Monday, 13 June 2011

From Freeze to a Free Fall: Social Enterprise in Finland Today

Antti Karjalainen, CEO of Tiederahoitus Ltd and former Programme Director at The Finnish Institute writes on social enterprise in Finland.
A well-known Sociologist is reported to have said that sometimes socially progressive thinking arrives to Finland 15 years later than elsewhere in Europe but when it does the change takes place in two weeks. A description that might be applied to what has happened around Social Enterprise in Finland.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

“The biggest disease of them all is the growing income inequality”

Eeva Mielonen examines consequences of income inequality to healthcare.

The Future of Healthcare in Europe conference, jointly organised by the Finnish Institute and UCL on May 13, discussed current issues in healthcare provision. I am interested in the future of public services in general, and I was surprised how thought-provoking and inspiring many of the contributions at the conference were.