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 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.
The federation publishes a quarterly magazine ”Jedidut” (friendship).
Mr. Risto Huvila, Chairman of the Board
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