Part of the Society

Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Verna Myers

Finland´s integration program aims to strengthen inclusion in many ways. In 2015-2018, more than 30,000 integration plans were made in Finland. There are many ongoing projects in different municipalities. If you are interested in some of them take a look at the link below.

https://kotouttaminen.fi/osallisuus-ja-syrjaytymisen-ehkaiseminen

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New beginning

The journey

A refugee’s journey usually begins in the country from which they flee to refugee camps in a neighboring country. In refugee camps, many of them apply for quota refugees. Families who eventually get to Finland through the process are at the end of their journey. But in a new country, a new beginning awaits them.

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Immigrant Bloggers

 In this blog, we are going to tell you about refugees coming to Finland. How the process works from the beginning, when they were still in refugee camps and how they got the chance to come to Finland, etc. The main subjects we will focus on in the blog are: 

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Integration by cycling

In this blog, I want to highlight what I think is a great tool that has been used to promote the integration of immigrants. The idea for this method was born in 2013, when the Cyclists’ Association organized basic cycling training for immigrants. Due to the high demand for such courses, the Maahanmuuttajat pyörille -project was launched. The aim of the project is to introduce cycling skills into the integration process. The idea is to train coaches who act as cycling instructors for immigrants. This will also create contacts between immigrants and native Finns and involve new Finns in cycling organizations.

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Far away from home

Immigrants, asylum seekers and the paperless suffer from homelessness. They are possibly thousands of kilometers away from home with bad luck when trying to find a new one. They suffer from discrimination when it comes to labor -and private housing markets and often have lower income levels. It’s estimated that one fifth of the homeless are immigrants. Left outside of the statistics are the homeless paperless in Finland. (Vva Ry).

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Troubling things

I’m Henrietta and this is my life. I am studying social services in English. I have stayed in Spain for many times and I will do my exchange there the next year. My best friend lives in Spain. My Russian speaking parents live most of the year in Spain. I love travelling and I have a lot of friends in different countries. My boyfriend and his family are from Congo and speak Kinyarwanda.  

So, tell me, am I 100% Finnish person who´s home is in Finland? 

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