THE SWEDISH ASSEMBLY OF FINLAND

The Swedish Assembly of Finland, or Folktinget, is an organisation with the statutory task of safeguarding the Swedish language and the interests of the Swedish-speaking population in Finland.  The Assembly participates in the law drafting process and issues statements on topics involving the Swedish-speaking population. Folktinget is a cross-political body – all parliamentary parties with activities in Swedish are members.

Folktinget publishes and distributes brochures on linguistic rights and disseminates information on Swedish culture in Finland. In addition, the Swedish Assembly regularly compiles information and statistical reports on the Swedish-speaking Finns, and promotes positive attitudes towards bilingualism through campaigns and events.

On international and especially European arenas, Folktinget actively promotes linguistic diversity.