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Briefly in English

National Workshop Association (NWA)

Valtakunnallinen Työpajayhdistys (TPY) – National Workshop Association (NWA) supports the operating environment for workshops and outreach youth work. It is a non-governmental organization that produces training, development and information services in the field of workshop activities, social employment and outreach youthwork for its member organizations and interest groups. 

The Association strives to be a developer and opinion leader that inspires discussion and builds bridges between workshops, outreach youthwork, authorities and public administration. 

Workshops in Finland

  • Operate in over 90% of Finland’s municipalities.
  • Advance the workshop participants’ path into education and employment in a goal-oriented fashion.
  • Support the participants’ engagement and management of everyday life.
  • Focus on effective and multi-disciplinary co-operation between employment services, education services, youth services, social services and healthcare.
  • Combine individual coaching, job tasks that strengthen the participants’ skills and peer support.

Material in english

Effective Workshops 2018

Workshop pedagogy. Pedagogic principles of coaching in workshops