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The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration supports work promoting immigrant integration

In the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration comes under the Immigrant Integration Group of the Employment and Entrepreneurship Department. The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration started its work in 2014.

The aim of the Centre of Expertise is to support the work promoting immigrant integration at local, regional and national levels.

The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration organises events and training for different target groups that promote national and regional competence. The Centre of Expertise shares good practices and identifies processes and cooperation networks in different areas. The Centre of Expertise also compiles and distributes research, statistical and monitoring data for the planning and implementation of integration work and promotes the assessment of the effectiveness of integration work.

The objective of all activities by the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration is to support the work of professionals whose work brings them into contact with immigrants. This helps improve the effectiveness of the work supporting immigrant integration. At the same time, it also supports immigrants and their well-being.

Integration.fi is intended for operators of immigrant integration and the reception of refugees

The integration.fi website is intended for those who encounter immigrants as part of their work and for actors involved in integration and the reception of refugees. The online service’s target group includes people in the field of immigrant integration: authorities (TE Offices, municipalities, health and social services), organisations, decision-makers, representatives of unaccompanied minors, teachers and researchers. 

The online service is a publication platform for information and news about immigrant integration, the reception of refugees and other related themes. The service also includes a blog listing good practices found in projects and their materials, presents multilingual material, guides and tools that support integration work and the reception of refugees, educates and offers facilities for cooperation within the framework of the integration partnership programme. 

The website is maintained by the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration. If you want to talk about possible content for the website or material for the current issues section, please contact the web editor of integration.fi.

Social media is used to share information with professionals 

The Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration has social media accounts on Twitter, YouTube and SlideShare. The partnership programme of immigrant integration has its own Twitter and Instagram accounts. The social media accounts of the Centre of Expertise are for the open distribution of information and professional communications. As in integration.fi, social media communications are based on information and facts. 

The social media accounts of the Centre of Expertise are maintained by the integration.fi website’s editor and content creators. The partnership programme’s accounts are maintained by the Centre of Expertise and cooperation partners, that is, the specialists participating in the ELY Centre’s partnership programme. 

The Centre of Expertise and the integration partnership programme do not comment on political issues on their social media accounts, nor participate in long discussions or debates. The accounts are not used to answer questions related to an individual’s situation.

Further information: 

Contact details of the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration
Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration on Twitter
Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration on Instagram
Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration on YouTube
Information about the integration.fi online service
Introduction video of the Labour Migration and Integration Unit under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment