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  • Here’s what the new county councils can do to promote sports and exercise

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    What is the sports sector looking for from the county councils that will commence work this March? OLL Communications Specialist Niko Peltokangas lays out the kinds of decisions the councils could make right at the beginning of their term to boost wellbeing through sports and exercise.

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  • Student, county elections also affect you!

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    The historic regional county elections will be held for the first time in January 2022. The Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL), University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland – SAMOK and National Union of University Students in Finland want to remind the students of the importance of the county elections.

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  • The General Assembly of the Finnish Student Sports Federation: Higher education students and sports services are the losers of the coronavirus pandemic

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    According to the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL), the higher education students have slipped through the net during the coronavirus pandemic. Higher education sports, the Higher Education on the Move programme and other structures that support the well-being of students must be strengthened in case of future crises, OLL stated during its General Assembly, which was held in Kuortane on 10–11 November.

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  • Joint municipal election campaign by student organisations: we make a better student city together

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    The student organisations’ joint municipal election campaign wants to encourage students to vote and increase the awareness of international students’ right to vote.

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  • The OLL Board divided areas of responsibilities and is heading towards municipal elections

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    The Board of the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) for 2021 held their constitutive meeting and divided areas of responsibilities among themselves. The Board also decided on the respective sponsored student unions (list below).

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  • Liisa Reinola: University students – an easily forgotten group of users

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    Children and young people’s physical exercise is often discussed, and equal opportunities for them to be active: how certain sports are expensive, but how physical exercise is important for personal development, social relationships and even health. Once this case is somehow fixed, the discussion jumps ahead many decades and focuses on exercise opportunities for the elderly. It is a well-known fact that physical exercise does play a key role in supporting their health and ability to function. So, the opportunity for safe gym training, jogging paths close to home, and guided sports groups for seniors by the city sports services must be provided.

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  • Effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Finnish higher education sports

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    In the late spring of 2020, the National Sports Council commissioned a report on the situation in the sports sector. The report completely forgot the Finnish higher education sports services. On the basis of the National Sports Council’s questionnaires, the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) carried out its own survey for those working in higher education sports.

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  • Ministry of education and culture grants 215,000 euros for the development of sports in higher education

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    The Ministry of Education and Culture has granted a total of 215,000 euros to six different projects with the aim to develop sports in higher education. The annual national development grant for an active lifestyle was awarded to the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL), the University of Vaasa, and the universities of applied sciences in Kajaani, Lahti, Seinäjoki and Satakunta. The projects of the higher education institutions include activities which aim to start sports services, create a more active operating culture, and reach students who do not get enough exercise.

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