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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...how these countries have worked to increase children and young people’s access to hobbies.  I travelled for six weeks in total, spending three weeks in each country – meeting people, asking questions, exploring different approaches. On 20...


Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

... Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

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Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns

... Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns 21 Feb 2019 Young people from across Scotland have made recommendations on EU funding; opportunities to work, study...


Have Kitbag, will travel

... Have Kitbag, will travel 27 Apr 2021 Amid concerns about a mental health crisis worsened by the pandemic, Dr Margaret Hannah introduces the concept of 'Kitbag’, a set of resources developed by professionals and now being used in...


Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate

... Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on  EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate As MPs at Westminster begin debating the EU Withdrawal Agreement, children and young people are making clear what their...


It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...officer. Our users started to tell us how they found it less time consuming- not having to travel, not having to have children looked after and that being in their own surroundings they felt more comfortable and confident to talk. Nearly...


New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...stigma related and has agreed to host a radio show takeover with SoundLab. Two of our members travelled to London to support the creation of a film for Foster Care Fortnight and the group has also started work on a stop motion film to capture...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...was delivered in 1963. Or Dr Sally Ride, the pioneering astronaut and first American woman to travel to space, who was also a lesbian. Or codebreaker Alan Turing or Lynn Conway - the transgender woman who innovated chip design that continues...


The science of conflict management

...using electrical signals and chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitter travel between gut, heart and brain via something called the vagus nerve. Like brains, the gut and heart neural networks can process and store...

conflict relationships

Latest issue of Insight now available

...on how we as individuals, organisations and as a sector can assess our goals and direction of travel, improve partnership working and support and challenge the status quo for some of those most marginalised across society.” Insight is...

Insight membership

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...of a system that enables far more weight to be given to implementing policies on access to active travel, green space, walkable neighbourhoods, community amenities, play and public transport. Targeting wellbeing and inequality But the devil is in...


A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...that discussions were kept respectful, and that there were no barriers to participation. Our travel was reimbursed which meant that young people from all over Scotland were able to come along. One of our current members is from...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing free bus travel for all people under 25 and on low-income benefits, providing free, good quality broadband to all low-income households and redesigning the...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving active travel, decarbonising homes, ensuring a Just Transition and the protection of our natural environment, but cannot understate the urgency with which...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...officer. Our users started to tell us how they found it less time consuming – not having to travel, not having to have children looked after and that being in their own surroundings, they felt more comfortable and confident to talk. Nearly...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

The beginning of better provision for parents in prison

...children for whom letters and phone calls are meaningless, and for families who struggle to travel through distance, ill health, or financial constraints. While virtual communication can never replace the joy of seeing a parent or loved one...


Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...a useful barometer for measuring the deal. A key issue for the Panel was the opportunity to work, travel and study in the EU. As of 1st January, freedom to live and work in the EU has come to an end for UK nationals, who will now need a visa for...


A safe sleep, for every sleep

...can increase the risks in my sleeping environment Don’t leave me in the car seat when I am not travelling Don’t let me sleep in a nest, chair, buggy, swing or beanbag. Our new resource is a guide which emphasises the importance of keeping...


Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

...country – the mixed signals over subjects like social distancing and what classes as essential travel that were received are paradoxical and worrying. Clear messages are needed as well as stricter enforcement of the rules that have been made...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...and cigarettes, the effects of emissions and to reduce drug deaths. Action to improve active travel and improve diets is also welcome. “However, we are concerned that this activity is still heavily focussed on individual behaviour change...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to education through Brexit

...education; children and young people to be involved in decision-making; preservation of study and travel programmes such as Erasmus+ post-Brexit; and improved political education. The Panel, made up of 19 young people aged 9-19, is supported by...


Summer days, but changed services for families

...we can meet a limited number of friends in groups while maintaining a two-meter social distance, travel unlimited for any purpose and even go on holiday. Young children can play with their friends without inhibitions and enjoy sleepovers again...

Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

...the Food, Families Futures clubs and hear from children and families. I have been lucky enough to travel across Scotland and see the clubs in action. I have danced in Tranent, made floral artwork in Methil and played Human Hungry Hippos in...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Insight: Life in Lockdown - the view from Orkney

...or Stromness, the main towns of the Orkney Mainland. While currently people are not allowed to travel on and off the islands, there are exceptions for families with special circumstances. For the families who live on Mainland or the South...


Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...what children and young people experience on their journeys and their future aspirations for travel. The project will capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

...are ‘wasted’ on those that can afford it – prescriptions, or winter heating, or bus travel for example. It is also true that some may also choose to use these benefits unadvisedly. There may be more urgent, critical needs that...


