International Week for Social Services and Health Care

International Week for Social Services and Health Care

Dates: 16 - 20 May 2016

Theme of the week: Learning and Teaching in Health Care and Social Services

Application period: by 1 May, 2016

Application form


The aim of this week is sharing best practises in learning and teaching, networking with colleagues, developing possible future projects together, and strengthening the collaboration with partners. Participating teachers have the opportunity to present the health care and social services system of their own country and share the latest innovations in teaching in a multicultural environment.


The programme consists of presentations, workshops, and round-table discussions, and the participants will get a chance to experience the Finnish culture and unique nature. In addition, there will be social programme, which gives a great opportunity to create new contacts.

The programme will start on Monday 16 May at 1 pm. All participants are invited to contribute to the programme of the week by giving a session on a relevant topic. The detailed programme will be designed in April when the teachers' participation has been confirmed and the topics for teaching and/or workshops have been agreed.


Please register using this Registration Form. Deadline for registering is 1 May 2016.

For additional information, please contact the coordinators via e-mail, for Social Services Mr Henri Annala ( and for Nursing and Health Care Ms Sanna Laiho and Ms Tuija Rasku (


Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) / School of Health Care and School of Wellbeing and Social Services.

Address: Kuntokatu 3, FI-33520 Tampere, Finland, tel. +358 3 245 2111


The participants are encouraged to book their own accommodation. The organisers recommend the following hotels:

City centre: Scandic Tampere Station, Scandic Tampere City, Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, Cumulus Hotel Koskikatu

Near TAMK: Norlandia Care

Budget-friendly: Hotel Homeland, Dream Hostel


There is no participation fee for the international week. However, the participants are expected to cover their travel, accommodation and daily expenses independently from their own funds or by utilising funds provided by Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching or training or the sending institution.


The International Week is organised in collaboration with School of Health Care and School of Wellbeing and Social Services

Nursing and Health Care:
Ms Sanna Laiho & Ms Tuija Rasku
International Coordinators for Health Care
Social Services:
Mr Henri Annala
International Coordinator for Social Services

TAMK International Services:
Ms Noora Kahra
International Coordinator for Staff Exchanges


International Coordinator for Social Services Mr Henri Annala
Tel. +358 311 9698

Updated 09.01.2019