The Federation of Finland-Israel Associations with its 12 chapters around Finland is the largest traditional Israel-friendship association in Finland. Since its inception in 1954, the Federation has dedicated to promoting Israel and her society including culture, education, tourism, science & technology, business, religion etc. The Federation publishes a quarterly magazine ”Jedidut” (friendship).
The Federation is politically non-partisan and non-religious.
In 2018 the Federation founded the K.-A. Fagerholm Award, according to the founder and first chairman (1954-1976) of the Finland-Israel Association, Karl-August Fagerholm. Mr. Fagerholm was one of the leading social-democratic politicians in 1930-1966, and served three times as Finland’s prime minister and as the Speaker of the Parliament for 16 years.
For further information on Mr. Fagerholm, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-August_Fagerholm
The first recipient of the K.-A. Fagerholm Award was Mr. Peter Östman, MP and the Chair of the Israel friendship group of the Parliament of Finland who received the award in the ceremony held at the Parliament of Finland on Nov. 28, 2018.
You can watch the K.-A. Fagerholm Award Ceremony 2018 (mainly in Finnish) at https://youtu.be/NOycu6q-u7A
The second K.-A. Fagerholm Award was presented to Mr. Mika Niikko, MP and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in an event also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Finnish-Israeli Diplomatic Relations on Nov. 18, 2020 at the National Archives of Finland.
You can watch the K.-A. Fagerholm Award Ceremony and the celebration of the Finnish-Israel diplomatic relations (mainly in Finnish) at https://youtu.be/9f-6jlzq2xA
Mr. Risto Huvila, Chairman of the Board
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