Eco tourism in Norway

24.03.2011 | Norway’s fjords are long and narrow inlets carved throughout its western valleys. The gorgeous scenery alongside the thousands of fjords in Norway include untouched nature, green hillsides, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, extensive wildlife and lakes. As perfect as the fjords are for quiet kayaking or relaxing boat tours they are equally as perfect for some of the greatest adventure tours in Scandinavia.

Contact Making Seminar “East West Included” is for YOU!

20.04.2011 | Do you want to create a new partnership with organisations from the Youth in Action Programme Countries (i.e., EU, Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Croatia, Switzerland) and Eastern Europe and Caucasus (i.e., Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine)? If the answers are YES, then the Contact Making Seminar "East West Included" is for YOU!

Oil spills

28.03.2011 | Oil spills happen when people make mistakes or are careless and cause an oil tanker to leak oil into the ocean. There are a few more ways an oil spill can occur. Equipment breaking down may cause an oil spill. If the equipment breaks down, the tanker may get stuck on shallow land. When they start to drive the tanker again, they can put a hole in the tanker causing it to leak oil.

How to Use a Geiger Counter

31.03.2011 | The Geiger counter's sensor is a central metal wire anode surrounded by a thin metal cathode tube filled with neon, argon and a halogen gas that detects radiation by how much the gas inside the tube is ionized

RNB – New Russian Youth Network in the Northern Europe and the Baltic

16.04.2011 | In Riga, at the end of November 2010, there was a significant event for the entire Russian-speaking youth of Nordic and Baltic countries and that was RusNord 2010 conference, which resulted in the unification of 25 youth organizations and the creation of an international alliance of youth organizations: RusNordBalt (RNB).


Getting an accomodation is a process that requires knowledge, time and consideration.
Different organizations offer rental apartments. Youth Housing Association (NAL) and the Youth Fund offer habitation for young people in the Helsinki region. Kompassi is one of NAL’s official housing search points. Helsinki Region Student Housing Fund (HOAS) and different friendly associations offer the student apartments.
Also other organizations offer rental apartments. Metropolitan area municipalities have their own housing; in addition different societies have a lot of apartments including rental and owner-occupied dwellings. Apartments are also offered by various insurance companies and real estate management companies. Private rental housing market is usually the quickest way to obtain rental housing, then, however, rents are at market price.
When you find a suitable apartment you sign the lease. The lease should be made in written form and read carefully before signing. In any cases, it is good to know organizations that you can turn to and get help. Move Instruction includes information that relates to the practical matters of moving, which is good to remember when you move.

You can find a suitable alternative in housing market comprising owner-occupied housing and rental housing.
Sometimes life situation is such that you need help to get quickly habitation.Then you can turn to services of temporary housing and shelter.
Information about short-term housing has been collected from persons who offer summer habitation and hostels.
You can get compensation of rent payment (asumistuki), if it is high compared to your incomes. Students have their own form of housing assistance (asumislisä).  Compensation of rent payment and student rent compensation are sought in Nations Pension Insurance Institution (KELA).
Immigrants can get information related to housing in the Infobank of cultural centre Caisa in many different languages. It is worth also looking through links of web sites about this theme.