Study Visit: The Allianssi Cruise

Location: Cruise boat on the sea in front of Helsinki, Finland

Dates: 11-12 April 2018

Number of participants: 100

Participating countries: Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Switzerland

Organizer: EDUFI – Erasmus+ Programme Finnish NA 

Apply here: application form

Deadline to apply: 28 February 2018

Date Of Selection: 15 March 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Jutta Kivimäki at


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the sending National Agency.

There may be a participation fee for this kind of activities in your country. Please contact the Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency in your country to learn if the call is open in your country and how your National Agency supports participation financially.

The Allianssi Cruise

The annual Finnish youth work conference, hosted on a cruise ship every other year. The cruise will have two days of programme and approximately 1400 youth workers attending it. English workshops on youth work and possibility to take part on a field trip.

The Allianssi Cruise

This activity is open only for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia and Greece.

The Finnish youth field comes together every year for Youth Work Days. The venue of in 2018 is The Allianssi cruise. The National Agency actively participates to these days, which are organised by Allianssi, the national youth council of Finland and a service and advocacy organisation in the field of youth work.

The Allianssi Cruise is two-day programmed conference which consists of a wide variety of current topics in youth work. It gathers about 1400 youth work professionals (Finnish youth workers, researchers and policy-makers) to a cruise boat to discuss, evaluate, innovate and develop their work among young people.

Allianssi Cruise 2018 will also have programme in English (, enabling the European partner organisations to learn more about the Finnish youth work, to compare European realities, share and transfer good practices, discuss experiences and network with European peers. The cruise also offers a possibility to deepen co-operation between partners and develop new projects ideas.

The English programme will include updates on current European processes in the youth field. Perspectives to other European topics, such as hate speech, young people’s participation, social inclusion, etc. will be discussed in workshops. The detailed programme of the Allianssi Cruise will be published by January 2018.

In this context it is possible to extend the cruise programme to include field visits to get acquainted with some Finnish youth work practice ashore before the cruise.

This activity is organised by the TCA 18 budget and it is a part of Europe Goes Local Project.