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Minister of Employment Haatainen’s keynote speech at Global Leadership Day to focus on working life skills of the future

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
21.5.2021 14.55
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Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen
Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen

Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen will be one of the keynote speakers at Global Leadership Day, organised by AIESEC on 21 May 2021. In her speech, Haatainen will encourage young people to acquire different skills and seize the opportunities offered by the transformation of work. The Minister will also emphasise the importance of mobility for international students and workers.

She will highlight, for example, the significance of continuous learning.

“All our citizens need to be equipped with skills and competences that help them to thrive in a fast-changing world. Continuous, lifelong learning is indeed a right, but also a necessity,” Haatainen says.

The purpose of the Global Leadership Day is to give organisations and young people an opportunity to talk about the future of work and to create contacts in this way. The event is organised by AIESEC, an international youth organisation.

Internationalisation is an important theme for Finland

The event will offer young people an opportunity for international networking. Minister Haatainen will focus on the importance of internationalisation and mobility in her speech.

“The pandemic has made us increasingly aware of how important mobility is for international students and workers. This also applies to Finland. Our future success will depend heavily on our ability to promote the opportunities for international talent to work and study here,” she adds.

Haatainen will speak at 17.30 Finnish time. 

Jenni Karjalainen, Special Adviser to the Minister of Employment, tel. +358 40 751 5496 

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