Partnership platform – a workspace for integration and refugee reception experts to go online today!
The Partnership platform is an interactive, digital and communal platform for operators, experts, stakeholders and networks involved in integration, immigration and reception of refugees. The platform will open as a beta version to users on Thursday 2 December 2021. Register for the platform and join the Partnership platform community!
The aim of the Partnership platform is to provide a neutral, safe and free space for all those involved in integration and reception of refugees. The platform will facilitate cooperation, exchange of information and networking around a specific topic, region or event.
The workspace is a closed extranet site that at the beta stage consists of workspaces, contact person search and user profiles. It is our hope that hundreds of registered members from all over Finland will join the platform!
Partnership platform is a safe community requiring registration
Access to the platform is permitted only to registered users, which the platform administrators must approve beforehand. Approval can take 1–5 working days. However, the waiting period can be longer immediately following the launch of the platform. We will send login details to all registered users in due time.
Registration is easy and fast, and due to the user approval by the administrators, operating on the platform is safe. The users are also approved separately for the platform’s workspaces, which increases the safety of the platform. However, the Partnership platform should not be used for sharing classified or secret material.
We recommend that you register on the platform primarily with your work email address. That will speed up the approval by the administrators and promote the platform’s functionality in your search of cooperation partners, for example. After registration, you can log in to the Partnership platform using your Google (Gmail) details, for example, if your email address used for those services matches the one used in registration.
Registration and access to the platform is available to those involved in integration, refugee reception and immigration; experts encountering immigrants in their work; persons participating in various working groups on integration, refugee reception and immigration; and active volunteers. In order to maintain safety and professional approach, access to the platform is selective.
Confirming your registration may give an error message: "Failed to verify your registration request. Your registration request has already been confirmed or the address is invalid." You don't have to worry about this error message. It is a known technical problem. If you do not receive the password message within 7 working days of receiving the error message, please contact us at [email protected].
After registration to the Partnership platform, you can:
- create workspaces for discussing, sharing and processing files and other materials
- look for operators or partners in your region by using the contact person search by region or topic
- engage in networking or create new networks
Development of the platform will continue in 2022
The Partnership platform has been published as a beta version and its development will continue next year. Because demand for the partnership space has been high, we have decided to launch the service unfinished. Technical implementation and all features of the platform are not yet complete, and there may be shortcomings in the language versions. However, the functionalities already in use at the beta stage offer opportunities for cooperation in the field of integration and reception of refugees.
More detailed instructions on the Partnership platform and its use will be available on the ‘Information about the service’ page. After the platform has been published, we will organise short briefings and support clinics. If you experience problems related to registration and use of the platform, you can join the clinics without registration. Information events will provide more general information about the platform.
Welcome to the Partnership platform - information events
General information about the platform and a short opportunity to ask general questions. Register in advance. In Finnish. Registration opens on Thursday.
- General information 8 December at 10.00–10.30
- General information 13 December at 10.00–10.30
- General information 12 January at 10.00–10.30
Partnership platform - support clinics
Technical support and problems, incl. registration. No advance registration, but only 15 people will be allowed to the clinic at the same time.
- Technical support 7 December at 10.30–11.00
- Technical support 15 December at 13.00–13.30
- Technical support 13 January at 15.00–15.30
The Partnership platform is maintained by the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration and the Labour Migration and Integration Unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The platform is part of the online service of the Integration Partnership Programme, which also includes kotoutuminen.fi and kotoutumisentukena.fi. The Partnership platform and online services are intended for all experts encountering immigrants in their work.
Information about the Partnership platform
Register for the Partnership platform
Integration Partnership Programme