What we do

RIFI ry. connects experts to promote rehabilitation, rehabilitation research and cooperation in the field of rehabilitation in Finland and internationally.

RIFI ry. is a national member organization of Rehabilitation International (RI). Rehabilitation International’s mission is to advance the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities across the world.

Members of RIFI  participate in national, regional and international networks and activities. Through RIFI, Finns have an acknowledged representation in RI’s administration and in the Commissions.

RIFI welcomes new opportunities to expand its own capacities through collaboration with other organizations. Please contact us to join RIFI and to become part of RIFI’s advocacy efforts.

RI Europe Seminar in Helsinki 20.9.2017

RIFI proudly hosts a RI Europe Seminar on Rehabilitation and Inclusive Working Life Policies and network event in Helsinki 20.9.2017. This high profile event is targeted at experts in the field of rehabilitation.

Location: Social Insurance Institution Main Office, Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, Helsinki

Date: Wednesday the 20th of September 2017

Time: 12:00-17:15 Eastern European Time (UTC+2)

The seminar will be streamed online. (Open the link to proceed to the webinar)

Agenda items:

12:00 — 12:15: President, Pauliina Lampinen: “Rehabilitation International and Rehabilitation International Finnish Committee”
Rehabilitation International Finnish Committee (RIFI ry.)

12:15 — 12:45: Director General, Dr. Elli Aaltonen: “Social Insurance Institutions role in rehabilitation and inclusive working life policies”
Social Insurance Institution, Finland

12:45 — 13:30: Dr. jur. Friedrich Mehrhoff: “Job retention, participation and social insurance: Consensus-based reforms”
German Social Accident Insurance, Germany

13:30 — 14:15: Director General, Dr. François Perl: “From benefits to rehabilitation : a change of paradigm, the Belgian invalidity pension case”
National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance, Department for Disability Benefits, Belgium

14:15 — 14:45: Coffee Break

14:45 — 15:30: Chief Executive, Roy O’Shaughnessy: “Payment by Results: does it deliver job outcomes for disabled”
Shaw Trust, Great Britain

15:30 — 16:00: Senior Officer, Hanna Nyfors: “Renovation of rehabilitation system in Finland”
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

16:00 — 16:30: European Innovations Director, John Danvers: “Horizon 2020 – Research and innovation across the EU”
Ixion Holdings, Great Britain

16:30 — 17:15: Network event: “Finger food and expertise sharing”

The seminar is free of charge for participants from RIFI member organizations. The participation fee for the other participants is 50 euros.

For further information, please contact: jaakko.harkko@kuntoutussaatio.fi