish cities:
• Karkkila - Susice
• Lahti - Most
• Tampere - Olomouc
• Vaasa - Šumperk
• Vantaa - Mlada Boleslav