December 2017 marked the final stage of celebrations of Independence of Finland. The Ambassador of Finland had invited all scholars from DoNEC to participate in the occasion. The Department was represented by its Chair, Professor Dr. hab. Krzysztof Kubiak, Associate Professors Luc Ampleman and Tomasz Pawłuszko as well as Sylwia Hlebowicz, M.A. who started working with the Department as instructor in Norwegian.