The programme

The programs for students and teachers are mainly separate. The focus for students is their group work, discussions, and outcome of ideas and most needed actions. The preliminary assignment, which students are advised to complete before the summit, has a significant role in this.

Correspondingly, teachers get to know about Finnish education system, teaching natural sciences, forests, carbon farming project, sustainable practices, wooden constructions, circular economy, and inquiry based learning, for instance. We also want that teachers from North would find twin schools from South during this event.

Please note that this program is preliminary, there might be some changes. The summit is over 5 June by 1:30 PM local time in Finland.


Wednesday 29 May:

  • Arrival day, registration and accommodation in Luovi

Thursday 30 May: Welcome! Luovi Vocational College, Liperi

  • Getting to know each other
  • Students start their group work
  • Teachers get to learn about carbon farming and climate change in relation to forests

Friday 31 May: Joensuu day

  • Students finalise the group work
  • Teachers have a workshops of natural science and inquiry based learning in Joensuu (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Students and teachers attend to Summer opening by Finnish school students in Joensuu

Saturday 1 June: Tree planting day, Luovi

  • All participants are split to three groups for the day
  • The day consists of planting trees, making video messages to the world and free time to explore the surrounding nature

Sunday 2 June: Koli National Park

  • Visit to Koli National Park
  • Visit to Botania, Botanical Garden in Joensuu

Monday 3 June: WSSC train from Joensuu to Helsinki

  • Accommodation at Arabia Comprehensive School
  • free time

Tuesday 4 June


  • "We want future action" at Oodi library: Workshops, panel discussions, ecological food etc.
  • Preparations for the final event


  • Track 1: Circular Economy Conferene, Finlandia House
  • Track 2:_ Pedagogical tools for climate change, Sokos Hotel

Wednesday 5 June: World Environment Day

Venue: Helsinki city hall:

  • Closing ceremonies, action plan by students
  • Speeches
  • Music
  • Buffet lunch
  • Summit finished by 1:30 PM

Find the detailed programme when you arrive