Facebook post by University of Helsinki

For years, there has been talk of globalisation eroding national borders and making areas culturally homogenous. Nevertheless, the desire to establish new states based on ethnicity, language or culture has not disappeared. Around the world, separatist movements are dreaming of their own governments. Soon, nation states may be challenged by separatists of a new breed, as major cities are demanding increasing amounts of political authority and economic autonomy.
Independence — so longed-for and difficult to reach helsinki.fi

How to gain independence? Secession is a difficult project and rarely successful.