Socca - The Centre of Excellence on Social Welfare in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Socca, The Centre of Excellence on Social Welfare in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area develops social welfare services in Finland’s metropolitan area while providing a meeting place for social welfare professionals.
We are a network organisation, working closely together with the municipalities in the metropolitan area, as well as with educational institutes. Our task is to develop new methods of working, produce information pertaining to social welfare and conduct research for the benefit of practical application. We also assist social workers by conveying results from development carried out in the metropolitan area.
Our activities are based on the Government Decree on the activities of social welfare know-how centres (13.12.2001/1230), as well as on a cooperation agreement consummated in the metropolitan area. Additionally, the Heikki Waris Institute and VKK-Metro, the metropolitan area early childhood education development unit, operate under Socca.