MPK – Maan kattavin kokonaisturvallisuuden kouluttaja


Voluntary defence training in Finland

The National Defence Training Association of Finland, (MPK) established in 1993, is a national training organisation, which trains and educates citizens to be prepared for and to survive dangerous situations in everyday life and under exceptional conditions. With this training, we improve and support the readiness of the Finnish Defence Forces and other authorities under normal and exceptional conditions. We work closely together with other volunteer organisations doing security training, educational and informational work.

Training and education

We offer:

  • military training for reservists
  • civics skills in security
  • instructor and leadership training
  • training for tasks under exceptional conditions

In addition to separate courses our training programs also offer the possibilities to obtain certifications in some of these subjects.

The aim of military training is to support The Defence Forces by offering training that maintains and develops the skills of the reservists. The courses supplement the training provided by the armed forces. Focus is on local defence task training. The training is directed and supported by the Defence Forces. Training includes basic training, specialized training and leadership courses. The training is taken into account in reserve promotions.

The security training prepares citizens to manage in daily life emergencies and under exceptional circumstances. The courses include training in basic civics, e.g. first aid, fire extinguishing, self-defence and orienteering skills. We also support municipalities and other civilian authorities by offering preparedness and civil protection training that promotes preparedness of the citizens, formations and community under exceptional circumstances. Subjects taught include for example search operations, evacuating, mass lodging and provisioning.

We train our own instructors. Eligible candidates for training are professional men and women who are conversant with their own field and who are actively participating in voluntary training.

The training takes place in 20 provincial districts, naval and air defence districts. Approximately 50 000 voluntary citizens participate in the courses each year.

Our members are 15 national associations. We are 60 regular personnel and more than 2 000 registered voluntary instructors


The National Defence Training Association of Finland
Töölöntorinkatu 2 B, 8. krs.
00260 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone +358 207 56 9010