International youth work

Youth activities, exchanges and voluntary work

International activities, exchanges, and voluntary service are important part of Metsäkartano´s youth work. Various international youth projects are coordinated and promoted by us. These have included several European youth exchanges, training courses and seminars where participants across Europe and beyond have participated.
Metsäkartano is active user of Erasmus + programme and member of many international networks. Metsäkartano provides international youth information services for the youth in the region. Besides European co-operation, also cross-border cooperation, Nordic cooperation and the Baltic Sea cooperation are Metsäkartano´s interests. The goal is to improve the internationalization of the Finnish youth and youth workers as well as to provide unforgettable non-formal learning experiences for the visiting international youth groups.

The purpose of all the international youth work is to promote acceptance of difference, feeling of community, cultural understanding, cultural awareness, and intercultural dialogue.

If you want to know more about the international possibilities of Metsäkartano, kindly contact:

Maija Jeskanen
International Coordinator
Metsäkartano Youth and Wilderness Centre
tel. +358 (0)40 3564530
e-mail: maija.jeskanen(at)