The Finnish education system is among the best in the world, regularly appearing at or near the top of PISA and other surveys. How do they do it and what can we learn from them?

Join Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General at the Finnish Education Agency and former Minister of Education, as he discusses the Finnish approach to education and how Finland is preparing its people for the jobs and challenges of the future.

You can find out more about the talk, and the work of the Scotland's Futures Forum in their blog post on the Olli-Pekka Heinonen visit.

The factors which stop young women getting involved in sport have been highlighted by a group taking part in a Scottish Parliament project aimed at increasing women’s participation in politics.

Listen to Hayley Forrester, the Scottish Parliament's project lead, Beth Cloughton, the Young Women's Movement's project intern, and participants Amy King and Lauren Pluss as they discuss the project, how it came together, and the findings of their report. 

A recording from the Festival of Politics session titled "Youthquake".

“Youthquake,” was the Oxford Dictionary word of 2017. From youth campaigners on Brexit, Scottish Independence and Jeremy Corbyn’s rise – young people appear more politically engaged than ever. Join chair Laura Hood, Politics Editor, The Conversation, and panellists Dr. Benjamin Bowman, Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University; Zanib Ahmad MSYP; Professor Paul Whiteley, Professor of Government, University of Essex and British Academy Fellow; and Josh Kennedy MSYP, to discuss whether the youthquake really can transform the political landscape.

In partnership with British Academy, The Conversation and the Scottish Youth Parliament.

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