31.8.2022 09:00

Hanna Sarkkinen

Hanna Sarkkinen

Minister of Social Affairs and Health

We must be able to adopt a more collaborative approach to making reforms so that we can find innovative solutions. Good practices and models need to be used and disseminated but, at the same time, we must have the courage to relinquish old practices and procedures.

Tuula Haatainen

Tuula Haatainen

Minister of Employment

It is more essential than ever to develop working life. The renewal of work-life will continue to require active development work, an inclusive organizational culture, and investment in good leadership and continuous learning.

Work Life Forum Finland brings together decision-makers and experts to discuss working life

The first nation wide Work Life Forum Finland 2022 will be held in Pikku-Finlandia in Helsinki and online on 31st  August 2022. 

At the heart of the new discussion on working life are the most important issues in working life and the economy affecting working life in Finland and around the world, as well as a joint discussion between decision-makers, researchers, other working life and economic actors on the change and future of working life. 

The debates aim to find answers to, among other things, the impact of working life and the economy on the maintenance of a welfare society. What impact do these have on employment goals, people's well-being and inclusion? How do we strengthen the resilience of society and working life in the challenges we face? How do we utilize digitalization, trust and cooperation as part of a strong work-life culture in Finland? How do we strengthen our image of having a high level of expertise and raise Finland's position as an attractive investment destination?

Speakers at the event include Matti Vanhanen, Speaker of Parliament, Hanna Sarkkinen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Olli Rehn, Governor of the Bank of Finland. Other speakers include actor Jasper Pääkkönen, research professors Tuomo Alasoini and Heikki Hiilamo and professor Alf Rehn. In addition to the speakers, a significant number of decision-makers and experts in their respective fields will participate in discussing the topics of the event.

Event Program

People attending the event

Join the conversation

Follow our accounts on Linkedin and Twitter!

Conversations about the Working Life

Opening of the Working Life Forum on March 17, 2022

A new discussion event on Finnish working life The Working Life Forum Finland 2022 was published in Little Finland Pavillion in Helsinki on 17 March 2022. 
Hanna Sarkkinen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Vesa Vihriälä, Professor of Practice at the Helsinki School of Econimics, and Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of IBO, talked about the change in working life and the necessary changes in the event.

Recording

Images from the Event

FAQ

What is the Working Life Forum 2022?

The Finnish Working Life Forum 2022 is an annual working life discussion event. Every year, the Working Life Forum brings together actors and experts in working life to discuss current issues and solutions in working life that can be used to develop Finnish working life towards the best, internationally recognized solutions. The first Working Life Forum Finland 2022 will be held on 31 August 2022.

Who organizes the Working Life Forum?

The Finnish Working Life Forum 2022 is organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health together with the National Institute for Occupational Health. In addition to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education and Culture are involved. In addition to the ministries, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, EK, the Finnish Trade Union Confederation, SAK, STTK ry, Akava, the Confederation of Finnish Industry, KT, the State Labor Market Board, the Church Labor Market Board, KiT and the Finnish Entrepreneurs are involved.

Who can participate in the Working Life Forum?

The Working Life Forum Finland 2022 is open to anyone interested in working life issues and their development. Thefirst event will be held in Little Finland on August 31, 2022. It can accommodate 400 invited guests. The event will bestreamed and can be followed via a link published on this page.

Why is the Work Life Forum Finland 2022 organized?

The purpose of the Working Life Forum Finland 2022 is to bring together the key actors and experts in working life to discuss the change in working life and the change that has been accelerated by the two-year-long pandemic. The Finnish Working Life Forum 2022 aims to open a dialogue that will enable us to build a common future for working life that inspires and supports the welfare state together. 

Finland and Finnish working life need action, a strong discussion about what kind of Finland will prosper and what kind of Finland we are all good to live in in the future.

Is the event free or paid?

The event is free of charge and is open to anyone interested in working life and its development. You can register for the event on this website: tyoelamafoorumi.fi

Ask us

Send your question with this form. We'll publish answers in this section.

Please avoid sharing personal or contact information. We will not contact you in person.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

News

Four European innovation hubs will be established in Finland

30.6.2022

Read the full article

The new data model clarifies the picture of the causes of collision problems

30.6.2022

Read the full article

The Government's proposal to raise the employment rate of people over the age of 55 to Parliament 

25.4.2022

Lue koko teksti

Read the full article

Occupational Barometer: Number of occupations suffering from labor shortages has risen to pre-COVID level

6.4.2022

Read the whole article

Read the full article

Employees’ faith in the labor market restored

31.3.2022

Employees’ faith in the labor market restored

Read the full article
News archive