Visit THL

Visitors to THL in a meetingThe Finnish welfare system and social and healthcare services  are often considered models for other countries. Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL as a national expert agency plays a central role in collecting, analysing and producing information concerning Finnish policies, systems and structures and the health and wellbeing of the population. For these reasons, THL is a popular destination for many international delegations and study visits.

When considering a visit to THL, please, read this page first and then kindly fill in the visit request form.

Contact us by sending a visit request form

To schedule a visit, please fill out the visit request form at least a month prior to your visit. A visitor manager will contact you thereafter. 
Visit request form

General conditions for visits

THL welcomes professional international visitor groups for short visits to learn about its activities, expert work and research.

General conditions for visits are:

  • your work or research program belongs to the social or health sector 
  • you represent a ministry or other national level institution, public research institute or university 
  • you are willing to pay a fee that will cover costs for meeting space and working hours of both administrative and expert staff involved in the visit 
  • your group is not larger than 30 persons

Visit topics

We offer visit programs related to topics within THL’s expertise.

The most wanted topics are:

  • THL as a comprehensive public sector expert institute
  • social and health service system and its reform in Finland
  • social policy and social security
  • chronic disease prevention and health promotion
  • community based intervention 
  • family policies – families and children
  • aging society
  • digitalization of health and social services

We prepare the program together with relevant experts and book speakers and meeting rooms.