Online course on anti-racism for professionals

Koulutuksen tunnuskuva, jossa kaksi henkilöä seisovat ja katsovat taivasta.

Online course on anti-racism for professionals – knowledge, expertise, and emotion offers a comprehensive high-quality information package for work against racism. The themes of the course are focused on racism and its various forms in the Finnish society. The goal is to reduce ethnic discrimination and structural racism by providing professionals and students with information on anti-racist work.

This course is especially designed for professionals and students in the fields of health care and social services, education, and safety. However, the course is useful for anyone looking to foster a more equal and non-discriminatory approach to their work.

The course is free and you can use our material as part of your own course material.

Welcome to learn more about anti-racism!

To introduce you to the themes of the online course, you will find a short documentary at the beginning of the page. The rest of the course consists of 16 video lectures, during which specialists will provide you with information and perspectives on the topic of anti-racism. Each of the lectures can be found on its own page.

For each video lecture, we have provided a list of key terms, a summary of the speaker’s presentation, and a list of questions to steer your learning.

The video lectures will help you to:

  • recognise racist structures in your work
  • develop anti-racist practices
  • deal with the emotions that the themes may stir up.

Use this list to access a specific part of the course

Complete the entire course or choose the sections best suited for you

Educational institutions and organisations can utilise the course materials in a variety of different ways. Each lecture serves as an independent information entity, which means that it is also possible to complete only the best-suited sections instead of the whole course.

The online course materials are well-suited also for management and supervisory personnel. Moreover, the course materials are perfect for development work within the organisation, such as team events and development days. 

As a shortcut, we have divided the complete course entity into smaller sections, so that you can choose the suitable parts according to your field or position.

For supervisors/managers

Health care and social services



Authors of the online course

The course has been developed as part of the Government action plan Equal Finland, which combats racism and promotes good relations between population groups.

The contents of the online course on anti-racism have been created in collaboration with professionals, researchers, and anti-racism specialists, who also belong to the target group of the course. The team members represent different fields and work in both the public and private sector as well as in non-governmental organisations.

THL has overseen the implementation of the project, coordinated and steered the planning of course contents, and taken part in the production work.

The project partner in the development of the online course was Tuotantoyhtiö Opetuselokuvat Oy, who produced the video materials for the course. The Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health have been involved in the project both as partners in content development and as funding providers. However, the project was mainly funded from the European Union’s Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund (AMIF).