Markets of Possibilities are events where NGOs present the public with their activities, distribute information, and offer visitors new experiences. The Markets are held in May-June in around 20 localities in Finland. The aim of these events is to bring out the multicultural side of Finland.
Ethnic and local mixed
At the Markets, you can try different kinds of food from around the world, enjoy ethnic and local music, find out about current global issues and meet people or participate in workshops.
A wide range of organizations are present at the Markets of Possibilities. In addition to international and civil society organizations, there may be local sports clubs, child, youth, cultural, social and health organizations, as well as the Church and Trade Unions. During the past years the local educational institutions as well as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs with their information campaigns. The common denominator of the NGOs is that their activities are based on voluntary work, and they share a willingness to work for a multicultural Finland and a more just world order.
Starting from Vaasa
The Markets of Possibilities have a fairly long tradition. The first Market was organized by Vaasa Association for Developing Countries in 1986. The event was a success and in the following years, more and more organizations around Finland started to join their forces, the result being Markets of Possibilities chain of events in its current form.
Would you like to take part in organising your local Markets of Possibilities, or to offer programme or a performer for the event, please contact either the Coordinator for a local market directly, or Kepa's Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact details for local coordinators can be found under the link of the town in question.