The drawing up of the integration plan is the responsibility of either the municipality or the TE Office/municipality in the pilot area. The plan is based on the assessment of the immigrant’s service need conducted in the initial assessment and on those services and measures that can be used to promote the person's integration. The evaluation based on the initial assessment is supplemented when the integration plan is drawn up.
When the authority prepares the integration plan together with the immigrant, the immigrant’s individual needs, goals and abilities are taken into account in the plan. The person's prior education, work experience, age, health and other personal factors contribute to the content of the plan. Aiming at drawing up an individual plan also means that the immigrant’s personal wishes, capacities and motivation is taken into account.
The content of the plan may also be affected by what kind of services and what training and employment opportunities there are in the region.
The following matters are agreed on in the integration plan:
- starting or continuing to learn Finnish or Swedish
- integration training and other measures that promote integration
- jobsearch and its goals, and services that support jobsearch and promote employment.
Teaching in own mother tongue and education familiarising with society can also be agreed on in the plan. The need for literacy teaching and/or education supplementing basic education is taken into account in the plan.
Integration plan drawn up by TE Services
The services promoting integration that will be used to support the immigrant's employment or finding a place in education or training will be agreed on in the integration plan drawn up at the TE Office or in the pilot municipality. The services agreed on in the plan are based on the assessment of the immigrant’s situation and service need (language skills, work experience, education, other capacities) and their wishes and plans. The assessment based on the initial assessment is supplemented when the integration plan is prepared and later when it is updated. When the plan is drawn up, it is also agreed how the realisation of the plan will be monitored.
Participation in integration training is usually the first service that is agreed on in the integration plan. After the integration training, the integration plan drawn up in the TE Office is checked and supplemented. It is then also possible to agree on those services referred to in the Act on Public Employment and Business Service that are considered to best support the immigrant’s employment and/or professional development.
Integration plan drawn up by the municipality
The municipality draws up an integration plan for those immigrants who because of their life situation are not directly going to be seeking employment. If the immigrant does not register as a jobseeker with TE Services because of their age, health or family reasons or other similar reasons and does not participate in the TE services promoting integration, the municipality will agree with them on municipal or other services and measures that promote integration in the immigrant’s integration plan.
When the integration plan is drawn up in the municipality, it is important to combine the information in the plan with the other service plans drawn up in the municipality (for example, early childhood education and care, basic education, chkild welfare and disability services). The implementation of the integration plan often requires multi-sectoral cooperation.
For example, the municipality’s integration plan may include:
- Finnish or Swedish courses
- teaching providing familiarisation with Finnish society
- integration training
- education supplementing basic education
- literacy teaching
- mother tongue studies, especially minor immigrants
- hobby and study opportunities provided by liberal adult education
- other individual services and measures that promote integration.