The event, organised by the development co-operation umbrella organisation Kepa, brings together decision-makers, experts and influential thinkers to discuss society’s crucial challenges in the heart of Helsinki, 27–28 May. The festival’s topics include Finnish security, solutions to the immigration crisis, the US–Mexico border wall and success stories from developing countries.
World Village Festival brings 20 concerts to Kaisaniemi, Helsinki on 27–28 May. The admission free festival also includes workshops, art and activities for the whole family. The festival is organised by the development co-operation umbrella organisation Kepa and it hosts nearly 400 exhibitors as they present their work for a just world. This year the main theme is civil society and the regional focus is Latin America.
The development co-operation umbrella organisation Kepa will gather top artists, civil society actors and tens of thousands of people to Helsinki in May. The 2017 festival celebrates Finland’s 100th birthday by marking the role of the civil society together with almost 300 non-governmental organisations.
The festival, organised this weekend by development co-operation organisation Kepa, fills Kaisaniemi Park and Railway Square with international music, topical discussions, hundreds of exhibitors and delicious food.
The free festival is for many a veteran visitor also a street food festival. Samosas and dumplings, bean and banana dishes, peanut butter soup, falafels, kyyttö cheese burgers and artesan ice cream are only a portion of the options available for keeping the festival audience nourished. Vegetarian food is served at every stall.
The event, organised by umbrella organisation for development co-operation Kepa, will bring together social activists, experts and politicians to talk about radicalisation, development co-operation cuts, the refugee situation, hate speech, and more. The festival’s main theme is justice.
Major Finnish artists Scandinavian Music Group, Mira Luoti and Finland’s Eurovision Song Contest representative Sandhja will also perform at the free festival in Helsinki city centre at the end of May.