International cooperation

Our international activities are based on our long-time partnerships. They ensure that we offer both a broad and varied selection of activities. The collaboration methods include development projects in the fields of education and counseling services, and student and staff exchanges. 

Learn more about these projects below.

European cooperation

Duration 2019-2021
Coordinator Business College Helsinki
Partners  INOVA+ (Portugal), Know and Can Association (Bulgaria), Bulgarian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria), Portuguese National ICT Cluster (Portugal), Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce (Finland), Algebra University College (Croatia),Croatian Employers Association (Croatia), Tartu Vocational Education Centre (Estonia), BCS Koolitus (Estonia)

Funding Erasmus+ (KA2)

The DIHUB consortium is setting up a European-wide cluster of interconnected nodes using the latest cloud computing technologies for innovations development, education and for generation of new start-ups.

Learn more about the project here.

Duration 2020-2022
Coordinator Tartu Vocational Education Center (Estonia)


  • Helsinki Business College (Finland)
  • Eesti Vabaharidusliit (Estonia)
  • Expression of the measure (Bulgaria)
  • Cooperativa Sociale Prometeo onlus a Mutualità Prevalente (Italy)
  • CIAPE – Italian Permanent Learning Centre (Italy)
  • Magenta Consultoria Projects (Spain)

Funding Erasmus+ KA2

IN4MARE is a 2-year Erasmus + funded Strategic Partnership project. The project will develop and promote smart outreach approach for adult education in close collaboration of the seven participating education institutions. A total of 67 employees connected to communication and adult engagement will participate in three joint international training events to exchange experience, learn on how to engage adult learners in communication process and learn how to build up a smart outreach campaign.

The IN4MARE project’s main goal is to reach adult learners, increase their interest in learning and increase their motivation to participate in adult education. The aim of the project is to raise learning demand by developing engaging and inclusive communication methods adult education target groups on both regional and EU level.


Duration 2021-2022
Coordinator SDRUDZENIE ZNAM I MOGA – Know and Can Association  (Bulgaria)
Funding Justice Programme (JUST), Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC)

The general aim of the project is to support social and economic integration of migrants and ethnic minorities via awareness-raising and training of employers at SMEs and NGOs.

Study report on Intercultural Competence and Diversity Management

For more information, please contact 
Helena Miettinen
Helsinki Business College Oy
+358 44 77 56 383,

Duration 2019-2022
Coordinator Berufsbildende Schule Wirtschaft 1 Ludwigshafen, Germany


  • Business College Helsinki, Finland
  • Aalborg Handelsskole, Denmark
  • Andrassy György Ökonomische Fachmittelschule, Hungary
  • EBBD e.V., Germany
  • I.S. A.Volta, Italy
  • Gustav-Stresemann-Wirtschaftsschule Mainz, Germany
  • Zespol Szkol Ekonomicznych, Poland
  • BASF SE, Germany
  • Nazaret Fundazioa, Spain
  • International Business College BHAK12, Austria
  • Stichting ROC Summa College, The Netherlands

Funding Erasmus + (KA2)

The EBBD Prime project focuses on the development and dissemination of the European Business Baccalaureate Diploma.

The EBBD Prime project will continue to develop and disseminate the European Business Baccalaureate Diploma developed in previous Comenius and Erasmus + programs. The EBBD Prime project focuses in particular on updating the curriculum in terms of digital skills, working life cooperation, making the diploma more flexible and dissemination of the diploma. The EBBD diploma enables business students to better demonstrate their business skills and abilities in the European Union region. The EBBD diploma aims to promote student mobility and employment within Europe.

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Duration 2018-2021
Coordinator Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule Wien 22


  • Helsinki Business College Oy
  • Bridgwater And Taunton College, UK
  • Lycée Pablo Picasso, France
  • Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Malta

Funding Erasmus+ (KA2)

Entrepreneurship Education in Europe is a 2-year project to develop entrepreneurial education and share good practice between five different partner countries. The project includes both expert and student mobility. Experts from different countries meet to get acquainted with different teaching methods and materials, and to compare their practices. Teachers share information, compare teaching materials and innovate new ways to inspire students to become entrepreneurs. The project helps students interested in entrepreneurship to find employment through starting their own business.

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Project name

Global Mindset; student and staff mobility project (2020-2022)
Instructing Excellence; student and staff mobility project (2019-2021)
Broaden your World!; student and staff mobility project (2017-2019)
Ready for the World! student and staff mobility project (2016-2018)
MOVE; student and staff mobility project (2015-2017)

Coordinator Business College Helsinki


Aalborg Handelsskole, Denmark

Niels Brock Business College, Denmark

City of Dublin ETB (Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Ireland

IES Guadalphin, Spain

IES Campanillas, Spain

Hertford Regional College, United Kingdom

International Business College, BHAK 12, Austria

Städtische Berufsschule für Großhandels- und Automobilkaufleute mit Lagerberufen, Germany

Rudolf-Rempel-Berufskolleg, Kaufmännische Schule der Stadt Bielefeld, Germany

Berufsfachschule für Fremdsprachenberufe, Germany ASW-Berufsakademie Saarland e.V., Germany

Berufsbildende Schule Wirtchaft I Ludwigshafen, Germany

Stichting ROC Summa College, The Netherlands

Spain Internship, Spain

Bridgwater and Taunton College, United Kingdom

University of Worcester, UK

IIS F. Brunelleschi, Italy

Stage dating in Malta, Malta

Sannort Sp., Poland

Nacka Gymnasium, Sweden

The aim of the project

The project offers students, teachers and other personnel the opportunity to go abroad on a study, work or training period to support their studies or work. The main objective of the project is to develop the ability of students and staff to work in an international environment and to improve language skills.

Project description

Students can apply for an Erasmus grant for their on-the-job-learning period or a student exchange to the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Austria, England, Spain, Malta, Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Denmark or Germany. The amount of the grant depends on the length of the period abroad and the country of destination. Staff can apply for a one-week job-shadowing period. In addition, teachers have the opportunity to embark on a 4-day trip to support student’s internship

More information

Emma Piha, International Coordinator 040 668 6238 |
Orsolya Simon, International Coordinator 044 775 6012 |

International networks

Duration 2019-2020

The Finnvet in China project continues the activities of the Kam’oon China and Chinet networks. In the project, student, staff and expert mobility periods within vocational education are carried out. Chinese students and teachers are offered mobility periods in Finland, as well. A goal of the project is to increase awareness about China in Finland, and, in turn, awareness of Finland in China. Internationalization at home is another important goal in the project. By clicking here, you have access for more information about the activities and goals of the project.

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Duration 2019-2021
Coordinator KSAO – Kouvola Region Vocational College
Funding Finnish National Agency for Education

Vocational education network between Southern Finland and St. Petersburg region in Russia.

HANAKO is a cooperation network between Finland and Japan. Founded in 2007 with the financial support of the Finnish National Board of Education, it reached the implementation phase in 2010.

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Nordic cooperation