World Refugee Day – Panel discussion 20.6

WHEN: Fri 20.6 at 17:00 – 19:00

WHERE: Migration Institute of Finland, Eerikinkatu 34, Turku

WHAT: StepEurope ry participates to the World Refugee Day together with the Migration Institute of Finland. This year we will celebrate this day with the end of the Mosul Art Exhibition and a panel discussion about integration, where panelists with a different background, will talk about their own experiences and opinions. Come to listen an interesting discussion and celebrate an important cause, entrance free of charge! 

Poetry Night 14.6

WHEN: Thu 14.6 at 19:00

WHERE: Bar Ö, Linnankatu 4, Turku

WHAT: Come to spend with us a nice and relaxing evening at the Bar Ö. We will read the poems from our Poetry Walk and enjoy the live music from different artists. The event is free of charge and open for everyone!

End of the Season Party 4.7

WHEN: 4.7 at 16:00 – 5.7 at 12:00

WHERE: Leiritie 22,  Vuolahti, Kaarina

Cottage, Food, Drinks, Sauna and so much more!!
End of the Season Party is an event for having fun, getting to know each other and enjoy the Finnish summer.
Sign up here by 1st of July:
(After signing up you will receive an email with more information about the practicalities).

We will start the evening with snacks and a short interactive workshop, later we will enjoy food, drinks, sauna and some funny games! We are going to sleep over the night at the cottage (including the breakfast), but you may also participate only the evening activities. We offer for you a brilliant opportunity to spend good time in a really international group of people while enjoying the Finnish summer and cottage culture. Join us with your friends, there is place for the first 30 people!!! Make sure you won’t miss this summer event and sign up and pay rather way!

The participation fee is 15€ (includes transportation, accommodation, food and all the activities). Please pay it right after signing up or latest 1st of July (invoice: NOTE! As a member of StepEurope ry the party is free of charge!! You still have time to become a member by paying the membership fee before 30th of June, more information here:

Brainstorming 6.6.

WHEN: Wed 6.6 at 17:30-19:00

WHERE: Logomo Byrå, Köydenpunojankatu 14, Turku

WHAT: Our monthly brainstorming meeting will be held with our volunteers and any interested participants. Come and plan local activities in Turku area with us and make friends from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

The event is free of charge and open for all. StepEurope ry will provide snacks, coffee and tea.

You are most welcome!

Privacy Policy

We are committed to respect individuals and data privacies. We treat personal information responsibly within the framework of the Personal Data Act.

We only request personal data for our own membership register, we will not disclose information to third parties.

Privacy Policy in accordance with Personal Data Act (523/1999) 10.


StepEurope ry

Business ID: 2743345-5

Address: Köydenpunojankatu 14, 20100 Turku


The person responsible for the register

Ronja Kankare, project coordinator

Name of the Register

Membership Register of StepEurope ry

The use of Register

The purpose of the register is to maintain the Membership Register of the StepEurope ry. The information in the register is used for personal direct marketing, unless the member has denied direct marketing. Electronic direct marketing is specifically requested by the member in accordance with the Personal Data Act.

The member has the right to check, modify and delete information about him/herself in the register.

Membership data of the register will not be disclosed to outsiders. Personal data will be processed within the limits permitted and required by the Personal Data Act.

Data content of the register

Membership register includes:

– Member’s first name and surname

– Email address

– Postal address

– Phone number

– Year of Birth


Information will not be released outside of StepEurope ry.

Protection of the register

The Membership Register is treated as strictly confidential and is duly protected from third party. The register is not stored as a paper printout. The ATK-based system is located in the association’s secure internal network. The system is protected against firewall access to external communications. In the event of a malfunction, the information will be verified by copying it regularly.

The register is used only by persons whose job description is used. Each user has a personal username and password. Registry access rights are granted and supervised by a person responsible for registry matters.

The obligation of confidentiality binds employees and members of the board dealing with member register information. Information is disclosed to third parties only as a result of a statutory notification obligation, such as at the request of a member or by a lawful authority.


Are you between 18 and 35 years old? We want to hear your opinion! Our questionnaire takes about 5 minutes to answer and gives you a chance to win movie tickets!

StepEurope ry wants to learn more about the interest in international experiences of young adults living in the Turku area. The questionnaire is part of a thesis ordered by StepEurope ry. The answers will be saved anonymously and will be used only by StepEurope ry to develop its activities. After answering the questions you will be directed to a separate contact form through which you can participate in the lottery. Every answer is valuable to us! Thank you for taking the time!