On Brexit day, young people’s voices on our relationship with Europe matter more than ever

...also outlined the Panel’s priorities on EU funding; opportunities to work, study and travel abroad; and the economy, trade and jobs. Media contacts: Lynn Gilmour, lgilmour@childreninscotland.org.uk Jennifer Drummond,...


25 Calls response: Children must be at the centre of decisions affecting them

New phase of Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

...areas will continue to be the focus of their work: EU funding Opportunities to work, study and travel in other countries The economy, trade and jobs Rights Uncertainty Welcoming the next stage of the project, panel member Soroush, aged 13,...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

Why defeating poverty means building the right fire

...to that I was working with communities in the East end of Glasgow. I have been lucky enough to travel throughout Scotland, meeting some amazing people, many of whom are trapped and isolated by poverty. In many cases, the answer to the...


Young people with care experience at the heart of new project

...to lead the development of the evaluation. They will have the opportunity to gain new skills and travel across Scotland to see the projects in action. Today, partners Children in Scotland and Staf are launching a campaign to recruit six young...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...within the government’s plans, including actions on transport, reducing emissions and active travel. “We are keenly aware of the impact that climate change will have on children and young people and believe that sustained action is...


25 Calls response: Worried about pollution’s impact on children? You’ve got the power to improve air quality

...air when they’re in the playground. It also begins to challenge the car as the default way of travelling for our children and young people, which is vital for changing the ways we all move around – and improving the health of us all. Gavin...


Apply now to be one of our young board members

...the different aspects and responsibilities of the role, including leadership and decision-making. travel expenses to attend meetings and any other related events will be reimbursed How to apply To apply, please send a ‘cover letter’ – which...


25 Calls response: Dirty air is damaging children

...cutting cars from school drop-offs.  Call 25 "Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children" Action to achieve cleaner air is included in Children in Scotland’s 25 calls campaign to change...


Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

... Magazine / News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children

... Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children By Alex Quayle, Sustrans Scotland The chaotic scene of cars jostling to drop children off for school will be familiar to many. We...

25 calls environment sustrans

Consultation response: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from traveller communities (May 2017)

...on the draft guidance for Improving Educational Outcomes for Children and Young People from traveller...


Ellen Morton

...Gaelic choir. She also plays the fiddle and enjoys playing at sessions in Glasgow. She loves travel and spent last summer helping with the coffee harvest in the mountains of...

morton

Free cycling events for families

...for essential equipment June 15, 2023 Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Sophie Elliott

...workshops for children at a local youth theatre. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys cooking and travel...

elliott

#AndSheCycles Festival 2023: Everything you need to know

...Charity announces new funding for essential equipment Posted 15.06.23 by Alice Hinds active travel bikes cycling events Launched as part of Scotland’s annual #AndSheCycles Festival, running from 17-25 June, groups, schools and...

active travel bikes cycling events

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds

...in P1 to P5, means-tested school clothing grants available nationally, and universal free bus travel for young people under 22 years old, the lowest earning parents in Scotland pay £16.46 for their children’s primary education per week,...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools

...of ethical supply chains and product longevity. The performer and accompanying musician are also travelling to schools exclusively by e-bike and public transport, and the play was written to be performed without a stage set or lighting so that...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...should not be used. Ethnic minorities include white minorities, such as Gypsy, Roma and Irish traveller groups. Click here for more guidance from the UK Government.   Digital Accessibility In addition to these language...


Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers

...allowance to cover the cost of caring for the child. Costs include food, clothes, toiletries, travel and all other expenses incurred. Allowances vary depending on the age of the child and usually increase on an annual basis in line with the...

care experienced foster care

Charity appeal to support families this winter

...group sessions, feeding families, creating fun learning opportunities and providing support with travel costs. All of the money raised will be used to directly benefit the families accessing support. The annual appeal will also specifically help...

charity third sector

Cat Kozlowski

...she has worked on community education programmes that supported asylum seekers, refugees, the traveller community and young people.  Cat is a board member of Edinburgh Remakery, an award winning environmental social enterprise.   Having...

kozlowski

“We made politicians sit up and listen”

...last decade. Led by young people, ACE Youth has: Campaigned for and secured the right to free bus travel for people who have learning disabilities; Championed equal access to transport by securing a 20-hour reduction in the notice required for...


Commissioned training: study visit

...whether it’s education, early childcare, community safety or something else. We can help with: travel arrangements to and within the chosen country Accommodation for the group including breakfast Programme of visits fully tailored to your...

Finland international study trip

25 Calls

...map includes all 25 Calls by theme, and highlights the possible delays and barriers those travelling from stop-to-stop may encounter. 25 Calls: A route map to a better future The calls, collected The October 2018 edition...



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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...how these countries have worked to increase children and young people’s access to hobbies.  I travelled for six weeks in total, spending three weeks in each country – meeting people, asking questions, exploring different approaches. On 20...


Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

... Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

Brexit Children economy EU Europe funding Participation referendum rights trade travel votes work young people

Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns

... Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns 21 Feb 2019 Young people from across Scotland have made recommendations on EU funding; opportunities to work, study...


Have Kitbag, will travel

... Have Kitbag, will travel 27 Apr 2021 Amid concerns about a mental health crisis worsened by the pandemic, Dr Margaret Hannah introduces the concept of 'Kitbag’, a set of resources developed by professionals and now being used in...


Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate

... Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on  EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate As MPs at Westminster begin debating the EU Withdrawal Agreement, children and young people are making clear what their...


It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...officer. Our users started to tell us how they found it less time consuming- not having to travel, not having to have children looked after and that being in their own surroundings they felt more comfortable and confident to talk. Nearly...


New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...stigma related and has agreed to host a radio show takeover with SoundLab. Two of our members travelled to London to support the creation of a film for Foster Care Fortnight and the group has also started work on a stop motion film to capture...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...was delivered in 1963. Or Dr Sally Ride, the pioneering astronaut and first American woman to travel to space, who was also a lesbian. Or codebreaker Alan Turing or Lynn Conway - the transgender woman who innovated chip design that continues...


The science of conflict management

...using electrical signals and chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitter travel between gut, heart and brain via something called the vagus nerve. Like brains, the gut and heart neural networks can process and store...

conflict relationships

Latest issue of Insight now available

...on how we as individuals, organisations and as a sector can assess our goals and direction of travel, improve partnership working and support and challenge the status quo for some of those most marginalised across society.” Insight is...

Insight membership

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...of a system that enables far more weight to be given to implementing policies on access to active travel, green space, walkable neighbourhoods, community amenities, play and public transport. Targeting wellbeing and inequality But the devil is in...


A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...that discussions were kept respectful, and that there were no barriers to participation. Our travel was reimbursed which meant that young people from all over Scotland were able to come along. One of our current members is from...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing free bus travel for all people under 25 and on low-income benefits, providing free, good quality broadband to all low-income households and redesigning the...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving active travel, decarbonising homes, ensuring a Just Transition and the protection of our natural environment, but cannot understate the urgency with which...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...officer. Our users started to tell us how they found it less time consuming – not having to travel, not having to have children looked after and that being in their own surroundings, they felt more comfortable and confident to talk. Nearly...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

The beginning of better provision for parents in prison

...children for whom letters and phone calls are meaningless, and for families who struggle to travel through distance, ill health, or financial constraints. While virtual communication can never replace the joy of seeing a parent or loved one...


Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...a useful barometer for measuring the deal. A key issue for the Panel was the opportunity to work, travel and study in the EU. As of 1st January, freedom to live and work in the EU has come to an end for UK nationals, who will now need a visa for...


A safe sleep, for every sleep

...can increase the risks in my sleeping environment Don’t leave me in the car seat when I am not travelling Don’t let me sleep in a nest, chair, buggy, swing or beanbag. Our new resource is a guide which emphasises the importance of keeping...


Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

...country – the mixed signals over subjects like social distancing and what classes as essential travel that were received are paradoxical and worrying. Clear messages are needed as well as stricter enforcement of the rules that have been made...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...and cigarettes, the effects of emissions and to reduce drug deaths. Action to improve active travel and improve diets is also welcome. “However, we are concerned that this activity is still heavily focussed on individual behaviour change...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to education through Brexit

...education; children and young people to be involved in decision-making; preservation of study and travel programmes such as Erasmus+ post-Brexit; and improved political education. The Panel, made up of 19 young people aged 9-19, is supported by...


Summer days, but changed services for families

...we can meet a limited number of friends in groups while maintaining a two-meter social distance, travel unlimited for any purpose and even go on holiday. Young children can play with their friends without inhibitions and enjoy sleepovers again...

Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

...the Food, Families Futures clubs and hear from children and families. I have been lucky enough to travel across Scotland and see the clubs in action. I have danced in Tranent, made floral artwork in Methil and played Human Hungry Hippos in...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Insight: Life in Lockdown - the view from Orkney

...or Stromness, the main towns of the Orkney Mainland. While currently people are not allowed to travel on and off the islands, there are exceptions for families with special circumstances. For the families who live on Mainland or the South...


Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...what children and young people experience on their journeys and their future aspirations for travel. The project will capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and wellbeing; how the climate change movement...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

...are ‘wasted’ on those that can afford it – prescriptions, or winter heating, or bus travel for example. It is also true that some may also choose to use these benefits unadvisedly. There may be more urgent, critical needs that...


