The Association for Teachers of History and Social Studies in Finland was founded in 1948 to promote the interest of history teachers as well as to
support their work.
The association produces material for history teachers and organizes training courses for its members. In addition, the association aims to didactically and pedagogically develop history and social studies, takes actively part in the development of the national curriculum and supports research on history teaching. The Association is also internationally active, it is e.g. a member of the European Association of History Educators, EUROCLIO.
The Association for Teachers of History and Social Studies has 26 regional suborganizations across the country and approximately 1 500 members.