The questionnaire will be open until 1.6.2018. The winner will be announced 4.6.2018. If you have any questions, you can contact us by email to

Find the English version of the questionnaire here.

The Finnish version of the questionnaire can be found here.



Poetry Walk 31.5

WHEN: Thu 31.5.2018 at 5PM
WHERE: Tuomiokirkko
The Poetry Walk will give for any person (also for an amateur) a possibility to get to know better the secrets of writing! The event will be organized just in the beginning of summer, in the beautiful city of Turku. Writing is helping you to explore the city from a totally new perspective. Soon is coming more information, so follow our Facebook page!

City Carnival 2018 – “Kaupunkikarnevaalit” 2018

WHAT? StepEurope ry promoting our actions

WHEN? Friday 11.5 at 12 AM

WHERE? Thalia tori, Hansa

Celebrating the arrival of Spring with the City Carnival in the centre of Turku 9-12.5.2018. More information here

Kaupunkikarnevaalit is a four days event meant for the whole family and free of charge! It is organized by Ydinkeskustayhdistys and more than 350 shops. The program is versatile and involves many businesses and actors. In addition, in several restaurants and shops, you can find carnival offers during the week.
Friday 11.5 is dedicated to the young people from Turku. In the pop-up living room in Hansa, you can meet and hear stories from Turku´s famous people. There will be also many activities and info desks for young people. The Street City Carnival will be at 13:00-16:00 in the pedestrian street.

As StepEurope, we will be in Hansa from 12:00-17:00 with an informative point and funny activities for everybody. YOU CAN WIN MOVIE TICKETS just by filling in a simple questionnaire!

StepEurope from a new perspective

Hello, my name is Lisa. I have just started my work try-out in the StepEurope ry’s team. I have been doing the work try-out now for two weeks, this is my third one so I am still quite new with many things. Although, I am actually not that new, so this is not the first time I’m involved with StepEurope!

The first time I heard about StepEurope ry was in June 2016, when I was quickly packing my things to go to Kosovo for an Erasmus+ training called “Training of Trainers”. At that time, StepEurope ry was much younger and lesser known than now but already well involved in many international events. A few months later I started joining its activities as a volunteer but I was not alone anymore – my little baby had been born. Even though I could not get involved as much as I wanted, it was always very exciting to participate in the brainstormings and events with my daughter wrapped in a baby sling or carried in a pram. I am sure it was a nice experience for her too, spoiled and adored by everyone. As for me, I felt always very comfortable and relaxed.

The life of a volunteer in StepEurope ry is exciting and at the same time flexible. You have in your hands the possibility to put into practice your own ideas, collaborate to create events for things in which you really believe and which really matter to you, without stressing about deadlines, marketing, funding, or technical issues. You can choose, which events to take part in or help to develop based on your own interests. To me, this was a great advantage, because at that time I could not give more but I still felt part of the group.

It was happy news to receive the opportunity for an interview, and even a happier one when I found out that I had been selected for a work try-out. This had a double significance in my private life: first, I had the chance to be more actively involved and share more responsibility with StepEurope ry, while pursuing my path in going back to a professional life after a long time at home.It was happy news to receive the opportunity for an interview, and even a happier one when I found out that I had been selected for a work try-out. This had a double significance in my private life: first, I had the chance to be more actively involved and share more responsibility with StepEurope ry, while pursuing my path in going back to a professional life after a long time at home.

Now I am sitting here, in our cosy and modern office in Logomo Byrå, balancing between what I can give to StepEurope and what I have to learn well and fast to be more efficient. It is quite surprising to discover the tools and effort that are behind each event, each post, each picture. And this is only the beginning! Especially marketing is quite a mysterious universe to me. I must admit that my interest in it has always been modest, and it is fascinating to know how much this is important nowadays and how much it needs to be practised.

So marketing, computers, new apps, new programmes, huge cups of coffee but in the end the same relaxing, informal and cheerful atmosphere I have always experienced with StepEurope ry. Thanks a lot to my great officemates Ronja and Ianthe, and thanks to everyone making this organization what it is, every time better and stronger.

I hope to see many of you soon in one of our next events. Our monthly newsletter has just been sent to you! Next week we are telling more about ourselves at the Kaupunkikarnevaalit, welcome!!