The international activities of Folktinget (The Swedish Assembly of Finland) has two aims:
In this work Folktinget has many partners, and Folktinget is
Lately, Folktinget has also cooperated actively with Finnish-language and culture organizations in Sweden (Sweden-Finns). Together we organize discussions and roundtable conferences where common themes are discussed.
Moreover, Folktinget engages actively in the periodic reporting process for the implementation of the Council of Europe (CoE) conventions on minorities and languages, mainly the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Whenever the expert committees of the conventions visit Finland, Folktinget is heard on the implementation regarding the development of the rights of the Swedish-speaking population in Finland.
Folktinget is also visited by a number of international groups and organizations every year, wishing to hear about our activities and work for the promotion of the Swedish language and culture in Finland.