List of NGOs

Helsinki, Finland

Physicians for Social Responsibility

PSR’s mission is to raise awareness in the medical community on global ethical and social matters, and to promote safe livelihoods, equality and peace. The organization is non-partisan and independent of companies and any commercial entities that could endanger the professional integrity of physicians. PSR does not accept financial support from the medical or pharmaceutical industries. PSR is an affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and a part of Health Action International (HAI). The central work of PSR consists of: development cooperation, peace promotion, and social responsibility in healthcare.
Helsinki, Finland

VAMLAS Supporting Foundation for Children and Youth with Disabilities

We promote diversity and inclusion especially in schools, studies, hobbies and working life. We have been working for equal opportunities since 1889. Our objective is to make sure children and youth with disabilities and their families have equality of opportunities. - Right to accessibility and inclusion - Right to independent life and free choices - Right to paid work Innovating through networking We are experts in the employment, services and education of children and youth with disabilities. Active networking in Finland and abroad is the basis of our work. We influence policy makers and other key players with information gathered through our partners. -We provide training in areas for example the social service system, work requirement assessment and job carving -We implement development projects to create best practices -We provide students with disabilities with genuinely inclusive housing services in a regular student house residence -We award grants to children and youth with disabilities for their studies and hobbies. -We organize seminars and events bringing together actors from a wide variety of fields Vamlas is a non-governmental organization. We work mostly in national networks, but we have worked internationally too. We are currently looking to strengthen our international co-operation.
Helsinki, Finland

Finland-Russia Society, Regional Association of Southern Finland

Finland – Russia Society is the independent non-party organization which functions in Finland since 1944. The aim of the society is to facilitate the development of co-operation and contacts in different fields between Finland and Russia. Finland – Russia Society unites people with different interests: the ones interested in the Russian language and culture, the ones whose work is connected to Russia and the ones interested in the culture of Finno-Urgic folks on the territory of Russia. At present “Finland – Russia” society counts up to 16 000 members. There are about 200 initial organizations of the society working in Finland. Its members voluntarily study the Russian language, tour around the country, organize concerts, friendship evenings, evenings devoted to special occasions, lectures, gather the humanitarian help etc. The society takes an active part in the development of co-operation with Russia and Nordic countries and European Union within the Baltic and Barents Sea region projects. The society also takes an active part in establishment of the network for cooperation of civil organizations.

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