Ambasciatori dell'Anno europeo

Olavi Sydänmaanlakka

Olavi Sydänmaanlakka


In my own work history, in social work, when I have met my customers the most important themes almost without exceptions are social involvement and combating social exclusion.

Aim for the EY 2010
My aim for year 2010 is to raise awareness on mental disorders and get therapy and services for persons acting violently. I believe that a theme that connects all of us ambassadors is to help those who have been left alone for some reason.

Why I became an ambassador: First I was little confused when I was asked to become an  ambassador. After I examined the themes of the EY 2010, that is combating poverty and social exclusion, I feel that this is my mission.