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Villa Elba is a non profit company owned by the town of Kokkola. It is one of the 10 Finnish National Youth Centres supported and observed by the Ministry of Education. It has 15 full-time employees and about 30 young volunteers, trainees and other staff annually.

Youth Centre Villa Elba have 20.000 young visitors annually. We are specialized in youth work and our function is to develop the methods used in the field of youth work, to act as a centre for developing the skills of the youth, and enable young people’s mobility: domestically and abroad. The centre is running under the Finnish Youth Act.  According to the Youth Work of Finland the Youth Centres should help the national youth work, camp schools and youth travel and provide services for them.