The Institute’s webpages in Finnish contain a lot of information about the languages spoken in Finland, other languages related to Finnish, the language policy in Finland etc.

EU Finnish

'EU Finnish' is a language variant produced when EU documents are translated into Finnish by EU institutions.  EU Finnish has a particularly marked influence on the language of public administration.

The quality of EU Finnish is largely dependent on the quality of the source texts from which it is translated. In a bid to contribute to the good quality of EU Finnish, the Institute collaborates with translators and interpreters from EU institutions as well as authorities, researchers and language experts in other countries.

Members of the public are welcome to contact our resident EU expert by email for guidance on EU-related Finnish usage. In addition to holding lectures and workshops, our EU expert conducts research on EU Finnish and its impact on current linguistic practices in Finland. The Institute for the Languages of Finland also strives to advance the status of Finnish and keep track of how much Finnish is spoken in EU arenas.