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 Networking Dinner in Helsinki 20.9.2017. This high profile event is targeted at invited experts and participants from RIFI member organizations.

The seminar is held on Wednesday the 20th of September 2017, 12:00-16:30 at Social Insurance Institutions Head Office, Nordenskiöldinkatu 12, Helsinki

Confirmed presentations:

President of RIFI, Pauliina Lampinen: “Rehabilitation International and Rehabilitation International Finnish Committee”
Rehabilitation International Finnish Committee (RIFI ry.)

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

Dr. François Perl: “From benefits to rehabilitation : a change of paradigm, the Belgian invalidity pension case”
National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance, Belgium

Chief Executive Roy O’Shaughnessy*: “Payment by Results: does it deliver job outcomes for disabled”
Shaw Trust, Great Britain
*with Chief of staff, Nick Carey and Head of Policy, Gemma Hope

Senior Officer Hanna Nyfors: “Renovation of rehabilitation system in Finland”
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

The full programme of the event will be published soon.
The registration will open on 1.8.2017