Education in Finland and/or Estonia – Original Best Practices Benchmarking course - only for teachers of grades 1-9 (age 6-15 yrs.)

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Each Education in Finland and/or Estonia – Original Best Practices Benchmarking course is unique and tailored considering the needs of its participants. If adopted to education, benchmarking could be interpreted as comparing processes and performance indicators in schools to education bests or best practices from other schools or educational institutions. Through lessons observations in schools of Finland and/or Estonia, top performers of European school education and interactions with colleagues of your own school level, this course will support your reflection on your own success, accelerate learning with peer learning on the challenges, transform your teaching in multicultural context choosing on what you want to take away from Finnish school examples and other EU examples.

The added value of the course is that it offers sub groups of the general benchmarking course specifically tailored to the needs of school management or separate programme items for the needs of vocational and adult education participants, student counseling etc.

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Target group are the school management, teachers, special education teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education, adult education and VET.

The course covers a wide range of topics that schools need to consider and tackle when introducing and securing innovation in their school:

  • Innovation. School development plans, curriculum reform, 21st century skills.
  • Transition from non-digital to digital. Digital tests of Finnish matriculation exam (upper secondary).
  • Student in the center. 3-level support system, special needs, home and school.
  • Teacher in focus. Digital apprenticeship, coaching, teacher/student agents.
  • Management. Local examples.
  • (Tallinn) European development in Estonian schools, the most digitalized country, PISA and other international research.

The course methodology integrates observation, sharing and creating output consolidating a quality course. Participants observe teaching, studying and learning processes in classrooms in small groups or individually, share experiences and expertise on the topic in group and plenary sessions and work individually or in groups on recommendations for one’s own school (learning diary, social media updates, blogs etc.). aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school.

Earn a certificate

The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

What makes Euneos the leading course provider in Europe?

Euneos consistently has regards to challenges and retaliates by offering multiple options for quality courses to its clients following the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 as required by the European Commission.

On-site & blended courses

The Education in Finland and/or Estonia – Original Best Practices Benchmarking on-site courses take place in Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. Blended courses are also an option and the fee paid for the lead-in course taken prior to the on-site course will be deducted from the course fee. Education in Finland and/or Estonia – Original Best Practices Benchmarking courses take place in Helsinki, Finland for 4 days, from Sunday to Wednesday and/or in Tallinn, Estonia for 3 days from Thursday to Saturday.

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  • CONFIRMED 1 – 7 May 2022, Helsinki/Tallinn. Only for teachers of grades 1-9 (age 6-15 yrs).
  • 11 – 17 September 2022, Helsinki/Tallinn. Only for teachers of grades 1-9 (age 6-15 yrs).
  • 23 – 29 April 2023, Helsinki/Tallinn. Only for teachers of grades 1-9 (age 6-15 yrs).

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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Education in Finland and/or Estonia - Original Best Practices Benchmarking course:

Main organiser / trainer

Ilpo Halonen 

  • Chair of board of course provider Euneos, Finland 
  • School Counselor and a Language teacher (retired) 
  • Trainer and consultant of educational ICT
  • Author of lesson books and online exercises. 

Mart Laanpere, PhD

  • Senior researcher in the Tallinn University, Estonia, Head of the R&D Centre for Educational Technology in Tallinn University 
  • Former mathematics and physics teacher and school principal

After working as a mathematics & physics teacher and school principal, he has been involved in teacher education and educational technology research for last 20 years. Mart has been contributing to international research projects focusing on the use of mobile technology and social software in teaching and learning. He is coordinating the training of school teams in the project “Digital Turn towards 1:1 Computing” funded by Samsung (; and expert in school digital innovation and change. 

Andreea Gatman 

  • Certified ICF Coach& Team Coach,  
  • Certified Trainer,  
  • MBA in Public Governance MODUL University Vienna,
  • MES Graz University,  

She has an international experience in European projects for over 16 years. She has been an EUNEOS trainer since 2016, organizing the courses like Best Practices Benchmarking, Integrated Curriculum, Coaching Strategies for Schools and new courses like School Development together with Forum Schule Germany, Education Innovation- New Learning Environments and Leadership- Embodiment practices. 

Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.

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Tikkurila upper secondary schools (grades 10-12) 

Preschool Tiedonjyvä (6-year-old children), 

Vantaa vocational college Varia (16 – 19-year old and adult students, migrant students). 

Various schools of all levels in Helsinki metropolitan area 



Schools in the city of Tallin, or in the vicinity 

Centre for Educational Innovation, Tallinn university. Tallinn Estonia collaboration with this course provider. 

Helsinki, Finland

The course takes place at Varia Vocational College located on Tennistie 1, Vantaa. The training will include practical hands on learning opportunities, school visits in Helsinki area and cultural situated places that would help grasp on social innovation: libraries as social innovation in Finnish education, interactive museums, the islands around Helsinki, sauna and other locally situated sensorial experiences, allowing participants to design their own learning experience and complete it. Moreover, there are many more attractions that promise unforgettable experience in Helsinki such as the interesting Helsinki architecture including Alvar Aalto's studio, Helsinki Cathedral by Carl Ludvig Engel, Senate Square, Old Market Hall, Löyly sauna and restaurant. While there, make the best of this unique opportunity and take a bite of the Finnish delicacies such as smoked salmon soup lohikeitto and dried reindeer meet kuivaliha. Do not forget to learn more about the famous Finnish culture of drinking coffee with a soft, toasty and aromatic pulla cardamom bread. Tervetuloa!

Tallinn, Estonia

Besides the professional working venues and conditions provided for an extraordinary learning experience, you will find many famous sights in the central part of Tallinn, such as the Old Town, Kardiorg Park, Tallinn Port and much more. Whether you have a refined taste of a gourmet or you will rather enjoy a tasty bite of street food, Tallinn is the best place to pleasure your taste buds by taking a culinary excursion at Pärnu Museum, Open Air Museum and many other food festivals. In other words, Tallinn is the best place for food lovers where you can enjoy the best of the culinary world for less. After a nice meal, one can enjoy one of the five seasons in Estonia by roaming in the untouched nature and breeding the cleanest air, enjoying a hike, horseback riding , birdwatching etc. Estonia is proud of its quality labels and it is considered to be the green travelers' paradise.