Busy preparations for the Europe for Citizens Call 2017

AEKS is actively engaged in the Europe for Citizens Call in round 2017. This year the EU has interesting priorities for civil society organisation in Strand 2 “Democratic engagement and civic participation”, such as: – Understanding and Debating Euroscepticism – Solidarity in times of crisis – Combatting stigmatisation of “immigrants” and building counter narratives to […]

Markus in trial work

We in AEKS had a pleasure of employing Markus in trial work (Work Experiment/Työkokeilu) from June to December 2016. Markus says that before his trial work, he’d been unemployed for a long time, exactly 200 weeks. In AEKS, Markus got the position of IT-specialist in the team. The assignments included creating AEKS’ website and uploading […]

Travel far to see near

Marita Modenius The idea of establishing AEKS, a non-profit organization to promote civil society issues in Europe, was  born in Cairo, Egypt, where my colleague Eila and me had the opportunity to work in an EU Twinning project on supporting the development of vocational education in 2013—2015. We got good results by introducing European and […]

AEKS Blog – Introduction

According to the Finnish media, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office plans to clear out around 40 000 associations from its register in 2017, since they have not reported any activity during the past years. Old civil society organisations are fading out, but it appears that at the same time new ones are established, just […]

AEKS Board Meeting

A historical event in AEKS’ operation took place 2016-08-30 in the cafeteria at Nevas Golf Club, when the Board and AEKS’ first employee, the IT-specialist trial worker Markus Silvennoinen, had a meeting about recent events and future tasks. This is the second meeting in the history of the organization, and a lot of decisions were […]