Members from Finland

City of Raahe

vaakuna RaaheCooperative member The city of Raahe, located in the Finnish region of Northern Ostrobothnia, through its development centre, implements evelopment strategies of team work between the municipalities of the region. Its workis also related to the execution and administration of the district centre, the regional supervision of trading and tourist services as well as the execution of regionalprogrammes and plans. Location: Raahe, Finland Web site:

Vocational Adult Education Centre of Raahe "Raahen Aiku"

Raahen Aiku logo 263pxThe Vocational Adult Education Centre of Raahe "Raahen Aiku" offers both local and national educational services. Its wide range of vocational education programmes is planned to meet the challenges of today's working life. The training programmes for adults include a variety of basic and vocational courses, courses preparing for a special vocational degree or training intended for maintaining and developing professional skills. Location: Raahe, Finland Web-site: The activity fields of the school are:
  • business and administration
  • cleaning services
  • immigrant training
  • information technology
  • metal industry
  • logistics
  • orientation training
  • social and health care
  • security training and house construction
Teachers at Raahen Aiku have extensive experience in the practical work of their own subject, in addition to knowledge in adult pedagogy. One main goal is to further personalise education - to offer a more individualised and instructive approach to learning by taking advantage of the latest developments in the field of adult pedagogy. Raahen Aiku offers also training services to companies with the aim to improve its customers’ competitiveness. Contact information: Vocational Adult Education Centre of Raahe P.O. Box 59 FI-92101 RAAHE FINLAND tel. +358 40 700 7170 fax +358 8 439 3192 [email protected]

Northern Community Support Centre PYRY

pyryCooperative member Belonging to the Centre of Social Enterprises "Meijeri", The Norther Community Support Centre PYRY is an organization for team work among association of Northern Finland. Its main activities are related to planning and offering financial services and training for communities. PYRY is is a member of the European Social Cooperative ESCOOP to represent its members' associations and as a connection to the NGO organisations in the Raahe region. Location: Raahe, Finland  

Jani Grönroos

Cooperative member (natural person) Advisor in field of social economy and NGOs establishment and management. Experience in designing and management of European and local projects. Vice Chairman of ESCOOP.