The Aurora Entrepreneurialis project

Secondary level students and teachers familiarize themselves with the future working life and entrepreneurial skills at the My Future – Our Future event in Oulu

The working life and society are changing with a fast pace due to digitalization, climate change, conflicts and other phenomena and events. At the same time, the necessary skills and competencies that our youth need in the future might be different than today.

Students and teachers from secondary level schools in Northern Finland and Northern Sweden will meet in Oulu on the 6th-7th September to learn about the possibilities of future working life through interesting local company visits and to develop their future skills in common workshops. The event features a keynote speaker, inventor, author and futurist, Perttu Pölönen who talks about future working life and how technology and social media affect us.

The event is part of a larger development initiative, the Interreg Auroria funded project Aurora Entrepreneurialis project, which aims to develop sustainable entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial culture and cross-border collaboration in secondary level schools in the Bothnian Arc and Torne Valley regions. During the spring 2024, the students and teachers participating in the project will head to Sweden, where they will have a chance to learn more about the local business life and to see a student company fair organized by Ung Företagsamhet Norrbotten together by the local students and teachers participating in the year-long Junior Achievement Sweden’s Company Program.

The Aurora Entrepreneurialis project is coordinated by City of Oulu, Ung Företagsamhet Norrbotten and Vocational College Lappia.

Welcome to My Future – Our Future event in Oulu on 6th-7th September, where you can learn more about the project and meet the students and teachers. The event is organized in Aleksinkulma and BusinessAsema.

Contact person for media:
Pietu Niinimäki
+358 40 3553292

Ung Företagsamhet Norrbotten

Ung Företagsamhet Norrbotten is a non-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship among Swedish students and facilitating relationships between industry and the Swedish school system. The cornerstone of Junior Achievement Sweden philosophy is that entrepreneurship can be taught.

City of Oulu

Oulu is the largest city in Northern Finland. It is situated by the Gulf of Bothnia, at the mouth of Oulu River. Oulu has been the capital of Oulu province since 1776. From being a town known for tar and salmon, Oulu has evolved into a growing modern center of competence.

Vocational College Lappia

Lappia have offices in Kemi, in Loue, in Tervola, in Muonio, Rovaniemi and Tornio. The operating area of Lappia covers 30 per cent of Finland’s surface area.  There are about 4500 students in Lappia and about 340 employees.


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