Drom functions in Finland and internationally. We produce theatre, art, exhibitions, literature, music and education. Drom Association also works in the field of cultural politics. We collaborate internationally to hold conferences and seminars that promote societal change. With the multidisciplinary scientific and artistic events we aim at affecting decision-makers and social actors that have the will and power to engage in building better, functioning multicultural Europe.
In 2009, the Drom association’s strategic steering committee was founded and it has since then become an important background influence. The members of the steering committee are Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar, former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen, MEP Liisa Jaakonsaari, Members of Parliament Ilkka Kanerva, Pekka Haavisto and Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto, Youth Affairs Counsellor Olli Saarela, Professor of Multicultural Education Fred Dervin and Director Reima Jokinen of the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki. Previous members of the committee include minister for Environmental Affairs Kimmo Tiilikainen and Astrid Thors, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.
Strategic steering committee meeting at the Finnish Parliamentary Annex, Helsinki 30th Nov 2016. In the picture from left Director Reima Jokinen of the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki, Member of Parliament Pekka Haavisto, Excecutive director of Drom Association Aino Sederholm, Member of Parliament Ilkka Kanerva, Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar, Vice-chairman of Drom Association Nina Castén, former Prime Minister of Finland Paavo Lipponen and Youth Affairs Counsellor Olli Saarela.