is a Finnish freelance writer living and working in Lisbon, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Coimbra. Her area of specialisation is postcolonial and decolonial studies, and as a journalist she is interested in topics related to social justice.
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When different generations come together, everybody wins
Intergenerational learning improves the participants’ well-being, strengthens communities and helps to solve complex issues. That’s why it has a bright future.
The first step for anti-racist education is acknowledging that racism exists
As the far right gains ground in Portugal, anti-racist education is one of the ways of fighting against it.
Managing money: Challenges and solutions
What kind of challenges do adults face in terms of money management and what are the best ways to improve financial skills? Three experts from organisations working against over-indebtedness share their views.
What keeps Portugal’s elderly offline?
In Portugal only slightly over one third of senior citizens use the internet. In order to fight this digital exclusion, more must be done, researcher Celiana Azevedo argues.
Media literacy and seniors – Much more than recognising fake news
A recent study found that particularly older internet users were responsible for sharing fake news online. But there’s much more to the seniors’ media literacy skills than that, as researcher Päivi Rasi reminds us.
Black Protests, newly found feminism and voluntary sex education – Polish women are changing society
In recent years, Poland’s women have been visible in the international media – for fighting for their rights. What brought them to protest on the streets, and what kind of solutions have they come up with in their fight for equality?
Improving Portugal’s levels of education at Qualifica Centres
Qualifica centres are state-supported validation and qualification centres for adults. The results are promising, as the example of Azambuja’s Qualifica centre shows.
In Lisbon “old is the new young”
Grandma Came to Work is a project with a wide scope: the participants are elderly women who create design objects, break stereotypes and have fun – and gain health benefits as a side product.
Men’s Sheds offer a way out of loneliness and isolation
Instead of looking for company and discussing their issues, men tend to isolate themselves. This leads to many kinds of health issues, which the Men’s Sheds movement is targeting.
Cork gains new life as environmental awareness grows
After an unprecedented low, the future of Portugal’s cork industry now looks bright. Much of it is due to the Portuguese Cork Association’s campaigning, centered around the growing demand for ecological products: target audiences are educated about the sustainability of cork.