Behind the blog are three 2nd year Social Services students. We are using this platform to blog and raise awareness about seeking an asylum in Finland and to discuss the Finnish asylum policy. Asylum is a legal process that allows anyone who feels their life is in danger in his or her home country to seek refuge in a safer country. Here, we shall be blogging about the rights and services available to asylum seekers as well as various phenomena around the topic, such as integration and employment of asylum seekers. Our main subject on this blog will focus on the following themes regarding asylum:
- Exerting influence
- Promoting inclusion
- Reinforcing inclusion
We approach issues from different perspectives, such as how the law is applied when it comes to asylum. Also, in terms of current issues, we shall highlight how for example the current pandemic situation affects asylum seekers’ everyday functioning. We will also include investigative journalism and opinion writing and strive to provide interesting reading. We hope you will learn more with us regarding this subject.
Deric, toffeemilk & MMK