On Brexit day, young people’s voices on our relationship with Europe matter more than ever

...also outlined the Panel’s priorities on EU funding; opportunities to work, study and travel abroad; and the economy, trade and jobs. Media contacts: Lynn Gilmour, lgilmour@childreninscotland.org.uk Jennifer Drummond,...


25 Calls response: Children must be at the centre of decisions affecting them

New phase of Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

...areas will continue to be the focus of their work: EU funding Opportunities to work, study and travel in other countries The economy, trade and jobs Rights Uncertainty Welcoming the next stage of the project, panel member Soroush, aged 13,...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

Why defeating poverty means building the right fire

...to that I was working with communities in the East end of Glasgow. I have been lucky enough to travel throughout Scotland, meeting some amazing people, many of whom are trapped and isolated by poverty. In many cases, the answer to the...


Young people with care experience at the heart of new project

...to lead the development of the evaluation. They will have the opportunity to gain new skills and travel across Scotland to see the projects in action. Today, partners Children in Scotland and Staf are launching a campaign to recruit six young...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...within the government’s plans, including actions on transport, reducing emissions and active travel. “We are keenly aware of the impact that climate change will have on children and young people and believe that sustained action is...


25 Calls response: Worried about pollution’s impact on children? You’ve got the power to improve air quality

...air when they’re in the playground. It also begins to challenge the car as the default way of travelling for our children and young people, which is vital for changing the ways we all move around – and improving the health of us all. Gavin...


Apply now to be one of our young board members

...the different aspects and responsibilities of the role, including leadership and decision-making. travel expenses to attend meetings and any other related events will be reimbursed How to apply To apply, please send a ‘cover letter’ – which...


25 Calls response: Dirty air is damaging children

...cutting cars from school drop-offs.  Call 25 "Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children" Action to achieve cleaner air is included in Children in Scotland’s 25 calls campaign to change...



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Ellen Morton

...Gaelic choir. She also plays the fiddle and enjoys playing at sessions in Glasgow. She loves travel and spent last summer helping with the coffee harvest in the mountains of...

morton

Sophie Elliott

...workshops for children at a local youth theatre. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys cooking and travel...

elliott

Cat Kozlowski

...she has worked on community education programmes that supported asylum seekers, refugees, the traveller community and young people.  Cat is a board member of Edinburgh Remakery, an award winning environmental social enterprise.   Having...

kozlowski


Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...should not be used. Ethnic minorities include white minorities, such as Gypsy, Roma and Irish traveller groups. Click here for more guidance from the UK Government.   Digital Accessibility In addition to these language...


25 Calls

...map includes all 25 Calls by theme, and highlights the possible delays and barriers those travelling from stop-to-stop may encounter. 25 Calls: A route map to a better future The calls, collected The October 2018 edition...



No results found.


No results found.


Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
post

... Magazine / News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children
post

... Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air quality for our children By Alex Quayle, Sustrans Scotland The chaotic scene of cars jostling to drop children off for school will be familiar to many. We...

25 calls environment sustrans

Consultation response: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from traveller communities (May 2017)
attachment

...on the draft guidance for Improving Educational Outcomes for Children and Young People from traveller...


Free cycling events for families
post

...for essential equipment June 15, 2023 Call 25: Cut cars from school drop-offs to boost active travel and improve air...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

#AndSheCycles Festival 2023: Everything you need to know
post

...Charity announces new funding for essential equipment Posted 15.06.23 by Alice Hinds active travel bikes cycling events Launched as part of Scotland’s annual #AndSheCycles Festival, running from 17-25 June, groups, schools and...

active travel bikes cycling events

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds
post

...in P1 to P5, means-tested school clothing grants available nationally, and universal free bus travel for young people under 22 years old, the lowest earning parents in Scotland pay £16.46 for their children’s primary education per week,...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools
post

...of ethical supply chains and product longevity. The performer and accompanying musician are also travelling to schools exclusively by e-bike and public transport, and the play was written to be performed without a stage set or lighting so that...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers
post

...allowance to cover the cost of caring for the child. Costs include food, clothes, toiletries, travel and all other expenses incurred. Allowances vary depending on the age of the child and usually increase on an annual basis in line with the...

care experienced foster care

Charity appeal to support families this winter
post

...group sessions, feeding families, creating fun learning opportunities and providing support with travel costs. All of the money raised will be used to directly benefit the families accessing support. The annual appeal will also specifically help...

charity third sector

“We made politicians sit up and listen”
post

...last decade. Led by young people, ACE Youth has: Campaigned for and secured the right to free bus travel for people who have learning disabilities; Championed equal access to transport by securing a 20-hour reduction in the notice required for...


Commissioned training: study visit
post

...whether it’s education, early childcare, community safety or something else. We can help with: travel arrangements to and within the chosen country Accommodation for the group including breakfast Programme of visits fully tailored to your...

Finland international study trip