Tomi Alakoski

Executive Director


Tomi Alakoski is the founder and Executive Director of the award-winning learning concept Me & MyCity. Mr. Alakoski has an academic background in pedagogics and education, with Master of Arts (Education) from the University of Tampere. Before joining Economic Information Office, he worked as an elementary school teacher in the city of Helsinki. Mr. Alakoski is also attending doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki.

Mr. Alakoski is married and he has two sons. He enjoys reading and sports and is about to run his seventh marathon.

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Me & MyCity is an internationally recognized award-winning education innovation based on the Finnish primary school curriculum. Me & MyCity is a unique learning concept: it is a study module with a learning environment that focuses on entrepreneurship, the economy and society for sixth-grade students aged between 12 and 13. The Me & MyCity learning environment is a miniature town where students work in a profession and function as consumers and citizens as part of society. In 2015, there are already eight Me & MyCities operating around Finland. The learning concept reaches 70 % of Finland’s sixth-graders in a school year.

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