During the BRIDGES project, ISYY offers events and activities where students get to know each other. We also promote the events of our partners. The page is constantly updated, so stay tuned for more info about the events of the project. From the calendar of events below, you can see what, where and when will happen next!

Upcoming events:

Tour de Itä-Suomi the cycling event 18.-19.9.2021

Tour de Itä-Suomi is a cycling event in Joensuu and Kuopio, which is held for the first time this autumn. We will offer you 3 different distances to choose from: 20km, 40km and over 75km. The route is fairly easy, it consists of paved roads. Shorter routes follow mainly bicycle or bicycle and pedestrian routes.

Tour de Itä-Suomi is arranged at Kuopio on Saturday 18.9. and at Joensuu on Sunday 19.9.

Read more:, opens in a new window: Tour de Itä-Suomi

The BRIDGES breakfasts

The BRIDGES breakfasts are relaxed and communal hangouts that all students of the University of Eastern Finland are welcome to attend. The Breakfasts are held six times during the fall on both campuses from the Wednesday 22th of September forward. In Joensuu, breakfasts are in held Aurora's fireplace room (AU110 building I) and in Kuopio Studentia's Chapel.

Next Breakfast dates:

  • Wed 22.9. 10 am - 11 am (only Joensuu)
  • Thu 30.9. 10 am - 11 am
  • Thu 7.10. 10 am - 11 am
  • Wed 13.10. 10 am - 11 am
  • Wed 27.10. 10 am - 11 am
  • Wed 3.11. 10 am - 11 am 
  • Wed 10.11. 10 am - 11 am (only Kuopio)

Events are registered in advance so that any special diets or allergies can be taken into account in the catering. Participation in the event is free and can accommodate 14 people at a time.

The Registration:, opens in a new window: Breakfasts Joensuu, open in a new window: Breakfasts Kuopio

Read more:, opens in a new window: The BRIDGES breakfasts are coming!, opens in a new window: The BRIDGES breakfasts

Wellbeing Week October 4.-8.10.2021

The Wellbeing Week of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) is celebrated on both campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio in week 40, from 4th to 8th of October 2021. During the wellbeing week, there is an opportunity to participate in a wide range of programs that promote one's own well-being and raise awareness of its importance.

The program is offered in a variety of ways, from expert lectures to the Finnish Kennel Club's Care dogs. During the week local wellbeingpractitioners can be seen at poster exhibitions in the lobbies of Snellmania and Carelia and on Wednesday 6.10. the Sports Afternoon will be held. The rest of the week will also feature English language kaamosinfo for international students and a FSHS lecture on ergonomics and exercise as part of everyday life.

Participate in and follow Wellbeing Week on social media with hashtag #wellbeingweek2021.

Read more:, opens in a new window: ISYY and UEF's Welfare Week program October 4-8, 2021, opens in a new window: Wellness Week // Wellbeing Week 2021

World Mental Health Day 10.10. and the Green Light for Equality-campaign 4.-10.10.2021!

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10.10. The goal of the day is to reduce the stigma still associated with mental illness. This year, young people are encouraged to meet genuinely, appreciatively and equally, as the mind of every young person is valuable. There is a #vihreäävaloa campaign running all week to show off the green light for equality!

Here's how to get involved:

💚 Engage with young people – genuinely, respectfully and equally.
💚 Spread the message on social media! (MIELI on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
💚 Arrange green lighting on 10.10. at 6pm. Shine green light on your window, building or a monument.
💚 Get dressed in green: choose green clothes or accessories. Share your photos on Instagram and FB with the hashtags #vihreäävaloa #greenlightequality #kymppikymppi #maailmanmielenterveyspäivä

The background forces of the day are the World Mental Health Federation and the World Health Organization WHO. From the beginning, the celebration of the day in Finland has been coordinated and made known by the MIELI Finnish Mental Health Association. The day has been celebrated since 1992.

Read more:, opens in a new window: World Mental Health Day 10.10.2021