The university of Helsinki is officially bilingual (Finnish and Swedish). HYY honours a person or organization that has promoted bilingualism at the university with the prize “Bilingual act of the year”. The winner is published at the Finnish Swedish Heritage Day on 6 November.
If you know, for instance, a student organization that functions well in both Finnish and Swedish or if you have attended a good bilingual course, then please let us know.
Suggestions should be sent to board member Mats Ittonen (mats.ittonen(at)hyy.fi) by 31 October. The suggestions should include a short description of what the person or organization has done for bilingualism.