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One thousand and one courses for your autumn
This is what we have been waiting for the entire spring! Now you can see them: The one thousand and one courses of International Omnia, Espoo for autumn 2020.
Enrolment for the courses starts accordingly:
  • Wed 27 May 2020 12:30 pm: Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing | Home and Garden | Cooking Classes
  • Thu 28 May 12:30 pm: Visual Arts | Music | Literature and Theatre | Handicrafts | Open University
  • Fri 29 May 12:30 pm: Languages | People, Society and Culture |Nature, Environment, Technology and Transport |, Media and Information Technology | University for Senior Citizens
Enrolment for Finnish Courses starts 10–12 Aug 2020.

You may enrol in the courses as long as there are places available. In case the course of your dreams is already full, please enrol for the queue, so you will be among the first ones to receive information about a new, similar course. We will plan more courses during the autumn, so please check Ilmonet every once in a while.

And what have we here then? We have apples, oranges and some fruit salad. Distance education courses organized online, face-to-face courses organized on the spot and blended learning courses, during which both splendid teaching methods are used.

In August, we will start with distance education courses, and as of September, we will add face-to-face education and outdoor activities to that, on top of other courses organized outdoors. According to the requirements of the coronavirus situation, we have made preparations for adjusting our face-to-face courses to online courses also later in autumn, if applicable.

Now browse away!
Published May 20, 2020

Pastime and distraction online 
All Adult education centres in the capital area have suspended their class room teaching but you can also attend courses online. We have planned dozens of new courses to bring enjoyment to your everyday life. We have also many online lectures free of charge.
Methods and applications used on the courses differ, and you don’t need to be an IT wizard to attend the courses. Our digital guidance is there to help you with these problems too. 

New courses and lectures on Ilmonet 

You can easily find the spring course selection by choosing Type: and Online courses or Online lectures. New courses are published on Ilmonet all the time, so it may prove to be useful to check the selection several times a week. You can enrol on Ilmonet or by calling the adult education centre organizing the course or lecture.  

Planning for autumn 

However, At the moment we at the adult education centres are busy looking ahead. Students’ and teachers’ suggestions are being planned and organized into courses for autumn.

Espoo will publish its selection on 20 May, and Helsinki and Vantaa in mid-June. Enrolment will start in May and August, respectively. 
Published April 20, 2020

Vantaan aikuisopisto suspends courses from 17 March onwards
The City of Vantaa has decided to suspend all courses and events in Vantaan Aikuisopisto from 17 March onwards in order to prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus.
The Institute will later inform the students how this effects the course payments already made.

You can't cancel your enrolment online for the courses that were supposed to start during the suspension. When the course has been rescheduled, you will be the first to know about it and you can then cancel your enrolment if the time doesn't suit you. If you don't want to know about the rescheduled course, you can cancel your enrolment by sending mail to our Customer Service (
Published March 16, 2020

Courses at Helsinki Adult Education Centre and Arbis will be suspended for the time being
The courses and events, including lectures, at Helsinki Adult Education Centre and Helsingfors Arbis will be cancelled from tomorrow morning 14 March for the time being.
The City of Helsinki made the decision in the afternoon of 13 March 2020. The aim of the measure is to contribute to the prevention of the spread of coronavirus.

Customers will be notified of any course-specific special arrangements, such as distance learning. The education centres will later inform customers about the effect of the cancellations on the course fees already paid.

We will provide information on any developments on the education centres’ social media channels and websites. In addition to this, the City of Helsinki will provide information on any new changes, policies, instructions and recommendations regarding coronavirus on its website. The news can be followed at

We also recommend following the instructions of the authorities regarding coronavirus:
Published March 13, 2020

How do we create a sustainable future together?
Espoo Adult Education Centre and Esbo Arbetarinstitut would like to enhance the knowledge for sustainable development in the project Ecosocial education as part of activities of adult education centres.

It is the aim of the project to create a common understanding for ecosocial education in the everyday life of adult education centres, how it is seen in the daily work as well as to enhance the knowledge of its personnel concerning sustainable development.

The topic is most current, as 62% of the Finns consider the climate change as a real and extremely serious threat, which needs to be prevented without delay and which needs to be tackled with every means (Finnish Energy 2018). Stopping of the climate change is also one of the Agenda 2030 objectives in the UN programme for sustainable development. Agenda 2030 includes 17 global objectives for sustainable development, which are to be reached latest by 2030. Espoo is one of the forerunners in the Agenda 2030 programme.

Knowledge of the ecosocial education enables the personnel a vast perspective of sustainable development. The personnel may better highlight sustainable development, observe it in their own work and course planning. Our work communities build a sustainable future together.

Published February 10, 2020