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Housing First: Finland's renowned approach for tackling homelessness

Finland is the only country in the EU where the number of homeless people has declined in recent years. This is mainly thanks to a carefully planned, comprehensive cooperation strategy we call “Housing First”. The concept sets housing as the first step in helping homeless people to get back on their feet. Between 2008 and 2015 long-term homelessness in Finland decreased by 35%. Read more.

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Saimaa well placed for inclusion in UNESCO Global Geoparks Network

2018-01-25
Finland has submitted an application to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO concerning the establishment of a Geopark in the Saimaa region in the counties of South Savo and South Karelia. The aim is to display the unique geological values of the region and create new opportunities for various activities, including nature tourism.
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